NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth takes soldiers from Fort Bragg on a fast drive around the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway in a Toyota Camry pace car on Thursday, May 11. The track revealed some prerace activities for the May 28 Coca-Cola 600.
South Carolina head football coach Will Muschamp pays a visit to Darlington Raceway, and gets a ride around the track. Muschamp received a pace car ride around the high banks of the 1.366-mile egg-shaped oval.
NASCAR teams returned to Daytona International Speedway on Thursday ready for practice. Unfortunately the day was marred by rain showers until late afternoon. The window allowed the Camping World Series to hit the track prior to the Can-Am Duel races.
President Barack Obama hosted 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch and his team at the White House on Sept. 28, 2016. During his speech, the president quipped, "I think there were some people who thought we were going to see a Bush back here in the White House this year, but they didn't know it was going to be Kyle."
With NASCAR races taking place across the country throughout the sport's 10-month season, everything a team needs to compete must be brought with it, sometimes from hundreds of miles away. This is where team members like Mark Ellis come in.
Bluffton's Gus Dean was already a rising star before taking the checkers at the General Tire 200 at the Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on April 29, 2016. But since that win – in just his second career start in the ARCA Racing Series – Dean, 21, is being talked about in NASCAR circles as a potential future Sprint Cup driver. Folks who missed the race might not realize Dean's victory wouldn't have have happened if not for his masterful recovery, at 200 miles per hour, from a “big 'ole bump” with 11 laps to go. We caught up with Gus on July 12 at Mitchell Motorsports' headquarters in Mooresville, N.C., where Dean, alongside his winning car, took us inside those final, career-altering laps in Alabama.
A group of students from Savannah College of Art and Design were spotted filming a Star Wars inspired fan-film on at Hunting Island State Park this weekend. Check out some of the footage that they have shot so far.
Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Heritage golf tournament at Harbour Town Golf Links, Sea Pines Resort is opening the Pete Dye Room at the Harbour Town Clubhouse. It celebrates the life and times of the designer who made his career, and simultaneously helped put Sea Pines on the map as a golf destination, with the design of the storied golf course. Cary Corbitt, Sea Pines Resort Director of Sports and Operations, describes the motivation for the exhibit, which opens on Monday.
Classes were in session, and several Beaufort County Sheriff's Office deputies were patrolling Hilton Head Island Middle School as an added precaution on Friday, after a threat was discovered in a school bathroom on Thursday afternoon. The threat stated that students should not to attend Friday and that there would be "killings." On Friday afternoon, there was a brief lockdown following reports of an alleged weapon in the school. The school was searched, but no weapon was found.