Find out where your favorite driver rolls off for Coors Light Pole qualifying at the Monster Mile READ: Post-Coca-Cola 600 Driver Reports READ: Pit crew key as Hamlin claws back READ: Kenseth, Johnson hopes wrecked in 600 Track Qualifying Record:Driver Date Time SpeedJeremy Mayfield 6/06/04 22.288 161.522# Car Driver Team Time Speed Time Speed1 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 2 39 Ryan Newman Haas Automation Chevrolet 3 51 Austin Dillon(i) Phoenix Construction Chevrolet 4 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford 5 14 Tony Stewart Code 3 Associates/Mobil 1 Chevrolet 6 83 David Reutimann Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 7 29 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Chevrolet 8 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 9 44 Scott Riggs No Label Ford 10 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 11 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Royal Teak Toyota 12 7 Dave Blaney SANY Chevrolet 13 99 Carl Edwards Subway Ford 14 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row/Sealy Chevrolet 15 32 Timmy Hill # OXY Water Ford 16 30 David Stremme Widow Wax Toyota 17 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 18 33 Landon Cassill(i) Bicycle NASCAR Playing Cards Chevrolet 19 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight/Autism Speaks Toyota 20 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt/Ace/CMN Ford 21 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevrolet 22 27 Paul Menard Menards/Libman Chevrolet 23 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 24 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 25 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota 26 55 Mark Martin Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota 27 16 Greg Biffle RiteAid/Ace Ford 28 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Energizer Chevrolet 29 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s/Monsters University Chevrolet 30 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical Toyota 31 1 Jamie McMurray Parade Media Group Chevrolet 32 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 33 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Best Buy Ford 34 24 Jeff Gordon AARP Credit Cards from Chase Chevrolet 35 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy Chevrolet 36 31 Jeff Burton Cheerios Chevrolet 37 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver’s Ford 38 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 39 47 Bobby Labonte Scott Products Toyota 40 36 JJ Yeley DOHS Click it or Ticket Chevrolet 41 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 42 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 43 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Toyota * Required to qualify on time, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this seriesREAD MORE: READ: Harvick’s late charge leads to 600 win ___________________________________________________________________________________________Comments are currently unavailable. We’re working on the development of a NASCAR fan forum – please stay tuned.
President Emmanuel Macron was meeting Thursday with top researchers leading the efforts to fight an outbreak that has seen authorities close around 150 schools.Government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye said Wednesday that officials would probably have to raise the country’s epidemic alert to the maximum of level three, potentially leading to travel restrictions and clampdowns on public activities.”Slowing the spread will dampen the impact on the population when we go to level three, and limit the epidemic’s peak,” the health ministry said.On Thursday, Paris metro operator RATP reported that a station agent had tested positive for the virus, and had worked for several days before being hospitalized.A RATP union official said the woman had taken part in an evangelical rally last month in the eastern city of Mulhouse, where officials have said several other participants had come down with the disease. Topics : The French health ministry reported Thursday two more deaths from coronavirus infections, bringing the country’s total to six, and 92 new cases since Wednesday.It was the biggest one-day jump in the number of French cases since the outbreak began, raising the total to 377.One 73-year-old victim was in the Oise department north of Paris where a cluster of cases has been reported, the other a 64-year-old from the nearby Aisne department, the ministry said.
It’s a simple saying that most Hawaiians and surfers know by heart. It’s the ultimate proverb of motivation and determination. It is commonly used when a surfer faces a big wave or simply adversity.”Eddie would go.”Those three words carry more than meaning; they carry dreams and expectations. The saying was adapted in respect for one of the greatest surfing legends off all time, Eddie Aikau, whose life after his death became a myth told among those who once surfed with the fabled man.Aikau’s life began like a typical Oahu surfer. He grew up surfing the shores of Waikiki and worked endless hours at the Dole Plantation in hopes of purchasing his first real board.Once Aikau was adjusted to the calm waves of Waikiki, he traveled up north to find the bigger and better waves along the island’s North Shore.The legend first took on Waimea Bay. One day he was out surfing against prodigies Greg Noll and Rick Grigg. Aikau dominated every set of waves that day. Photos from his outing appeared in Life magazine and unexpectedly, Aikau became a celebrity.Aikau’s occasional trips to the North Shore led him to become a lifeguard for the Sunset and Haleiwa areas. No lives were ever lost when he was on watch.Aikau continued his surfing ways, winning tournaments and impressing fans. Eventually surfing lost its touch and he started looking for a more rewarding void.Surfing was a part of Aikau’s life, but Hawaii was his life.An announcement was made across the island that the Polynesian Voyaging Society was searching for volunteers to recreate the journey of rediscovery aboard its replica canoe-Hokule’a. The Hokule’a trip was intended to retrace the ancient Polynesian voyage between the Hawaii and the Tahitian chain.This was the announcement the Hawaiian was waiting for, and he did not hesitate at the opportunity.The canoe set sail on March 1978 and had trouble from the start. The canoe had developed a leak and eventually capsized. Everyone was safe and was awaiting a response. Aikau’s heart could not wait a second longer. He had to be the hero and he had to search for help. His last words were, “Don’t worry, I can do it.”A few hours later, the crew was saved, but Aikau was missing.He was never found. He went and never returned.No one knows exactly what happened. Since his disappearance, a surf contest has been held in his honor known appropriately as the “Eddie.” It is only held during the winter months and when waves hit 20 or more feet, because “Eddie would go.”Aikau wasn’t afraid to pass on an opportunity, and his story should hold true for all citizens of the island.Aikau’s message should also hold true for all citizens of the mainland.Simon Bairu took Aikau’s message to heart Monday by winning his second consecutive NCAA title. Ditto for the entire men’s cross country team, who won its first national title since 1988.This Saturday, when the Wisconsin football team takes on Hawaii, will they go?They have already missed one opportunity to secure a victory for Barry Alvarez in his final home game — an opportunity they will never have again.Hawaii does have a less than stellar football program, boasting a 4-6 record to date. However, Wisconsin has been known to choke towards the end of the season and they are a Malihini (newcomer) to the island. This time will be different for the team — Alvarez will seek his redemption. It is only fitting. He is not the perfect coach and neither is his team — neither was Aikau.Aikau is a legend of Hawaii and Alvarez is a legend in Madison. “Eddie would go,” but will Alvarez? Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much).Instead of posting comments about Shannon on message boards, email them to her at [email protected]
The Irish squad will train at Carton House today as preparations continue for Saturday’s final November international with Australia.Ulster Hooker Rory Best has returned to training and will be available having missed the wins over South Africa and Georgia.Not such good news for his provincial teammate Chris Henry however. The 30 year old was forced out of the Springboks game with what has now been diagnosed as a blockage to a blood vessel in his brain.Henry is now recuperating at home and will visit a specialist to determine the extent of the problem.