Associated Press Published 11:30 PM EDT May 10, 2019 Kansas City, Kan. — Ross Chastain raced to his first NASCAR Trucks victory Friday night after leader Stewart Friesen ran out of gas with three laps to go at Kansas Speedway. “This is what sports is all about — comebacks man,” Chastain said after leading just five laps. Friesen took the first two stages for the first time this season, but a costly mistake of leaving the pit box early with 42 laps to go left him without enough gas. He held the lead after a restart with 16 laps to go and led a race-high 87 laps on the 1 1/2-mile oval, but ended up 15th. Chastain topped Ben Rhodes by 0.483 seconds. Todd Gilliland was third, followed by Austin Hill and Brandon Jones and two-time Kansas winner Matt Crafton. Johnny Sauter, coming off a victory at Dover, was forced to the garage after his 20th lap because of mechanical woes and came back to complete 97 laps. NASCAR Kevin Harvick scored his third pole of … [Read more...] about Friday’s motors: Ross Chastain picks up first Trucks win
David Goricki The Detroit News Published 6:39 PM EDT Apr 18, 2019 Detroit — Spencer Pigot enjoyed his day at Comerica Park on Thursday, throwing out the first pitch on Detroit Grand Prix Day before watching the Tigers defeat the White Sox, 9-7. Pigot, 25, is part of a growing number of young American IndyCar drivers who will be competing in next month’s Indianapolis 500 before they move to the Motor City to compete in a doubleheader — races held on June 1-2 — on Belle Isle. Pigot feels right at home with Ed Carpenter Racing and he should. He's running in his fourth season with ECR but more importantly for the second year on a full-time basis. And Pigot knows he has the equipment to finish on the podium after finishing second at Iowa Speedway last year. He has two 10th place finishes on Belle Isle and is looking forward to the next couple of months with the running of the Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 11 and the Indy … [Read more...] about Spencer Pigot revving up to ‘be a force’ in IndyCar
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by A conversation with Foster Friess, who was an early supporter of President Trump. He’s now one of six Republicans competing in a primary on Tuesday. ByJeremy W. Peters Aug. 21, 2018 Foster Friess, a wealthy investor and major funder of conservative candidates and causes, has been known to pick long shots. Sometimes he gets it right, as he did with Donald J. Trump in 2016, when most Republican donors were still sitting on their wallets. Other times it doesn’t end so well, as with Rick Santorum’s failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. Long shot is how almost anyone would have described Mr. Friess’s foray into running for office: a campaign for governor of Wyoming, his adopted home But there is good reason to believe that Mr. Friess’s … [Read more...] about In Wyoming Governor’s Race, a Wealthy Conservative Donor Tries on a New Hat: Candidate
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Milton J. Valencia Globe Staff August 21, 2018 LAWRENCE — After six hot and humid hours on the campaign trail last month, Josh Zakim finally arrived in Lawrence, where he and Mayor Dan Rivera strolled through a park to greet residents who had taken over tables for a dominoes tournament. Speaking in Spanish as merengue music played in the background, Rivera interrupted to remind everyone to vote in the Sept. 4. primary for Juana Matias and Marcos Devers, both well-known local Latino candidates. And, he added, vote for “mi amigo, Josh Zakim.” Zakim, the Boston city councilor who is running for secretary of state, nodded and grinned. Advertisement “Hi, Josh Zakim, nice to meet you,” the candidate said in English, offering a handshake and a campaign flier. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need … [Read more...] about They know his name in Boston. But outside the city, Josh Zakim fights to raise his profile.
Anthony Fenech Detroit Free Press Published 1:01 p.m. UTC Aug 18, 2018 MINNEAPOLIS — Ron Gardenhire’s head was still spinning from discussions that ended late Thursday night and continued the next day, so he let Detroit Tigers media relations coordinator Michele Wysocki announce the big, bad news of the day. Blaine Hardy, one of the team’s most reliable pitchers this season, was placed on the 10-day disabled list with left elbow tendonitis. In a corresponding move, the Tigers recalled lefty Matt Carpenter from Triple-A Toledo. Carpenter was widely believed to be Saturday’s starting pitcher, in place of Artie Lewicki, who was placed on the DL with right elbow inflammation earlier in the week. But because of Hardy’s injury, Carpenter arrived one day earlier and was available to pitch out of the bullpen, in the case Matt Boyd did not last long. If Carpenter doesn’t pitch on Friday night — which the Tigers are rooting for — he will … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers’ pitching plans spoiled by injuries; Blaine Hardy on DL