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“Dirtbag” Goes to Car Wash & Ends with Him Getting Tased

Police in Washington arrested a man with a self-aware license plate after what they called, “a series of bad decisions.”

According to KCPQ, a Bellevue man driving a red Camaro with a vanity license plate that reads “DIRTBAG” was arrested Sunday afternoon at the Brown Bear car wash in Factoria.

Authorities said the unnamed 40-year-old man was involved in a road rage incident, or rather, a parking lot rage incident. Police responded after reports that two cars were involved in a minor rear-end crash.

The driver of the other car, make unknown, got out to take pictures of the damage. Camaro guy got out, allegedly pointed a gun at the victim and made threats.

Then, when police showed up, Camaro guy wouldn’t get out of his car. When police tried to pull him out he fought them. One officer was punched in the face.

Camaro guy allegedly threatened to kill the police and, to make things worse, he reportedly made disparaging comments about the victim’s perceived ethnicity.

Bellevue police finally tased and arrested him.

Camaro guy is expected to be charged with first-degree assault with a firearm, assault on a police officer, obstructing police, malicious harassment, and resisting arrest.

It is unclear if the Camaro ever got cleaned.

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Local Students Make LTC Dean’s List for Fall 2017

Lakeshore Technical College named 712 students to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester. To make the dean’s list, students must have completed six or more semester credits and earned a semester grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Student names marked with an asterisk (*) indicate a 4.0 grade point average.

Students are listed by their Wisconsin hometown unless otherwise noted.

 

Brillion, WI
*Sarah Cops, *Tyler Foulk

Cascade, WI
*Tasha Fischer, Tegan Gonzalez, *Sarah Guttmann, *Cheryl Kassens, *Michael Lecher, *Caleb Mulholland, *Catherine Overfelt, Brandon Raab, *Nadine Skelton

Cato, WI
*Ashley Reigles, *Abby Slager, Kelly Slager

Chilton, WI
*Cassandra Alger, Lisa Ecker, *Kelly Fhlug, *Amber Krueger, *Leslie Occiano

Cleveland, WI
Caitlin Branham, *Caryn Bruckschen, Audra Duby, *Kayla Graham, Autumn Hernandez, Barth Lindemann, *Elizabeth Schubert, *Cassandra Schuele

Denmark, WI
Melanie Brunner, *Cassandra Christensen, Susan Servais

Francis Creek, WI
Daniel Weber

Glenbeulah, WI
Breanna Hausler, *Cheryl Liebe, *Cory Vanderkin, *Garrett Krebsbach

 

Howards Grove, WI
Melissa Benton, Sean Daehn, *Sarah Gardner, *Michelle Gudex, *Tami Koenig, *Brenda Komoroski, Sarah Lester, *Richard Nelson, *Crystal Pocian, *John Posey, Brittani Rooker, Amanda Schafer, Alexis Simon, Christen Smith

 

Kewaunee, WI
Tanya Houston, *Wyatt VanGoethem

Kiel, WI
Caitlin Bos, *Robert Bos, Lisa Buvid, *Derek Campbell, Justin Dedering, *Cameron Doute, *Michelle Fritz, Therese Gabrielse, *Mitchel Hassinger, Nadezhda Lisch, Sarah Mueller, *Cassandra Onderbeke, *Sandra Pasket, *Logan Peter, Desirae Roehrig, *Jeffrey Rollmann, *Christine Schad, Mark Schaefer, *Macullen Schnell, *Katherine Schoch, *Nhia Thao, Scott Vigness-Bassette, *Bernard Weiler, Andrew Winkel, *Danielle Yaeger, *Zachary Zorn

Kohler, WI
*Adam DeJardin, Katherine Fitzgerald, *Sherri Gillespie, *Jordan LaPean, Allie Lindow, Crystal Scharenbroch

