By Jenna Fryer Associated Press Published 2:49 PM EST Feb 1, 2019 Charlotte, N.C. – NASCAR’s biggest stars have all moved on. Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are television analysts while Tony Stewart is racing sprint cars again. Danica Patrick traded her firesuit for athleisure-wear while Carl Edwards just kind of disappeared. America’s top motorsports series is in need of a new face. The rapid wave of retirements brought in a crop of fresh-faced young drivers tasked with carrying NASCAR through a tough transition, but no clear superstar to fill empty seats and shape the next generation of racers. It might be a job best suited for Kyle Larson, considered by many the best hope to bridge the gap between grassroots racing and NASCAR – and perhaps attract new fans to motor sports in a time of need. He is young at 26, and like childhood idol Gordon he hails from California and made his name racing sprint cars. Larson has the raw talent to take risks that … [Read more...] about Can Kyle Larson be the next NASCAR superstar?
Jenna Fryer, Ap Auto Racing Writer Published 12:09 pm CST, Friday, February 1, 2019 FILE - In this July 6, 2018, file photo, Kyle Larson (42) crosses the finish line to win the first stage of a NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. As Larsen enters his sixth season at NASCAR's top level it is clear that once he starts winning on a consistent basis he could become the biggest star in the country. less FILE - In this July 6, 2018, file photo, Kyle Larson (42) crosses the finish line to win the first stage of a NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. As Larsen ... more Photo: John Raoux, AP Photo: John Raoux, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 FILE - In this July 6, 2018, … [Read more...] about NASCAR needs new stars and Kyle Larson may save the sport
By Jenna Fryer Updated 5:23 pm PST, Thursday, January 31, 2019 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jeff Gordon graduated from racing sprint cars on “Thursday Night Thunder” to the big leagues of NASCAR, arriving with a silly mustache, a mullet and a briefcase that held little more than his Nintendo Game Boy. The 20-year-old from Vallejo, who briefly relocated to Indiana for its lowered age requirements to race, was very much an outsider in a series with deep Southern roots. The fragile state of open-wheel racing had thrown a roadblock into Gordon’s career path and he’d detoured to stock cars as the best option. The “Wonder Boy” almost immediately took NASCAR mainstream. Gordon is largely credited for pushing the sport beyond a regional series to one with an international presence. Gordon won four championships, his 93 victories rank third all-time and his savvy brand management made him one of the most recognized drivers in the world. He … [Read more...] about Jeff Gordon altered NASCAR landscape on way to Hall of Fame
Avengers: Infinity War press conference of Jeff Goldblum throwing a ball at Robert Downey Jr.’s head. Also read: New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Promo Art Has Hulk In Quantum Realm Suit Back in April, the Grandmaster himself surprised many by appearing at the Avengers: Infinity War global press conference in Beverly Hills, California. Goldblum moderated the panel which consisted of the Russo brothers and cast members from the film. A hilarious video from the event has now surfaced on Twitter, with Goldblum throwing a ball at Downey Jr.’s head. You can check out the hilarious video below! Also read: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Promo Art Shows Off Iron Man’s Quantum Realm Suit Do you think the Grandmaster will appear in Avengers: Endgame? Comment below! Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom … [Read more...] about WATCH: Jeff Goldblum Throw A Ball At Robert Downey Jr.’s Head
It’s likely that former Attorney General Jeff “Cowardice ‘R’ Us” Sessions will go underground—where he must feel at home amongst the molerats—following his resignation. As an alternative, we’d like to suggest a few vacation destinations where Sessions might be welcomed with open arms. Svartálfheim. Straight out of Norse mythology and co-opted by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III will surely love the views and the vibe on Svartálfheim, one of the Nine Realms and the home of the scheming Dark Elves. This blasted wasteland of treachery and thwarted ambition will make it seem as though he’s hardly even left Trump’s Cabinet. “The dark world is nothing more than a wasteland that echoes with the ghosts of dead warriors. It, along with the Dark Elves that once inhabited it, are now mere shadows of a forgotten age,” Odin tells his son Thor in Thor: The Dark … [Read more...] about Things We Saw Today: 3 Places Jeff Sessions Should Visit With His Newfound Free Time