Ryan Blaney pulled away late to win the rescheduled Coca-Cola 600 on Monday at Charlotte Speedway, giving team owner Roger Penske a sweep of the Memorial Day weekend’s top races in the United States. Josef Newgarden won a record-extending 19th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday for Team Penske. It marked the first time Team Penske has earned a sweep of the two races in the same year.
Wake Forest is the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament and the Southeastern Conference had a record-tying 10 teams picked to play in regionals. The 64-team tournament opens Friday in 16 regionals. Winners advance to eight best-of-three super regionals. Those winners move on to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. The top eight national seeds are assured of hosting super regionals if they win their regionals.
Charlotte Motor Speedway has announced the Coca-Cola 600 has been postponed until Monday due to wet weather. The Cup Series race will begin at 3 p.m. ET on Monday. NASCAR has moved the Xfinity Series up to an 11 a.m. start. The Xfinity Series race had been scheduled to run Saturday but was also postponed.
Thirty-five states have fewer children than they did five years ago, a situation caused by declining birth rates nationwide, but also by young families migrating across state borders in search of cheaper housing.
William Byron has driven past North Wilkesboro Speedway on his way to the Blue Ridge Mountains. So has Brad Keselowski and many other North Carolina-based NASCAR drivers. But not many had been inside the track before this week. None have run a Cup Series event here.
FrontPageBets takes a look at drivers to watch during this Sunday’s All-Star race as NASCAR returns to the North Wilkesboro Speedway for the first time since 1996.
After 27 years, NASCAR is returning to North Wilkesboro Speedway for the All-Star race on Sunday night. It follows a dramatic transformation of a forgotten venue. The track was abandoned after NASCAR moved on to larger, more populated cities across the country. Hall of Fame driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s decision to map the course for iRacing in 2019 changed things. Fans helped spur racing's return to the track. Government funds helped, too. Now, NASCAR is back for the weekend and maybe beyond.
A three-judge appeals court panel heard testimony this week about revoking the FDA’s 22-year-old approval of a key pill used in medication abortion and miscarriage management. The judges all have track records of siding with abortion foes. Meanwhile, as the standoff over raising the federal debt ceiling continues in Washington, a major sticking point is whether to impose work requirements on recipients of Medicaid coverage. Victoria Knight of Axios, Rachel Roubein of The Washington Post, and Sandhya Raman of CQ Roll Call join KFF Health News chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more.
Thousands of South Dakotans are being knocked off Medicaid, only to be eligible to requalify several months later. Even more enrollees are likely to experience a temporary loss of coverage in North Carolina.
William Byron avoided a wreck between Ross Chastain and Kyle Larson on a restart six laps from the end and held on to win the Goodyear 400 in overtime at Darlington Raceway. Byron was pushed out of the lead by eventual winner Joey Logano two laps from the end here a year ago. This time, Byron watched as Chastain and Larson collided, then drove away from Kevin Harvick for his third win this year and the seventh of his career.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Sitting under a picnic shelter in an east Raleigh park on a spring day with birdwatchers Anders and Beverly Gyllenhaal is like being on celebrity watch with paparazzi. One second, they’re talking about the science that inspired their new book, “A Wing and a Prayer: The Race to Save Our Vanishing Birds,” and the next, a flash of brown in the periphery has Beverly snapping her ...
La Oficina de Protección Financiera del Consumidor estimó en su informe que, en solo tres años, de 2018 a 2020, las personas han estado pagando $1,000 millones en intereses diferidos de tarjetas de crédito médicas y otros financiamientos médicos.
A warning from the Treasury Department that the U.S. could default on its debt as soon as June 1 has galvanized lawmakers to intervene. But there is still no obvious way to reconcile Republican demands to slash federal spending with President Joe Biden’s demand to raise the debt ceiling and save the spending fight for a later date. Meanwhile, efforts to pass abortion bans in conservative states are starting to stall as some Republicans rebel against the most severe bans. Joanne Kenen of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Politico, Rachel Cohrs of Stat, and Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico join KFF Health News chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more.
FrontPageBets takes a look at best bets and golfers to watch as the PGA Tour is back at Quail Hollow and its par-71, 7,538-yard championship course.
Don't miss "Silver Alert" by Lee Smith; Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill (224 pages, $27) ——— "Silver Alert" is about end-of-life considerations — creeping dementia, terminal cancer, and anxious adult children trying to do the right thing while mostly doing the wrong thing. And yet because it is a Lee Smith novel, it is bursting with life and laughter and love, an absolute delight. Smith's ...
The litigation took an unusual twist when Republicans gained control of the North Carolina Supreme Court in last year’s election.
This video was captured in a carport in Asheville, North Carolina, where this man, one David Oppenheimer, was attempting to have a relaxing af…
UConn guard Jordan Hawkins has announced that he will leave college and enter the NBA draft. The 6-foot-5 sophomore from Gaithersburg, Maryland averaged 16.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists this past season, helping lead the Huskies to the program’s fifth NCAA Tournament title. He averaged 16.3 points in the Huskies' six games in the NCAA Tournament and shot 50% from 3-point range (21 of 42).
'Miles of individual, wonderful words' I can't say I wasn't warned. A few weeks ago, I wrote about a columnist for the Guardian who suggested that people who own lots of books are smug and middle-class. She is giving her books away. Reader Joseph W. Smith III of Montoursville, Pennsylvania, responded to me right away. "You're gonna get a pile of mail about your recent column," he wrote. "We ...
Cinderella teams make for great stories and busted brackets. They don’t necessarily make for great television ratings, though.
A federal judge in Texas has dealt a big setback to the Affordable Care Act. The same judge who tried in 2018 to declare the entire ACA unconstitutional has now ruled that the law’s main provisions for preventive care are unconstitutional and, therefore, unenforceable nationwide. Also this week, North Carolina became the 40th state to expand Medicaid under the ACA. Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Rachel Cohrs of Stat, and Sandhya Raman of CQ Roll Call join KHN chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more.
A new Georgia commission to discipline and remove wayward prosecutors would be the latest move by Republicans nationwide to ratchet up oversight.
The NCAA has taken a seat on the bench in the political game. The organization that governs college athletics was once at the forefront of hot-button issues such as the Confederate flag and transgender rights. But that stance evolved quickly as one Republican-controlled state after another rushed to pass laws that cover everything from abortion to transgender rights to drag shows.
President Joe Biden says that Republicans’ budget plans could undermine U.S. manufacturing and help China dominate the world economy.
The 3rd-seeded Musketeers will take on the 2nd-seeded Longhorns in the Midwest Region semifinals Friday night from Kansas City.