Manitowoc, WI
*Peter Adams, *Asari Alzate, Brian Appel, *Miranda Bashaw, Brock Bauer, *Chris Behrendt, *Christina Bergemann, *Leah Boeck, Dustin Boyd, Fritzy Brady, *Angela Brey, *Tania Brown, *Kaine Bruechert, Halli Bubolz, Emily Budnik, Rafael Careaga, *Joseph Cerkas, Mai Chang, Jacob Charnon, Matthew Clark, *Cassandra Clarksen, Zachary Cooper, *Diane Dawidowich, *Parker Dennis, *Ashley Duellman, *Jacob Duening, *Timothy Dykstra, Andrew Edwards, Dana Emme, *Adam Fessler, *Tammy Fischer, Joseph Foth, *Melissa Franz, *Jacob Fuka, *Vicki Gatts, Jacob Genske, Julie Gilbert, Autumn Gomm, *Jessica Haese, Anne Haney, *Derek Hansen, *Taylor Harlin, *Hannah Harper, Jesse Hartlaub, Steven Hecker, *Andrew Hein, *Vanessa Heinen, *Eeliya Her, *Thai Her, Rosa Hernandez, *Jackson Huycke, Beau Jacques, *Andrew Janke, Marie Jaschob, Samantha Johnstone, Max Kaczkowski, *Kristen Kappelman, *Ian Klein, *Matthew Klein, Jordan Kopidlansky, *Jean Kraemer, Christopher Krejcarek, Susan Krepline, Paul LaChappelle, *Heather Laurin, Stephanie Ledvina, *Chue Lee, Youa Lee, Caleb Liermann, *Alastair Love, Jacob Lueptow, *Brian Lulloff, Nicole Mann, *Akasha Manthe, Austin Mecca, *Elizabeth Mehall, *Darin Menk, Bradley Miller, *Troy Moede, Robert Monday, Kao Moua, Tonia Nennig, Shante Nettles, Amber Neuser, Philip Nguyen, Judith Niemojuski, Brianna O’Connor, *Maximilian Pakala, Tiffany Palys, *Christine Patt, *Aaron Payne, Hannah Pitroski, Adam Prowls, *Brittany Quistorf, *Angela Radaj, Paige Raymakers, *Kimberly Rohde, *Robert Schindler, Melissa Schlaeger, *Andrew Schroeder, *Emmalee Schroeder, *John Schuette, Kimberlyn Schultz, *Robin Schultz, *Caitlin Seguin, Courtney Shebesta, *Julie Siehr, Jason Sieracki, *Catherine Skawinski, *Travis Sleger, *Emily Sonnenburg, *Robert Staab, *Gina Steinhardt, *Tina Stueck, *Paige Sullivan, Eric Sweetman, Samantha Thao, *Amanda Thiers, Taylor Tice, Steven Toltzmann, *Jeremy Tower, *Thomas Tracy, *Dave VanderWeele, Tong Vang, *Emanuel Vazquez, *Brandon Wagner, *Alyssa Wallen, *Stephanie Watkins, *Myra Weller, Wendy Wetak, *Paige Weygandt, Scott Willecke, Bee Yang, Bouh Bai Yang, *Karisa Yang, Leon Yang, *Shoua Yang, *Scott Zipperer

Maribel, WI
Kendra Krcma

Mishicot, WI
*Jonathan Benfield, *Robert Brunner, *Caitlyn Koller, Logan Kuehn, Morgan Melichar, Blaine Mickelson, Bobbi Jo Mueller, *Jessica Ney, *Mackenzie Peltier

 

 

New Holstein, WI
*Craig Braun, *Robert Brown, *Jackie Fannin, Kristi Feldmann, *Mark Flaker, Samantha Hansen, Amber Hewitt, *Sigfried Jin, *Luke Lisch, Julie Pitz, Michael Schisel, *Damien Schmitz, Krystal Tice, *Tate Winkler

Newton, WI
Ashley Grotegut, David Krause

 

Plymouth, WI
*Travis Auch, Mary Bauer, Kimberley Biederwolf, *Jennifer Brickbauer, Michael Bruggink, Heather Burkart, *Brianna DeRosier, *Caitlynn Hefter, *David Huibregtse, *Amanda Jung, Gabriel Kerntke, Joshua Kerntke, *Kristi Kesick, *Connie Kline, *Lori LaPorte, *Travis Mallmann, Ogiene Layne Manrique, Alex Newkirk, *Terry Puhl, Bradley Rabe, *Melanie Roehrborn, *Holly Schilling, Jason Schilling, *Joanne Solfest, *Heather Sonnenburg, *Stuart Thiel, *Carley Thompson, Pa Yia Van Drie, *Erin Van Ells, *Kate VonDerVellen, *Michaela Wallace, Dena Watson, Erin Weimann, Ashley Wierman, Erin Williams, *Zachary Worm

Reedsville, WI
April De Noyer, Melanie Fritsch, *Kari Gansch, *Renee Lemberger, *Kimberly Mangin, *Rebecca Meulemans, *Adam Miller, Nichole Paulow, Lydia Phillip, Alicia Stueber

 

Sheboygan, WI
*Jessica Abrashinsky, *Leovardo Aguilar, *William Allison, *Betsie Anderson, Ryan Anderson, Dominic Andrews, Justin Aschenbach, *Jacob Baneck, Tosha Barr, Savanah Barts, *Kathryn Basler, *Neil Baumgartner, Valerie Behnke, Gabriela Benitez-Cazares, *Michelle Berg, *Roberta Blacklock, *Sydne Blackshear, *Alyssa Brendel, Jordan Brown, Matthew Brown, *Ronna Brown, *Tanner Brusse, Sali Bushi, *Gabriel Cadena, Anthony Caelwaerts, *Brian Castillo, Taylor Champeau, *Cha Chang, Christina Chavez, *Jonathan Cimarosti, *Brandon Coe, *Cassidy Cook, *Alexia Cordle, Anna Cortez, Melanie Cyr, *Trisha Daniels, Kailey Davies, *Crystal Dekker, *David Dekker, Emily Demge, *Rebecca Denboer, Steven Detiege, *Tucker DeVriend, Connor Dlugopolski, *Hayley Dobas, Sabrina Doxtator, Kyle Dulmes, Brendon Dutton, Katharine Eickermann, Amy Ellison, Viridiana Escobar, Christopher Esparza, *Amanda Eyraud, Jamie Feldmann, Karri Jo Fischer, Cailin Fournier, Keri Frank, *Stephanie Frank, Jonathan Fritsch, *Alex Gabino, Craig Gaedke, *Claudia Garcia, Johnathan Garcia, Jonathan Gee, Angela Gibson, *Helen Glazunova, *Casey Gmach, Haley Goldbeck, Bryan Gordon, Nicole Graf, Eric Graves, Sam Gundrum, James Gutierrez, *Lucas Haese, *Rachel Hafemann, Erin Hameister, *Jeremy Hand, *Rayven Hao, Clifton Harp, Nicholas Herman, *Julie Hernandez, Elliott Higgins, *Brandon Hintz, *Scott Jackson, *Ruth Jananan, William Janos, Michael Jeatran, *Hope Jochimsen, *Jacob Johnson, *Kelly Johnston, Courtney Jones, *Brittney Kamada, *Krystal Kath, *Robert Keller, Alissa Kessler, *Nichole Kiedrowski, *Ashley Kipp, Emily Knier, *Shari Knight, *Jennifer Kober, *Miranda Koene, Chanise Kohls-Bruggink, Tracy Kong, Alexis Kramer, Austin Kreft, *Amanda Krueger, Maveric Kue, *Peter Kue, Joshua Kuhn, *Choua Lee, *Chue Lee, *Kacey Lee, Mai Sheng Lee, Susan Lee, *Jordan Leslie, Cynthia Lopez, *Raul Lopez, Amanda Louisier, Chansamai Ly, Melanie Lyon, *Jennifer Maitland, *Joshua Malson, *Steven Mandel, *Jack Marsh, *Tyler Maxey, Kelly McCarthy, Samantha McDonald, *Shane McMurray, *Ryne Meise, Daisy Mendiola, *Jessica Mendiola, Paige Meyer, Amanda Montez, *Linda Moua, Ocean Moua, Eline Muhire, Sadie Munro, Kevin Murphy, *Eric Naumann, *Andrew Neefe, Wallace Noack, *Kim Nytes, Stephany Oakley, *Maret Perry, Dawn Pickett, Holly Pospichal, *Timothy Raasch, Sarah Raml, Steffany Reyna, Peter Rindt, Andrew Rivas, *Hannah Roberts, *Candice Roitt, *Allison Ross, *Nathan Sampson, Jade Sand, Andrea Saxon, *Jason Schickert, Nathan Schimpf, *Christine Schober, *Joel Schreurs, *Rodney Schulz, *Kimberly Schwartz, *Shaun Sheeran, Paige Sholten, Colin Simmelink, *Thaina Simoes Da Silva, *Chad Solberg, *Marissa Strutz, *David Stutleen, Wendy Sullivan, Mara TenHaken, *Matt Testroete, Derek Teunissen, *Katie Thao, *Peter Sai Thao, Kristy Theune, *Priscilla Torres, *Jennifer Underwood, *Eric VanDeLoo, *Silas Vanderweele, PaKou Vang, *Youa Vang, Hailey VanStelle, Araceli Vargas, Jonathan VerVelde, Casey Villani, Miko Vollrath, *Cooper Vos, *Kyle Wagner, *Crystal Wakker, *Alexandria Walters, *Lauren Warner, *Cristin Wassink, *Danielle Welcher, Cheyenne Welsch, Kerri Wieskamp, *Rachael Williams, *Terrie Williams, Crystal Wright, Robin Wright, *Chai Xiong, *Der Xiong, Her Xiong, *Linda Xiong, *Nyia Xiong, Alicia Yang, *Cheechia Yang, *Chong Yang, Cindy Yang, Dane Yang, *Kao Yang, *Khue Yang, Ki Yang, Mai Zher Yang, *Pa Houa Yang, Sheila Yang, Suzy Yang, Tong Yang, Xeng Yang, Yueshia Yang, *Stacey Zabel

Sheboygan Falls, WI
Marie Chiminatti, *Adam Corrigan, Ashley Drossel, *Asher Evraets, Andrea Fink, Amanda Green, *Justin Green, *Caleb Hall, *Kelly Heard, Abigail Heep, Carly Hoftiezer, Zackary Kirchner, *Becky Knutson, Sompaktra Kolste, David LaFata, Tiffany Lange, Jacob Mertzig, Leah Moore, *Hannah Morse, Jenna Musiedlak, Jason Parks, *Jenna Rautmann, Nicholas Riley, *Tamara Salchert, Kylie Scherer, *Hannah Schleicher, *Kyle Schroeder, *Tarran Sippel, *Kevin Szemborski, *Jessica Trumm, *James Wilhite

 

St Nazianz, WI
*Jon Lenz, Tanner Ohlrogge, Maricela Rodriguez, *Annette Schreiber

 

 

Two Rivers, WI
Melissa Araiza, JamiLynn Blachowski, Jacob Branham, Jacob Brotski, *Daija Christensen, *Amy Desroches, *Jessica Dittmer, *Brianna Fowler, Andrew Frank, *Louanne Garcia, Linda Gullickson, *Hailey Haag, Trevor Havel, *Kristin Heimerl, Amanda Henrickson, *Justin Her, Brandon Hoftiezer, Connie Jaskolski, Alyssa Johanek, Matthew Kleckner, Zackary Kohlmeier, *Ashley Kozlowski, *Madison Kronforst, *Karissa Kuether, *Brooke LeClair, *Chue Lee, Jennifer Lisowe, Jane Marcelle, *Katelin Nelson, *Christopher Ney, *Madelyn Polich, Jacob Prucha, *Krista Radandt, Aaron Reilly, Austin Reimer, Shawn Sayeski, Destiny Schlies, Tanner Schultz, Kurt Selke, *Alissa Taylor, *Carmita Virnoche, Calli Webb, *Jodi Weier, Jackie Winnemuller, *Renee Wizner, Sai Yang

Valders, WI
Lori Bauer, *Dalton Braun, Colene Wasmer, *Tonya Wenzel

Waldo, WI
Victoria Kluck, Addy Miller, *Mary Parrish, Andrew Ringel, Elizabeth Weavers

Whitelaw, WI
Conner Grall, *Kathleen Hagen, *Kayla Liptow, Nichole Mangin, Tanner Mangin, *Shelby Miller, Amber Preston, *Carrie Schuh, Mauresa Shillcox, Makenna Skubal

 

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Swiss Skier Fabian Boesch’s Most Impressive Trick

Fabian Boesch can do amazing things on his skis — he’s competing in his second Olympics and won a world championship in 2015. But, it may be a totally dangerous escalator trick that is more mind-boggling

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One Smart Girl Scout

A San Diego Girl Scout demonstrated one of the benefits of legalized marijuana.

San Diego marijuana dispensary Urbn Leaf shared a photo on Instagram of a Girl Scout with an armful of cookies in front of the store.

The girl’s father told KGTV his daughter sold more than 300 boxes in about 6 hours.

Girl Scouts San Diego says that scouts may sell from wagons as long as they have a parent or guardian present.

Alison Bushan, of Girl Scouts San Diego said, “So if that’s what they say they were doing… then they were right within the rules.”

Bushan said since the scout set up on a wagon and was off the property, she was within the rules. If she had set up a booth been in front of the business, then there would be a problem.

The Girl Scouts of America started selling cookies in January and will do so in neighborhoods and online until April.

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Timber Rattlers to Hold Job Fair

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers want to add to their team for 2018.  If you are fun-loving and ready to get to work, you could be part our game-day staff for this season.  The Rattlers will host a Job Fair for prospective employees on Monday, February 26 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Fox Communities Credit Union Fox Club at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.

The Timber Rattlers will be accepting applications and conducting on-site interviews for part-time, seasonal, game day positions during the job fair.  Here is a complete listing of jobs available this season:

Stadium Operations and Customer Service Game Day/Evening Positions:

  • Custodial Crew – Responsible for cleaning the stadium following games, special events, banquets, etc. and as needed throughout the stadium.
  • Snake Pit Team Store – The Timber Rattlers merchandise store is in need of helpful workers.
  • Security – Responsible for fan safety.  Must be over 21, with some experience.
  • Ticket Sellers – Prepare and sell all game day and advance tickets via phone, mail, and window with an emphasis on efficiency, accuracy, and service.  Responsible for all accounting of ticket inventory, including coupons, vouchers and promotional tickets.  Computer literate due to ticketing software.
  • Ticket Takers – Scan tickets and welcome fans as they enter the ballpark.  Responsible for internal control of food and beverages admitted into and out of the ballpark.  Emphasis is on greeting our fans and answering their questions.
  • Ushers – Responsibilities include pre-game prep, greeting and assisting fans to their seats, watch crowd for problems or injuries during game, assist fans safely out at the end of the game.

Concessions Game Day/Evening Positions: 

  • Kitchen managers, Cooks & Kitchen Staff – Primary responsibilities include planning, preparation and cooking of meals for baseball games, banquet events and special events.  A basic understanding of the food service industry is preferred but not necessary.  These individuals will need to be available for both day and night baseball games during the week and weekends so a flexible schedule is important.  Availability starting in April.
  • Servers – Looking for those who are interested working PM’s and weekends but availability during the daytime is a plus. Must be 18, with some server experience. Completion of liquor license course a plus but not required. Availability starting in April.
  • Bartenders – Flexible with hours, but primarily looking for those who are interested working PM’s and weekends. Availability during the daytime is a plus.  Must be 18, experience preferred but not required. Must complete liquor license course in order to sell beer. Availability starting in April.
  • Hawkers – Must be able to carry 50+ lbs. up and down stairs. Looking for workers 18 years of age and older, but exceptions may be made. Must complete liquor license course to sell beer.  Availability starting in April.
  • Picnic Staff – Must be able to lift 50+ lbs. with help of others on staff. Looking for workers 18 years of age and older, but exceptions may be made. Availability starting in April.
  • Picnic Lead – Individual must be able to successfully run picnics throughout the stadium. Food & beverage experience required along with understanding of buffets. Must be available majority of games throughout the season.  Availability starting in April.
  • Concession Stand Server – Responsible for the distribution of food and beverage out of concession or kiosks.  Must be able to work day games, must be 18 or older.
  • Concession Stand Register Operator – Primary responsibilities include taking food and beverage orders, cash handling, and customer interaction. Must be able to work day games, doesn’t necessarily need to be over 18, and should be comfortable on computers.
  • Concession Stand Runner – Individuals are required to keep food and beverage product replenished during baseball games.  Required to lift half barrels (161lbs) on occasion.  The job also includes frequent walking and standing for extended periods of time.

All concession positions are primarily nights/weekends but have 1st shift hours available occasionally.

In addition the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Fox Club banquet facility is looking for year-round, part-time employees in the following areas:

  • Bartenders -day availability (at least one with lead bartender potential)-  immediate start
  • Runners – frequent walking and standing for extended periods of time, able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds – immediate start
  • Dishwashers – mostly summer hours
  • Servers – Provide excellent food and beverage service for banquet events, assist with set-up of tables, linens, chairs, etc. for full service of banquet events and maintain back of house, front of house, and side work duties for productivity of banquet events – summer hours

Job seekers are encouraged to fill out their application before arrival at the job fair.  Applications are available at the Timber Rattlers Front Office, or a downloadable application can be found online at this link to the Timber Rattlers website.  Applicants must be at least 16 years of age by April 7, 2018.  Interested applicants should come prepared to interview with a Timber Rattlers staff member and bring a photo ID and Social Security Card.

Applicants should be energetic, friendly, and dependable, and look forward to contributing to the welcoming atmosphere of Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  The Timber Rattlers offer a fun-filled atmosphere and a unique employee experience for the summer months.  The Rattlers are an equal opportunity employer.

The Timber Rattlers will begin the 2018 season at Beloit on Thursday, April 5.  Wisconsin’s home opener is Saturday, April 7 at 4:05pm against the Beloit Snappers.

