Jean Simpson

first_imgJean Simpson, 87 of Piggott, AR. formally of Milan, passed away Monday March 20, 2017 at the General Baptist nursing home in Piggott, AR.   Jean was born in Boydsville, AR on Monday June 24, 1929 to Taft and Eva (Holifield) Bradberry.  She married Orlie L. Simpson June 28, 1948 and he preceded her in death February 7, 2008.   Jean worked as a bookkeeper for the South Eastern Indiana Gas Company. She was a member of the Church of Christ.  She enjoyed playing cards, shopping and crocheting.Jean is survived by sons: Larry (Barbara) Simpson of Piggott, AR, Stephen Simpson of Piggott, AR. She was preceded in death by her husband: Orlie Simpson, brother: James Dean Bradberry, one Granddaughter: Lisa Simpson.Graveside service will be at 10AM Friday March 24, 2017 at South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, In 405 South East Street Greensburg, IN 47240 with Carl Burns officiating.  Memorials may be made to the Childrens Home INC. 5515 Walcott Rd. Paragould, AR 72450. Laws-Carr-Moore entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, Milan, IN  47031 (812)654-2141.  Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Open Eagle could be given Limerick Christmas option by Willie Mullins

first_imgOpen Eagle could look to follow in the hoofprints of illustrious stable companion Faugheen by winning the the Kirkland Investments Novice Hurdle at Limerick on December 29. Faugheen was an emphatic winner of the three-mile contest two years ago before going on to win that season’s Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and this year’s Champion Hurdle. Open Eagle, snapped up by the Supreme Horse Racing Club and sent to Willie Mullins after a demolition job in last year’s November Handicap at Doncaster for David O’Meara, disappointed on his hurdling debut at Punchestown in February, but righted that wrong on his seasonal reappearance at Fairyhouse last month. Press Associationcenter_img Steve Massey, who manages the club, said: ” We felt going to Fairyhouse Open Eagle was a much better horse than he was when he arrived at the yard a year ago and he proved it with a really smart performance. “He has an entry in the Future Champions Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown over two miles (December 27), but will also have the option of stepping up to three miles at Limerick on December 29. “As things stand, I think Limerick is probably where he’ll end up, going for a race Willie won with Faugheen a couple of years ago.” last_img read more

Champions Liverpool Add to Aston Villa’s Relegation Worries

first_imgLiverpool marked their first home game since becoming Premier League champions with victory, scoring twice in the second half to see off a stubborn Aston Villa.The Reds, who were beaten by Manchester City 4-0 on Thursday, were far from their best with the opening goal coming from just their second shot on target, Sadio Mane lashing Naby Keita’s cross in via the underside of the crossbar.Until then Villa had looked like earning a precious and unexpected point and had even had chances to go ahead themselves, with Alisson parrying away Anwar El Ghazi’s fierce shot early in the second half. Mane’s strike clearly deflated the visitors and they fell further behind just before full-time when Curtis Jones celebrated signing a new long-term deal by volleying home his first Premier League goal.The victory means Liverpool have now won all 17 Premier League games at Anfield this season and extends their winning run at home to 24 league games, stretching back to a 1-1 draw with Leicester in January 2019.Defeat for Villa means they remain in the relegation zone in 18th, one point adrift of safety and still searching for their first win since the Premier League was restarted.Liverpool now have 89 points from 33 games and can still break Manchester City’s top-flight record of 100 points in a season with five matches remaining and 15 points available.This was a welcome return to winning ways for Liverpool in their first Anfield game since a first league title win in 30 years was confirmed.After the thrashing at Etihad Stadium, boss Jurgen Klopp said that his side had not lost any focus after achieving their main objective, but they were distinctly below par in a scrappy opening half against Villa.After being given a guard of honour by the visitors before kick-off, Liverpool struggled to get into any sort of rhythm and did not register a first shot on target until shortly before half-time when Mane’s snapshot was comfortably saved by former Reds keeper Pepe Reina.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

FB : ‘We’ve got to protect this house’: Season opener in Dome gives SU chance to set tone for 2011

