The debate over moving the All-Star Race reached critical mass this past weekend. At least a dozen drivers, media pundits and broadcast analysts (including NASCAR on NBC’s Jeff Burton in this compelling column) called on NASCAR to consider leaving Charlotte Motor Speedway. The points are well-taken: The 1.5-mile track’s smooth surface (high grip plus high speeds = slot cars) magnifies aero-sensitivity at the expense of slam-bang action. But why did the tidal wave of dissent finally crest this year? It’s been no secret for many seasons that Charlotte hardly was conducive to holding this event. Though Kyle Busch took the lead with a nifty pass to begin the final segment, he still led the last 10
Just months after the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Olympic Committee and Rio organizers have run into a new problem — the medals are falling apart. According to the report, about six or seven percent of the 2,021 medals handed out have run into problems, mostly with silver medals. Now, in addition to the dilapidated venues, the Olympic organizers are repairing the prizes.
Two years after telling the people of Oklahoma City how much he loves the Thunder, his teammates and the city, Kevin Durant tells the people of Oakland how much he loves the Warriors, his teammates and the city.