Full season, partial season, and group ticket packages are currently available for the 2018 season.  Tickets packages are available online, over the phone at (920) 733-4152 or (800) WI-TIMBER and in person.  Groups of 20 or more may order tickets over the phone or in person.  Individual game tickets for the 2018 season go on sale Saturday, March 10.  The Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium Box Office is open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

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Daytona 500 Update – Pole Positions

Hendrick Motorsports collected its fourth straight Daytona 500 pole on Sunday when Alex Bowman steered the Number-88 Chevrolet to the top of the speed chart as the front row for next weekend’s race was locked in.  Bowman, who’s replacing the retired Dale Earnhardt Junior, had a lap of 195.644 miles per hour.  He’ll share the front row with Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin, who was second-quick at 195.092 miles per hour.  Lap times for the remaining thirty-eight drivers set the starting lineups for Thursday night’s qualifying races, with Bowman and Hamlin starting from the pole in their respective 150-mile events.  Hendrick Motorsports’ Daytona pole streak began in 2015 with Jeff Gordon and continued the next two years when Chase Elliott went back-to-back.

Bowman and Hamlin are locked into their starting positions for the Daytona 500 regardless of where they finish Thursday.  The remainder of the forty-car field for next weekend’s race will be set in the Can-Am Duel twin qualifying races … Other qualifying results of note … Brad Keselowski, Sunday’s Advance Auto Parts Clash winner, qualified nineteenth among forty drivers … seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson qualified third … Hendrick Motorsports’ William Byron is the highest-qualified rookie, fifth … defending Daytona 500 winner Kurt Busch was seventeenth … 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Junior qualified twenty-sixth … Danica Patrick was twenty-eighth for her final NASCAR race.  She’s stepping away from the sport after Speedweeks.

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The 25th Rose

Roses are most commonly associated with love, and many couples present them on milestone anniversaries.

Did you know, growers sell roses to the Florist in bunches of 25. This means your local florist can sell two dozen roses and still have one blossom left over.

The last rose must be the best of the bunch. You see, a dozen flowers can depend on the attractiveness of the other to display beauty. While the single rose, the 25th rose, must display its splendor alone.

A single rose is considered a most thoughtful gift and because it’s just one rose or the 25th rose, it’s often the best of the bunch… the prettiest of the pretty… And that means if you get the 25th rose, you are the best!

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Recap of Advance Auto Parts Clash

Brad Keselowski went from last to first on Sunday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway, giving Team Penske its second straight victory in the season-opening Advance Auto Parts Clash.  Keselowski lined up at the rear of the seventeen-car field for the non-points race that features pole winners from the previous season, which is where he was placed following a random draw to determine the starting lineup.  From the drop of the green flag, Keselowski began pushing his Number-2 Ford toward the front of the field and then dominated the second half of the race – leading the final thirty-seven laps to claim his first victory in the exhibition race that annually opens Speedweeks.  Joey Logano, seeking his second straight “Clash” victory, finished second to give Team Penske a one-two sweep.  Defending Daytona 500 winner Kurt Busch came home in third place with Ryan Blaney – the third Team Penske driver – finishing fourth and pole sitter Austin Dillon completing the top five.  2017 Monster Energy Series champion Martin Truex Junior started sixth and finished fourteenth … The race included eleven lead changes among seven drivers: Keselowski, Logano, Dillon, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott.

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Advance Auto Parts Clash is Sunday

Tune in to WCUB at 1 pm Sunday to hear the kick-off of the NASCAR season…it’s the Advance Auto Parts Clash.  Here’s a recap of last year’s race:

Team Penske extended its run of success on restrictor-plate tracks with Joey Logano’s victory in the thirty-ninth running of the Advance Auto Parts Clash.  Contact between race leader Denny Hamlin and a fast-closing Brad Keselowski on the last lap opened the door for Logano to claim his first victory in the annual non-points special event featuring pole winners from the previous season.  Dating back to May 2016, Logano and Keselowski had now combined to give Team Penske four straight wins on NASCAR superspeedways at Daytona and Talladega.  Hamlin led a race-high forty-eight laps and took the white flag at the front of the field before feeling the heat from Keselowski, who stuck the nose of his Number-2 Ford under Hamlin as they charged through Turns-1 and 2.  Hamlin, seeking his second straight victory in the exhibition race and fourth overall, moved the Number-11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota down the track to block Keselowski but wasn’t quick enough and made contact.  Logano steered his Number-22 Ford to the outside and motored past the skirmish, beating runner-up Kyle Busch to the checkered flag by one-point-one seconds.  Keselowski finished sixth and Hamlin slipped to thirteenth.