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1: The number of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories posted by Stewart-Haas Racing drivers at Darlington Raceway. Kevin Harvick took the organization’s first checkered flag at the Lady in Black on April 12. Team co-owner Tony Stewart has never won at the 1.366-mile speedway, and neither have teammates Kurt Busch and Danica Patrick.

2: The combined number of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories recorded so far this season by Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing. Dale Earnhardt Jr. got Hendrick’s lone win in the Daytona 500. Kyle Busch scored for JGR at Fontana, Calif. The two organizations were the series’ most prolific winners in 2013, totaling 21 victories in 36 points races (12 for JGR and nine for HMS).

3: The number of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories recorded by Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Richmond International Raceway. Measured by wins alone, RIR is Earnhardt’s best non-restrictor- plate track and tied for his second best overall. Earnhardt has five victories at Talladega and three at Daytona.


Franklin High School's men's tennis team has seen better days than the ones from this season, but off years are often a part of sports in general and especially in school sports when players cycle out every so often. This season, the team has posted a 1-13 record so far with their lone win coming against a non conference team, leaving their conference record at 0-10. With two games remaining in the regular season, they still have a chance to add to their win column.

“This is a rebuilding year for us,” said Head coach Sammy Gunter. “Half of the team has never played tennis before so we have struggled this year. We have four returning players from last year’s team and four new players.”

According to Gunter, returning players Chris Richards, Andrew Karcher, Brendon Karcher and Zach Deptola have all looked good “but can be inconsistent and over-hit the ball.”


DARLINGTON, S.C. — The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season has been one of feast or famine for Kevin Harvick— and on Saturday night at Darlington Raceway, Harvick enjoyed the delectable taste of victory.

Passing Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the next-to-last lap of the second attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag finish, Harvick won Sunday’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 and all but locked himself into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup as the first two-time winner in the series this year (he still needs to finish in the top 30 in points after race No. 26 and attempt to qualify for every race).

In the second race of the season, Harvick dominated in winning at Phoenix, before a spate of mechanical issues waylaid him in four of five subsequent events.

On Saturday at Darlington, he was the class of the field again, leading 238 of 374 laps in a race that went seven circuits past its scheduled distance. Nevertheless, it took a fourtire call in the pits and a late caution to give Harvick a final chance to beat Earnhardt, who had streaked to a 15-carlength lead on two fresh tires in the first attempt at a greenwhite- checker.


Last Thursday, April 3, FHS hosted a home track meet with the following results:

Boys team scores: Franklin 144, East Henderson 130, North Henderson 81, Rabun Gap 73, Christ School 57, Tuscola 34, Smoky Mountain 14, Brevard 11, Pisgah 8.

Top individual results: Shot put: 2) Josh Martin 44-5 3) Kelton Lowry 44-3 ½; Discus: 3) Lonnie Randall 136-8; Long Jump: 1) Joe Templeton 20-3 ½; Triple Jump: 1) Templeton 43-7 ½; High jump: Templeton 6-0; 3,200 relay: 3) Franklin 9:12.5; 800 Hurdles: 2) Franklin 1:37.40; 1,600: Harrison Conner 4:44, 2) Shawn Marcie 4:47; 400 relay: 1) Franklin 45.99; 800: 2) Caleb Albrecht 2:01.41; 200: 3) Nicholia Lamb 24.20; 3,200: 2) Marcie 10:34.93; 1,600 relay: 2) Franklin 3:43.41 Girls team scores: East Henderson 122, Franklin 103, Rabun Gap 97, Pisgah 89, Tuscola 46, North Henderson 40, Smoky Mountain 27, Brevard 15


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