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Kenseth Out duels Kahne in NASCAR Teardown

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    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Brad Keselowski saw one shot in front of him to steal the win in the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.He had twice picked his way through the field Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, and found himself watching a spirited, side-by-side battle for the lead between Kevin Harvick and rookie Kyle Larson. As everyone else held their breath watching the Harvick and Larson duel, Kesel...
  • RGIII leaves game with leg injury

    RGIII leaves game with leg injury

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    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Robert Griffin III departed with his left ankle in a splint, and DeSean Jackson walked off gingerly supporting his left arm and shoulder Sunday in the first quarter of the Washington Redskins' game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.The Redskins announced that neither would return.Griffin was hurt while making an acrobatic, leaping, across-the-body throw near the sideline while being pursued by line...
    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Robert Griffin III departed with his left ankle in a splint, and DeSean Jackson walked off gingerly supporting his left arm and shoulder Sunday in the first quarter of the Washington Redskins' game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.The Redskins announced that neither would return.Griffin was hurt while making an acrobatic, leaping, across-the-body throw near the sideline while being pursued by line...
  • Blacksburg Girls look strong at Knights Crossing

    Blacksburg Girls look strong at Knights Crossing

    Saturday, September 13 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-09-13 23:46:00 GMT
    The 11th annual Knights Crossing cross country meet was held Saturday at Green Hill Park in Salem. The Blacksburg Girls looked strong as always in the event held by Cave Spring High School. The 4th ranked team in the nation took the Girls Team Title in the Girls Red 5k. E.C. Glass sophomore Libby Davidson took first place overall in the event. She set the course record, running a 17:36.7 minute mile.
    The 11th annual Knights Crossing cross country meet was held Saturday at Green Hill Park in Salem. The Blacksburg Girls looked strong as always in the event held by Cave Spring High School. The 4th ranked team in the nation took the Girls Team Title in the Girls Red 5k. E.C. Glass sophomore Libby Davidson took first place overall in the event. She set the course record, running a 17:36.7 minute mile.

The Sprint Cup Series moved from the wild wild west into the heartland this weekend, but they did so with heavy hearts. Many drivers showed support for the boston bombing victims. The racing on the other hand was unpredictable, causing one of the series best drivers- Kyle Busch to spin out twice.  The second time that M & M's Toyota slid out from under him he gathered Joey Logano in a tough hit that ended the day for both drivers.

Fast forward to the last lap and Matt Kenseth would have his hands full trying to hold off Kasey Kahne--and he does just that.   Kenseth goes on to win his second race of the year, and his second in a row at Kansas.  Kenseth says his car was unbelievably fast for the first 120 laps or so..but as the weather varied from cloudy to sunny so did his racecar.. It was the adjustments to keep it fast that made the difference for the 20 car.

  Atop your Sprint Cup points standings---Jimmie johnson is still your points leader by 37 over Kasey Kahne.  Dale Jr moves up one spot to 5th, while Matt Kenseth's win lands him in 8th place. Paul Menard rounds out your top 10.   Next week the series comes back to the Commonwealth as they hit the track in Richmond for a short track race under the lights.

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