THOMPSON, Conn. — Doug Coby may be a longshot to win another NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship going into the weekend, but he’s off to a fast start to contend for the win Sunday.Coby’s No. 10 Mayhew Tools Chevrolet paced Saturday afternoon’s 1 hour, 15 minute practice session at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in advance of qualifying.Coby’s best time in 58 laps around the .625-mile oval was 19.172 seconds (117.359 mph).RELATED: Complete practice resultsRonnie Williams posted the second fastest lap at 19.255 (116.853).NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship points leader Justin Bonsignore was third fastest at 19.296 (116.604).The 32-year-old from Holtsville, New York, enters the Sunoco World Series 150 with a 27-point lead over six-time champion Coby. Bonsignore has to finish 23rd or better in the 27-car field to clinch the championship regardless of what Coby does.Timmy Solomito and Craig Lutz were fourth and fifth fastest in practice, respectively.Patrick Emerling was sixth quick, followed by Matt Swanson, Woody Pitkat, Anthony Nocella and Ron Silk.Mayhew Tools Pole Award qualifying is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.The Sunoco World Series 150 is scheduled for Sunday at 4 p.m. There are tickets available to see this race in person, and the race will also be streamed live on TrackPass on NBC Gold.
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Related Scott Clarke/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Once starter Yu Darvish was signed by the Cubs and first baseman Eric Hosmer was picked up by the San Diego Padres, the feeling was that more big name MLB free agents would start coming off the board. Now, J.D. Martinez is off the market. The outfielder has agreed to a five-year, $110 million deal with the Boston Red Sox with an opt out after two seasons. $50 million of the $110 will be paid over the first two season. Martinez will supply the Red Sox with a power bat in the middle of their order, which is much needed after Boston finished last in the American League in home runs in 2017. Boston reportedly offered Martinez a five-year, $100 million deal earlier in the month.The 30-year-old was traded from the Detroit Tigers to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the middle of last season, and put on a performance that some said was worthy of MVP consideration despite only playing 62 games in the National League. After hitting 16 home runs and 39 RBIs with Detroit in 57 games, Martinez came to Arizona and hit .302 with 29 homers with 65 RBIs in just 62 games. In September alone, Martinez hit .404 with 16 home runs (a National League record) and 36 RBIs in 24 games. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico
Related David Lee/Netflix(LONDON) — Rosario Dawson’s return as Claire Temple in Marvel’s Luke Cage next month could possibly be her last stint as the character.According to ScreenGeek, Dawson, who’s character has appeared in Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and The Defenders, says she’s uncertain of Claire’s future after the second season of Luke Cage.“Yeah, its pretty wild actually,” she said at MCM ComicCon in London over the weekend. “I don’t know if I’ll be back after this, to be honest, but it’s been an amazing few years.”She continued, “I’ve been on a lot of different shows. I mean, I don’t know if maybe they do a third season of Luke Cage potentially, or maybe if they figure out some kind of way for me to be on The Punisher — just so I can feel like I’ve done every show.”According to Dawson, she’s not entirely upset about not returning to the hit series, since it would give her an opportunity to focus on family.“But it’s been like, my daughter is high school, so I kinda wanna not be 3,000 miles away for work,” she adds.Luke Cage Season 2 hits Netflix on June 22.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico