Byron: I’ve gone to the same school (Charlotte Country Day School) really since I was in kindergarten, so I’ve known the kids for a long time. It was funny. When I started racing, it was tough to introduce the idea and say, ‘Hey, this is what I’m doing now,’ to help people understand it. I kind of let them figure it out on their own. Once you start getting on TV, the (Greenville-Pickens Speedway) win was on TV on a Tuesday night, I was like ‘Hey, guys, tune in.’ Once that stuff starts happening, people start posting things on Instagram, saying ‘Oh man, I see my friend William on TV’ and that kind of makes it take off. The NASCAR Next program, when I told them about that, I wasn’t sure how they were going to take it, but they were like ‘You’re one of 12 or 13 drivers that’s part of an elite program.’ They thought it was pretty cool. … [Read more...] about NASCAR’s Next Generation: William Byron
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Prediction: No biggie, just Thursday Night Football against the defending Super Bowl champions. Let's just chalk it up as a loss and move on, right? Well ... the last time these teams met, McDermott's defense held Andy Reid's offense to 10 points in Kansas City. Yes, that was in 2017. Yes, Alex Smith was the quarterback. But that Chiefs team went on to make the playoffs while finishing sixth in the NFL in points scored. A great defense gives Buffalo a realistic chance to win this game, and the Chiefs' potential defensive issues makes an upset even more realistic as the Bills win 27-26. … [Read more...] about Bills 2020 schedule: Predicting every game, week-by-week odds, matchups, projections
“I think the first challenge is going to be just completing that first lap,” he said. “That’s one of the toughest race tracks to go around when it doesn’t have rubber and heat on it. I’ve run Truck races there through my career and when we’re one of the first ones on the race track, that first hour of practice you can’t really learn much. The traction compound is slick – you go down in there to try to use it and you almost spin out. You run the middle and that’s about it. Man, the first hour or so of practice you can’t get up in that either because it’s slick and you almost wreck. … [Read more...] about Friday 5: When fans can return, how many will be allowed at tracks?
“(You’ve talked about midweek races for some time. Do you think NASCAR will schedule more?) Oh yeah, I think absolutely. NASCAR, in my opinion, has hit gold with this format. The limited practice, show up and race, and the time window that benefits both the east and west coast. No qualifying. Inversion from the week before is really good because it mixes the field up and creates some good storylines there. I think it’s fair. It’s compelling and it’s at a time where, quite frankly, the sports world, even if it wasn’t for COVID, midweek races in the summer, when you’re generally not having a lot of competition, is in a time period where everybody is hungry for content. I think they’ve got gold here. COVID or not, I hope we keep this for years to come. I think this is a great little format that’s good for the sport and good for the fans and good for everybody all around, so kudos to them.” … [Read more...] about What drivers said after Charlotte
"It's important for ISL to have good quality football. With three foreigners and one Asian quota, the I-League is doing it right. It's about giving more opportunity to Indian players in the I-League so that they get noticed from big clubs from ISL. It can be a great platform. … [Read more...] about Sahal to be next big scorer after Chhetri retires: Bhaichung Bhutia