Austin Dillon set a NASCAR Nationwide Series record with his fourth consecutive Coors Light Pole. He also set a track record with a 191.882 mph circuit around Michigan International Speedway ahead of Saturday’s Alliance Truck Parts 250. Record fourth consecutive Coors Light Pole gives Dillon first pit pick Dillon led the first ever Richard Childress Racing top-three Nationwide Series qualifying sweep. RCR teammates Paul Menard and Brian Scott qualified second and third followed by Trevor Bayne and Alex Bowman.The No. 3 team chose the first pit stall at pit out, heading into Turn 1. Menard’s No. 33 team chose the 13th pit stall, which is the first opening closest to pit out. The No. 2 team chose the 23rd stall, right at the start/finish line.Watch the Alliance Truck Parts 250 at 2 p.m. ET on ABC.
Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Kevin Spacey Gives Audience Member a Lesson on Unquestioning Loyalty Kevin Spacey had our unquestioning loyalty the minute his sinister House of Cards character, Frank Underwood, demanded it. Unfortunately, one audience member at London’s Old Vic seemed to have missed the Netflix series, and received a lesson that they will not be forgetting at the opening night of the Tony and Oscar winner’s latest play, Clarence Darrow. The Daily Mail reports that a mobile started ringing, causing the Tony and Oscar winner, in character, to yell: “if you don’t answer that, I will.” We imagine they will be triple checking all their electronic devices are turned off at the theater from now on. Star Files Jeremy Jordan and More Broadway Alums Board Outliving Emily Broadway vets Jeremy Jordan, Olympia Dukakis, Louis Zorich and Phylicia Rashad will star in Eric Weber’s Outliving Emily. Variety reports that the film follows the stormy marriage of a couple over fifty years, with six vignettes being portrayed by 12 actors. Mariah Carey May Duet With Frozen’s Olaf Looks like Mariah Carey’s determined to be the Queen of the Christmas charts. A rumor has appeared on popmusicgadly.com that the superstar is looking to duet with Frozen’s lovable snowman on a remake of her hit “All I Want for Christmas is You,” for her upcoming festive album. Tony nominee Josh Gad, who plays Olaf in the hit movie, is no doubt eagerly anticipating Carey’s call. Judi Dench and Matthew Morrison to Star Opposite Prince Harry’s Ex in Tom Stoppard Film This is a sentence we never saw ourselves typing. Dame Judi Dench and Glee favorite Matthew Morrison, along with Prince Harry’s ex Cressida Bonas, have joined the cast of the movie Tulip Fever, scripted by Tony winner Tom Stoppard. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dench will rescue orphaned children as The Abbess of St. Ursula’s, Morrison will play a drunk artist called Mattheus, while Bonas will play Mrs. Steen, a merchant’s young wife. Supermodel Cara Delevigne, along with Zach Galifianakis, Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger and Christoph Waltz will also appear. Jeremy Jordan Josh Gad View Comments Matthew Morrison
Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse freshman center Baye Moussa Keita will undergo surgery ‘in the near future,’ said director of athletic communications Pete Moore on Tuesday.Moore said the team is not releasing any more information about the surgery, but that it would likely happen next week.Moussa Keita injured his left wrist midway through the 2010-11 SU season, though Moore did not confirm the surgery will be on the wrist. As early as the Orange’s Feb. 2 win at Connecticut, Moussa Keita’s wrist was heavily wrapped with white tape.His wrist remained taped through the rest of the season — including at SU’s practices — until the Orange’s season ended with a 66-62 loss to Marquette on March 20 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.Moussa Keita said after SU’s 90-68 loss to Seton Hall on Jan. 25 that his wrist was ‘sore,’ but he would play through it. According to The Post-Standard, Moussa Keita said after the Orange’s Feb. 19 win over Rutgers that he received an injection to the wrist that allowed him to play through the bothersome pain.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMoussa Keita played just four minutes in Syracuse’s Tournament loss to Marquette, spending most of the second half on the SU sidelines with a towel draped over his head.After the game, his performance, combined with that of fellow freshman center Fab Melo, prompted SU head coach Jim Boeheim to say the duo ‘wasn’t ready’ for Tournament play.Moussa Keita figures to be an important part of the Syracuse rotation next season. With senior Rick Jackson departing, Moussa Keita will look to continue contributing from the starting center position, which he took over at the Orange’s game at Louisville on Feb. 12.In 35 games that included 10 starts, Moussa Keita averaged 2.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.Melo will also return down low, and Syracuse will welcome the addition of incoming freshman Rakeem Christmas. Sophomore DaShonte Riley, who redshirted this season with an injury similar to a stress fracture in his right foot, will also play for the [email protected] Comments Published on March 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm