For a dozen laps near the end of last Sunday’s race in Kansas, it appeared Chip Ganassi Racing’s Ross Chastain , hovering around the top five, would create a new best moment for his 2021 season. It’d perhaps surpass his most memorable moment to date — an attempt at viral marketing that didn’t occur on the racing surface — but swept away in a bevy of cautions and restarts, a highlight result failed to materialize. He finished 14th. To casual observers, Chastain’s been invisible for the majority of his first full season in playoff-caliber Cup Series equipment, but that might not be an indictment on his driving ability. Similarly, Kurt Busch fell below the playoff cutoff following a nondescript 15th-place Kansas finish with no stage points, piloting equipment from the same source. The current Ganassi lineup consists of an aging former champion (Busch) and an unproven Cup driver who came at a relative pittance (Chastain). How they were built around for the 2021 season suggests … [Read more...] about Analysis: Strengths present, not always utilized by Ganassi teams
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed the extent to which he struggled to overcome his recent bout of malaria , including the nearly 10 pounds he lost while recovering from the disease. [ MORE: Man City oust PSG to reach Champions League final ] The 31-year-old Arsenal captain explained the days leading up to his diagnosis after returning from international duty for Gabon in March. First came the lethargy for Aubameyang, then came the days-long fever, followed by a three-day trip to the hospital — quotes from our partners at Sky Sports : “I was feeling just normal, a bit down — I thought that it was the travel. “As you know, going to Gabon is not so close to here. I felt just a bit tired, especially against Liverpool, but I thought it was just because of the travel. I was feeling very, very bad. This was the worst moment of being sick in my life, it was really hard. “I had three days in a row, fever, all day and all night, nonstop. Even the [fever and pain … [Read more...] about Aubameyang lost nearly 10 pounds while battling malaria
When is the Indy 500? Well, the good news is that it’s back in May. Even better, it’ll have a crowd again: 135,000 fans (with face coverings required) have been approved to attend the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500, which will take place on Sunday, May 30 and will be broadcast on NBC. After the 2020 race was held in August and without fans for the first time in the storied race’s history because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Greatest Spectacle in Racing will return to some degree of normalcy this season. Indianapolis Motor Speedway officially opens for business for May next weekend with the GMR Grand Prix on Saturday, May 15 taking place on the track’s road course. The action then will move to the 2.5-mile oval for two weeks of practice, qualifying and then the 500-Mile Race on May 30. Here are all the pertinent details to help answer the question of “When is the Indy 500?” and many more (all times are ET and subject to change): What are the … [Read more...] about When is the Indy 500? Start times, schedules, TV, stats, historical details about the race
Getty Images It’s still unknown what Aaron Rodgers wants from the Packers because he still hasn’t said what he wants publicly. Indeed, he hasn’t said anything about the current situation publicly. There’s nevertheless reason to believe that Rodgers — who is sufficiently brilliant to be presumed to have a plan — has been using other ways to send messages via the media. In recent days, for example, former teammates who have spoken with Rodgers have found their way to microphones with their characterizations of what Aaron wants. Obviously, if Aaron didn’t authorize guys like John Kuhn and James Jones to speak on the quarterback’s behalf, they risk landing on Rodgers’ personal sh-t list. (I’ve been there for more than a decade; like a hot bath, you get used to it.) If that’s true, these former teammates could be laying the foundation for Rodgers to eventually yield in his desire to leave the Packers, given that the Packers aren’t inclined to grant his wish to be traded. And … [Read more...] about Is Aaron Rodgers laying the foundation to return to the Packers?
Getty Images Former Packers fullback John Kuhn spent nine years as a teammate of quarterback Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. He knows Rodgers well and those inside the Packers front office whom Rodgers is current beefing with. In an interview with Zach Gelb of CBS Sports Radio, Kuhn said that he’s spoken with Rodgers recently and that he doesn’t believe the relationship between Rodgers and the Packers is beyond repair. “ I have talked to Aaron Rodgers ,” Kuhn said. “I won’t say exactly what we talked about. I will say he’s conflicted because this man loves to play the game of football. This man loves to be a Green Bay Packer and this man truly sees careers. He’s watched friends leave. He watched Brett Favre’s career towards the end. He’s watched all these things play out in front of his eyes. He’s taken notes throughout his entire career. He’s seen some situations that didn’t feel were done or finished the way that they could or should have. And he’s just trying to take his … [Read more...] about John Kuhn says Aaron Rodgers trying to take destiny into his own hands