Nick Bromberg

  • Tony Stewart's solid run ends with a spin

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 11 hrs ago

    There are still 17 races to go before the Chase, so it's a bit early to be making proclamations. However, it may be safe to say that Tony Stewart is clearly in a position where he'll have to win to make the Chase.

    A week after finishing a season-best sixth at Bristol, Stewart ran for most of the day in the top 15 at Richmond. However, his hopes for a good finish took a nosedive when he made contact with Dale Earnhardt Jr. on lap 358.

    Junior and Stewart hit in the tri-oval as the No. 88 was outside of Stewart's car. The right front of Stewart's car hit the left rear of Junior's, and as Stewart went to correct after the contact, his car went spinning into turn one.

    Junior said he wasn't sure what happened.

    "I don't know, you'll have to ask him," Junior said. "He he hit me in the left rear quarterpanel. I was trying to clear the 51 on the outside of me so I was as high as I could go. You're going to have to ask him."

    According to Fox, Stewart declined comment after the race. Cameras captured him flinging his helmet and HANS device into his hauler.

    He finished 41st, his fifth finish of 30th or worse this season.

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  • Kurt Busch dominates for win at Richmond

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 11 hrs ago

    Kurt Busch is likely going to be utilizing his waiver to get into the Chase.

    Busch, who missed the first three races of the season because of an idefinite NASCAR suspension, won Sunday's rain-delayed race at Richmond, his first in over a season.

    "It's an incredible feeling," Busch said in victory lane. "It's a total team effort. The way everything came together it just seemed like we were building and building and building toward a great finish like this ... It's an unbelievable feeling when you pull deep from within, you go through troubles. When you're accused of something and things go sideways, your personal life doesn't need to affect your business life and I'm here in victory lane."

    He was reinstated before the fourth race of the season at Phoenix following a decision not to press criminal charges by the Delaware attorney general's office. Upon his reinstatement, NASCAR waived the requirement for a driver to make an attempt to start every race to be eligible for the Chase.

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  • DB Jalen Collins reportedly failed 'multiple' drug tests at LSU

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Could Jalen Collins' draft position be affected by failed drug tests?

    According to NFL.com's Albert Breer, the former LSU defensive back failed "multiple" drug tests while a member of the Tigers.

    1) Changing attitudes towards drugs? LSU CB Jalen Collins is a test case. Had multiple failed tests in college, per sources with 4 teams.

    It's not hard to immediately see that an LSU defensive back has failed drug tests and wonder about Tyrann Mathieu. However, "multiple" could simply be two instead of the at least ten that Mathieu reportedly once said he failed while in college.

    Collins was a major contributor to LSU's secondary in 2014. He played in all of the Tigers' 13 games and had 38 tackles and an interception. He's considered to be a likely early round pick in the NFL draft, which begins Thursday.

    For more LSU news, visit Tigerbait.com.

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  • Ray Rice spoke to Rutgers before the team's spring game

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Ray Rice, Rutgers' all-time leading rusher, spoke to the team before Saturday's spring game.

    Having a program legend back for a spring game isn't usually incredibly notable. But for Rice it is given the events of the past year.

    And those events were the subject of the comments he made.

    From NJ.com:

    "I had a chance to speak to the team, to give them some real life lessons, and hopefully, help them grow," Rice said.

    "I just shot them straight. I'm sure if you speak to them, they'll give you a lot better explanation of what I told them, but I gave them the message to go out there and not make the mistakes that I made. If I can help them understand, then I've made an impact. It costs no money to give them a good message like that."

    Rice played for Rutgers from 2005-2007 and has the school records for career yards, attempts, touchdowns and also has the two biggest rushing seasons in team history. He was a second-round pick of the Ravens in the 2008 NFL draft.

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  • Kansas QB Michael Cummings injures knee in spring game

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings was hit low during the Jayhawks' spring game on Saturday and injured his left knee.

    According to new Kansas coach David Beaty, the severity of the injury is unknown, but Cummings limped to the sidelines and didn't return.

    “It’s a deal that you’re always scared to death because any time you take a snap, you’re at risk of getting somebody injured,” Beaty said via KansasCity.com.

    “And we need every one of them. Our roster is to the point where we need every single guy.”

    Cummings, Kansas' returning starter, was wearing a red non-contact jersey. However, he was hit in the leg by safety Michael Glatczak. Beaty said he wasn't sure if Glatczak meant to tackle Cummings – a no-no – or was pushed into the play.

