Nick Bromberg

  • Carl Edwards stretches fuel for Coca-Cola 600 win

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 18 hrs ago

    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 20 hrs 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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  • Indianapolis 500 features multiple incidents but no cars flipping over

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    One of the biggest questions entering Sunday's Indianapolis 500 was if the trend of cars flipping over during accidents would continue.

    A car flipped over three different times in practice crashes ahead of the race and while James Hinchcliffe's car didn't flip completely over on Monday, it did get airborne.

    Thankfully, no cars got airborne during Sunday's race, though there were still some nasty crashes.

    The biggest crash was the race's final incident, when Sebastian Saavedra, Jack Hawksworth and Stefano Coletti crashed off turn 4. Hawskworth and Saavedra touched while two-wide in the corner and both cars went spinning. Coletti had nowhere to go and smashed into Saavedra's car.

    Coletti and Hawksworth got out of their cars under their own power and were checked and released from the infield care center. Saavedra was carried to a nearby safety vehicle by safety workers.

    While Sato was able to continue laps down, Karam's day was over.

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  • Juan Pablo Montoya's great pass gives him Indy 500 win

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Juan Pablo Montoya won Sunday's Indianapolis 500 after a thrilling 15-lap dash to the finish.

    The final segment of the race featured multiple lead changes among three drivers: Montoya, Will Power and Scott Dixon. As one car would go to the lead, the two cars behind would catch up via the draft a lap or so later and make a move to the front. It was a seemingly endless and incredibly enjoyable cycle.

    The winning move came when Montoya got around both Power and Dixon with three laps to go. Montoya was third and slipped past Dixon with an insane outside move entering Turn 3. He kept the run going and got into Power's wake through Turn 4 and passed the 2014 IndyCar Series champion down the frontstretch.

    "This is what racing in IndyCar is all about," Montoya said. "Awesome racing all the way down to the wire."

    The last 15 laps were set up by a vicious crash involving Sebastian Saavedra, Jack Hawksworth and Stefano Coletti. Hawksworth and Saavedra made contact in Turn 4 and Coletti slammed into Saavedra, who had just hit the wall. Saavedra was carried to a nearby safety vehicle after he was extricated from the car and his right shoe appeared to be off his foot.

  • Crew members for No. 18 car hit on pit road at Indy

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Two crew members were hit by a car on pit road during Sunday's Indianapolis 500.

    As James Davison was exiting his pit stall after the halfway point of the race, his teammate, Pippa Mann, was in the left lane on pit road. There was no room for Davison and after the two cars collided, he hit the crew members from Tristan Vautier's team. All three cars drive for Dale Coyne Racing.

    It looked like an especially gnarly hit for the crew member on the left side of the screen. Teams are supposed to watch for other cars coming down pit road to attempt to prevent these types of situations. One crew member was checked and released, while the other was taken to a nearby hospital.

    Daniel Jang, the other Coyne crew member, has been transported to Methodist for further evaluation. Right ankle injury #Indy500

    Greg Senerius, Coyne crew member, checked, cleared and released. #Indy500

    The Coyne cars weren't factors for the race win and Davison's car was damaged enough that his race was over after the incident.

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  • Mari Hulman George wanted no help giving the Indy 500 command (Video)

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Don't you ever get in the way of Mari Hulman George giving the command at the Indianapolis 500.

    As the Chairperson of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, she's traditionally given the command for drivers to start their engines for the iconic race.

    Sunday, she was escorted to the stage by a woman in a white dress who wanted to help. Hulman George, 80, didn't want it.

    Look at that death glare. We're working to identify the woman who got the look from Hulman George, though Deadspin identifies her as Nancy George, Mari's daughter. We're guessing there was a discussion after they exited the stage.

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  • What a way to start the day: Nico Rosberg sneaks in for Monaco win

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    The greatest day in racing started with a surprise in Formula 1.

    Nico Rosberg won his third-straight Monaco Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton, who dominated the race after starting on the pole position, pitted for a second time.

    Rosberg and Hamilton are teammates and have been the season's dominant duo for Mercedes. They were running 1-2 when the safety car came out for a crash involving Romain Grosjean and Max Verstappen. Verstappen slammed incredibly hard into the foam barriers on the outside of turn one.

    Hamilton had a lead of over 20 seconds at the time of the crash. A full-course caution was issued and his team, apparently thinking he had enough time to pit and rejoin the race in first thanks to the massive lead, called Hamilton into the pits.

    He exited the pits in third, behind Rosberg and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. When the race restarted with less than ten laps to go, the top three stayed the same. Hamilton, despite having fresher tires than both Rosberg and Vettel, couldn't get around Vettel to make a charge at his teammate. Rosberg ended up winning easily.

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  • North Carolina says it has received an NCAA Notice of Allegations

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    North Carolina announced Friday that it has received the NCAA’s notice of allegations. The NOA stems from an NCAA re-investigation into the widespread academic fraud allegations at the university.

    “We take these allegations very seriously, and we will carefully evaluate them to respond within the NCAA’s 90-day deadline,” a joint statement from chancellor Carol Folt and athletic director Bubba Cunningham said. “The University will publicly release the NCAA’s notice as soon as possible. The notice is lengthy and must be prepared for public dissemination to ensure we protect privacy rights as required by federal and state law. When that review for redactions is complete, the University will post the notice on the Carolina Commitment website and notify the news media. When we respond to the NCAA’s allegations, we will follow this same release process.

    The team was also forced to vacate wins from the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

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  • RB Keith Ford transferring to Texas A&M

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    Keith Ford is going from one current Big 12 school to a former one.

    The former Oklahoma running back is transferring to Texas A&M. He'll have to sit out the 2015 season but will have two seasons of eligibility left after.

    “I’m going to Aggieland,” Ford told 247 Sports Thursday evening. “It feels great. When I went up there today you could really tell how much time they put into their player’s futures. They care about you getting your degree as much as your success on the field. What really helped me come to my decision was when I sat down with Coach (Kevin) Sumlin. It didn’t sound like it was rehearsed or anything. He was just talking to me man-to-man and laid out his expectations for me. He also wanted me to believe in him. After I heard all of that I was like, ‘Yea, I’m coming here.’ I can't wait to get up there."

    Running backs coach Cale Gundy was moved to inside receivers and Jay Boulware became the team's running backs coach.

    Ford was a four-star running back in the class of 2013 and the No. 7 running back in the country.

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  • Matt Kenseth wins pole for Coca-Cola 600

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 3 days ago

    Matt Kenseth is starting first in Sunday's Coca-Cola 600.

    It's Kenseth's first pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and it's on the 15th anniversary of his first win. The 2003 champion's first race win was the 2000 Coca-Cola 600.

    Kenseth won the pole earlier in the season at Bristol. He won that race too, leading 47 of the race's laps.

    Joey Logano will start second and Kenseth's Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Carl Edwards was third. Greg Biffle and Denny Hamlin, another JGR car, round out the top five.

    Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart were the two fastest cars in round two, however they didn't get great laps in the final round. Harvick starts eighth while Stewart will start 12th.

    Brad Keselowski was sixth and David Ragan was seventh. Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr. and Austin Dillon will start in 9th, 10th and 11th respectively.

    Five cars missed the race. They were Jeb Burton, Jeff Green, Mike Bliss, Travis Kvapil and Brendan Gaughan.

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