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm Syracuse’s home-game preparation has been altered. Ticket requests for family and friends of the SU players have been taken care of well in advance. Some players didn’t bring cellphones to the hotel the team stays in the night before the game, avoiding any possible distractions.SU’s inability to win at home was a primary barrier keeping the Orange from competing for the Big East championship last season. And that needs to change.One of the things SU head coach Doug Marrone and the Orange upperclassmen have harped on most throughout the preseason is finishing with a winning record in the Carrier Dome.‘We’re going in with the mindset now, basically like the Under Armour thing, we must protect this house,’ cornerback Kevyn Scott said. ‘There’s no way that we should have a losing record in our own house. Really the focus this year is we’ve got to protect this house.’Despite a surprising 2010 season that culminated with a Pinstripe Bowl win, SU struggled to win games in the Dome. The Orange went just 2-4 at home, with both wins coming against Football Championship Subdivision opponents Colgate and Maine. This year, Syracuse has honed in on turning that around. And it starts with limiting outside distractions.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange gets its first chance to do so Thursday in its season opener against Wake Forest at 8 p.m. in the Dome.Syracuse’s solution to its home-game woes remains to be seen. But ‘focus’ is the word that has continually popped up as a key to defending SU’s home turf.‘Really just come out more focused,’ quarterback Ryan Nassib said. ‘The difference between home and away games is at home, there’s a little bit more distractions.‘We did a good job this offseason really focusing on what it takes to be able to win at home and why it’s so important.’Last season, six wins away from the Carrier Dome helped Syracuse finish with an 8-5 record. But the Orange was a completely different team at home.In games against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents, the Orange offense had difficulty moving the ball in the Dome. SU averaged about 80 yards and 11 points fewer at home than on the road.Syracuse’s top-10 defense from last season gave up about 11 more points per game in those four home losses than it did in SU’s road or neutral site games.‘On the road, it’s us against the world,’ starting left tackle Justin Pugh said. ‘No one’s there with us, no one’s supporting us, and we kind of feel like we’ve got to go out there and prove everybody wrong. And at home, maybe sometimes you get a little lackadaisical because you feel comfortable with where you are.’Other players also talked about the additional distractions that come with playing a home game. The stress of getting tickets for family and friends coming to show support can take attention away from the game. The added pressure and expectations from the home crowd, one whose noise and support hinges on Syracuse’s success on the Dome turf, can be unnerving.Scott said he couldn’t figure out exactly what the problem was with the home losses last year. But he did say that pressure ratcheted way up at home.‘You have all your fans there and they’re expecting you to win a ball game,’ he said. ‘Away, you lose and it’s all their friends really. It’s a lot of pressure (at home). You’re under the lights and they want you to win.’Marrone brought up another distraction the Orange will have to deal with in the Wake Forest game specifically. It’s an obvious one — the pressure of playing a season opener at home during the first week of classes. All students are back on campus, adding another potential roadblock as the team tries to maintain its focus.‘A lot goes on,’ Marrone said. ‘And what shows up is a game on a Thursday night that is extremely important. … There’s a lot of anxiety that goes on this week so it’s very difficult to settle down like you are in a great routine.’Marrone vehemently stressed the importance of playing well in the Carrier Dome at Syracuse’s media day Aug. 5. Syracuse can’t be a Big East contender if it doesn’t defeat an FBS team at home.The test to see if SU can develop a home field advantage this year begins Thursday.Said Marrone: ‘We want to share those (winning) experiences (from the road) with the people here because they’ve gone through these tough years also.’zjbrown@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Kimble works exclusively with 2nd-team offense in Day 4 of training camp; Wilson, Long split time with 3rd

first_img Related Stories Syracuse’s effort disappoints Shafer in Day 3 of training camp On the first day of training camp, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer expressed the importance of finding a backup quarterback. He listed sophomores Mitch Kimble and Austin Wilson and freshman A.J. Long as options. He also discussed freshman Alin Edouard — who has yet to join the team due to a family matter.During the open part of practice Tuesday, when the offense ran plays against a phantom defense, Kimble led the second team while Wilson and Long split time with the third. No passes were thrown downfield by any of the quarterbacks, including incumbent starter Terrel Hunt, with the offense working on a handful of screens and zone reads.When asked about the backup quarterback race Saturday, second-year quarterbacks coach Tim Lester smiled and said it “should be good.” A year ago he was being snowballed with questions regarding Hunt and Drew Allen, who were locked in a competition that wasn’t resolved until the third game of the season.Now the focus has shifted to a group of players with even less collegiate experience, and Lester likes his options.“The two redshirt guys, Mitch and Austin, they’re coming through a second time so everything is not new to them anymore,” Lester said in a video posted on “They’re a lot more relaxed, they’ve had the offseason and the spring and summer to work on their technique and really get comfortable and I really saw those guys come on late last year.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLester also got the chance to work with Long in spring practice after the freshman enrolled in January. He said Long has shown the ability to make a play out of nothing, likening him to Hunt, and added that that is “a great habit to have.” Lester has yet to work with Edouard.Just like he did last year to separate Hunt and Allen, Lester is charting every pass in practice and crunching the numbers — even if the eventual “winner” won’t jog out against Villanova on August 29.Said Lester: “They’ve all shown signs, it’s just a matter of who can do it on the field.” Comments Published on August 5, 2014 at 7:46 pm Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jessecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Volleyball: Wisconsin players battle through injuries to continue winning

