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TALLADEGA, Ala. — In the type of stunning victory that has typified racing at Talladega Superspeedway since its inception, David Ragan led an extraordinary 1-2 finish for Front Row Motorsports, which had never won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race before Sunday.

David Gilliland pushed Ragan, his teammate, to the lead on the final circuit in a green-white checkered-flag finish that took Sunday's Aaron's 499 four laps past its scheduled distance of 188 laps. Gilliland came home second, followed by pole sitter Carl Edwards, Michael Waltrip and series leader Jimmie Johnson.

As Ragan put it, two Davids beat the Goliaths of NASCAR racing in one of the sport’s most unlikely finishes ever.


Soccer: The FHS women's varsity soccer team continued their winning ways Monday against West Henderson. The team won, 3-0, and moves their overall record to 14-0-1.

The Lady Panthers are currently ranked number one in the conference.

The team travelled to Tuscola yesterday to take on the Mountaineers whom they beat 2-1 in their April 9 meeting.

Tomorrow they will play the Smoky Mountain Mustangs at home.



The MCSC U14 Storm took first place in their bracket of the FCCA First Strike Tournament in Concord, N.C. on April 20 and 21.

The Storm won 4 of 4 games to emerge victorious, capping a great first season in the Classic League.



RICHMOND, Va. — Kevin Harvick sped away on fresh tires to win Sunday night’s Toyota Owners 400 in a greenwhite- checkered-flag finish at Richmond International Raceway, leaving a grup of drivers with widely divergent emotions in his wake.

Harvick beat Clint Bowyer to the finish line by .343 seconds to win his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season, his second at Richmond and the 20th of his career.

Joey Logano ran third, Juan Pablo Montoya came home fourth after leading until the final caution, and Jeff Burton finished fifth after staying out on old tires for the final two-lap run that took the event six laps beyond its posted distance.



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