Friday, August 15, 2008

To the weekend

-Panthers had Friday off, but no word on Muhsin Muhammad from the team regarding his health. He took a big hit in the endzone in the first half, a helmet-to-helmet shot from Brian Dawkins. Should hear something from the team on him after Saturday's practice.

-Ryan Newman to Stewart-Haas in 2009. We saw this coming a while back, but it became official on Friday. No sponsor named yet, but according to Richard Childress Racing, it will NOT be Jack Daniels. They are staying at RCR for the foreseeable future (according to RCR). Brian Vickers on the pole for Sunday in Michigan, he was the only driver to break 188 mph in qualifying. That's fast no matter how you slice it.

-Carl Pettersson leads the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, a 61 on Friday has him 3 shots clear of 2nd place. Nice to see a former NC State golfer tearing it up. Great player, but an even better person. Gonna be tough to hold that lead, as the PGA Tour pros are eating it alive.

-I changed this post from Mailing it In" because you, the reader, deserve more. Things will get interesting over the next few weeks, with Panthers cuts, high school football cranking up, the drag strip, NASCAR in October. Getcha popcorn ready for all of it on News 14 Carolina!

See you fine folks on Monday!

Mike Solarte

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