    If it's a severe knee injury, all or part of Cummings' 2015 season could be in doubt. As a junior last year, Cummings threw for 1,715 yards, nine touchdowns and six touchdowns. His replacement would likely be Montell Cozart, who got a majority of playing time early in the 2014 season.

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  • Leah Still scores touchdown at Temple spring game (Video)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Leah Still, the 4-year-old daughter of former Penn State and current Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, scored a touchdown during Temple's spring game on Saturday.

    Leah Still taking a screen for a TD at the Temple spring game #LeahStrong pic.twitter.com/k2VZukt11M

    If you're familiar with the NFL, you're likely familiar with Leah's story. She was diagnosed with cancer in June of 2014 and many rallied in her support. Proceeds from Devon's jersey sales went to help her treatments (his jersey became one of the more popular ones in the NFL) and by being on the Bengals roster, Devon was able to keep his health insurance.

    In March, Devon announced that Leah was in remissionafter she had undergone her treatments in the fall following the removal of a Neuroblastoma tumor.

  • Peyton Manning gives $3 million to Tennessee

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Peyton Manning is giving his alma mater $3 million.

    Tennessee announced his contribution Friday nightand said it will go to the football program and the Peyton Manning Scholarship endowment.

    Manning graduated from Tennessee after the 1997 football season and was the No. 1 pick in the 1998 NFL draft. The scholarship has been around since Manning turned pro and is given to two first-year students in the school's Honors Program. With his gift, the school says the goal is to expand the scholarship to four students annually.

    In addition to the scholarship expansion, the school said Gate 16 at Neyland Stadium will be renamed the Gus Manning Gate as part of Peyton Manning's donation.

    "Gus and Carmen both personify what it means to be a Vol for Life, and both have made the University of Tennessee a better place," Peyton Manning said in a school statement. "No one has served Tennessee and its athletics program better than Gus, and Carmen has also served this University with tremendous distinction.

    For more Tennessee news, visit VolQuest.com.

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  • Fire erupts in Brendan Gaughan's pit in Richmond Xfinity race

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

    Here's another reminder of the dangers of being on a NASCAR pit crew.

    Look at this fire that happened in Brendan Gaughan's pit during Friday night's Xfinity Series race at Richmond. It's sparked as Gaughan's car is still being fueled and as we all know, gasoline and fire don't mix.

    The fire was extinguished pretty quickly, though as you can see, it was pretty damn big. Three crew members were taken to a local hospital. Eric McClure's pit was next to Gaughan's.

    NASCAR says two crew members from Gaughan’s team and one from Eric McClure’s team were transported to a local hospital.

    Gaughan ended up finishing the race, won by Denny Hamlin, in 11th.

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  • Joey Logano wins pole for Richmond

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

    Defending Richmond winner Joey Logano will start first for Saturday night's race.

    Logano outpaced former Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin for the top starting spot, his third pole position of the season. He's previously started first at Atlanta and Martinsville.

    Hamlin has won twice at Richmond, though his last win at the track came in 2009 when he led 299 laps.

    Kurt Busch will start third while AJ Allmendinger starts fourth and Kevin Harvick will start fifth.

    Logano won last year's race after an awesome four-car battle for the win. Because why not, here it is again. It doesn't get old.

    Hendrick Motorsports cars didn't have a very good qualifying session. While Jeff Gordon made it to the final round and will start 11th, he was the only full-time HMS car to even make it to the second round.

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start 26th while Jimmie Johnson starts 36th and Kasey Kahne will start 40th. Kahne said he wondered if his car had a bad set of tires while Johnson's reaction to qualifying was summed up thusly:

    I be like... pic.twitter.com/EJCykCzGLN

    Chase Elliott, making his second start for the team, will start 16th.

  • Report: David Ragan expected to drive MWR's No. 55 in May

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

    Is David Ragan going to drive for another Toyota team in 2015?

    According to the Charlotte Observer,Ragan is expected to take over the No. 55 car for Michael Waltrip Racing starting at Kansas Speedway on May 9. The Associated Press first reported MWR's interest in Ragan.

    Ragan is currently subbing for Kyle Busch at Joe Gibbs Racing following Busch's injuries in the Feburary Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Ragan has driven for JGR since the second race of the season and would vacate the car after Talladega for Erik Jones.NBC Sports first reported the possibility of Jones taking over at Kansas.

    Here's what Ragan said to USA Today about the report:

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