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HAMPTON, Ga. — Coors Light Polesitter Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick dominated the early and middle stages of Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway — before Jimmie Johnson decided to crash the party.

Johnson didn't take the lead in the second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season until Lap 198 of 325, but from then on, his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was the class of the field, leading six times for 92 laps in winning for the fourth time at Atlanta and for the 71st time in his career.

For the second straight event in NASCAR’s premier series, Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second and third, respectively. Logano ran fourth, followed by Matt Kenseth, who capitalized on a late track-position by staying out on old tires.


Franklin and Nantahala High School games postponed

After adverse weather forced the cancellation of conference basketball tournaments throughout Western North Carolina last week, another round of winter weather is causing delay in the state playoffs.

State playoff games were scheduled to begin Tuesday, but after a significant snow fall Monday night, several games were postponed. With more snow predicted to fall Wednesday night, it is unclear when the playoffs will begin for several schools.


Race ends under caution after a multi-car wreck.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The record will reflect that Joey Logano won Sunday’s 57th Daytona 500 under caution, when a multicar wreck on the backstretch forced NASCAR to wave the yellow flag as Logano led the field into the final corner on the second lap of a green-white-checkered-flag finish.

But the notation of that final caution does no justice to the memory of a race that produced some of the most scintillating restrictor-plate racing in the history of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.


Heading into the western North Carolina Athletic Conference basketball tournament last Friday, The Lady Panthers were working off of a six game winning streak, while the boys were building momentum after winning four games in a row.

In the opening round of the western North Carolina Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament, which was held at the Panther Den, both the men and women varsity basketball teams rose victorious over their opponents, the East Henderson Eagles.

Both teams were headed to the semifinals, which was scheduled to be played at Pisgah High School. Due to winter weather, the conference tournament was cancelled. Playoffs for Franklin High School are currently scheduled to begin next Tuesday.


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