Sunday, August 30
(Information in the following story is from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com)
WARTBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A Morgan County man who chose fishing over a pharmacy career has won the biggest prize in bass fishing, the $500,000 Forrest Wood Cup. Brad Knight says bass fishing at first gave him some good years and some lean ones. Brad Knight says the prize money will pay off his house and his daughter's future college education. Perhaps best of all, it means he can keep fishing.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin driver Paul Menard took advantage of a lengthy late-race caution and held off Ryan Blaney to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America on Saturday. Menard, a Sprint Cup regular, made a mid-race pit stop and was informed by his crew that he needed to save two gallons of fuel in order to finish the race without stopping again on the road course. Menard led for nine laps in the 180-mile race on NASCAR's second-tier series.
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a racecar driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are "appalling." Attorney Mark Lanier said in an email Saturday that Kevin Ward Jr. was killed last year as he walked on a dirt track in upstate New York even though Stewart is one of the world's best drivers. The lawyer noted five other cars drove around Ward during a yellow caution flag before Stewart "revved his engine and ran him over."
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The felony charge against Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter has been reduced to a misdemeanor count of assault and battery. Hunter had faced a felony charge stemming from a late-night flight in Virginia Beach's oceanfront resort area during the July Fourth weekend.