Nick Bromberg

  • Random Recap: The 1999 MBNA Platinum 400

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 3 hrs ago

    Welcome to Random Recaps, our new weekly feature at From The Marbles. In this space, we'll recap a race from the past at the track the where Sprint Cup Series is racing next. This week's race is the 1999 MBNA Platinum 400.

    Bobby Labonte won the MBNA Platinum 400 from the pole as he beat Jeff Gordon, the only other car that finished the race on the lead lap thanks to great gas mileage.

    Labonte passed Gordon with six laps to go to take the lead for good. Gordon, like many other cars, was forced to pit for fuel to make it to the end of the race, and when he did, Labonte inherited the lead as he didn't have to make a pit stop.

    Until he was passed, Gordon had led 83 laps since taking the lead from Dale Jarrett. It was the second-straight Dover spring race that Gordon forfeited late by having to head to pit road. In 1998, Gordon was leading but had to pit with seven laps to go. Jarrett passed him while Gordon was on pit road and cruised to the win.

    Mark Martin finished third and Tony Stewart, who led the most laps of anyone with 127, finished fourth.

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  • Report: Daniel Imatorbhebhe's locker cleaned out at Florida

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 5 hrs ago

    The first commitment of Jim McElwain's tenure at Florida looks to be leaving the program.

    According to, tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe's locker has been cleared out and he has left the team. Imatorbhebhe was an early enrollee at Florida after McElwain took over from former Florida coach Will Muschamp.

    He didn't play in the spring game and could be heading west to join his brother, a member of the class of 2016 who has verbally committed to USC. From

    Imatorbhebhe's young brother, 2016 four-star wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe, recently committed to Southern Cal over Florida.

    The source said he wouldn't be surprised if Daniel were to head west as well.

    Daniel was a three-star recruit in the class of 2015. A native of Georgia, he was the No. 18 tight end in the country and the No. 36 prospect in the state.

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  • Man arrested after he heard others 'talking trash' on NASCAR

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 20 hrs ago

    If you watched more than one of Sunday's Formula 1, IndyCar and NASCAR races, we understand the need to compare the races you watched. Especially on the heels of a thrilling Indianapolis 500 that had 37 lead changes.

    And if you watched the races in the company of others, you possibly had a discussion about your comparisons. Did you disagree with the person you were comparing races with? Did you disagree with other people who were comparing the races or the series that participate in them? If it was the latter, we hope you didn't have the reaction that this Indiana man did.

    David Wilson, 57, was arrested Sunday on charges of domestic battery and strangulation after he heard his fiancee and another talking about IndyCar and NASCAR. We'll let RTV-6 in Indianapolis take it from here:

    Wilson's fiancée told police they had been drinking all day. She said Wilson became angered when he heard her and another person talking about IndyCar being better than NASCAR.

    He was also reportedly mad that he didn't have any help doing chores around the house.

  • LSU OL Jevonte Domond arrested on felony domestic abuse charge

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 21 hrs ago

    LSU offensive lineman Jevonte Domond was arrested on a felony domestic abuse charge Monday.

    Per the Baton Rouge Advocate, the charge is felony domestic abuse with strangulation involving an alleged incident with his fiancée

    From the Advocate:

    According to a Sheriff’s Office report, an argument occurred Monday afternoon between Domond and his fiancée. During the dispute, while she was leaning over the crib of their “newborn baby,” Domond allegedly “grabbed her from behind by the neck,” lifted her off the ground and dropped her, the report says.

    The woman told deputies she “began to lose consciousness,” the report says, and she “almost blacked out.” At some point during the argument, Domond allegedly grabbed a bandana from his fiancées head. In response, she sprayed him with pepper spray, the report says.

    The woman told deputies Domond then picked her up and “slammed her on the couch,” the report says. She also told them Domond bit her on her hip, prompting her to spray him again with pepper spray, the report says.

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  • Former Notre Dame OL Matt Hegarty transferring to Oregon

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 22 hrs ago

    Oregon got some reinforcement for its offensive line with the addition of Notre Dame OL Matt Hegarty.

    Oregon's football staff announced Hegarty's arrival via its Twitter account Tuesday afternoon.

    Congrats @MHegs77! Welcome to the Oregon Family. #MenOfOregon #GoDucks

    Hegarty said he was transferring from Notre Dame in March. He's a graduate transfer and is eligible to play immediately. He was a starter on Notre Dame's offensive line for 11 of the Irish's 13 games in 2014 at center and guard. Given the picture in the tweet, it looks like he'll be keeping his No. 77, though the number is currently worn by Haniteli Lousi per Oregon's roster.

