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September 27, 1990
Frank E. Glenn, a maintenance crew chief in the Patapsco State Park, died Saturday at St. Agnes Hospital after an apparent heart attack.A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Glenn, who was 76 and lived on Hillside Road in Catonsville, was offered yesterday at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church in Catonsville.He worked in the Hilton and Orange Grove areas of the park for the past nine years. For about 10 years before that, he worked at the Union News Co. stand in Pennsylvania Station.From 1953 to 1968, he operated a gas station at Milford Mill and Reisterstown roads.
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Sports Digest | September 30, 2014
Major League Baseball Nats' Division Series opener to be day game Nationals Park will host a day game Friday for Game 1 of the National League Division Series. How early in the day will be determined by the Washington Nationals' opponent. Major League Baseball announced the start times for Game 1 and Game 2 of each division series Monday. If the Pittsburgh Pirates win the NL wild-card game Wednesday night, Game 1 in Washington would start at 12:07 p.m. If the San Francisco Giants win, Game 1 would start at 3:07 p.m. Regardless of the Nationals' opponent, Game 2 on Saturday will start at 5:37 p.m. MLB has also released the umpiring crews for each series.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | February 13, 1995
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Saturday evening, Junior Johnson was fined $45,000 for being in violation of a directive in the NASCAR rule book.Yesterday, crew chief Mike Beam refused to acknowledge the team had been caught cheating.NASCAR leveled the fine, and refused to allow the team to run for the pole, when the "insert portion" of the intake manifold was found not to be welded on the Johnson Ford. According to Section 12, Rule 4 of the NASCAR Winston Cup Rule Book, as well as the 1995 Daytona 500 entry blank, any internal modification to a car's engine must be visibly welded in place.
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From Sun staff reports | March 22, 2014
Justin Boston will start on the pole for today's ARCA Mobile 200 after recording the fastest time during pole qualifying Friday night. Boston, in the No. 25 ZLOOP Computer & Electronics Recycling Toyota, won his third Menards pole award, with the other two coming at Salem Speedway during the 2013 season. "We came here for one reason and that's to win the race," said Boston, a Boys' Latin alumnus from Baltimore County. He will be joined on the front row by Mason Mitchell in the No. 98 Thermal Technology Services Ford.
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By Ed Hinton and Ed Hinton,Orlando Sentinel | February 15, 2007
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Michael Waltrip's Toyota team yesterday took the hardest hit yet in what has mushroomed into the toughest cheating crackdown during Daytona 500 week in at least 31 years. Waltrip's crew chief and his vice president of competition were ejected from Daytona International Speedway for the remainder of Speedweeks and suspended indefinitely from NASCAR competition. Gatorade Duels Today, 2 p.m., Speed Channel
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By SANDRA MCKEE and SANDRA MCKEE,SUN REPORTER | February 20, 2006
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Nextel Cup driver Jimmie Johnson couldn't believe his good fortune. He drove into Victory Lane, climbed from his car and heard himself referred to as the winner of the Daytona 500. "Say it again, please," he said, and then screamed, "WE WON THE DAYTONA 500." Johnson won the 48th Daytona 500 in his No. 48 Chevrolet for car owner Rick Hendrick. It was his 148th career start. And the victory, his 19th in the Cup Series, came in what may be judged one of the most entertaining 500s in recent memory, despite finishing under caution on Lap 203. Casey Mears, in his No. 42 Dodge, finished second, and Ryan Newman, in his No. 12 Dodge, was third.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | July 24, 1999
LONG POND, Pa. -- It's supposed to be a sport that has its heart centered in mechanical expertise -- the engine power, the aerodynamics of the car design that set the driver up for a great performance.But yesterday, here at Pocono International Raceway, there was a little demonstration about the emotions of the game.In the morning, crew chief Larry McReynolds announced an end to his efforts to start his own race team. And he said he has signed on for another three years with car owner Richard Childress and driver Mike Skinner.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | August 11, 2001
The February after Jeff Gordon won his second Winston Cup championship, he sat in his motor home at Daytona International Speedway talking about all the things he still could do to be a better race car driver. He was 25 then, and chief on his list was learning more about what his race car was telling him during practice and races. It was his honesty in talking about what he didn't know and being generous in the praise of his team, as much as the success he had under the guidance of his then-crew chief Ray Evernham, that caused several misconceptions.
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October 7, 2004
Moves Auto racing NASCAR: Docked Greg Biffle and car owner Geoff Smith 25 championship points apiece, fined crew chief Doug Richert $25,000 and suspended crew member Michael Hillman Jr. for making unapproved rear spoiler adjustments in Sunday's race. Docked Kasey Kahne and car owner Ray Evernham 25 championship points apiece and fined crew chief Tommy Baldwin $25,000 for using unapproved spoiler modification. Fined Pat Tryson, crew chief for Mark Martin, $10,000 for using unapproved air directional device and $5,000 for using unapproved windshield mounting.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | June 8, 2001
Charles Clayton Ports, a retired broadcast engineer and avid fly fisherman who had a second career selling displays of flies that he tied, died of a heart attack June 1 while fishing the Beaverkill River in the Catskill Mountains of New York state. The longtime Owings Mills resident was 76. Born in Hampden, Mr. Ports graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1943, then served three years in the Navy as an aviation electronic technician's mate first class. After returning home, he attended a technical school in Washington and became a broadcast engineer for WJZ-TV, whose call letters then were WAAM.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2013
Here's what umpire crew chief Gerry Davis told me about the delay on today's replay review on Rays right fielder Matt Joyce's eventual home run ball in the Orioles' 3-1 loss to the Rays: "[Orioles manager] Buck [Showalter] wanted to know whether the ball was, in fact, fair. We got together as a crew to discuss whether the ball was fair or foul, whether any of us had anything differently than [first-base ump Dan Iassogna] had. We did not. So the ruling on the field was that it was a fair ball in play.
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April 28, 2013
Justin Boston of Baltimore took the checkered flag Saturday to win the pole for today's Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 presented by Crosley Radio, an Automobile Racing Club of America race in Salem, Ind. Boston nosed out Venturini Motorsports teammate Kyle Benjamin by .004 of a second. "We've been neck and neck here," Boston, 23, said of himself and Benjamin. "He edged me out at the test, and I went and watched the video of that. After the qualifying lap he had, I didn't know if I could top that.
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By Marty O'Brien, Tribune Newspapers | September 9, 2012
Georgetown University guard Fred Brown absent-mindedly threw a pass to North Carolina's James Worthy in the NCAA men's basketball championship game 30 years ago and handed the Tar Heels a championship. Hoyas' coach John Thompson never wavered in his faith in Brown and two years later the story ended in a national championship bear hug. Whether driver Kyle Busch and crew chief Dave Rogers share a Sprint Cup Series championship bro-hug remains to be seen. They won't get a chance this season, in large part because Rogers' call that Busch not pit during a rain caution at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday began a slide that ended in Busch not making the Chase.
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George Diaz | January 24, 2012
CONCORD. N.C. — Breakups are always complicated. You rarely leave on equal terms. It seems one party initiates the split. Irreconcilable differences, anyone? That's how it went down with Tony Stewart and Darian Grubb last season. Stewart told Grubb, his crew chief of three years, just before the start of the Sprint Cup 10-race Chase playoff format that he would have a new crew chief in 2012. But then unexpectedly, something clicked between them, and Stewart won five of the 10 races to capture his third Sprint Cup title.
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By George Diaz, Tribune Newspapers | November 23, 2011
Tony Stewart won't have any problems celebrating his third NASCAR Cup title when the party hits Las Vegas for "Champions Week. " The official schedule was changed because of Stewart's actions the last time he won the title in 2005. A breakfast honoring the champion and some of the other top drivers is now a lunch because Stewart couldn't gather himself out of bed for breakfast back then. But once the party favors are put away, Stewart will be a busy man trying to gather momentum for the 2012 season.
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By George Diaz, Tribune newspapers | July 13, 2011
Greg Biffle still has a shot at making the Chase. Jamie McMurray is toast. But they have this much in common: Both shouldn't be struggling and sputtering so much. For Biffle, who ranks 14th and needs a victory to try to secure one of the last slots in the 12-driver Chase field, perhaps the answer is a new crew chief. Matt Puccia became the new point man on the headset for Biffle, Roush Fenway Racing announced Monday. He replaces Greg Erwin , who has been with the organization since 2004.
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From Sun staff reports | March 22, 2014
Justin Boston will start on the pole for today's ARCA Mobile 200 after recording the fastest time during pole qualifying Friday night. Boston, in the No. 25 ZLOOP Computer & Electronics Recycling Toyota, won his third Menards pole award, with the other two coming at Salem Speedway during the 2013 season. "We came here for one reason and that's to win the race," said Boston, a Boys' Latin alumnus from Baltimore County. He will be joined on the front row by Mason Mitchell in the No. 98 Thermal Technology Services Ford.
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February 16, 2011
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The dynamics of their relationship has tweaked the interest of NASCAR fans in much the same way everyone else obsesses with that Brangelina thing. Will Dale Earnhardt Jr. find happiness with crew chief Steve Letarte ? Inquiring minds want to know. "First of all, I've made a lot of bad decisions in my life to learn that I judge everybody off firsthand information," Letarte said. "Anybody I meet, it's pretty much a blank sheet until I have dealings with them and I see how they treat me, how they respond to what I ask them to do. … It has worked out fine.
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November 24, 2010
Bad news for Jimmie Johnson haters. Crew chief Chad Knaus already is plotting plans to win a sixth consecutive championship. Expect to see the No. 48 team at Daytona International Speedway in a few weeks for tire testing on the new pavement. "I have some hard discussions to have with Jimmie this weekend about some testing that he's going to have to take part in," Knaus said to bemused chuckles in the media center Sunday evening at Homestead. "But here are the facts. The 2010 season ended two hours ago. And 2011 started two hours ago. We have started preparing at Hendrick Motorsports for next year and we are full force to make sure that we take a better product to the racetrack next year, and it's going to be so. So we are hard at it. " "I'm really dying for some down time," Johnson said on Tuesday, probably to no avail.
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