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Nexteer interns take on NASCAR drivers in go-kart race

SAGINAW, MI — An electric power steering motor, a throttle, a battery, a kill switch, a $300 budget and some guidance from engineers is all the students were given to build their own go-kart. Nexteer Automotive executives judged the teams on engineeri…

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Tigers learned of Leonys Martin’s life-threatening illness with shock, worry

DETROIT — Leonys Martin, a popular presence in the Detroit Tigers’ clubhouse until he was traded to the Cleveland Indians two weeks ago, has been fighting for his life after contracting a bacterial infection. The Indians revealed the gravity of Martin’s illness for the first time on Monday afternoon

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Stunning 1-2-3 finish is a first for Hillikers at Tri-City Motor Speedway

Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame brothers David and Steven Hilliker put on a racing show in the Late Model feature, but it was young Derrick Hilliker who stole it. Derrick used a late restart to pull even with father David, then won a classic battle w…

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Past, present stars shine during Berlin Raceway’s Hall of Fame Night

MARNE, MI – A blast from the past came rolling into the present when Berlin Raceway host its annual Hall of Fame Night Saturday. Legendary short-track standout Bob Senneker was reunited with his 1979 Bluebird Chevy Camaro when Arkansas’ Alan Ivey brought the car to Marne help celebrate the evening

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Chance of rain pops up in forecast for NASCAR race at MIS

BROOKLYN, MI – The cars change, the drivers change, the points format changes. But one question in NASCAR always remains the same, leading up to race day: “Is it going to rain?” For Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway, the answer depends on who you ask. There

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. surprises fans with trip through MIS infield

BROOKLYN, MI – Dale Earnhardt Jr. is retired, but his celebrity status hasn’t lessened any with his fans. Now working as a broadcaster for NBC, Earnhardt Jr. is in the TV booth for Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway. And for a TV segment on Friday, the 15-time NASCAR

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NASCAR’s Grant Enfinger says there’s no place like MIS

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Grant Enfinger compared Michigan International Speedway to an animal, although he never said which one. Here’s the deal, though. There’s no other one like it. Enfinger and the Trucks return to the Brooklyn-based two-mile superspeedway for Saturday’

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Denny McLain on a mission to keep the memories of 1968 Tigers alive

This is part of an occasional series looking back on the 1968 World Series champion Detroit Tigers. Former Detroit Tigers great Denny McLain has never enjoyed life as much as he is now. The former MVP and Cy Young award winner, who was known for his ca…

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NASCAR’s Grant Enfinger says there’s no place like MIS

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Grant Enfinger compared Michigan International Speedway to an animal, although he never said which one. Here’s the deal, though. There’s no other one like it. Enfinger and the Trucks return to the Brooklyn-based two-mile superspeedway for Saturday’

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Don Wert’s memorable hit for 1968 Tigers masked a mental battle at plate

This is part of an occasional series looking back on the 1968 World Series champion Detroit Tigers. Don Wert was not known for his hitting, but the slick-fielding third baseman put the Detroit Tigers into the 1968 World Series with a pennant-clinching …

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Punchless Tigers still struggling to score, lose 2-1 to A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis hit his 30th home run and ninth since the All-Star break, Matt Chapman also went deep and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win. Edwin Jackson pitched into t…

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Former all-star pitcher coming to Grand Rapids area to bowl

John Burkett, who won 166 games over 15 seasons as a Major League Baseball pitcher, is entered in a PBA50 Tour stop next week at Spectrum Lanes in Wyoming. Burkett, a former 20-game winner and two-time all-star with the San Francisco Giants and Atlanta…

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The complicated story of Gates Brown, the most clutch hitter on the 1968 Tigers

This is part of an occasional series looking back on the 1968 World Series champion Detroit Tigers. Anyone familiar with the 1968 Detroit Tigers knows that Denny McLain and Mickey Lolich were the pitching stars during a magical season that ended with a…

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Berlin Raceway highlights, results for July 28

Action returned to the Berlin Raceway in Marne after the July 21 rainout, and in the opening Sportsman feature, Adam Chase began to pull away on lap five. However, multiple cautions continued to bring the field back together. Every time, Chase answered…

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Berlin Raceway highlights, results for July 28

Action returned to the Berlin Raceway in Marne after the July 21 rainout, and in the opening Sportsman feature, Adam Chase began to pull away on lap five. However, multiple cautions continued to bring the field back together. Every time, Chase answered…

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Berlin Raceway highlights, results for July 28

Action returned to the Berlin Raceway in Marne after the July 21 rainout, and in the opening Sportsman feature, Adam Chase began to pull away on lap five. However, multiple cautions continued to bring the field back together. Every time, Chase answered…

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