Discovery Channel Films with Rawlings, Busch, Logano

WHAT: Media are invited to attend a special event at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Kurt Busch, Joey Logano and Richard Rawlings. Kurt Busch teamed up with Richard Rawlings and his team at Gas Monkey Garage to build a custom Pantera which will debut on the track. Busch will put the Pantera to the test and race against Logano, who will drive the Factory Five Ford Performance Gen-3 Type 65 Daytona Coupe. The race, which begins at 8 p.m., will be one of the first on the speedway’s brand new Roval for a Discovery Channel show. Video recording of the actual race will not be allowed. WHO: Richard Rawlings, star of Discovery Channel’s hit series FAST…

Two Out Hits Doom Blue Rocks in Series Finale

Wilmington, DE – The Wilmington Blue Rocks (64-59/25-28) could not keep the Frederick Keys (57/64-26-26) off the scoreboard in a 9-2 loss Thursday night at Frawley Stadium. Frederick plated eight of its nine runs with two outs and forced a split in the pivotal four-game series. Chris DeVito paced the offense with three hits, including a double.  Despite the loss, the Rocks did not lose ground to the leading Salem Red Sox in the Northern Division Wild Card race and remain 2.5 games back after Salem fell to Potomac Thursday night as well.   Frederick struck first with a Yermin Mercedes RBI single to give the Rocks a 1-0 deficit.  In the second, the Keys…

Knights Fall to Mud Hens 9-4 Thursday

Charlotte Scores Three Runs in Ninth on Five Walks (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – The Charlotte Knights dropped the finale of their three-game series against the Toledo Mud Hens by a score of 9-4 on Thursday from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The Mud Hens won two of three games in the series. Down by a score of 9-1, the Knights battled back in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Toledo bullpen and scored three runs with the help of five walks. Toledo relievers Bryan Garcia and Kyle Ryan both struggled to record outs in the final inning. Garcia allowed three runs on three walks and one hit. He retired only one batter in…

: Kahne, Hemric, Gray Get Fans Revved Up for the Fall Season at Parade of Power

WHAT: NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne, XFINITY Series driver Daniel Hemric and NHRA Pro Stock driver Tanner Gray will wave the green flag on the speedway’s action-packed fall Season of Speed during the ninth annual Parade of Power on Wednesday, Aug. 16. Vehicles representing those that will compete this fall at Charlotte Motor Speedway will parade down Bruton Smith Boulevard, from Concord Mills Mall to the speedway’s Avenue of Flags. The FREE fan event will include a driver Q&A session, free monster truck rides for kids and a chance for 100 fans to attend an autograph session with the drivers. The first 100 fans to pick up a wristband beginning at 8…

Wake Forest’s Clawson comments on Practice No. 10

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.  – Wake Forest head football coach Dave Clawson led the Deacons through a productive and spirited practice session Monday morning at McCreary Field House on the Wake Forest campus.  Clawson was very pleased with the session.   “We got red zone work in today,” said Clawson.  “When you get to camp, it becomes a daily decision of ‘are you going to get through or get better?’ Today, we got better. I think sometimes in camp players can get in survival mode. When you get in survival mode, your team doesn’t improve. There has to be that daily decision of getting work in and improving — like on tackle splits for when we go…

  Title Fights, Fireworks Highlight Champions Night

  The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout rounds to a close with a Monday-Tuesday doubleheader featuring the ninth and 10th races of the season July 31 and Aug. 1 at Charlotte Motor Speedway   Championships will be decided in seven divisions, Porta Johns will race on the frontstretch July 31 and action on Aug. 1 sponsored by Stock Car Steel & Aluminum includes a post-race autograph session and fireworks show   Like heavyweight fighters swinging for a knockout, title contenders in the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout are ready to outlast their competition and claim the ultimate prize in Rounds 9 and 10 on Monday and Tuesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The ultimate grassroots racing extravaganza concludes its 24th…

  Former Camel standout Eric Griffin signs two-way contract with Utah Jazz

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Former Campbell standout Eric Griffin has signed a two-way contract with the Utah Jazz after standing out in NBA Summer League action.   The 27-year-old averaged 10.8 points and 7.8 rebounds in four games in Las Vegas, and averaged 8.7 points and 6.0 rebounds in three games in Utah. His rim-rocking dunks also caught the attention of the crowd.   Griffin, who attended Campbell from 2010-12, has played in Europe and the G-League. He played in Israel during the 2016-17 season.  Griffin was the last player cut by the Miami Heat in 2013 and a D-League All-Star a year later. He was signed by the Detroit Pistons in 2015, but was…

Family Tradition Green, Joy Chase Glory in Shootout’s ‘Shark Week’ Showdown

Teenaged Legend Car drivers Scott Joy and Austin Green carry on family traditions of racing as they compete in the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway   Next Tuesday’s Bojangles’ Summer Shootout features Shark Week promotions, the Little Luggies 600 Power Wheels race and Legend Cars and Bandoleros on the frontstretch quarter-mile   Tickets for the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout cost just $8 for adults while children under 13 get in FREE. Tickets are available at the gates.   CONCORD, N.C. (July 21, 2017) – The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout has helped transform dozens of aspiring racers into prominent NASCAR stars. This summer, two teenaged drivers with NASCAR ties hope to use their Legend Cars to…

Game Time Set for SC-Kentucky Football

GAMECOCKS HOME OPENER TO BE PLAYED UNDER THE LIGHTS 7:30 pm Kick Time Set for Kentucky Game on September 16   COLUMBIA, S.C. (July 25, 2017) – The South Carolina football home opener will be played under the lights at Williams-Brice Stadium, it was announced today. The Gamecocks will host the Kentucky Wildcats in an SEC Eastern Division showdown at 7:30 pm on Saturday, September 16. The contest will be televised on SEC Network. South Carolina leads the all-time series by a 17-10-1 count over Kentucky including an 8-4-1 mark in Columbia, but the Wildcats have won each of the last three meetings between the two schools, including a 17-10 decision in Lexington last season….

PBR SERIES VISITS RALEIGH FOR FIRST TIME IN 15 YEARS Professional Bull Riders set to compete at PNC Arena October 14 and 15

(RALEIGH, NC) – The PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) heads east to Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15, 2017 to compete in the Frontier Communications Invitational presented by Cooper Tires at PNC Arena. This will be the first time the PBR has competed in Raleigh since Ednei Caminhas won the event in 2002.   Tickets go on sale on Thursday, July 20 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the PNC Arena Box Office.   For two nights, the Top-35 bull riders in the world will face off with the sport’s rankest bulls for their share of the $140,000 total purse. 2016 PBR World Champion…