Rick Houston Runs to Preserve NASCAR History, One Page at a Time

Photo credit: MildTile on Reddit
Photo credit: MildTile on Reddit

From Autoweek

In the era of video teleconferences, the NASCAR Scene vault is easy to show off.

All 1,492 issues of the NASCAR publication of record for nearly 35 years stand collected behind its longtime Busch Grand National Series editor Rick Houston every time he logs on to record an episode of the Scene Vault podcast or conduct interviews like the one taking place right now.

They serve as pillars holding up the deeds of those who made NASCAR history and for those who recorded it.

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Photo credit: Zoom Teleconference

Upon its founding in 1976, Grand National Scene became the de facto source for NASCAR news, rumors, results and analysis.

The 1979 Daytona 500 had yet to launch NASCAR into the mainstream and it was difficult back then for a fan living outside of the Piedmont to find information about what transpired on a weekly

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Make Passionate Pleas About Voting, Online Conduct in ‘TIME 100’ Special

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made a special appearance during the TIME 100 special on Tuesday. From their stunning Santa Barbara home’s backyard, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared a brief message congratulating those being named to the TIME 100, before making a passionate plea about voting.

“We’re just six weeks out from Election Day, and today is National Voter Registration Day. Every four years, we are told the same thing, that ‘This is the most important election of our lifetime,'” Meghan said. “But this one is. When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard. Your voice is a reminder that you matter. Because you do. And you deserve to be heard.”

Harry added that he’s “not going to be able to vote here in the U.S., but many of you may not know that I haven’t been able to vote in the

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They Work Full Time. They Attend School. They’re Only Teenagers.

Daniela, 18, is a California high school senior and also works at a restaurant to provide for her family during the coronavirus pandemic. "I want to study forensic pathology at San Jose State," Daniela said. "Applications are due in November." (Photo: Sarahbeth Maney for HuffPost)
Daniela, 18, is a California high school senior and also works at a restaurant to provide for her family during the coronavirus pandemic. “I want to study forensic pathology at San Jose State,” Daniela said. “Applications are due in November.” (Photo: Sarahbeth Maney for HuffPost)

The beginning of the pandemic hit Daniela, a junior in high school, with overwhelming force.

At the same time her high school shut down, her mom, who was six months pregnant, lost her job, and as a person who entered the country without documentation, she was excluded from federal assistance. Her stepdad, a construction worker, had his hours sharply reduced. Daniela would hear her mom crying about not having enough money and reluctantly asking friends for loans.

Daniela needed to help. 

The teen previously spent her weekends working at a Mexican restaurant, using the extra cash to pitch in here and there. By the

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How to watch, start time, team news, prediction

Arsenal – West Ham: Mikel Arteta and Arsenal take on another London pal when his former manager David Moyes brings West Ham to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday (Watch live at 3pm ET Saturday on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).

Arsenal beat Fulham in its first match of the Premier League season and will be further buoyed by a new long-term contract for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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West Ham has been very frustrated by the transfer market, with captain Mark Noble reacting publicly when the club sold Grady Diangana. That was before a 2-0 home loss to Newcastle on Saturday.


Here is everything you need to know ahead of Arsenal – West Ham this Saturday with team news, odds, stream link and more.

Team news: Arsenal – West Ham (INJURY REPORT)

Shkrodan Mustafi and Pablo Mari

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Manchester United – Crystal Palace: Manchester United finally begins its Premier League season with a visit from Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday (Watch live at 12:30 pm ET on Peacock).

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The two sides met at Selhurst Park in July. Marcus Rashford had a goal and an assist in a 2-0 win over the Eagles, a bit of vengeance after Patrick van Aanholt keyed a Palace upset of the Red Devils at Old Trafford in August 2019.


Here is everything you need to know ahead of Manchester United – Crystal Palace this Saturday with team news, odds, stream link and more.

