Nick Bromberg

  • The late laps at Dover did not go in Joe Gibbs Racing's favor

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Joe Gibbs Racing was looking good entering the final third of Sunday's race at Dover. We won't go as far as to say the team was heading to victory lane for the third-straight week, but it wasn't out of the question.

    Instead, after a myriad of events, mostly unrelated, the team's drivers finished 19th, 21st, 36th and 39th. Let's start from the top.

    Carl Edwards, 19th: The Coca-Cola 600 winner had two pit road penalties. The first, for equipment leaving the pit box, wasn't too severe. A sleeve for the wedge wrench stayed in the car after a crew member removed it and Edwards drove off with it still attached to his back windshield. The infraction happened under green, but a caution came out afterwards. Because Edwards was able to serve the penalty under yellow, he simply had to start at the end of the longest line on the restart rather than make a pass-through penalty on pit road under green.

    The second penalty was a pass-through. After recovering from the first penalty, Edwards sped on pit road under green and there was no caution to save him. He ended up three laps down.

    Hamlin was able to limp his car back to pit road and finished three laps down too.

  • Jimmie Johnson gets his 10th Dover win

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

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    Jimmie Johnson now has 10 wins at Dover and the latest came with a familiar strategy.

    Much like he did at Kansas earlier in May, Johnson opted for track position instead of tires during a late-race caution. He subsequently took the lead and held on through two more restarts for the win.

    Until he took the lead on lap 384, Johnson wasn't having a bad day unless you judge him by his Dover standards. After staying out when Kyle Busch and Brian Scott crashed, he restarted second next to Kevin Harvick. He took the lead from Harvick immediately after the restart and no one really came close to catching Johnson the rest of the way.

    "Gosh, just driving hard, working that trackbar adjuster as much as I could," Johnson said of how he got the win by staying out. "Trying to be smart with my line and I guess guys with two tires weren't all that fast. Chad said something to me about that on the radio and they never really came. [Harvick] and I did just fine on our old tires and held those guys off."

    Johnson now leads the series with four wins in 2015. Harvick, with two, is the only other driver to have multiple victories.

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  • IMSA safety worker injured in end of race crash at Detroit

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    An IMSA race safety worker was injured during a crash at the end of Saturday's Tudor United SportsCar Championship race at Belle Isle in Detroit.

    IMSA said Sunday that the worker, who was not identified, had broken ribs, a collapsed lung and injuries to his spleen and kidney.

    The race was run in a combination of dry and wet conditions. Rain arrived at the end of the race and teams scrambled to make it to the finish with the slick tires that were on the cars instead of pitting for rain tires.

    James Davison lost control of his car at the finish line and slammed into the wall on the wet track. His car then slammed into a safety truck. Here's the video.

    Here's James Davison hitting the safety truck after the finish from FS2 broadcast.

    The incident at turn one didn't end there. More cars piled into the tire barriers after Davison's crash, though they weren't captured by Fox Sports' cameras until the end of the incident. Four cars were stopped at the accident scene.

    Dane Cameron drove the No. 31 to the finish for the overall win in the race.

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  • Denny Hamlin will start first at Dover

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 3 days ago

    Denny Hamlin will lead the field to green at Dover on Sunday for the third time.

    Hamlin was the fasted in the third round of Friday's qualifying session, the 21st pole of his career. He'll start alongside Martin Truex Jr. Hamlin ran a lap of 160.121 MPH while Truex ran a lap of 159.723 MPH.

    Kyle Larson starts third, Matt Kenseth starts fourth and Joey Logano will start fifth.

    It was the second straight week a Hendrick Motorsports car didn't make the final round of qualifying. Jimmie Johnson will start 14th while Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start 16th.

    Hamlin's two other poles came in the fall of 2012 and the spring of 2013. He finished eighth in 2012 and was 34th in 2013 after a crash.

    Points leader Kevin Harvick will start sixth and the possible resurgence of Roush Fenway Racing continued during Friday's qualifying. Greg Biffle, who started second in the All-Star Race and finished second in the Coca-Cola 600, will start seventh and his teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will start ninth.

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  • Is the site of Martin Truex Jr.'s first win going to be his first win of 2015?

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 3 days ago

    If you've been paying attention to the Sprint Cup Series at all in 2015, you know that Martin Truex Jr. has been good. Really good. But you also know that he's currently winless through the season's first 12 races.

