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Kahne’s able with come-from-behind win at Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kasey Kahne and Ryan Sieg were non-factors for much of Friday night’s Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway.Kahne, sitting 12th for a restart with three laps remaining, hadn’t won a NASCAR Nationwide Series race since August 2007. Sieg, a rookie running 14th, had never finished better than ninth in 19 previous Nationwide starts.But when it came to the final push, there they were – Kahne charging from eighth during a green-white-checkered finish and Sieg nudging him past Regan Smith for the victory.

 

SWU offering summer sports camps

CENTRAL – Southern Wesleyan University is offering several sports-related summer camps in July. Camp brochures can be found at www.swuathletics.com. Here’s a look at the camps:July 13-15: Overnight soccer camp for ages 11-16.July 21-24: Soccer Camp for ages 4-11. 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day.July 21-24: Soccer Team Camp for high school-age teams. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day.Conta...

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Perfect Storm: Almirola’s storybook win a dream come true

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Aric Almirola loves to work on cars. To race them, he says is a bonus.And to become the first driver of Cuban descent to win in NASCAR’s top series, as he did Sunday at Daytona International Speedway for Richard Petty Motorsports, is fulfillment of a dream beyond any expectations.Almirola, 30, grew up not far from Daytona and raced go-karts in the shadow of the World Center of Racing. He attended the University of Central Florida and was...

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Brian France gives midseason state of the sport at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – If NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France could change one thing about 2014 it might be the lousy weather that’s haunted the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule.With it raining again at Daytona hours before the scheduled start of the Coke Zero 400, France addressed the national media for the first time since the implementation of the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying format and rules package. He said the sport is pleased with the results ...

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Late pass gives Harvick Nationwide win at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. — A late-race pass on Kyle Busch on the final restart of the night awarded Kevin Harvick of JR Motorsports the win Friday night at Kentucky Speedway in the running of the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 presented by Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.Harvick should thank Brad Keselowski for the trophy after Keselowski foiled late in the race with a speeding penalty on Lap 148, which put him behind and opened the door for a classic shoot-out between two former Nation...

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Kyle Busch wins again at Kentucky Speedway in truck race

SPARTA, Ky. — Kyle Busch scored his sixth consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in Thursday night’s UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway.For Busch, in his 120th NCWTS start, he recorded his fifth triumph of the season, winning in every event he has entered thus far in 2014.After taking the last two races off at Texas Motor Speedway and Gateway Motorsports Park respectively, Busch returned June 26 with a vengeance recording his second truck series win...

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Keselowski wins from the pole at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. — Brad Keselowski climbed six positions over the final 47 laps to pick up his second win of the season in dominating fashion in Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway.By winning, Keselowski guarantees himself a berth into the Chase and also becomes the first two-time winner at the 1.5-mile speedway in three years.

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Sports Announcements

Summer Day Camps 2014PICKENS — The Pickens County Recreation Department will hold nine one-week Summer Day Camp sessions in June, July and August at the Pickens Recreation Center, 545 Sangamo Road in Pickens.Camps will be held July 7-July 11, July 14-July 18, July 21-July 25, July 28-Aug. 1, Aug. 4-Aug. 8 and Aug. 11-Aug. 15.The camps are for children ages 6 to 12 (completed 5K kindergarten to rising seventh graders) and will be held fro...

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Caleb Roberts of Liberty High School was selected to All-State by the S.C. Baseball Coaches Association and was also selected to play in the North South All-Star game. He is shown with LHS baseball coach Scott Kerwin.

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