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NASCAR Crash

on February 24, 2013, 5:03 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

Danica Patrick didn’t get the finish she was looking for but at least this year, she finished the Daytona 500 — and made history in the process. After becoming the first woman to win a pole in the Sprint Cup Series — let alone the Great American Race — Patrick was competitive throughout the entire race and appeared destined to […]

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Haas reaches 2nd round at Memphis

Haas reaches 2nd round at Memphis

on February 21, 2013, 7:28 AM / in Sports, Tennis

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) Germany’s Tommy Haas advanced to the second round of the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships with a 7-6 (6), 6-4 victory over Russia’s Evgeny Donskoy on Wednesday. The 34-year-old Haas was a finalist at last week’s SAP Open in San Jose. He is a three-time Memphis champion. He won the first ATP Tour title of his career […]

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Istomin tops No. 3 Isner in Memphis

Istomin tops No. 3 Isner in Memphis

on February 20, 2013, 5:39 PM / in Sports, Tennis

Denis Istomin took advantage of sluggish play by John Isner to eliminate the third-seeded American 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday in the US National Indoor Tennis Championships. The victory was Istomin’s first win over a top-20 opponent since he defeated Fernando Verdasco of Spain, then ranked 18th, in the London Olympics last year. ”I know it’s going to be a difficult […]

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Memphis International Raceway Announces Partnership with Bullet Racing Cams

on February 14, 2013, 8:51 AM / in Local News, NASCAR, News, Sports, State News

February 13, 2013 (Millington, TN) – Memphis International Raceway (MIR) welcomes Bullet Racing Cams as a valued partner through 2014.    Bullet Racing Cams specializes in camshafts and valve train components for serious racers. “We are proud to have the MIR brand associated with Bullet Racing Cams, a well- respected leader in the racing industry.    I am confident this will […]

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R.T. Turbines, Inc. to Sponsor Junior Dragster and DOT Racing Classes at Memphis International Raceway in 2013

on February 14, 2013, 8:50 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports

February 13, 2013 (Millington, TN) – Memphis International Raceway (MIR) welcomes RT Turbines, Inc. as a valued partner through 2014.  R.T. Turbines, located in Marianna, Arkansas will sponsor both the DOT and Junior drag racing classes for the 2013 season. R.T. Turbines, Inc., an FAA certified repair station, specializes in PT6A engine inspection, service, repair and overhaul.  The highly trained […]

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Flash Seats unveiled at the Monster Mile!

Flash Seats unveiled at the Monster Mile!

on February 9, 2013, 1:06 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

Is this the future of event tickets. Well if you have ever been to a large event like a NASCAR RACE then you know what a hassle it is to keep up with your tickets. I am not sure how it works or how secure it is. I am hoping that it is secure. As I am not a fan […]

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Target Practice

on February 9, 2013, 9:09 AM / in Sports

J. R. sent this to me and I thought it would be a good idea to share. I, of course, have tested it and my scores ranged from 25 to 29 THE GAME IS VERY ACCURATE AND ADDICTIVE. Check this one out … see how good you are with a Russian pistol. All text is in Russian. Save black powder […]

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PALM BEACH AND MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY OWNERSHIP GROUP ACQUIRES INTERNATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION® (IHRA)

on February 6, 2013, 7:44 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

IHRA Entertainment, LLC, a newly formed corporation held by the ownership group of Palm Beach International Raceway™ and Memphis International Raceway™, announced today its acquisition of the International Hot Rod Association® (IHRA), which was majority-owned by Feld Motor Sports®, a division of Feld Entertainment, Inc. The new ownership group will immediately take over management of the 43 year old organization […]

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Memphis International Raceway Announces Partnership with The TN Governor’s Highway Safety Office

on February 6, 2013, 10:25 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports, State News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Memphis International Raceway Announces Partnership with The TN Governor’s Highway Safety Office February 5, 2013 (Millington, TN) – Memphis International Raceway (MIR) teams up again with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office’s Booze It & Lose It campaign. The Booze It & Lose campaign is designed to reduce impaired driving injuries, fatalities, & associated economic losses. The […]

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Carlyle Group Purchases DuPont Performance Coatings for $4.9 billion

on February 5, 2013, 4:33 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ: CG) has completed its acquisition of DuPont Performance Coatings for $4.9 billion. The company will be renamed Axalta Coating Systems, and the investment was primarily funded with equity from Carlyle Partners V and Carlyle Europe Partners III. “We are excited to invest in Axalta Coating Systems and believe its strong market […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: IHRA ACQUIRED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: IHRA ACQUIRED

on January 30, 2013, 9:04 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

PALM BEACH AND MEMPHIS RACEWAY OWNERSHIP GROUP ACQUIRES INTERNATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION® (IHRA)   Jupiter, Fla. (January 29, 2013) – IHRA Entertainment, LLC, a newly formed corporation held by the ownership group of Palm Beach International Raceway™ and Memphis International Raceway™, announced today its acquisition of the International Hot Rod Association® (IHRA), which was majority-owned by Feld Motor Sports®, a division […]

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Azarenka repeats as Aussie champ

Azarenka repeats as Aussie champ

on January 26, 2013, 8:49 AM / in Sports, Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Victoria Azarenka overcome an often hostile crowd to win back-to-back Australian Open titles, beating Li Na 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in a dramatic final on Saturday that contained a break for fireworks, two medical timeouts and a nasty fall that caused Li to black out momentarily. The Chinese star first tumbled to the court after twisting her left […]

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Murray beats Federer to reach final

Murray beats Federer to reach final

on January 25, 2013, 7:52 AM / in Sports, Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Andy Murray has finally beaten Roger Federer at a Grand Slam. The U.S. Open champion beat 17-time major winner Federer 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2 Friday at the Australian Open, calling it massive confidence boost as he attempts to win his second consecutive major. Murray, who missed his chance to serve out the match at […]

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Sharapova still solid Down Under

Sharapova still solid Down Under

on January 22, 2013, 8:34 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

Maria Sharapova has lost only nine games in five matches on the way to the semifinals at the Australian Open. Always the perfectionist, she sees room for improvement. Sharapova beat fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-2 Tuesday and was asked afterward if she’d lost focus in only a few games this tournament. ”No, I’d probably say more,” she said, ”but […]

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Federer, Serena through to 3rd round

Federer, Serena through to 3rd round

on January 17, 2013, 10:54 AM / in Sports, Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) With the sun setting at the end of a torridly hot day at the Australian Open, Roger Federer ensured he made the most of a favorable evening draw. Wearing bright pink shoelaces, Federer advanced to the third round with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over Russian Nikolay Davydenko on Thursday. The 17-Grand Slam champion was a winner […]

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Maria Sharapova wins Opening Round at Austrialian Open

Maria Sharapova wins Opening Round at Austrialian Open

on January 13, 2013, 9:19 PM / in Sports, Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia – Maria Sharapova got the Australian Open started with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over fellow Russian Olga Puchkova in the first match on center court Monday. Sharapova showed no signs of problems with the right collarbone injury which forced her out of a lead up tournament two weeks ago. The No. 2-ranked Sharapova, who lost the final to […]

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Massive wreck ends testing for most

on January 12, 2013, 10:37 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

Video: Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Marcos Ambrose trigger a massive crash that takes out most of the pack during drafting practice.

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Alabama vs. Notre Dame—Politically Correct Football vs. Historic America

Alabama vs. Notre Dame—Politically Correct Football vs. Historic America

on January 7, 2013, 5:20 PM / in Football, Opinion, Sports

By Peter Bradley Original Post Majority white Notre Dame is pitted against mostly black Alabama in Monday night’s national championship college football game. Despite having a black quarterback, Everett Golson—whose performance had to be salvaged several times this year by his white backup, Tommy Rees—Notre Dame starts up to twelve whites at a time and probably has a 70 percent […]

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NASCAR Credit Update

on January 6, 2013, 9:00 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

NASCAR credit included in “fiscal cliff” deal: UPDATE: The “fiscal cliff” deal reached by the Senate and the White House on New Year’s Eve, and passed in legislative form by the Senate early New Year’s Day, includes many giveaways to special interests–including an extension of a perk enjoyed by “motorsports entertainment complexes” otherwise known as the “NASCAR tax credit.” The […]

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Racing starts In Jan for the Daytona 500 in Feb

on January 6, 2013, 8:57 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

Jan. 10-12: pre-Daytona 500 testing at Daytona International Speedway. Jan. 17-18: 2nd round of testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Jan. 19: (NMPA) National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame ceremony in Charlotte. Jan. 21-24: Charlotte Motor Speedway Sprint Media Tour. Jan. 28-29: testing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Feb. 8: NASCAR Hall of Fame class 3 induction. Feb 9: NASCAR […]

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