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CONCORD, N.C. —Brad Keselowski proved once again Saturday night that quality and timing trump quantity. Keselowski led 11 laps in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kasey Kahne led 138. Fivetime champion Jimmie Johnson led 130.

But Keselowski overcame a loose wheel and a jack that spent a lap under the side of his car to win the fifth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, as a late caution squelched Johnson’s march toward the series lead.

Keselowski, the reigning series champion, won for the first time this season, the first time at Charlotte and the 10th time in his career. On four fresh tires to Kasey Kahne’s two after a restart on Lap 312, Keselowski passed for the top spot on Lap 326 of 334.


Franklin High School Football, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball and Cross Country all compete this week.



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KANSAS CITY, Kan.- Kevin Harvick crashed the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup party.

Kyle Busch simply crashed—at a track that continues to bedevil him.

And with a bizarre power failure in the last two laps, Johnson failed to cash in decisively on Matt Kenseth’s skittishness with the new tire combination Goodyear brought to Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

The fourth race in the Chase ended as it began, with Harvick out front. The driver of the No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet crossed the finish line more than a football field ahead of runner-up Kurt Busch, with Jeff Gordon trailing Busch in third.

Joey Logano, Carl Edwards and Johnson ran third through sixth, respectively, allowing Johnson to trim Kenseth’s advantage in the championship standings from eight to three points.


Franklin native Adam Tallent has done things the right way since graduating from Franklin High School in 2000. He attended college at Western Carolina University and entered into the Macon County School system in 2006 when he took a job as an In School Suspension Coordinator at Macon Middle School. After two years, he moved to East Franklin Elementary School where he taught Remediation, then shifted back to MMS and Union Academy where he taught Focus. When the Mountain Valley Intermediate School opened its doors, he began teaching health and physical education (P.E.) while helping varsity softball head coach Penny Moffitt coach five years worth of successful softball teams.

Now, Tallent can take comfort in knowing he's taking one more step forward in his career. Moffitt recently announced that she would be resigning from her role as head coach so that she could spend more time with her family. Luckily, a replacement wasn't too hard to find and Tallent was chosen to take the reigns of the team.


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