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team continued their winning ways this weekend with a pair of road victories over then-No. 14 Purdue University Friday and Indiana University Saturday.The No. 2 Badgers (12-1, 4-0 Big Ten) have now won seven straight games since falling to then-No. 11 University of North Carolina, with four of these wins coming against ranked opponents.Head coach Kelly Sheffield and the Badgers were aided by the return of junior outside hitter Lauryn Gillis this weekend, who had been sidelined with an ankle injury for the past three weeks.“Before her injury I thought she was playing at an All-American level,” Sheffield said. “Happy this weekend to get Gillis back in the lineup and try to work her back in.”The return of Gillis, however, came with the simultaneous loss of another Badger.“It seems like there is this invisible baton being handed off,” Sheffield joked. “It’s literally the day we get Gillis back, Lauren [Carlini] injures her hand … then [Amber] McDonald takes about the hardest ball I’ve ever seen anybody take to the face … So we’re still not sure how much longer she’s gonna be out.”Volleyball: No. 3 Wisconsin silences any doubt of road strugglesDespite facing a 2-1 deficit to then-No. 14 Purdue University Friday night, the No. 2 University of Wisconsin volleyball team Read…Injuries may have been a bigger issue in the past for the Badgers, but this year’s roster depth has allowed coach Sheffield to adjust his lineup while still maintaining winning results.“Our depth is a little bit so that we can move some people around,” Sheffield said. “Now part of it is; we’re getting people back, how do the pieces fit together?”Despite these cyclical injuries, the Badgers continue to step up and excel. Wisconsin is already off to a hot 4-0 start in the Big Ten, a conference that currently boasts nine ranked teams.This week, UW travels to Rutgers University (4-13, 0-4 Big Ten) Wednesday and returns home for a battle with No. 24 Illinois (10-5, 3-1 Big Ten) Saturday night as the Badgers hope to bring home their eighth and ninth consecutive wins to help stay atop the competitive Big Ten conference.Despite their outstanding play of late, coach Sheffield only sees room to improve.“We see so much more area that we can get better at,” Sheffield said. “Hopefully we continue to get healthy and we’re able to work on some of these connections.”As the Badgers continue to battle through injuries, such as the one to senior setter Lauren Carlini, they hope to do so in dominant fashion by staying perfect in the Big Ten and taking another step closer to a national championship.last_img read more

