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Thank goodness Denny Hamlin is a fan of collecting large sums of cash. Otherwise, Hamlin would be fully engrossed in the longest competitive vacation of the 2016 NASCAR season. When Hamlin edged Martin Truex Jr. — literally by a fender — … more
LUCAMA — Tyler Hughes and Louis White directed their respective cars to Late Model victory lane Saturday night as part of the Schools Out 200, held at Southern National Motorsports Park. In the first of two 40-lap segments, Hughes claimed the … more
The debate raging for the past two days over the airwaves and the internet has been about LeBron James’ legacy. Certainly his performance in leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first NBA championship after trailing the defending champion … more
The Wilson Times asked several current and former high school players and coaches who will win Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday. I think the Warriors will win it. They’ve been so dominant at home and it’s going to be tough to beat … more
While Southern National Motorsports Park will observe the end of the school year with its “School’s Out 200” feature, presented by Bojangles, Saturday, the current points leader in Late Model Stock Cars won’t be racing. … more
Recent Fike High graduate D.J. Daniels signed a professional baseball contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday at the team’s minor league facility in Dunedin, Fla. Daniels will begin his … more
As a youngster, I couldn’t stand Muhammad Ali. One of my earliest sporting memories was of him lambasting Joe Frazier prior to one of their epic heavyweight fights. I don’t know if it was in 1971 before their first bout, which Frazier … more
Rusty Daniels picked up his first victory of the 2016 season Saturday in the first 40-lap Late Model Stock Car race of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at Southern National Motorsports Park. The 42-year-old driver from Alliance didn’t … more
RALEIGH — The foray of Austin Bryant into the world of professional boxing started off on a successful note last Friday inside Dorton Arena. Following an amateur career that started at the age of 10 and spanned 27 fights, Bryant stepped … more
LUCAMA — With the aid of shrewd tire management, Matt Craig made it an early 2 for 2 in the Scott Farms Sweet Potato 7 series by steering his Pro Late Model car to a first-place finish at Southern National Motorsports Park on Saturday night. … more
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