Nick Bromberg

  • Martin Truex Jr. found the tire barriers at Sonoma

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Martin Truex Jr. had 14 top-10 finishes in the first 15 races of 2015. He now has 14 in the first 16 races.

    Truex's race went south in the early stages on Sunday at Sonoma when he made contact with David Ragan.

    The two were racing side-by-side in the esses when they made contact. As Truex's car nudged ahead of Ragan's they made contact again and Truex was heading into the tires.

    The impact necessitated a red flag to fix the tires and the concrete wall behind them. Truex was unhurt.

    I kind of had [Ragan] passed about four times and every time he just didn’t really give an inch," Truex said. "I hit him down there in Turn 7 on accident and kind of doored him and I think he got pissed off and turned me on purpose. It’s just unfortunate that happened, but that is part of the restarts here and part of the craziness that happens. You have to be up front."

    Truex's team got his car wounded car raceable again and he was able to get back on the track, albeit many laps down. Not long after Truex emerged onto the track again, Ragan was in the tires.

    Ragan finished 39th, Edwards was 40th and Truex was 42nd.

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  • Kyle Busch wins at Sonoma; the race to the top 30 is on

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

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    Kyle Busch has his win for Chase qualification. Now he needs to get into the top 30 in points.

    Busch held off his brother Kurt for the win Sunday at Sonoma, his second-career win at the California road course.

    Kyle restarted seventh when the race went back to green with eight laps to go because of Casey Mears' broken axle. More importantly, Busch was the second driver with fresh tires. Clint Bowyer was the only driver who pitted under the caution flag that started ahead of Busch.

    Busch got past Bowyer three turns after the restart when Bowyer made contact with Busch's teammate, Matt Kenseth. Busch then went on a tear, passing drivers one-by-one until he got to leader Jimmie Johnson, who he dispatched with ease with six laps to go.

    Kurt Busch got past Bowyer with a few laps to go but could get close enough to his brother's back bumper to make a challenge for the lead. It's the first time the two have finished 1-2 in a Sprint Cup Series race.

    Can he do it? It's a tall task. His race to the top 30 is now a big storyline for a series that's been deprived of them so far in 2015.

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  • 4 Utah State players involved in auto accident Friday

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Four Utah State football players were hospitalized after they were involved in a car crash Friday.

    The players, defensive linemen Adewale Adeoye, Edmund Faimalo, Travis Seefeldt and John Taylor, were in a car with former Utah State softball player Sarah Vasquez. According to Utah State football coach Matt Wells, the players will all be OK "eventually." None of the injuries to the five are considered life-threatening.

    From the Logan Herald-Journal:

    “I’ve seen all four of our guys today and gotten reports back from Sarah that (she’s improving), but all of those guys are stable and trying to rest and recover,” Wells said in an interview with The Herald Journal late Saturday afternoon. “Bottom line is they’re in a lot of pain and discomfort, but they’re very fortunate and we all are fortunate that they’re alive and they’re going to be OK eventually.”

    Adeoye posted this picture to Instagram with the caption of "All I can say is ... God is so good. Thank you everyone for the support I wouldn't be here without guys."

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  • Brian France doesn't want the Confederate flag at NASCAR races

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    If NASCAR chairman Brian France had his way, the Confederate flag would not have a presence at his sport's races.

    Earlier in the week, his sport issued a statementthat it supported the calls by South Carolina officials to take the flag down from the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol.

    From the AP:

    "We want to go as far as we can to eliminate the presence of that flag,'' France told The Associated Press on Saturday. ''I personally find it an offensive symbol, so there is no daylight how we feel about it and our sensitivity to others who feel the same way.

    ''We're working with the industry to see how far we can go to get that flag to be disassociated entirely from our events.''

    The sport would be within its rights to prevent the flag from being flown at races. But the logistics of such a ban would be almost impossible to force.

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  • Ole Miss T Laremy Tunsil arrested for domestic assault

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil was arrested after a Thursday night domestic assault incident.

    Tunsil was reportedly defending his mother from his stepfather while at her house. He turned himself in to police and was arrested for a misdemeanor simple assault domestic violence charge. From ESPN:

    "His stepfather shoved his mom and Laremy punched him," a source said. "It's as simple as that. He was defending his mother."

    Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze issued a statement about Tunsil's arrest on Saturday.

    The Oxford Police Department told both ESPN and the Jackson Clarion-Ledger that the arrest report for Tunsil would be available on Monday.

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  • AJ Allmendinger wins pole for Sonoma

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

    AJ Allmendinger thinks he has a good shot at a win on Sunday at Sonoma. His qualifying attempt backed it up.

