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Kevin Harvick Wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

Kevin Harvick Wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

DARLINGTON, SC April 12, 2014 – Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing, recorded his first career win at Darlington Raceway after a thrilling finish in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Saturday night. Harvick, who led a race-high 238 laps, had the one of the strongest cars in the field all night. After losing the lead on a pit road after a late caution, Harvick charged to the front in the final 10 laps. With the help of two attempts at a green-white checkered finish, Harvick managed to pass Dale Earnhardt Jr. to secure his first win at Darlington in his 18th career start at the track. “If you’re going to win a race, this […]

Six Ford Drivers Qualify Top 10 for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway

Six Ford Drivers Qualify Top 10 for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway

FT. WORTH, TX April 5, 2014 Ford Racing Qualifying Results: 2nd – Brad Keselowski 4th – Greg Biffle 5th – Carl Edwards 7th – Trevor Bayne 9th – Marcos Ambrose 10th – Joey Logano 17th – Aric Almirola 28th – Michael McDowell 31st – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 39th—David Gilliland 43rd – David Ragan BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion – PRESS CONFERENCE – “Of course we’re disappointed.  We wanted to sit on the pole, but it wasn’t meant to be.  Tony obviously put down a great lap there at the end.  I didn’t see that one coming.  I thought we had it, but that’s why they do it this way.  It’s really exciting and I think a […]

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Rookie Davis Wins Season Opener for RiverDogs

Rookie Davis Wins Season Opener for RiverDogs

Rookie Davis keeps Augusta scoreless early as Charleston claims its first victory AUGUSTA, GA March 3, 2014 – Rookie Davis pitched five shutout innings and struck out five to key the Charleston RiverDogs to a 5-1 victory over the Augusta GreenJackets on Thursday evening at Lake Olmstead Stadium in South Atlantic League action. Davis’s shutout performance carried the RiverDogs to a 1-0 start for the 2014 season. This marks the first season opener that Charleston has won since 2011 when the RiverDogs claimed a 6-1 road victory against the Lexington Legends. Augusta starter Chase Johnson locked up with Davis to keep the contest scoreless through the first four innings. Mike Ford collected two singles against Johnson and Gosuke Katoh singled […]

Ford Returns to Formula DRIFT with Top Mustang Team, Trackside Fun and 2014 Fiesta ST Giveaway

Ford Returns to Formula DRIFT with Top Mustang Team, Trackside Fun and 2014 Fiesta ST Giveaway

Ford returns to Formula DRIFT with sweepstakes for custom EcoBoost®- powered Fiesta ST Former champ Vaughn Gittin Jr. and past winner Justin Pawlak to compete in Ford Mustangs Ford Mustang, Fiesta ST and other cars featuring Ford parts and accessories will be trackside LONG BEACH, CA March 31, 2014 – To celebrate its second year as an official sponsor of the Formula DRIFT series, Ford Motor Company is returning in force for 2014. Ford will support Mustang drivers Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Justin Pawlak, launch a sweepstakes for a custom Fiesta ST and bring trackside displays to three key events across the United States. Ford kicks off its Fiesta ST giveaway at the opening round of the series in Long […]

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Lady Cat Social Media Sweetheart of the Week – Katrina

Lady Cat Social Media Sweetheart of the Week – Katrina

Each week this season a Lady Cat will be highlighted as our Social Media Sweetheart. During the week, fans will get an inside look into the lives of these hard working ladies through social media. This week’s sweetheart is Katrina. Lady Cat Katrina Gallery | Lady Cat Katrina Facebook Page CHARLOTTE, NC March 31, 2014 Throughout the 13-14 season, the Bobcats are highlighting one Lady Cat each week as a Social Media Sweetheart. During the week, fans will get an inside look into the lives of these hard working ladies as they go about their daily lives at their offices, classrooms, Lady Cats practices, family outings and Bobcats games. Hometown:Denver, CO Occupation:Cocktail waitress, nanny Education:UNCC Hobbies:Playing basketball, working out Dream […]

Charlotte Bobcats Sign Forward DJ White to 2nd 10-Day Contract

Charlotte Bobcats Sign Forward DJ White to 2nd 10-Day Contract

CHARLOTTE, NC March 31, 2014 – Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins announced today that the team has signed forward DJ White to a second 10-day contract. The 6-9 White has seen action in one game for the Bobcats this season, tallying one rebound and one steal in four minutes. He is in his sixth NBA season and has career averages of 5.9 points and 3.2 rebounds in 133 games played with the Thunder, Bobcats and Celtics. For his career, White has shot .507 from the field (348-686) and .720 from the free-throw line (113-157). Prior to joining the Bobcats, White played 27 games this season for the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. He averaged […]

Joey Logano and Marcos Ambrose Post Top-5 Finishes in STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway

Joey Logano and Marcos Ambrose Post Top-5 Finishes in STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway

Joey Logano (4th) and Marcos Ambrose (5th) posted Top-5 finishes in Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway while Aric Almirola came home eighth. Ford Finishing Results: 4th – Joey Logano 5th – Marcos Ambrose 8th – Aric Almirola 13th – Carl Edwards 18th – Greg Biffle 26th – David Gilliland 28th – David Ragan 38th – Brad Keselowski 40th – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. MARTINSVILLE, VA March 30, 2014 BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion – GARAGE INTERVIEW AFTER INCIDENT ON PIT ROAD. “I started to check up and I just barely got in the back of him and Kurt (Busch) just accelerated and drove through us, absolutely drove through us.  I tell you what, I’m about tired […]

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No. 47 UNCW Defeats Old CAA Foe ODU

No. 47 UNCW Defeats Old CAA Foe ODU

The men’s tennis team wrapped up a two-game road swing to Virginia by beating former CAA rival ODU, 6-1, on Saturday. NORFOLK, VA March 29, 2014 – No. 47 UNCW concluded a two-match weekend road swing to Virginia by beating former Colonial Athletic Association rival Old Dominion, 6-1, in men’s tennis action Saturday at the Folkes Stevens Tennis Center. The Seahawks, who edged No. 37 VCU, 4-3, on Friday in Richmond, won their fifth match in a row to increase their record to 11-6 this season. The Monarchs are now 11-7. Coach Mait DuBois and his squad made quick work of the Monarchs, taking the first two doubles matches off the court and sweeping five of the six singles pairings. […]

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17th-ranked Tigers Match Best ACC Start in School History

17th-ranked Tigers Match Best ACC Start in School History

CHESTNUT HILL, MA March 30, 2014 – With a sweep of the singles matches, No. 17 Clemson upped its winning streak to nine matches and improved to 16-3 (8-0 ACC) on the season with a 6-1 win over No. 43 Boston College on Sunday afternoon. The 8-0 start to ACC play matches the school record for most wins to begin conference play. The Eagles dropped to 10-7 (2-5 ACC) with the loss. For the first time in 14 matches and just the second time all season, the Tigers lost the doubles point. Clemson fell in the top two flights but did manage to pick up a victory on court three. Yuilynn Miao and Jessy Rompies won that match and improved […]

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Clemson Baseball: Series Finale in College Park Rained Out

Clemson Baseball: Series Finale in College Park Rained Out

COLLEGE PARK, MD March 30, 2014 – Due to rain and a soaked playing surface at Bob Smith Stadium, the series finale between No. 20 Clemson and No. 25 Maryland was rained out and will not be made up. Therefore, Clemson won the series 2-0 in the last regular-season meetings between the two as ACC members. The series finale got underway Saturday, as there was no score in the top of the second inning. Clemson had runners on first and second with no outs and Shane Kennedy at the plate with a 1-0 count. However, since five innings were not completed, the game and its stats did not count. It marked the first time since 1999 that Clemson did not […]

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