Bullpen spoils strong outing from Jaime Barria as Angels continue to plummet

first_imgKole Calhoun, who hit three homers in games on Wednesday and Friday, agreed that the Angels are giving their best effort, despite the results.“Getting motivated is not a problem,” Calhoun said. “We are playing major league baseball. This is all of our dreams. We’re not going to take any game for granted. We go out and play and play hard. There are a lot of young guys where who are going to get opportunities and get a chance. You think they are not going to pay hard? They are going to go out and play their butts off.”Ausmus said the signs that would tell him that the effort or intensity is lacking is if players started to take shortcuts in areas beyond pitching and hitting.“The key is is to make sure they’re taking a businessman’s approach to every facet of the game: running the bases, playing defense,” Ausmus said. “The unheralded parts of baseball that you still need to do the right things or play the right away. That’s what I look at. So far that has not been an issue.” Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield ANAHEIM — Jaime Barría’s best outing of the year came to an abrupt end when the lineup turned over for the third time.It’s no secret that Angels manager Brad Ausmus is quick to turn the game over to his bullpen rather than have his starters face hitters a third time, and this time it backfired.Barría, who had not allowed any runs when he was pulled, ended up getting charged with two that scored against the bullpen in the Angels’ 3-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.“It was a very good outing,” Ausmus said. “Maybe his best outing of the year. Everything seemed to be working. With all the lefties in the lineup he used his changeup quite a bit. The slider is probably his go-to pitch, but really his the changeup was the difference maker with the left-handed bats.” The Angels lost their sixth straight game, and 10th out of the past 12, falling to 67-82 and ensuring their fourth straight losing season.Although the Angels have played particularly poorly lately, they rejected the notion that it has anything to do with a lack of motivation at the end of a disappointing season.“I can tell you if there was anyone in here who doesn’t want to be out there, and didn’t want to give 100 percent, they wouldn’t be in the (expletive) big leagues,” Andrew Heaney said. “If you have enough (expletive) mental fortitude to get to the big leagues, you aren’t going to (expletive) quit in September because your team is out of it. Those kind of people get weeded out way before they get to the big leagues.”Related Articlescenter_img Barría allowed two singles and one walk through the game’s first 18 batters, but in the sixth inning he gave up a single to the 19th and he walked the 20th, so Ausmus pulled him in a scoreless game.“It looked like he hit a wall,” Ausmus said, referring to Barria falling behind 3-0 on the first hitter before allowing the next two to reach.Barria even conceded, though an interpreter, that he “got a little tired at the end.”Right-hander Keynan Middleton retired right-handed Tommy Pham on a long fly ball, but then left-hander Miguel Del Pozo walked left-handed Ji-Man Choi. Right-hander Taylor Cole gave up a three-run double to right-handed Travis d’Arnaud.That was enough to be the difference in the game, as the Angels couldn’t muster much offense without Mike Trout, Justin Upton or Shohei Ohtani. Upton and Ohtani are out for the season, and Trout is still nursing a sore foot. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Hyun-Jin Ryu shoulder injury leads to Dodgers’ 9-0 loss to San Francisco Giants

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu wasted no time stating his case Friday.As the San Francisco Giants turned over their batting order in the first inning, poking one pitch after another into the outfield, scoring at will as two Dodgers relievers raced against the clock to get warm, it was clear something wasn’t right with Ryu.Sure enough, something wasn’t right. Ryu was removed after one inning with irritation in his left shoulder. The Dodgers ultimately lost 9-0, allowing the Giants to move within one game of first place in the National League West.Ryu will visit team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache today in the Bay Area for further evaluation. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I felt it a little bit in the warmup session before the game,” Ryu said through an interpreter. “It’s something that I normally feel. It wasn’t abnormal. During the inning, the top of the first, it actually got really uncomfortable. I wasn’t able to execute the pitches I normally want to execute and the results showed.”Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis said he immediately noticed a difference in Ryu’s velocity and the “crispness” of his pitches. Ryu’s fastball, which normally touches 95 mph, didn’t break 90 mph Friday.Ellis said it didn’t help that Giants starter Madison Bumgarner needed 17 pitches to get through the top of the first inning.“There was a long wait between (Ryu’s) warmup tosses and when he took the mound,” Ellis said.Ryu said he experienced a “very similar” injury in May, when he went on the disabled list and missed three starts. Then, he didn’t need any minor-league rehab starts while going 30 days between major-league appearances.center_img Now, however, there are less than 30 days remaining in the regular season — 16, to be exact.“I’m not trying to really think too much about those things,” Ryu said. “We’ll worry about those things when we have to worry about those things.”The Dodgers have already withstood long-term injuries to starters Clayton Kershaw, Josh Beckett and Chad Billingsley — who missed the entire season due to complications from an elbow injury. Ryu (14-7) also missed most of August while recovering from two strained muscles in his right buttock. He said that injury hasn’t been an issue since he returned.Ellis summed up the pressing predicament: “You kind of run out of games to withstand injuries now.”Friday’s loss left the Dodgers with their smallest lead in the division since July 26.The Dodgers’ two best starters, Zack Greinke and Kershaw, are lined up to start today and Sunday. In 12 career starts at AT&T Park, Greinke and Kershaw have combined to allow a total of nine earned runs.Ryu allowed four runs Friday. Chris Perez (one scoreless inning), Carlos Frias (two runs in three innings), Kevin Correia (three runs in two innings) and Yimi Garcia (one scoreless inning) mopped up the loss.Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Frias would start Wednesday in Denver if Ryu cannot.A right-handed heavy Dodgers lineup mustered only three hits against Bumgarner (18-9). The San Francisco southpaw threw seven scoreless innings and J.C. Gutierrez completed the shutout.Matt Kemp grounded out in all four of his at-bats, ending his season-long hitting streak at 16 games.As the chants of “Beat L.A.” persisted from the first to the ninth inning at AT&T Park, the Dodgers were practically implored to hang their heads.“It’s professional baseball,” Mattingly said. “You don’t sit here and cry about this one. Guys turn the page.”last_img read more

