The Black and Red and the Royal Air Jordan is returning, but not how you think

Despite Jordan Brand’s actions, the Air Jordan I is cemented as one of the most iconic and influential sneakers ever. The black and red, mistakenly monikered “banned” , and the Royal are amongst the cream-of-the-crop colorways of this legendary silhouette and they will be making a return of sorts later this summer as the Sky Jordan, which is the air-less version of the shoe for children. They will feature their familiar black and red and black and royal color blocking, respectively, but instead of laces will feature a Velcro enclosure…

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Kyle Busch overwhelms field in getting 200th NASCAR win

Kyle Busch only needed a week to end the speculation around when he would pick up his 200th victory in a NASCAR national series. He won the Auto Club 400 in dominant fashion, leading 134 of the 200 laps and even overcame a speeding penalty on pit road. Joey Logano finished in second place, while Brad Keselowski earned third despite a slow start. This was Busch second consecutive Cup series victory making him the first driver in the 2019 season with more than one race victory. Auto Club 400: 2019…

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Brad Keselowski beats illness and the field to win at Atlanta

By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service February 24, 2019  at 5:55 pm HAMPTON, Ga. – Too sick to start practice on Saturday, Brad Keselowski found the cure to what ailed him in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Still suffering from the effects of stomach flu, Keselowski held off a charging — and frustrated — Martin  Truex Jr. in the closing circuits of the 325-lap Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race and powered his No. 2 Team Penske Ford across the finish line .218 seconds ahead of Truex’s No. 19 Joe…

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Denny Hamlin survives late demolition derby to win his second Daytona 500

From Matthew Mayer of CBSports.com : Denny Hamlin held off reigning Cup Series champion Joey Logano and teammate Kyle Busch to win the 61st Daytona 500 on Sunday. It’s the second win of Hamlin’s career in The Great American Race. Hamlin won a race that, for the most part, was a clean one until chaos ensued with less than 10 laps to go. Hamlin was coming off his first winless season and faced pressure within Joe Gibbs Racing with a new crew chief and Christopher Bell rising through the ranks. That…

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Jimmie Johnson wins rain shortened Clash

Something happened at the Clash at Daytona that hadn’t happened since June 4, 2017 – Jimmie Johnson being in 1st place at the end of a race. How he got there could be seen as a source of contention. While running in second on lap 55, Johnson and race leader Paul Menard got together, causing a wreck that would ensnare over half the field. Menard had this to say about the wreck to Fox Sports 1 : I moved down a little bit and the next thing I knew, I…

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Defending NASCAR championship team forced to shut down after this season

Apparently winning does, in fact, not cure all ills. Furniture Row Racing, the team that Martin Truex Jr. won last year’s Cup championship and still drives for, failed to land a sponsorship deal for next season and will shut down after this season. The team’s current sponsor, 5-Hour Energy, decided not to renew sponsorship for next season. Team owner Barney Visser had this to say in a statement: This is not good for anybody. The numbers just don’t add up. I would have to borrow money to continue as a…

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