Third season of ‘Beyond the Wheel’ captures international perspective

first_imgDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. — FS1 and NASCAR Productions are taking fans both around the world and back in time with the third season of the acclaimed short film series “Beyond the Wheel.” From the ’90s in Japan to present-day Cuba, the documentaries bring a new perspective to some of NASCAR’s most remarkable moments through never-before-seen footage and interviews with the sport’s most fascinating characters and legends.The films will premiere every Wednesday night for three consecutive weeks, kicking off with “Made in Japan” on Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. ET during “NASCAR Race Hub” on FS1.The third season of the documentary short film series is comprised of the following:• Made in Japan — In the mid-1990s, NASCAR orchestrated the ultimate story of East meets West by traveling more than 7,000 miles for an unprecedented series of races pitting its best drivers against top competitors in Japan. Made in Japan captures one of the greatest culture mixes in racing history from the perspective of influential figures on the Japanese stock car racing scene and icons like Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rusty Wallace, who made the trek more than 20 years ago.• El Corredor — Born in Florida after his family fled Castro’s Cuba, Aric Almirola has risen to the top ranks of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series circuit. El Corredor follows Almirola as he makes his first-ever trip to discover his ancestor’s homeland, the booming car culture in Havana and the roots of his family tree.• The Year Without A King — Although Richard Petty remained a constant in NASCAR over the span of four decades, 1965 stands out as a year far removed from any other in his career. The Year Without A King explores the untold story of his foray into drag racing and subsequent return to NASCAR, including Petty’s first-person account of how this turbulent season changed the sport and his life forever.El Corredor premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 27, followed by the premiere of The Year Without A King on Oct. 4. Both will air at 6 p.m. ET during “NASCAR Race Hub.” Each documentary will also stream live on FOX Sports GO during “NASCAR Race Hub” and be available on FOXSports.com following its premiere.FOX Sports and NASCAR Productions were recognized in the 38th Annual Sports Emmy Awards earlier this year. NASCAR Productions received top honors in the Outstanding Social TV Experience category — its fifth win since 2011 — while FOX was victorious in 11 categories total, including Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement for its “Daytona Day” campaign.Only two races remain before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Tune in to watch the Bojangles Southern 500 live from Darlington Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.last_img read more

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Bread of Faith

first_imgRabbi helps locals prepare for PassoverBy DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] Asher Hecht has been on a mission this week. The McAllen-area rabbi, who represents Chabad of the Rio Grande Valley (Chabad RGV), has been traveling across the Valley distributing shmurah matzah to help the local Jewish population prepare for the upcoming Passover holiday.Shmurah matzah, which means “watched matzah,” is unleavened bread that is traditionally eaten during Passover in remembrance of the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt. “It was Passover that we were freed from bondage, slavery and were able to become the nation of the Jewish people and to receive our mandate from God at Mt. Sanai,” Hecht said during a phone interview this week.With Passover beginning this Friday, March 30, Hecht and Chabad RGV wanted to make sure every Jewish person in the Valley had unleavened bread with which to observe the holiday. What makes shmurah matzah so special, Hecht explained, is that the ingredients used to make it are literally watched from the point of harvest until the bread is cooked to ensure that it does not come in contact with water.Too, the matzahs Hecht distributed this week were handmade in Israel.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedLetter to the Editor for August 31, 2017Special to the PRESS Editor, Liquefied natural gas will bring job diversity and investment to the RGV. It is an exciting time to be living in the Rio Grande Valley. Our tremendous economic growth and resources will bring life-changing opportunities to our region. This is great news for the Valley,…September 1, 2017In “News”San Benito host to bevy of holiday eventsBy CARLOS GONZALES Special to the Parade If you haven’t had that jolly feeling with Christmas Day coming up soon, then take a trip to San Benito and enjoy upcoming events that will take place to celebrate the holiday spirit. The City of San Benito will be holding more events…December 2, 2011In “South Padre Parade”Crowdfunding effort aiding RGV recoveryBy Gaige Davila [email protected] After Hurricane Hanna swept through the Rio Grande Valley, countless people throughout the area found themselves needing help, some of whom have had their homes destroyed by floodwater. On July 26, a group of around ten RGV organizers started a crowdfunding campaign, the RGV Mutual Aid…August 7, 2020In “News”last_img read more

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Browns Coach Freddie Kitchens Wants Greedy Williams to Stop Writing Checks with His Mouth

first_imgNewly drafted Browns cornerback Greedy Williams made headlines when he was drafted by Cleveland, proclaiming that the Browns are going to the Super Bowl this season – and adding “that’s a fact.”His head coach wasn’t feeling the disrespect that it might have showed to the other 31 teams in the league, and quickly Freddie Kitchens made it known that he’s not all that happy about a new player coming out with such statements. “We’re not in the prediction business,’’ Kitchens said regarding Williams’ comment. The Browns loved what they saw out of Williams enough to move up from No. 49 to 46 in a deal with the Indianapolis Colts to grab the LSU corner.Williams has the confidence, as shown by making such a statement, but maybe the message should be put on hold till the team plays even a couple of games.“I like the confidence,’’ Kitchens said. “I like the excitement and the passion that he has, but I think that mantra kind of changed today probably, right?”It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Williams’ mouth go on silent mode after the chat with Kitchens, probably a smart move for all involved. “But I don’t know how many predictions he’ll be making. He’s a good kid, though. He’s a really good kid and he was just full of excitement and I like excitement and I like enthusiasm and he has a lot of both.’’ Related TopicsBrownsfeaturedFreddie KitchensGreddy Williams Matt Loedecenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

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BCCI demands close to $42m in damages from WICB

first_imgIn a bid to appease the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), The West Indies Cricket Board is proposing that the teams play the remainder of their 2014 series. The tour was aborted following salary disputes between West Indies players and the board. The BCCI has threatened court action to recover its US$41.97 million in losses.The BCCI had announced two weeks ago it would seek compensation from the WICB for losses sustained as a result of the cancelled tour, and followed through with formal correspondence to the Antigua-based organisation on Friday.The WICB has been trying to mitigate the damage through talks, the president maintaining his stance that he will try to use cricket to pay the debt.One of the ways WICB has come up with paying that debt is to ask that, during an open international window for the teams, the West Indies and India play out the remainder of their tour.Media rights make up the bulk of the losses with the BCCI estimating them at just over US$35 million, while ticket sales account for around $2 million and the title sponsorship from Micromax estimated at $1.6 million.The BCCI has also factored in losses in kit sponsorship from Nike, team sponsorship, in-stadia sponsorship and stadium concessionaires, in the compensation package.last_img read more

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Lukaku Ruled Out of Manchester United Friendly With Inter Milan

first_imgRomelu Lukaku will miss his third match in a row on Manchester United’s tour when they play Inter Milan – the club bidding to sign him – in Singapore on Saturday.Lukaku has been unavailable for United’s first two games against Perth Glory and Leeds United with an unspecified ‘niggle’ as transfer talks between the two clubs continue.United want to recoup in the region of £90m – the total fee agreed with Everton when they signed Lukaku two years ago – but Inter are looking at closer to £75m.Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that the Belgium striker is out of the game at the National Stadium in Singapore after missing another training session.“No, he’s not fit so he won’t be available,” said Solskjaer. “I don’t have any updates from the last time I spoke to you. Anthony Martial has missed a couple of days training and Romelu has missed them all.”Asked if Paul Pogba’s form and focus seem to be right following a summer of speculation over his future, Solskjaer added: “I’m looking to get all the players back to the form when I came in. We went on a run without losing so it’s not about just Paul Pogba getting back to that form, it’s everyone. Everyone has been spot on this season and when they’re out on the pitch.”Meanwhile, Martial has played 45 minutes in both United’s opening games, converting a penalty against Leeds. But Solskjaer acknowledged the Frenchman needs to step up this season after sharing his predecessor Jose Mourinho’s frustration over the player’s attitude at times.Mourinho was of a mind to sell Martial last summer – particularly after the player went AWOL from the pre-season tour in the US – but his efforts were blocked by the Old Trafford board.“Yeah, Anthony can be a world-class forward,” said Solskjaer. “If you followed Anthony the last few seasons, the way he’s come back to pre-season now his attitude is absolutely spot on. There are a couple of glimpses of the new Anthony in the way he works for the team. He’s got the talent and work-rate is improving.“I expect him and Marcus (Rashford) to be even better than last season. Anthony had a top season when he came, was top scorer, then had a couple of seasons where he’s not hit the amount of goals and quality, so I think it will be a better Anthony this year.”Solskjaer confirmed that he will look to give some players more game time against Spurs after changing all 11 at half-time in both the opening games. David De Gea and Luke Shaw should be available after missing the Leeds game, although Matteo Damian and Fred are unlikely to feature after joining up with the tour in Singapore.“We’ll give players some 45 minutes, some will get 60 maybe up to 70. It’s another stepping stone we don’t plan to swap all 11 at half-time,” he added.“So far we’ve had loads of positive and encouraging moments, games are a part of it. It’s a stepping stone and tomorrow night will be another.“I think both (De Gea and Shaw) will be available. Luke did a decent training session yesterday and David will train today, so we will try to get 60 minutes or longer out of him.“Today, we’re going to see where they (Fred and Darmian) are at because they’ve been training back home. Fred’s been over in Brazil and got married, so probably he has got loads of energy and I’m sure he is keen to join in.”Solskjaer expects to see more from the Brazil midfielder after a disappointing first season at Old Trafford following his £52m move from Shakhtar Donetsk.“Well, I think you’re not surprised when a player from Brazil who’s played in Ukraine finds it hard in the beginning. But we know the talent is there. We’ve seen what he can give us and he’s one that we hope is going to take another step this season. Hopefully, him missing 10 days of pre-season won’t harm him too much.”RelatedManchester United Reject Inter Milan’s £54m for LukakuJuly 20, 2019In “England”Lukaku Returns To Manchester United TrainingNovember 9, 2018In “England”Lukaku Absent From Manchester United TrainingNovember 6, 2018In “England”last_img read more

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