NASCAR: 10 Sports takes Pro driver Jeff Burton, Xfinity Series driver Brandon Jones for a spin
To get prepared for the race, or at least bring a bit of fun to their Friday, Pro driver Jeff Burton and Xfinity Series driver Brandon Jones joined 10 Sports for a ride around the track – and we took the wheel.
Trio arrested in connection with Halifax County armed robbery
HALIFAX COUNTY, Va. – Three people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in an armed robbery in Halifax County, according to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office. According to the sheriff’s office, Martin was charged with armed robbery, use of a firearm while in the commission of a felony and petit larceny. Authorities say Dunkley and Desmond were both charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery. All three people were taken to Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax and are being held without bail. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Jeff Burton at 434-476-3339 or the Halifax County Crime Line at 434-476-8445.
Harvick, Hamlin still predictable Cup favorites at hot Texas
FORT WORTH, Texas Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin can easily be considered favorites for the first summertime race at Texas, even in this unpredictable and unprecedented NASCAR Cup season. There are no rules changes from last year for the aerodynamic or engine packages used at Texas, where Hamlin won in the spring before Harvick won his third consecutive fall race there. We will take into account weather and all that stuff to figure out what kind of car we need to take to that race track to be successful, said Hamlin, who won both Texas races in 2010. Harvick, who has an 88-point lead over Brad Keselowski this season, paced a 1-2-3 finish for Stewart-Haas Racing at Texas last November. When Harvick takes the green flag Sunday, he will become the 18th driver to make his 700th career Cup Series start.
Earnhardt returns; Burton wins Xfinity race at Homestead
Burton, Gragson and Austin Cindric were three-wide going into that last lap, and it was Burton the 19-year-old son of former Cup star Jeff Burton, who wound up in front in a wild finish. I love you.Cindric was second and Gragson third, two spots ahead of Earnhardt part of his cars JR Motorsports ownership. It was Earnhardts third Xfinity Series appearance since retiring as a full-time Cup Series driver in 2017. Hed also raced there five times in the Xfinity Series, placing second in 1999 for his best finish. The Xfinity cars are back on the track Sunday before the Cup Series race at Homestead.