Sunday, March 25, 2012

NASCAR/NCAA Final Four Wrap Up

By Keith Antigiovanni

The participants for the 2012 NCAA Basketball Final Four in New Orleans will be the Kansas Jayhawks, Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals and Ohio State Buckeyes.

Kansas last made the Final Four in 2008 when they won the National Title over Memphis and will be in its' 14th Final Four overall. Kentucky clinched its' 15th Final Four appearance and has now made it in back to back years under Coach John Calipari. Kentucky last won the National title in 1998.

The Wildcats in-state rival Louisville Cardinals are in their first Final Four since 2005 and are trying to win their first National Title since 1986. Ohio State is also returning to the Final Four for the first time since 2007 and are looking for their first championship since 1960.

Next saturday the matchups will be Kentucky vs Louisville and Kansas vs Ohio State.

Defending NASCAR champion Tony Stewart won his second race of the season at Fontana to help continue his climb in the point standings. Stewart won a rain-shortened race (129 out of 200 laps) and is now fourth overall.

Overall Point Standings Thru 5 Weeks (Top 10)
1. Greg Biffle                 195
2. Kevin Harvick           188
3. Junior                         178
4. Stewart                       177   2 wins
5. Martin Truex Jr.         175
6. Matt Kenseth              173   1 win
7. Denny Hamlin            171   1 win
8. Clint Bowyer              157
9. Jimmie Johnson          156
10. Ryan Newman          155

Jimmie Johnson won his appeal this past week which gave him back the 25 points that was taken away after the opening race in February. 

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