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Photo Courtesy: AP Photo

Photo Courtesy: AP Photo

 

With Steve Letarte moving on from racing in 2015, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and the No. 88 Sprint Cup Series team were looking for a crew chief.

On Monday afternoon, they found one and they didn’t even have to look very far.

Crew Chief Greg Ives will stand in the pit box next year and direct Dale Jr to victory.

Per the announcement made on Hendrick Motorsports website, Ives, was a race engineer for Jimmie Johnson during his historic run of five consecutive Sprint CUp championships.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Photo Courtesy: Getty Images

This year’s version of the worst kept secret is finally out.

Three hours before the green flag is set to drop at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Roush-Fenway Racing confirmed that Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99, will not return after the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.

Which left no one surprised. For months, it has been speculated that Carl Edwards would leave at the end of the season, even though at some points, it seemed as though he may re-sign with RFR.

While the NASCAR community has no idea where Edwards will end up in 2015, it is known that he will have a new home. Read the rest of this entry »

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Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” has been number 1 on the pop charts for six weeks, the longest reign for any hit by a female rapper. So it was probably inevitable that Jimmy Fallon would spoof it on The Tonight Show.

Crosby, Stills, & Nash were guests on Fallon’s show last night, which prompted him to dust off his Neil Young impression, famous for such performances as “Sexy and I Know It” and “Whip my Hair.”

After the jump, check out the video

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With Father’s Day just two days away, Jimmy Fallon decided to celebrate a little early with New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, on his show The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night.

Christ and Fallon put on their best high-waisted khaki’s and polos for the occasion, breaking out some moves that only dads can do to embarrass their children.

This isn’t the first time Fallon has done a “History of Dance” on the show. He’s had guests like First Lady Michelle Obama, Will Smith, and Justin Timberlake to celebrate dance throughout the years.

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screen-shot-2014-06-09-at-9-34-25-amWith Total Sports Blog’s own Hook getting ready to head to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup, I figure what better way to prepare for biggest football, and yes Americans I’m calling it that instead of soccer, championship, then showing this video from Sunday’s episode of HBO’s Last Week with John Oliver.

Oliver, who is a fan of the sport, describes how his excitement about the World Cup falls under The Sausage Principle, which dictates that if you love something, never find out how it was made.

In this 13 minute video after the jump, nothing goes unmocked. From protests in the host country to the laws they create to host it, from awarding Qatar the tournament at the time of year when  temperatures can reach 112 degrees Fahrenheit to their bizarre and imposing meeting rooms. Oliver is definitely on top form. Read the rest of this entry »

op3h-31932As you may have seen Thursday night, Miami Heat star Lebron James went down with cramps after the air conditioning went out late in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. James was put on the bunch for the latter part of the fourth quarter, and the San Antonio Spurs responded by torching the Heat, 110-95.

James is getting a lot of flack from the fans, but it seems that Gatorade’s Twitter account has responded with a few zingers of their own.

After the jump, check out the tweet. Read the rest of this entry »

The Profit on CNBC 500 - PracticeNASCAR’s Most Popular driver, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., has definitely not been sigh about his addiction to eBay. He has told media time and time again that he watches the online auction site several times a day from his tablet, smartphone, and  whatever else is at his reach to see whats available and check out the collectables he has placed bid on.

His obsession has now gone beyond him winning an online auction.

Earnhardt will drive an eBay-sponsored car for JR Motorsports in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Michigan International Speedway on June 14, the organization announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Check out Earnhardt’s ride, after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

marcell-dareusAlabama State Troopers have confirmed that Buffalo Bills Pro Bowl defensive tackle, Marcell Dareus, was arrested on Monday evening.

Dareus was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Alabama Department of Public Safety.

The news was reported on Tuesday night by WVUA-TV, a news channel in Tuscaloosa.  Read the rest of this entry »

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NASCAR tracks may want to pray that there is no need to use the jet dryers when Juan Pablo Montoya returns to NASCAR.

No, he isn’t bailing on his full-time ride in the IndyCar Series. Montoya is returning for two races with Team Penske this season. Montoya will team up with Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano at Michigan International Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Montoya, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 2000, nearly became the first winner in NASCAR and the IndyCar Series at the 2.5 mile oval, leading the most laps in the 2009 and 2010 editions of the Brickyard 400. Now he is trying to out there and win for Penske.

“It’s one of those places where I feel like I got robbed a few times,” Montoya told reporters Wednesday morning Read the rest of this entry »

john-servatiTo many, swimming at the collegiate level isn’t a big deal, but to a 21 year old man named John Servati, it was a way of life. This 21 year old man was killed during Monday evening’s tornado in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. While he was a student-athlete, he will also be remembered as a hero. He was a vibrant young man, who always had the dream to swim for the Crimson Tide.

And boy did he swim, with an intensity that Alabama team captain Phillip Deaton called “amazing.”

As Monday night’s storm grew stronger and the tornado sirens began to go off, Servati did the right thing. He sought shelter with his girlfriend in the basement. What he didn’t expect was the retaining wall to give way. This young man held up the wall long enough for the love of his life to escape.  Read the rest of this entry »