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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Block me once, and I’ll cut you some slack.

Block me twice — and it’s “Gotcha.”

That, in essence, was the conversation on Joey Logano’s team radio after Logano spun race leader Matt Kenseth in Turn 1 with less than five laps left in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Logano went on to win the race after a green-white-checkered- flag restart that sent the race two laps past its scheduled distance of 267 laps. The driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford has monopolized the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, having won back-to-back races at Charlotte and Kansas.


The Franklin High School Athletic Booster Club will host the Salute to Veterans event before the football game on Oct. 16. The event will start at 6:30 p.m.

The tickets printed for Oct. 2 will be honored.

The Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held immmediately following this event.

It is also "Pink Out" night in commemoration of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Homecoming Ceremony will be done at half-time.

CONCORD, N.C. – Congratulations, Joey Logano. You just drew the first get-out-of jail-free card for Talladega.

With a dominating victory in Sunday’s rain-delayed Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Logano punched an early-bird ticket to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Now Logano can take a carefree trip to unpredictable Talladega two weeks hence. The same can’t be said for three of the sports superstars. Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch all had major issues at Charlotte and will have to rebound in the remaining two races of the Contender Round to keep their title hopes alive.


Western Carolina University (WCU) will host Smoky Mountain Youth Football after their home game against Mercer this Saturday, Oct.10. The WCU game starts at 3:30 and Franklin Mite Panther team will play following the game.

Andrews was the top seller of tickets to the game and Franklin was second. Andrews had a choice of team to play and they chose the Mite team. Andrews record is 6-0 and Franklin’s is 5-1 with their only loss to Andrews.

For the WCU game, the first 1,000 kids ages 12 and under to enter will receive a free replica WCU Catamounts Football jersey sponsored by Pepsi. Free admission if your child wears their uniform to support their team.


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