This, That and the Next Thing by Ernie Saxton: December 19, 2019

Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will hit the highway in less than two months, launching a 2020 campaign jam packed with high profile events, big money paydays, and of course, highly-competitive dirt ovals spread throughout much of the Northeast, Midwest, and Florida. To date, the traveling...

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Winners Win

Some people are winners. They just are. Favorite. Underdog. Overcoming odds. Getting through bad times. Doesn’t matter. Tiger Woods is a winner. This past weekend Tiger wore two hats. He was a President’s Cup player, and he was also President’s Cup captain. Both versions of Tiger were winners. The President’s Cup is no Ryder Cup, (more…)

This, That and the Next Thing by Ernie Saxton: December 12, 2019

In a historic shift for the sport, beginning in 2020 NASCAR’s premier series will be known as the NASCAR Cup Series and will feature four cornerstone brands as Premier Partners; Busch Beer, Coca-Cola®, GEICO and Xfinity. In addition to the establishment of the Premier Partner positions, this significant shift will provide many strategic benefits to...

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This, That, and the Next Thing by Ernie Saxton: December 5, 2019

NASCAR fans of all ages are invited to a free event at Dover International Speedway on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to greet Santa Claus and have their picture taken with the famous Monster Trophy in Victory Lane. All visitors to Dover’s annual Santa in Victory Lane event will receive a...

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College Basketball Will be Wide Open

College football is winding to a close. Championship weekend and bowl games are all that is left. That means college sports fans will turn their sporting eye toward the hardwood. One month into the season and signs are it will be a wild ride. We’ve already seen: Evansville beat Kentucky in Lexington. Stephen F Austin (more…)

This, That and the Next Thing by Ernie Saxton: November 28, 2019

Jimmie Johnson, the seven-time NASCAR champion and one of the most successful drivers in auto racing history, will compete in his 19th and final full-time Cup Series season in 2020. Johnson confirmed the news on social media. The 44-year-old Johnson is one of the greatest champions in sports. His record-tying seven Cup titles, which include...

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Two Cent Turkeys That Didn’t Fly

Les Nessman once watched turkeys get thrown out of a helicopter on the ‘70’s sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. Back at the office, it comes out that it was a publicity stunt to which station owner Arthur Carlson said, “As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.” In honor of the greatest Thanksgiving episode (more…)

This, That and the Next Thing by Ernie Saxton: November 21, 2019

A feat many cited as insurmountable was tackled by Matt Sheppard. When the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) signed a multi-year agreement with Sunoco Race Fuels a year ago, Sunoco distributor Insinger Performance issued a challenge. If one Modified driver was able to win the STSS Halmar International North Region, Velocita-USA South...

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