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NEWTON, Iowa - Last season, a powerful run through Iowa Speedway helped Erik Jones finally emerge from the tall shadows cast by bad luck.

But the talented 19-yearold’s relationship with misfortune re-formed in 2015 — until, again, Iowa.

Jones entered Friday’s American Ethanol 200 winless in eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts this season and stung by back-to-back finishes of 23rd and 15th.

He left the track pumping his fists, victorious.

The Kyle Busch Motorsports driver led 112 laps and dominated most of the race en route to his fifth career series triumph.

“We’ve had fast trucks,” Jones said. “Things just haven’t been happening. Just kept fighting the good fight and waited for it to come around.”


BROOKLYN, Mich. – Starting 24th in a backup car, Kurt Busch fought his way to the front of the field through intermittent rain showers and won Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway when a deluge halted the race after 138 of a scheduled 200 laps.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was second when NASCAR red-flagged the event for the fourth time. Martin Truex Jr. was credited with third, followed by Matt Kenseth and Penske teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski.


WNC Storm participated in the Smoky Mountain Bash on May 29-May 31, hosted by Pigeon Forge Basketball Hoops. This tournament accommodated more than 110 teams of all grade levels, ranging from 3rd grade through high school.

WNC Storm went 5-0 for the tournament - Game 1 vs. GA Metros (19-16); Game 2 vs. Lady Rage (36-16); Game 3 vs. Lady Hype (21-16); and Game 4 (Semi- Finals) vs. ETCR Huskies (22-17).

WNC Storm took home the 5th grade title with a 21-11 win against Sevier Strike during the championship game, finishing their Spring Season with an overall record of 17-5.


Girls who participated on the seventh and eight grade travel basketball team played their last tournament June 6 and 7 at Xcel Sportsplex in Hendersonville.

After losing their first game by 6 points, the team went on to win the next three games by 32, 32, and 7, to clinch the tournament championship. This was their fourth tournament together and their first tournament championship.

Canaan Drake had 17 points and Kendall Burns had 15 in the championship game.

Pictured are (front row, LR): Canaan Drake, Kaylee Carpenter and Kendall Burns; (back row, L-R) Ed Rewis, Chelsea McGuire, Maggie Bass, Maitlyn Rewis, Anna O'Shields and Josh Drake.

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