Days before NASCAR celebrates its past, the sport looked to its future. Amid smoke and lights, the Next Gen cars for Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota roared into the public’s view for the first time , a few days before the Cup Series convenes at Darlington Raceway for its throwback weekend . A sport with roots to moonshiners racing the law, seeks to show that innovative spirit more than 70 years later. And do it with a car unlike any other in NASCAR’s history. “Simply put, this car will make our sport healthier and stronger,” NASCAR President Steve Phelps said as he stood before each of the three models Wednesday. But it won’t just be a car that impacts NASCAR’s future. It will be a mindset. The sport needs to be aggressive in how it positions itself, following a trend it has taken in the last year that included banning the Confederate flag , shaking up the schedule and pointing toward a future with a hybrid engine. The car plays a role. It provides a … [Read more...] about Friday 5: NASCAR’s future rides on more than Next Gen car
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The Glazer family have released a statement and an apology to the Manchester United Fans’ Forum, as they addressed the recent protests over their ownership and signing up to the now-collapsed European Super League. [ MORE: How to watch PL in the USA ] Executive co-chairman Joel Glazer apologized in the statement as he responded to calls from fans to say something by this Friday, which he has done. The American businessman addressed concerns about trying to join the Super League, possible changes to their current ownership model and recent fan unrest. The latter saw some United fans break into Old Trafford last week and enter the pitch and dressing rooms before Manchester United – Liverpool — police officers were also injured as the clashed with protestors outside the ground — as the game was postponed . Latest Premier League news Arsenal – West Brom: How to watch, injury news, start time, odds, prediction Premier League injury report, 2020-21 … [Read more...] about Glazer family release statement to Manchester United fans
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 The battle between the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers has lingered privately for months. It became public five days ago, the apparent result of a calculated effort by Rodgers and his camp to exact revenge for last year’s drafting of Jordan Love on the same day it happened — the first day of the draft. None of this was accidental. Consider 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan’s quote to Rich Eisen from Monday. “[T]he exact truth is I don’t want to wake up the next day on Friday and see Aaron Rodgers, one of the best quarterbacks in this league, traded without doing any due diligence on him ,” Shanahan said regarding the decision to contact Packers coach Matt LaFleur about a potential trade for Rodgers. This means that someone made the 49ers think there was a reason to explore a potential trade. So they did. Then, the next day, it was leaked that they had. And that became the first domino in a cascade of them that began to fall on Thursday. Rodgers is too … [Read more...] about Packers fans have reason to be mad at everyone
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?