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Car racing: Carl Edwards holds back Hamlin to win at Darlington

Carl Edwards took the lead on the last pit stop and held off Denny Hamlin on a restart 8 laps from completion for his first Southern 500 victory Sunday night in Darlington, South Carolina. Edwards was 2 laps behind early in the nearly five-hour NASCAR Sprint Cup race, slowed by a record 18 cautions at Darlington Raceway. Pole-sitter Brad Keselowski was 2nd and Hamlin finished third. Joey Logano was fourth, followed by safeguarding race champion Kevin Harvick and the Busch siblings, Kurt and Kyle. Edwards won for the 2nd time this season, and gave Joe Gibbs Racing its 7th victory in the last 10 events. JGR swept the weekend, with Hamlin winning the Xfinity race Saturday. “I think we made it Carlington for a few minutes,” Edwards said as he team taped over part of the “D” on the painted Darlington indication along a retaining wall. “This is the Southern 500. This is fantastic.” It’s the 7th time in 11 seasons as a full-time driver Edwards has actually won multiple races. Keselowski began on the pole and by far led the most laps with 196. But he was beaten out of the pits by Edwards on Darlington’s record-setting 18th caution period with 12 laps left. Practically as much as drivers delighted in Darlington’s throwback paint plans and retro-1970s theme, they enjoyed the low downforce package offered the cars– the exact same that was utilized to rave driver evaluations in Kentucky earlier this year. “Male, I enjoyed it. This is as excellent as it gets,” Edwards stated. “This is what it’s about: moving cars, the tires falling off. If there’s any way we can run this in the Chase, I hope we do it.” Keselowski agreed. “It separates the race car drivers from the pretenders which’s the way it must be,” he said. NASCAR returned the Southern 500 to Labor Day weekend for the very first time since 2003. The track, the sport’s earliest superspeedway, closed NASCAR’s summertime as one of its crown gem occasions for 53 years unt …
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Vehicle taken with 2 kids inside

On Saturday, September 5, 2015, at approximately 12:26 p.m., patrol officers responded to a found kids employ the 2100 Ave U. As officers were arriving at the scene, they heard of another call about a taken car from the 2600 block of Ave K with youngsters still in the vehicle. The victim parked his 2008 GMC Envoy in the driveway of a home in the 2600 block of Ave K. The victim went inside the residence and left his 2 kids, ages 6 and 3, in the car with the engine running. An unidentified suspect took the automobile with the children still within. The suspect dropped the youngsters off in the 2100 block of Ave U and left the scene in the taken car. Patrol officers later located the taken car deserted in the north alley of 2200 23rd Street. The Lubbock Cops Department urges anybody with details about this case to call Criminal offense Line at 741-1000 … See all stories on this topic

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