The Big Brawl - 04/27/14

Let's face it. Episodes like last night's ending to the Sprint Cup race in Richmond  are what get people talking. Matt Kenseth and Brad Keselowski battling each other out of a first place finish, and the Marcos Ambrose-Casey Mears dust up after the race were over dominate the conversation last night and today, when it comes to NASCAR.

Joey Logano won the race with a great move to the inside past Kenseth and Keselowski in an exciting finish. Keselowski had words for Kenseth afterwards and vowed to remember it this season. Amazingly, Mears put hands on Ambrose and got punched in the face for it moments after the race. And that was in a battle for 18th place!  Just another night in short track racing, right?  We've seen Bristol send even mild-mannered drivers to blood-boiling fury in the past many times over the years.

As long as it's not too ugly a scene, we love to see the drivers mix it up after a race. To be continued ...

 

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Last Update on October 24, 2014 09:09 GMT

COIN TOSS-MAYOR

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Usually, one flips a coin to determine things like who gets the ball first in a football game or who gets first dibs at the last slice of pie or something. But to settle an election? That's what happened in a small town high in the Peruvian Andes. Two candidates tied at the ballot box -- with each getting 236 votes in the municipal election. Peru's electoral law allows tie races to be decided by a coin toss. So the coin was tossed. And the winner -- Wilber Medina. His rival says he's cool with the results. It isn't known whether heads or tails carried the day -- and the election.

PUMPKINS-PIGS

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) -- It started as a potential case of pilfered pumpkins. But it turned out to be a windfall for a group of pigs. Foster's Daily Democrat in Somersworth, New Hampshire reports hundreds of pumpkins were reported stolen earlier week. The gourds had been set aside behind a school to be sold this weekend at a craft fair. The investigation didn't get far. Turns out a farmer spotted the pumpkins and asked a school worker if he could take them to feed his pigs. The school employee didn't know the pumpkins were being saved -- and the farmer took them. Police say the only ones that turned out happy in the whole episode -- are the hogs.

FIREWORKS-FUNERAL

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- When the fireworks burst in the air tomorrow night over Springfield, Missouri -- it won't be the Fourth of July -- but the last of James Carver. A Missouri funeral director will be bidding farewell to his dad -- by having his cremated remains mixed with fireworks -- and launched into the sky. Carver's father is the first to try the program by Greenlawn Funeral Homes. His son Jim is the funeral director -- and says the eight-minute fireworks display will be followed by a cookout and memorial celebration.

 
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