Kentucky’s second biggest sporting event will take place today in Sparta when Kentucky Speedway plays host to NASCAR’s Quaker State 400. Over 100,000 racing fans (or beer fans) will pack the 1,000-acre speedway in Gallatin County for the 7:30 p.m. Sprint Cup race and the Kentucky Sports Radio crew will be in the middle of the madness. (I will not be joining them, however.)
Brad Keselowski took the title two of the last three years and he looks to repeat today for a third crown. I don’t know anything about the sport, but I’ll take the field. Actually, Give me Dick Trickle. I’ll take him. He still races, right?
Anyway, it’s a big day for the state, so be proud or whatever.
The Peach Jam continues.
The UK coaching staff will be back in the gym in about an hour for the first round of games beginning at 9:00 am. Last night Calipari wrapped up his evening watching Harry Giles in a packed gymnasium. He took a peek at Jayson Tatum, too, although that ship may have already sailed.
Plenty more to come today and tomorrow.
More Cats in Summer League action today.
Last night we saw the debuts of Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl-Anthony Towns with their new teams, plus DeAndre Liggins, Doron Lamb and Julius Randle. Towns and Randle will play again today, as will Devin Booker, Archie Goodwin, Josh Harrellson and Trey Lyles.
Here’s today’s schedule; games on NBA TV in italics…
3 p.m. — New Orleans vs. Dallas (Miller)
3:30 p.m. — New York vs. San Antonio
6 p.m. — Washington vs. Phoenix (Booker, Goodwin, Harrellson)
6:30 p.m. — Chicago vs. Minnesota (Towns)
8 p.m. — Boston (Young) vs. Portland
8:30 p.m. — L.A. Lakers (Randle) vs. Philadelphia
10 p.m. — Brooklyn vs. Cleveland
10:30 p.m. — Miami vs. Utah (Lyles)
All games are streamed online through NBA Summer League Live.
Reggie Miller was killing me last night.
Miller was my childhood hero but he drove me absolutely nuts last night on the Lakers-Timberwolves broadcast when he repeatedly said “Anthony Towns.”
That’s not his name, Reggie. It’s Karl-Anthony Town, Karl Towns, Towns, Karl, or Karl-Anthony — not Anthony Towns.
I think Drake Jackson has been in 500 fights at The Opening.
We shared a couple clips yesterday and here’s another if those weren’t enough…
— Sanjay Kirpalani (@SanjayKirpalani) July 9, 2015
That one was from Thursday.
Did you say you wanted a picture of Sebastian Bach doing three goggles?
Well here you go…
Now it’s time for me to tee off in the Southwest Nelson Football Golf Scramble in Bardstown.
Or what I like to call drinking all day with golf clubs.