The race to the chase continued today at Kentucky Motor Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. The seventh annual Quaker State 400 was held today, bringing in large crowds and some of the best drivers in modern day racing. The race marked driver Dale Earnhardt JR. last time driving in Kentucky as it was announced earlier in the year that he was retiring from competitive racing at the end of the racing season.
(Photo by Brendon Miller) The excitement of NASCAR returns to the Bluegrass State with two premiere races at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. The smell of burnt tires, racing fuel and engines tuned to the max while blazing through the one and a half mile track creates a great weekend that is attended annually by thousands of spectators from across the country.
Bristol, Tennessee Bristol Speedway – April,22,2017
David Leveridge-Bluegrass Sports Nation Beat Writer
NASCAR returns to Bristol for the annual Spring race. The Xfinity Series of NASCAR was held today at the Bristol Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Bluegrass Sports Nation was there in attendance to cover the race. Bluegrass Sports Nation continues to strive to cover all sports and provide the public with excellence in sports coverage. The race was attended by 2 members of the Bluegrass Sports Nation Coverage team. Larry Robinson and myself David Leveridge were both in attendance covering the race. Continue reading Rain and Wrecks dictate the outcome of the Xfinity Race Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300
David Leveridge- Bluegrass Sports Nation Beat Writer – Lexington,Kentucky – Kentucky Theatre. April 10,2017
Bluegrass Sports Nation attended the Documentary on Coach John Calipari at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington, KY. The Documentary is called ONE AND NOT DONE, and will be aired for the public to view on ESPN Thursday April, 13, 2017. The event was a one night pre screening of the coaching career of Coach John Calipari. Continue reading ONE AND NOT DONE- The Review of Coach John Calipari documentary on ESPN 30 for 30.
David Leveridge- Bluegrass Sports Nation Beat Writer
The South Regional Championship game in Memphis, Tennessee featured 2 of the most successful teams in College Basketball history. Kentucky and North Carolina are 2 of the biggest name programs in College Hoops. North Carolina is the #1 seed in the South Region with a record of 30 Wins and 7 losses. UNC is on a current 3 game win streak. UNC Entered today’s game against the Cats with a big win over Texas Southern.
Fox has best game of collegiate career: Kentucky defeats UCLA advances to the Regional Final to take on North Carolina.
David Leveridge- Bluegrass Sports Nation Beat writer
Memphis, TN, The Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament is one of the most exciting weekends in sports. Memphis, Tennessee is the host city of the South Region. The Region is the only region in the Tournament that features the top 4 seeds, playing. The South Region features 3 Blue bloods in College Basketball history. The # 1 Seed North Carolina Tar Heels, The # 2 Seed Kentucky Wildcats, the # 3 Seed the UCLA Bruins, and the #4 Seed Butler Bulldogs. Continue reading Fox has best game of collegiate career: Kentucky defeats UCLA advances to the Regional Final to take on North Carolina.
David Leveridge- Bluegrass Sports Nation Beat Writer
The quest for Championship number 9 continued today in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kentucky took on the Wichita State Shockers. Kentucky is the #2 seed in the South Region, Wichita is the #10 seed in the South Region. Both teams advanced with wins in Fridays opening round games, Kentucky played in state school Northern Kentucky University, KY won this game by 9 points which 79-70 in a game that was closer than anticipated. Wichita advanced with a win over the Dayton Flyers, Wichita won this game by 6 points, 64-58. Continue reading Kentucky Survives in an Instant Classic: Kentucky defeats Wichita State 65- 62 moves on to the Sweet 16 in South Region.
UK Offense is Stagnant Late, Keeping the Norse in the Game. UK Advances to the NCAA second round, where they’ll play Wichita State.
David Leveridge Bluegrass Sports Nation coverage team
Basketball hysteria is a common theme during the month of March in Kentucky. People from all over the country get involved in the NCAA Tournament and Kentucky is one of the higher seeds in the Tourney, with the fans not only expecting final fours but National Championships. Kentucky has a rich tradition and has a rabid fan base that packs arena’s and is always one of the top ranked teams in the NCAA Tournament. Continue reading Kentucky wins opening round of South Region
By David Leveridge – Bluegrass Sports Nation coverage team.
South Region Game 1 Wichita State and Dayton Flyers.
March Madness is the most exciting month of the year for any one that is a college basketball fan. The game between Wichita State and Dayton was no exception. The Shockers took part in the third of 4 games Played @ Bankers Life Field House. The game featured the Wichita State Shockers against the Dayton Flyers.
By David Leveridge- Bluegrass Sports Nation Coverage team.
Midwest Region Game #1.
Michigan and Oklahoma State were the first ones to take the court @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Michigan and Oklahoma started the game very tense and nervous as each team was nervous and struggled to score the ball. The game was very interesting to attend and teams would trade baskets in the opening minutes. Either Team was able to get a significant lead. At the half, Michigan was up by 1 point. Michigan 41, Oklahoma State 40. In the end Michigan was able to pull out a 1 point win, in a thrilling game. Michigan 92, Oklahoma State 91. Continue reading Michigan Survives: Misfortune of Plane Crash has the Wolverines playing great, advances in Game 1 against Oklahoma State. Indianapolis, Indiana