Team news: Manchester United – Crystal Palace (INJURY REPORT)

Paul Pogba is a doubt for United as he continues to get back in shape after COVID-19 quarantine, though Solskjaer noted the Frenchman gets

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Chelsea – Liverpool: This is always one of the biggest games of the Premier League season and on Sunday (Watch live at 11:30am ET, online via Peacock) at Stamford Bridge we can expect all-out attack between these two stacked heavyweights.


Frank Lampard and Chelsea have spent close to $300 million on new players this summer and may spend even more as they look to make the leap from a top four team to title contenders. As for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp, the reigning champions had a scare in their opening day win against Leeds but will know they will have plenty of chances to score against Chelsea.

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Here is everything you need to know ahead of Chelsea – Liverpool this Sunday with team news, odds, stream link and more.

Team news: Chelsea – Liverpool (INJURY

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Doug Ford expresses ‘concern’ after Ontario reports over 300 cases for 1st time since June

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

7,375 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 137,275 diagnoses, 9,172 deaths and 120,728 recoveries (as of Sept. 14, 4:30 p.m. ET)

  • Alberta – 1,444 active cases (15,415 total cases, including 253 deaths, 13,718 resolved)

  • British Columbia – 1,461 active cases (6,962 total cases, 213 deaths, 5,273 resolved)

  • Manitoba – 257 active cases (1,449 total cases, 16 deaths, 1,176 resolved)

  • New Brunswick – 3 active cases (194 cases, 2 deaths, 189 resolved)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador – 2 active cases (271 total cases, 3 deaths, 266 resolved)

  • Northwest Territories

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heart-wrenching accounts of ordinary lives in the time of Covid

In the workroom of Suzanna and Florence Sweryda, photographed by Alun Callender - Alun Callender
In the workroom of Suzanna and Florence Sweryda, photographed by Alun Callender – Alun Callender

Brace yourself. Grab some tissues. Because today the National Portrait Gallery launches Hold Still, an online exhibition featuring 100 photographs taken by ordinary people during lockdown. And, while some are predictable, many are not: they pierce straight through.

The idea came from the gallery’s patron, the Duchess of Cambridge, who knows a thing or two about photography. Back in May, she invited the public to contribute to an open-call “community project”, recording everyday life amid the pandemic: hold still, Britain, while we take a photographic portrait of the nation. Of course, this came at a time when all of us, at the government’s behest, were “holding still”.

Though Kate did offer some guidance, suggesting a few themes, the ambition was to be inclusive, not prescriptive – and, over six weeks, more than 31,000 photographs were

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French PM reduces self-isolation time to 7 days

PARIS — French Prime Minister Jean Castex warned that the virus situation is “obviously worsening” in the country as health authorities recorded the biggest one-day jump in new cases since the pandemic began.

Castex announced Friday that the self-isolation time for COVID-19 is reduced from 14 days to seven days because it is the period “when there is a real risk of contagion” and in order to better ensure the enforcement of the measure.

French health authorities argued this week that the 14-day quarantine was not well respected by many in the country who considered it too long.

Castex himself is on self-isolation this week after he was in close contact with a person infected with the virus.

He also announced that specific testing centers will be set up to provide results in priority to people who have symptoms or have been in close contact with someone tested positive or

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Jacob Blake speaks out for first time since police shooting

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jacob Blake has spoken publicly for the first time since a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer shot him seven times in the back, saying he’s in constant pain from the shooting, which doctors fear will leave him paralyzed from the waist down.

In a video posted Saturday night on Twitter by his family’s lawyer, Ben Crump, Blake said from his hospital bed that, “Twenty-four hours, every 24 hours it’s pain, nothing but pain. It hurts to breathe, it hurts to sleep, it hurts to move from side-to-side, it hurts to eat.”

Blake, a 29-year-old father of six, also said he has staples in his back and stomach.

“Your life, and not only just your life, your legs, something you need to move around and forward in life, can be taken from you like this,” Blake said, snapping his fingers.

He added: “Stick together, make some money, make everything

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