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  • Power Rankings: Harvick takes the top spot back

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Our Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. In fact, it's the perfect blend of analytics and bias against your favorite driver. And you think we dislike your favorite driver, so it makes sense, right? Direct all your complaints to us at

    1. Kevin Harvick (LW: 2): You know you're having a good season when you ascend to the top spot in Power Rankings after your worst finish of the season that doesn't involve an accident or mechanical issue. Here are Harvick's finishes to-date, outside of his 38th-place run at Bristol: 2, 2, 1, 1, 2, 8, 2, (38), 2, 8, 2, 9. Yes, the 9 is his Coca-Cola 600 result. Hopefully Harvick can bounce back at Dover.

    4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (LW: 4): Junior was one of the others who pitted with 62 laps to go and made it to the end on gas. He finished third and kept his streak alive. If Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson are still the drivers to beat on 1.5-mile tracks (one race doesn't change a trend), Junior is right behind them in the No. 3 spot. His lowest finish at a 1.5-mile track this year is fourth.

    Lucky Dog: Greg Biffle. Is his second-place finish a sign of things to come for Roush Fenway Racing?

  • Former Michigan CB Blake Countess heading to Auburn

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Former Michigan CB Blake Countess says he's going to Auburn.

    He announced the decision in an Instagram post Tuesday morning.

    Countess started 30 games in his Michigan career and is a graduate transfer. He'll be able to play immediately at Auburn. The SEC accepts graduate transfers if the transfers fit a specific set of criterion.

    He amassed over 100 tackles in his Michigan career and was a first team All-Big Ten selection in 2013.

    Countess' decision to go to Auburn comes on the heels of a visit to the school, so we can't say it's too much of a surprise. He told that he had a good time at the school and Auburn's coaching staff explained to him how he'd be utilized as a member of the Tigers' defense.

    "Just the genuine feel I got from them," Countess said via AuburnSports. "They are all great guys and their track records speak for themselves. They know what they are doing and they have done it successfully at high levels.

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  • Rutgers DB Darian Dailey arrested on robbery charge in Florida

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    UPDATE (12:30 p.m. ET): According to arrest warrants in the case obtained by, Dailey and Johnson allegedly stole $20. When the two were arrested, police said they found a pellet gun in their possession.


    Dailey, who was driving a black Dodge registered to his mother, and Johnson, the passenger, stopped the car directly in front of an 18-year-old who was riding his bicycle home from work just before 2 a.m. on Sunday, according to the warrant. Police said Johnson got out of the car with his face covered by a cloth and pointed what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun at the victim and asked, "What you got?"

    After the victim said he had $20, Johnson said, "Hand it over," according to the warrant. Dailey, 19, stood behind Johnson, 19, near the rear of vehicle during the exchange. Dailey and Johnson then got back into the car and drove away, according to the warrant.


    Rutgers defensive back Darian Dailey was arrested Sunday morning in Florida after he and another man allegedly robbed a bicyclist.

  • Carl Edwards stretches fuel for Coca-Cola 600 win

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

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    The best day in auto racing ended with a little fuel stretching.

    Carl Edwards took the lead with 18 laps to go thanks to a late pit stop and made it over 60 laps on his last tank of gas to win Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

    Edwards was not a factor near the front of the field late in the race but he and crew chief Darian Grubb made the decision to pit for fuel on lap 338 during the race's final caution flag for Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s brush with the wall.

    Most of the cars in the top 10 stayed out during the yellow flag, meaning they'd have to pit once more before the race was over. If there was another caution flag, the cars that didn't pit would be in good shape. Likely everyone else would head to pit road for fresh tires too, meaning the entire field would be back on the same pit cycle.

    But the race stayed green. As the laps wound down, the top cars that stayed out were forced to pit. Edwards was the first of the cars that tried to stretch their tanks of gas and he beat Greg Biffle and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to the finish line easily.

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  • Former DIII football player dies after he falls from catwalk

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Kyle Kirchhoff, an assistant football coach at College of DuPage and a former player at Division III Loras College, fell from a catwalk at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on Friday and died. He was 24.

    He was attending a Chevelle concert at the venue. According to the Chicago Tribune, he landed on two protruding pieces of metal.

    The paper said he and two friends were on the second-floor balcony and went through a door. From the Tribune:

    Two of the three found their way to a catwalk where they were able to watch the show, and after a short while, they noticed Kirchhoff wasn't with them. When they searched for him, they found his body. He had apparently fallen about 6 to 8 feet onto two metal rods, the source said.

    Kirchhoff suffered two wounds to his chest and was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:54 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office and police.

    The concert was stopped after the body was found. Aragon Ballroom could not be reached for comment on Kirchhoff’s death.

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