Month: December 2019

Dec 28, 2019 Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Omaha Beach won the $300,000 Malibu Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths on opening day at Santa Anita, giving Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith a record 217th Grade 1 victory. Smith surpassed the mark set by retired Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey to become thoroughbred racing’s all-time
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Dec 21, 2019 Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Santa Anita is postponing the opening day of its winter-spring meet by two days to Dec. 28 ahead of next week’s forecast that calls for rain. The Southern California racetrack announced its decision on Saturday. It will be the first time since 1973-74 that the meet doesn’t
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Dec 20, 2019 Junior Johnson, a bootlegger turned NASCAR Hall of Famer immortalized as the “Last American Hero,” has died, NASCAR announced. He was 88. NASCAR said Johnson had been in declining health and had entered hospice care this week. “Junior Johnson truly was the ‘Last American Hero,’ ” NASCAR chairman and CEO Jim France
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Dec 17, 2019 Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hailie Deegan, a rising 18-year-old star in motorsports, was named a development driver with Ford Performance on Tuesday in a deal that could fast-track her progression into a NASCAR national series. Deegan spent the past two years as part of Toyota’s crowded development field before the switch.
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Dec 16, 2019 Associated Press Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier. He was 79. The Motorsports Hall of Fame, which inducted Simpson in 2003 for his long
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Dec 9, 2019 Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cole Pearn, considered one of the top crew chiefs in NASCAR, is leaving the sport to spend more time with his family. Pearn won the 2017 NASCAR championship with Martin Truex Jr. and guided Truex to the title race in four of their five years together, including
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