Many gravesites are being decorated and a number of parades and ceremonies will be held this Memorial Day holiday to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. But did you know that the Memorial Day holiday began right here in New York State?
Local race driver Sean Corr was honored earlier this week by United Way of Long Island with the Live United Pioneer Vision Award. Corr, driver of the Empire Racing No. 82 Ford received the award for showcasing the Live United marketing campaign that has been a huge success.
NASCAR is in Alabama this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. The 2.66 mile speedway is the largest oval that the Sprint Cup Series drivers tackle and Dale Earnhardt Jr. has five wins there. But it's been a long time since Junior has won.
NASCAR heads to Texas this weekend. Friday night qualifying found Martin Truex, Jr. setting fast time, winning the pole for Saturday night's Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Truex turned a qualifying speedway of 190.369 mph in his Michael Watrip-owned Toyota. Last year's winner, Matt Kenseth will start second.
I love it when the son or daughter of a major sports star tries their hand at singing professionally. Especially when they try country music. Football legend Terry Bradshaw's daugher is the latest to give it a try.
One of NASCAR's oldest continuously-operating race tracks is running this weekend- Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. The first NASCAR-sanctioned race at Martinsville was held back in 1948. It
actually started as a dirt track, but was paved in 1955. Fifty-six different drivers have won pole qualifying positions in NASCAR's top division over the years. For Sunday's race, Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne will be on the pole.
Over the last few years we have all lived through some bad economic news in one way or another. Hopefully, things are starting to turn around, and in some areas the economic picture beginning to look a little brighter, but certainly not everywhere. Budgets continue to be tight in a tough economy (especially in local government), but here is something you don't typically see- a manager firing himself.
Dancia Patrick is now a full-time NASCAR driver in the Nationwide Series. She is also racing part-time in the Sprint Cup Series this year for her team owner Tony Stewart. Prior to coming to NASCAR, Patrick was an IndyCar Series racer, but she has never raced on dirt before. Well, almost never.
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