    Allmendinger will start first for Sunday's road course race. He turned the fastest lap in the second round of qualifying and will start alongside Kurt Busch.

    The driver of the No. 47 won last year's road course race at Watkins Glen to make the Chase for the first time. A win at Sonoma would likely put him in the Chase too. Allmendinger has never won at the Northern California track.

    Matt Kenseth, a man not necessarily known for his road-course prowess will start third. Kyle Larson starts fourth and Jeff Gordon, the winningest driver at Sonoma, will start fifth in his final start.

    Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart, Casey Mears, David Ragan and Brad Keselowski round out the top 10. 10 different drivers have won the last 10 races at Sonoma and four of those (Busch, Gordon, Bowyer and Stewart) are in the top 10.

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  • Georgia Tech LB Anthony Harrell says he's heading to Florida

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    According to Georgia Tech, linebacker Anthony Harrell has been indefinitely suspended. According to Harrell, he's heading to Florida.

    So it's safe to say he won't be a Yellow Jacket in 2015.

    Georgia Tech tweeted Harrell's suspension on Friday. He responded to the tweet and said it wasn't true with a statement that he had decided to transfer to play for the Gators.

    @GeorgiaTechFB yea that's a lie get your facts right. I've chosen to leave and play my fifth year elsewhere.

    As a graduate transfer, Harrell is immediately eligible to play for Florida and will have one season to play.

    According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the suspension was true. Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said in a text message that the suspension was for a violation of team rules.

    The AJC also said Harrell had been participating in Georgia Tech's summer football program. The projected starter at middle linebacker had 19 tackles in 2014.

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  • Former Wake Forest QB Tyler Cameron transfers to FAU

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    Florida Atlantic got a boost at quarterback Friday with the transfer of Tyler Cameron.

    The former Wake Forest QB will join the Owls in 2015. As a graduate transfer, he's immediately eligible and he graduated early so he'll have two years to play in Boca Raton.

    “Tyler is intelligent and made use of his athletic ability to earn a degree from Wake Forest in just three years,” FAU coach Charlie Partridge said in a statement. “It is that same drive that affords him the opportunity to return home and work toward a post-graduate degree. He will certainly add experience and depth in the quarterback meeting room.”

    Cameron played in six games over two years for the Demon Deacons. He is 17-40 passing for 140 yards and three interceptions in his career. In 2014 he was 10-16 for 55 yards.

    He likely won't step in immediately and be the starter for the Owls. FAU returns Jaquez Johnson who was 182-315 passing for 2,215 yards and 17 touchdowns and five interceptions in 2014. His best game in 2014 came in FAU's upset of Western Kentucky when he threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns.

    Backup quarterback Greg Hankerson transferred from FAU earlier in the month.

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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. could be more than a band in the future

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 3 days ago

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is a band. There's a possibility there could also be a Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. human being in the future too.

    Friday, Dale Earnhardt Jr., who got engaged to girlfriend Amy Reimann last week in Germany, was asked about the possibility of having children. And Junior answered in the affirmative.

    “I think the greatest accomplishment in life is to be able to raise a child," Junior said. "That would be awesome. I have felt that way for a long time, but it’s just a timing thing. You have to get married first and find that person that you want to spend the rest of your life with. That is definitely in the future. She wants to have kids and I’ve always kind of wanted to have kids. That is definitely something we will be looking at.”

    OK, we realized that if the couple had children and had a boy, he would not be "Junior Junior." He could be Trey. Or he could not be named Dale at all. We're not going to analyze names. It's not our space. We just had to jump at the chance to make a Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. reference. They're a good band.

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  • Sonoma is one of Allmendinger's 2 best chances to make the Chase again

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 3 days ago

    AJ Allmendinger grabbed a berth in NASCAR's Chase in 2014 by beating Marcos Ambrose to the finish line at Watkins Glen. Sunday's race at Sonoma is the first of the Sprint Cup Series' two annual road course races. And with Allmendinger's track record at road courses, it's not a stretch to say that it's one of his two best shots to get into the Chase.

    Allmendinger is 22nd in the points standings through the season's first 15 races. He was in the top five through the first four, but was 25th after Bristol, the eighth race of the season.

    "I think we’ve improved," Allmendinger said Friday. "And everybody has to improve more again. That’s kind of the nature with a smaller team is you’re always trying to play catch-up a little bit. We started the year really well. I think we were fifth in points after five races. We had a couple of DNF’s and we blew some motors a couple of weeks in a row. We crashed at Bristol running inside the Top 10."

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