Dover Sprint Cup qualifying order

first_imgFind 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.last_img read more

France coronavirus death toll rises to six, 92 new cases: official

first_imgPresident 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.last_img read more

Legendary surfer Eddie would go

first_imgIt’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]last_img read more

Build up continues to Wallabies clash.

first_imgThe 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.last_img