Justin Turner’s full circle with Dodgers is drawn by hard work, powerful fate

first_img Whicker: Scenes from a wetting: Dodgers rejoice, reflect in Chicago So they understand the superstitions, and why Red wears his hair so and his beard so identifiably thick.“I do wish he’d clean it up a little bit,” Betsy said.“I don’t think the Dodgers are doing their job,” John said, with a familiar-looking grin. “They should be getting him a deal with Lucky Charms.”LOST AND FOUNDAnd, as baseball people, they know they’re not in control.You work and work and then hand off your life to inexorable fate.They have learned that in easy and hard ways.They were at the College World Series in 2003, the year before the Titans won, the second of Justin’s three.The Stanford pitcher was Matt Manship. His fastball hit Turner in the face.A surgeon, watching at home, immediately told his wife, “I’m going in and this is going to be a long night.”He raced to Bergan Mercy Hospital, attended to Justin, kissed him on the forehead and said, “Someone is looking after you. A quarter-inch either way and it’s really bad.”Turner was back in the dugout for the 10th inning, although his ankle started hurting.“But when the surgeon said somebody was looking out for him, I immediately knew who it was,” Betsy said.It was Ruben Gonzalez.When Justin was 13, Ruben was his friend and summer teammate, a 6-foot power hitter. His feet stuck out of the short beds on which they slept. For John, there is little doubt Gonzalez would be in the big leagues.“We were going to Vegas for a tournament and we heard Ruben had been killed in a wreck,” John said.“It was devastating to us. But we knew he was the one the doctor was talking about.”Team USA didn’t want to use Justin that summer because he might be gun-shy. In his first summer at-bat Turner immediately faced the pitcher and tried to bunt, just to prove something.By then his ankle was worse. A second diagnosis discovered it was broken, thanks to the force of Manship’s fastball.BARELY A DODGERThat’s how baseball was played at Lakewood High, when John Herbold coached, between Long Beach Poly High and Cal State L.A., on his way to 918 wins. His team was known as Herbold’s Hustlers, and John Turner was one.That’s how it is still played at Fullerton, where Red was a bat boy on teams with Mark Kotsay and Aaron Rowand.Rick Vanderhook, the head coach, was an assistant then. Florida sent the Turners a recruiting questionnaire, and John showed it to Vanderhook, who grabbed it, filled it out and sent it back.“Too late,” he wrote. “Justin Turner is a Titan.”Spirits kept intervening. Turner didn’t have a contract in February 2014. He went to the CSF Alumni game, and Tim Wallach, the Dodgers’ third base coach, talked with him, then recommended him.“He was 10 minutes from signing with the Red Sox,” Jill said. “And that’s when Ned Colletti (then the Dodgers GM) called. It was a dream to play here. He just didn’t know if he’d be distracted by being home.”“He could have worn out that wall in Fenway Park,” John said.Turner went to camp with no guarantees. Alex Guerrero was supposed to be the second baseman, and Turner was butting heads with Chone Figgins for a roster spot.Then third baseman Juan Uribe came to camp out of shape and then pulled a hamstring. “That opened the door,” John said.Turner never stopped knocking. He revamped his swing – “certainly not the way I was taught,” John said – and became a power source.He analyzed his 2016 performance and frowned at his 107 strikeouts and his .209 average against lefties. This year he hit .380 against lefties and struck out 56 times, with 59 walks.“We’ve always said he was lucky,” Betsy said. “And people would say what he is doing this year isn’t luck. I know, but you don’t get a chance in the majors until somebody else fails or gets hurt, not unless you’re one of those 5-tool players. You just keep working and be ready once that happens.”Now all the decks at Dodger Stadium and tens of millions of viewers look down on Justin Turner and a pressured pitcher.The Turners do, too, with someone they know. BELLFLOWER — John Turner was the third employee hired by NC Dynamics, a machinery firm in Paramount.That was 37 years ago. Now 183 people work there. It’s the type of business that let John leave at 2 p.m. and coach the Mayfair High freshman baseball team, then come back to work at 6.John’s son Justin was on that team, with the school just a few blocks away. Later, Justin started for four years at Cal State Fullerton, even as a 120-pound freshman, and he passed through three organizations before the Dodgers signed him in 2014.Now Turner hits walk-off homers in the playoffs, finishes second in the National League batting race, leads the Dodgers to 111 wins. Or the kid who won a summer game against a team organized by his cousins. On the way home Betsy asked him, “I was nervous when you came up.”Justin replied, “Really? I like pressure. The pressure isn’t on me. it’s on the pitcher.”GAME OF THEIR LIVESIt’s a baseball family. Jill works for the Legacy Group, which represents Justin. John celebrates his birthdays at spring training. Betsy celebrates hers at opening days.They try to add two new major league parks every summer.“And I’m J.T.,” John said. “I know they call him J.T., but he’s always been Red.”Related Articles Dodgers 2017 World Series, postseason results, recaps, box scores How the Dodgers’ roster was built: 2 front offices, 12 trades, millions of dollars Whicker: Dodgers’ merit system works both ways John and his wife Betsy will hold their usual anniversary dinner Monday night, their 35th, at Captain Jack’s in Sunset Beach.The next night they will watch Justin play in the Dodgers’ first World Series since 1988.Much has happened since, but Justin is still the kid who sat on the porch with glove, ball and bat, waiting for John.Or the kid who sat in the living room with the new Mayfair coach and discussed practice plans for three hours. Justin did the talking. The coach took the notes.Or the kid who sat in front of the TV and correctly predicted the hit-and-runs and the steals. “It was ridiculous,” said Jill, Justin’s sister. “How did he know that?” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

