For the 2nd year in a row, the entire sports staff at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is going to host a day long event on the day following Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament. This year, that falls on March 12th. The event will once again be hosted by the Oxmoor Center on Shelbyville Road, and will encompass a total of 6 hosts and 13 hours of sports programming. Plus, we will host a BRACKET CHALLENGE with a chance to win a super-nice Gorilla Basketball Goal, courtesy of Steepleton's. Below is the entire rundown of events, so feel free to head out to Oxmoor any time in the day and you will get your sports fix headed into tournament time:
7-10AM: The EarlyBirds w/ Drew Deener
10-12PM: KentuckySportsRadio w/Matt Jones
12-1PM: Lachlan Mclean on WKRD
1-2PM: Drew Deener on WKRD
2-3PM: Dave Jennings and Tony Vanetti
3-530PM: The Afternoon Underdogs w/Tony and Dave
530-6PM: Terry Meiners
7-9PM: Occupy Lachlan (the entire cast of hosts together on stage at the same time)
WHERE TO LISTEN ON THE AIR
Early Birds with Jody Demling
7-10AM (790AM WKRD)
The Tom Leach Show
9-10AM (1080AM WKJK)
KentuckySportsRadio with Matt Jones
10AM-12PM (1080AM WKJK)
Joe B. and Denny Show
10AM-12PM (790AM WKRD)
The Afternoon Underdogs with Dave Jennings and Tony Vanetti
3-530PM (790AM WKRD)
Sportstalk84 with Lachlan McLean
7-9PM (840AM WHAS)
Photo Credit - News 14 Carolina
By: Daniel Farish
Well, NASCAR screwed the pooch on this one. Given the opportunity to produce one of the closest finishes in the Nationwide Series history, they tossed it aside to once again go against everything the drivers expected.
Kasey Kahne said it best.
“I didn’t expect them to throw that caution.”
As the cars were coming through the tri-oval, Brian Vickers was spun across the track, starting a wreck that involved at least 10 cars. The leaders were at the end of the tri-oval, approaching the start/finish line. Regan Smith had the lead, Joey Logano was beating the hell out of Smiths’ door to try and slow him down, and Kasey Kahne had a strong run on the outside of those two. The cars crossed the line with Kahne a splitter’s length in front of the other two, unofficially giving him the win.
And what did NASCAR do? They threw the caution as the drivers were exiting the tri-oval which ended the race and froze the field. There was absolutely NO reason to throw the caution. Some say this is a hard and fast rule. “The caution always comes out in this situation.”
The 2007 Daytona 500. Big wreck coming off of Turn 4, Mark Martin and Kevin Harvick were running 1-2. If NASCAR throws the caution there, when one could argue it needed to be thrown, Mark Martin is a Daytona 500 Champion. But they didn’t throw the caution, Harvick and Martin raced back to the checkered flag and the #29 won the race. Mark Martin was robbed of a historic win that would add to his legacy.
Fast forward to today. NASCAR has no reason to throw the caution. There was not a full field of cars behind the wreck, speeding off of Turn 4 to an impending doom. The wreck WAS the field. The half dozen cars behind the wreck were not looking for caution lights. They were looking for holes to shoot through so they could pick up an extra 5-10 positions.
Now, I have no problem with who won. I think it is AWESOME that Regan Smith got the win. Some might say it is payback for the Cup win that was taken away from him (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOAXUgFvHgo) at Talladega five years ago. But come on NASCAR. Set a precedent and then stick with it.