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The 48 Team Shines in This Week's Teardown

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  • Hokie Newcomers Make Waves Early

    Hokie Newcomers Make Waves Early

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:36:52 GMT
    Associated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech entered its season opener with 32 players on the dress squad who never had played in a collegiate game for the Hokies, including 17 true freshmen and a starting quarterback who transferred in over the summer.Considering what transpired on the field, head coach Frank Beamer came out of the game feeling rather positive about his team's potential for this season.Behind...
    Associated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech entered its season opener with 32 players on the dress squad who never had played in a collegiate game for the Hokies, including 17 true freshmen and a starting quarterback who transferred in over the summer.Considering what transpired on the field, head coach Frank Beamer came out of the game feeling rather positive about his team's potential for this season.Behind...
  • Brewer and Hokies win opener vs. William and Mary

    Brewer and Hokies win opener vs. William and Mary

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:53:49 GMT
    JIMMY ROBERTSONAssociated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Michael Brewer threw for 251 yards with two touchdown passes, and Virginia Tech beat William Mary 34-9 in the season-opener for both teams on Saturday.Brewer, a transfer from Texas Tech, completed 23 of 30 passes, including touchdown passes of 13 yards to Isaiah Ford and 8 yards to Bucky Hodges.Virginia Tech pulled away by scoring on three straight drives and four...
    JIMMY ROBERTSONAssociated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Michael Brewer threw for 251 yards with two touchdown passes, and Virginia Tech beat William Mary 34-9 in the season-opener for both teams on Saturday.Brewer, a transfer from Texas Tech, completed 23 of 30 passes, including touchdown passes of 13 yards to Isaiah Ford and 8 yards to Bucky Hodges.Virginia Tech pulled away by scoring on three straight drives and four...
  • North Cross looks strong against VES

    North Cross looks strong against VES

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:00:03 GMT
    WSLS's 1st and 10 extended over in to Saturday during week one of the high school football season. North Cross hosted Virginia Episcopal in a game dominated by the Raiders. The Raiders defense was hungry all game long, and the Bishops quaretback Paddy Cotter didn't have much time to get things done in the pocket. The raiders showed off many of their offensive threats, with Maurice Garrison, Dre Colston, Justin Wright ...
    WSLS's 1st and 10 extended over in to Saturday during week one of the high school football season. North Cross hosted Virginia Episcopal in a game dominated by the Raiders. The Raiders defense was hungry all game long, and the Bishops quaretback Paddy Cotter didn't have much time to get things done in the pocket. The raiders showed off many of their offensive threats, with Maurice Garrison, Dre Colston, Justin Wright ...

    Nascar's All-Star weekend included a little of everything.  From the stars and cars..past and present to the chance for anybody to race their way in, which is exactly what Jamie McMurray and Ricky Stenhouse Jr did in the Showdown segment. McMurray says its tough to be a member of the circuit and find yourself on the outside looking in.  And the fans get a driver too. This year they punched Danica's ticket to the big race voting her in. Danica says she always tries to be available to the fans and also honest with them.

@When the rubber finally hit the road it was the Busch brothers dominating the action.  Kurt and Kyle split the four segment wins- One and Four for Kurt--Two and Three for Kyle.  But during the mandatory pit stop Jimmie Johnson came in fourth---and left in second...in what turns out to be the key to the win. Chad Knaus explained that the 48 car needed to at or near the front to have a chance..and we was able to get enough clean air to do just that. Johnson took it from there, getting by teammate Kasey Kahne in the final laps to win the non-points race for a record 4th time.  He collects the million bucks and a cool trophy to boot.

Jimmie says it was a long way back from qualifying 18th, but getting to the front was the key and his crew chief and his crew delivered for the win.  The Nascar boys stay in charlotte..for the series toughest endurance test, the Coca-Cola 600.

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