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. Aside from last year’s pass of Kyle Larson by Joey Logano with two laps remaining, the last All-Star Race whose outcome was in doubt after the green flag of the final segment was when Tony Stewart beat Matt Kenseth in 2009.
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.