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FORT WORTH, Texas -- The NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas turned into a night race, finally getting underway after a rain delay of nearly six hours Sunday. Black Vikings Jerseys.Polesitter Austin Dillon led the 40-car field to the line when the race began under caution, with the laps finally starting to count about 6:55 p.m. local time. That was after the cars had done 23 uncounted warmup laps to help dry some still-damp spots on the 1 1/2-mile track.There was still a significant chance of more rain throughout the night.Drivers were introduced and the national anthem performed near the scheduled 1 p.m. start. But rain started about the same time before drivers had even gotten into their cars.This is the fourth consecutive race weekend at Texas with weather issues.Efforts to dry the track included several dryer trucks continually circling the track throughout the afternoon and even when the race started under caution. That task was made more difficult with an overcast sky, and the temperature hovering around 60 degrees with very high humidity.The AAA Texas 500 is the second-to-last race in NASCARs playoffs before the season finale at Homestead in two weeks.Jimmie Johnson, the only driver locked into to a championship shot in the finale, started 19th. He won the last four fall races at Texas.The spring Cup race at Texas in April, which was a scheduled night race, was delayed more than two hours because of rain and didnt end until after midnight. Kyle Busch won that race.In June, the IndyCar Series race was initially postponed a day because of the wet track. After starting late the following day, the race didnt get to the halfway point before there was more rain, and then wasnt completed until 2 1/2 months later.Last November, Sprint Cup drivers lost their two scheduled practice sessions the day before the race while officials tried to dry the track following overnight rain, though the Xfinity Series race was run later that day.The Cup race in April 2014 was postponed a day by rain.BIG BOBBLEHEAD: The first 30,000 fans were given Tony Stewart bobbleheads commemorating the retiring Sprint Cup drivers final race at Texas. But during driver introductions, Stewart got a bobblehead of his own -- a larger-than-life-sized replica of what was given to the fans. Throwback Vikings Jerseys . Brandon Morrow allowed five runs on six hits over three innings. He struck out two, walked one and hit a batter. Edwin Encarnacion had a two-out, bases loaded two-RBI double in the third inning. Womens Vikings Jerseys . - NASCAR announced a 33-race schedule for the 2014 Nationwide Series with virtually no changes from this years slate. . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season.Referee Jon Moss was at the heart of several controversial moments in Leicesters thrilling 2-2 draw with West Ham on Super Sunday. And former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher joined us on Sky Sports News HQ on Monday morning to review the incidents in his regular Ref Watch feature.Should Jamie Vardy have been sent off? Should he receive an extended ban? And what about those late penalty shouts? Read on for the expert verdict... INCIDENT: Jamie Vardy receives a yellow card in the 28th minute for a lunge on Cheikhou Kouyate, despite not appearing to make contact with the West Ham player. Vardy was booked for this challenge on Kouyate GALLAGHERS VIEW: The ref has penalised him for persistent misconduct.GALLAGHER SAYS: In isolation, its not a yellow card, but whats happened is he has spoken to him just before. Vardy had committed two fouls just prior and if you watch the tape, the referee goes to Vardy privately and says to him Im going to have to book you if you continue. For the next tackle, he takes action against him.The mistake the referee has made is that he has spoken to him in private, but if youre looking to yellow card a player for persistent misconduct on the next tackle, he really needs to make it public to everybody so the whole 30,000 crowd knew. His problem was he didnt. If you look at the tackle in isolation, youd say its not a yellow card, but in the bigger scheme of things, it is. The referees mistake was that he didnt sell it to everybody. Vardy didnt touch him with the challenge, but caught him with the follow-through and at that point, he has decided to yellow card him.INCIDENT: Vardy receives a second yellow card for simulation and is sent off, after tumbling in the penalty area under a challenge from Angelo Ogbonna. Vardy was given a second yellow card for simulation GALLAGHERS VIEW: Correct decision.GALLAGHER SAYS: Its definitely a dive for me. The law says acting to try and deceive the referee and theres no doubt in my mind hes trying to win a penalty there. I dont think he is fouled. He initiates the contact and goes into the player, then bounces off him. Somebody said to me he had been given a pull, but if youre pulled back, you dont go flying through the air. I think that sold it to the referee.The referee has to make a choice: has he tried to deceive me to win a penalty? We look back now and its not really about that decision. Its about the first yellow card, because that has impacted so heavily on the second one.INCIDENT: Vardy reacts angrily to his red card, but could he face an extended ban for pointing his finger and shouting at the referee? Vardy reacted angrily to his red card GALLAGHERS VIEW: It depends what was said.GALLAGHER SAYS: It depends on what Jamie has said to the referee and if it was offensive, insulting or abusive. As such, he could be facing down the barrel of a further charge. It happened quickly and he was angry, but we dont know what was said. Only Jon Moss knows that, and thats what will follow through. Is it offensive? Is it insulting? Is it abusive? It all hinges on that.INCIDENT: West Ham are awarded a penalty in the 84th minute when Wes Morgan iis penalised for holding onto Winston Reid. Cheap Vikings Jerseys. Morgan conceded a penalty for tugging Reid GALLAGHERS VIEW: Correct decision.GALLAGHER SAYS: I think he has got to give it and the reason is because he has made such a big point just beforehand with both Morgan and Huth, saying Im watching you.Its quite perverse to be sat here today. One of the things weve talked about over and over again is everybody wanting referees to be more proactive and to give more penalties - but when suddenly a referee gives a penalty, we dont like it. Its a double jeopardy.INCIDENT: In the 90th minute, Robert Huth goes down in the penalty area after being held by Ogbonna. It looks similar to West Hams penalty, but the referee doesnt award a spot kick. Huth was not given a penalty for this incident GALLAGHERS VIEW: Correct decisionGALLAGHER SAYS: Its what he sees. I think he sees Huth foul as well. When the ball comes in, Ulloa had his arm on somebody and theres so much going on in the game, it was unbelievable. Both penalty areas were littered with people pushing and shoving and I think there comes a point where the referee has got to step in. When he stepped in, he pulled out Huth and Morgan and said I have got to do you for the next one.I can 100% see the frustration of the fans, but I can also understand why its so difficult for the referee because hes got to pick the right one.INCIDENT: Five minutes into injury time, Jeff Schlupp goes down under slight contact from Andy Carroll and this time, Jon Moss does point to the spot to give Leicester the chance to snatch a late draw. Watch the moment Leicester were awarded an injury-time penalty and make up your own mind GALLAGHERS VIEW: Wrong decision.GALLAGHER SAYS: Its not a penalty. One thing I am is consistent. I sat here last week and watched Damien Delaney go into Matt Jarvis and I said it wasnt a penalty - and this one is nowhere near. Carroll has been strong, his arm is by his side and Schlupp has seen him coming and knows theres going to be contact. Its what Id call a coming-together and the minute he has touched him, he has gone down. Also See: Thierry Henrys verdict on decisions Carroll: Penalty was harsh Ranieri silent on referee Bilic sympathises with ref Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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