    Sunday's race is at Dover. Truex won there in 2007, his first of two Sprint Cup Series wins. Is it his next best chance for win No. 3?

    “I really enjoy coming here," Truex said Friday. "This is one of my favorite tracks. That is usually a good sign to start off with. Honestly, just between that and the way our cars have been running, the job the team has been doing, I feel like last year we were off quite a bit. We came here and we still ran in the top 10 both races, really had a good run here for us last year.  I kind of was looking back at that and thinking about that thinking ‘okay imagine what we can do there now.'"

    He finished sixth and seventh at Dover in 2014.

    Truex finished last season 24th in the points standings and had one top-five finish and five top-10 finishes. And the 24th was buffered by marked improvement at the end of the season.

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  • Meyer: Miller playing for OSU in '15 and throwing up to 35 yards

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    If you were harboring any thoughts that Braxton Miller would make a late transfer from Ohio State, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer shut your brain up on Friday.

    “He’s playing for Ohio State (this) fall," Meyer said via the Columbus Dispatch.

    Friday was Meyer's first time meeting with the media since spring practice concluded, and thus his first press conference opportunity to reiterate his belief that his quarterback would be staying at Ohio State.

    Ohio State is going to have a three-person quarterback competition in 2015. Since Miller would have the opportunity to be a graduate transfer at another school and play immediately, he was the most likely quarterback to depart in the eyes of many.

    Meyer said Miller had begun throwing and ruled out a possible position change.

    “He’s starting to throw (a football) now, I think he’s up to 35 yards,” Meyer said.

    Ohio State's fall camp opens in August.

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  • Art Briles teases new Baylor uniforms for 2015 (Photo)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    Did Art Briles give us a sneak peek of a new set of Baylor uniforms for 2015?

    The Baylor coach tweeted this picture Friday.

    #YB #B2B #LetsEat

    #SteelGrey from @usnikefootball

    If they're real, we hope they're a lightly-used alternate in 2015. While we can always endorse chrome – like Baylor's awesome gold helmets – we're not sure about mostly gray uniforms. Especially with the green sleeves. If you look closely, it appears that the bear claw feature that is stylized on the shoulderpads is still there.

    Here are some of the uniforms Baylor wore in 2014.

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  • SEC schools reportedly getting more than $30 million each

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    SEC schools are reportedly receiving an approximately 30 percent increase in revenue from 2013-2014.

    According to ESPN, SEC schools are set to get $31.07 million apiece from the conference. The last payout was approximately $21 million.

    The SEC actually made a record $455 million in total revenue based on the revenue-sharing plan for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which ends Aug. 1. However, $20 million was retained by institutions that participated in bowl games last season.

    By comparison, the Big Ten distributed $338.9 million during the 2013-14 fiscal year, according to IRS filings, the most recent data available.

    The money from the conference comes from the SEC Network, bowl games, the football championship game, the SEC basketball tournament and more, including other TV contracts. The Big Ten and Pac-12, with their own television networks, have a similar setup.

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  • Cal QB Jared Goff catches ground-rule double at Giants game

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    Cal quarterback Jared Goff may have been more excited Thursday night at the San Francisco Giants game than he is when he throws a touchdown pass.

    Goff caught a ground-rule double off the bat of Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford who, coincidentally, went to UCLA.

    Nice catch and celebration by @JaredGoff16 of @bcraw35 ground-rule 2B at tonight's @SFGiants game #GoBears #GoGiants

    Goff was sitting in the front row of left field and easily made the catch on the big hop off Crawford's hit.

    Out here

    We do give Goff props for still wearing the Tim Lincecum jersey. Some folks would have jumped ship after Lincecum's recent struggles. He was also so proud of his accomplishment that he made sure to tell CSN Bay Area reporter Amy Gutierrez that he caught the ball.

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  • Protection order against Kurt Busch upheld

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 4 days ago

    The protection order against Kurt Busch has been upheld by a Delaware judge.

    Busch was appealing the decision in favor of his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscollthat came the week before the Daytona 500. After commissioner David Jones' findings were released on Feb. 20, Buschwas indefinitely suspended by NASCAR.He unsuccessfully appealed the suspension and ended up being suspended for three races.

    Busch was reinstated before the Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix following a decision by the Delaware department of justice to not press criminal charges citing a lack of evidence.

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