NASCAR at Kentucky: TV schedule, lineup, qualifying drivers for Quaker State 400

first_imgQuaker State 400 schedule, how to watchHere’s a daily schedule of events leading up to the Quaker State 400.(All times Eastern)Thursday, July 11TimeEventChannel9:35 a.m.Truck Series first practiceNo TV11:05 a.m.Truck Series final practiceNo TV3:05 p.m.Xfinity Series first practiceNo TV4:05 p.m.Truck Series qualifyingFS1/fuboTV6 p.m.Xfinity Series final practiceNo TV7:30 p.m.Trucks Series Buckle Up In Your Truck 225FS1/fuboTVFriday, July 12TimeEventChannel11:35 a.mCup Series first practiceNBCSN1:35 p.m.Cup Series final practiceNBCSN4:15 p.mXfinity Series qualifyingNBCSN6 p.m.Cup Series qualifyingNBCSN7:30 p.m.Xfinity Series Alsco 300NBCSN/fuboTVSaturday, July 13TimeEventChannel7:30 p.m.Cup Series Quaker State 400NBCSN/fuboTVQuaker State 400 qualifying driversBelow is the entry list for the Quaker State 400.StartingDriverNumberTBDLandon Cassill00TBDKurt Busch1TBDBrad Keselowski2TBDAustin Dillon3TBDKevin Harvick4TBDRyan Newman6TBDDaniel Hemric8TBDChase Elliott9TBDAric Almirola10TBDDenny Hamlin11TBDRyan Blaney12TBDTy Dillon13TBDClint Bowyer14TBDRoss Chastain15TBDRicky Stenhouse Jr.17TBDKyle Busch18TBDMartin Truex Jr.19TBDErik Jones20TBDPaul Menard21TBDJoey Logano22TBDWilliam Byron24TBDCorey Lajoie32TBDMichael McDowell34TBDMatt Tifft36TBDChris Buescher37TBDDavid Ragan38TBDDaniel Suarez41TBDKyle Larson42TBDDarrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.43TBDRyan Preece47TBDJimmie Johnson48TBDTBA51TBDTBA52TBDQuin Houff77TBDAlex Bowman88TBDMatt DiBenedetto95 He will be one of the favorites to win again this week especially considering his four wins already this year — including one at an intermediate track in Charlotte — in addition to his past success at Kentucky.MORE: Watch the Quaker State 400 live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)This week will likely feature the usual suspects as Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski and Erik Jones will all probably factor into the top 10.It’s just a matter of who will win this week. But one thing is for sure, everyone is chasing Truex.What time does the Quaker State 400 start?The Quaker State 400 will take place Saturday, July 13. Live coverage begins on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m. ET.What TV channel is the Quaker State 400 on?The Quaker State 400 will be broadcast nationally on NBCSN. The race can also be live-streamed on the NBC Sports App or by subscribing to fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial. So last week was weird. Justin Haley won his first race in his third career start after rain shortened the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway.This week should be a little more predictable as drivers head to the 1.5-mile track in Kentucky where Martin Truex Jr. has won two straight races.last_img read more