Barely more than three hours after the Pocono crowd greeted Kyle Busch with a chorus of boos during driver introductions, Kyle Busch made converts of the fans in the grandstands – at least a large portion of them – with a spectacular burnout after his long-awaited victory in the Overton’s 400.
From my vantage point – the sofa – roughly 300 fans turned out to watch the Brickyard 400 at venerable Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 21 … and half of them left when Dale Earnhardt Jr., who will retire from NASCAR competition at the end of the 2017 season, was forced out of the race thanks to a blown radiator.
By Mark Vasto
For the Greer Citizen
GHS Accepting Hall of Fame nominations
The Greer High Booster Club is accepting nominations for induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Nominees must have graduated from Greer High a minimum of five years before becoming eligible. Criteria are based on athletic accomplishments as a high school student.
By Leland Burch
For the Greer Citizen
By Stan Olejnik
For The Greer Citizen
The 50th Greenville County Amateur golf championship will be remembered for the quality of the players on the top of the leader board, as three former champions were all trying to win their second county title.
Greer standout Quavian White will play his college football at Georgia State, the rising senior announced over the weekend.
White had narrowed his choices to just three, also considering Appalachian State and Wisconsin.
The 18th annual Farmer Smith’s Cow Pie Classic returns to Blue Ridge on Aug. 19, and it will feature new events for local runners.
The meet’s primary event, the Tiger Trails 2 Miler, will now be joined by a 5K, and members of the public are invited to run with the high school team.
By Reid Spencer
In semi-darkness, as the sun set behind the frontstretch grandstand at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kasey Kahne did all he could to dispel the shadow overhanging his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and his racing career.
By Chris Knight
Using a late-race restart 18 laps from the finish and a strategy to ‘go where the others aren’t,’ Matt Crafton muscled past veteran dirt racer Stewart Friesen to win Wednesday night’s fifth annual Eldora Dirt Derby 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway.