Treister named program director

first_imgNathaniel Treister has been named the new Post Graduate Program director of the Division of Oral Medicine at the Department of Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity (OMII) at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM). Treister was previously assistant professor of oral medicine at HSDM. His new appointment will begin March 1.As the new program director, Treister will oversee the oral medicine advanced graduate education program, and will also lead initiatives in designing a new OMII department strategy that includes the creation of a hospital-based two-year certificate program.“I am very excited about having Dr. Treister focus on our advanced graduate education program, and bring his expertise and energy to these new developments,” said OMII Professor and Chair Roland Baron.Treister earned his D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 before coming to Harvard, where he completed his D.MSc. degree in 2005. He is board certified in oral medicine and practices at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute with special interest in oral mucosal diseases, salivary gland diseases, and oral complications in cancer patients.last_img read more

The NASCAR Foundation wins big with poker tourney

first_imgREAD: Daytona Duel 150-mile qualifying race lineup DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2014) – The NASCAR Foundation held its third annual poker event, “High Speed Hold ’Em,” on Wednesday night, a charitable and celebratory lead-in to Sunday’s Daytona 500 (1 p.m. ET on FOX, Motor Racing Network Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).Championed by event co-chairs Richard Childress and Rick Hendrick, the evening featured a fun-filled poker tournament with players including NASCAR drivers Regan Smith, Alex Bowman, Dakoda Armstrong, Jamie Dick, Jimmy Weller, John Wes Townley and IMSA driver James Gue. The evening culminated with a $150,000 check presentation to the Speediatrics unit at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach.”In just three years, with many in our community and industry working together, we have made the High Speed Hold ‘Em event a fun, engaging and, most importantly, charitable part of NASCAR’s season-launch celebration,” said Betty Jane France, chairwoman of The NASCAR Foundation. “This event has become very important to the Daytona Beach community, providing another round of support for The NASCAR Foundation’s Speediatrics children’s unit at Halifax Health Medical Center.”The NASCAR Foundation’s Speediatrics units were created based on the vision of France, whose passion for children has ensured that kids receive the medical care they need in order to live, learn and play in their communities. With locations in Daytona Beach and at Homestead Hospital in Homestead, Fla., Speediatrics provides medical treatment to nearly 27,000 children annually.”So many children benefit from the facilities, resources and talented medical staff at Speediatrics,” said Jeff Feasel, President/CEO Halifax Health. “High Speed Hold ’Em provides a great opportunity to catch up with some of the stars of NASCAR, along with highlighting the only pediatric program in the area. This is just another example of how The NASCAR Foundation and our community comes together to support our kids.”Fittingly, 2003 World Series of Poker celebrity player Chris Moneymaker won first place in the tournament, while attendees Michael Munier and Sherry Gailey took the second and third place spots, respectively.Photo from left to right: Jeff Feasel (President and CEO Halifax Health), Glenn Ritchey (The NASCAR Foundation board member), Harold Goodemote (The NASCAR Foundation board member), Lorene King (The NASCAR Foundation exec director), Joe Petrock (Halifax Health Foundation) and Alex Bowman (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver – made the Daytona 500 after his finish in the first Budweiser Duel on Thursdau)MORE: READ: Austin Dillon wins Daytona 500 pole READ: How to qualify for the Daytona 500center_img WATCH: Massive wreck in Sprint Unlimited $150K donation presented to Speediatrics Unitat Halifax Health Medical Centerlast_img read more

Crafton, Suarez involved in big wreck at Atlanta

first_imgSuarez’s truck immediately got into race leader Matt Crafton‘s No. 88 Toyota, which immediately went spinning on the 1.54-mile track.  Both Crafton’s and Suarez’s Toyotas were wheeled to the garage, done for the day with significant damage. Both drivers were evaluated and released from the infield care center. NASCAR then brought out the red flag on Lap 112 while cleanup began. RELATED: Full race resultscenter_img Crafton and Suarez were ranked 30th and 31st, respectively, by the race’s end. Bell wound up 26th. During a Lap 111 restart, the No. 4 of Christopher Bell tipped the back of Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Daniel Suarez‘s No. 51 entry, causing a chain reaction to bring out the caution at Atlanta Motor Speedway.last_img read more

Excuses index: How to bail on work to watch the race

first_img1. Tell your supervisor you’ll be taking all five of your lunch breaks for the week back-to-back at 1 p.m. ET. And if you’re looking for excuses that technically aren’t untrue, Steve Luvender has your back. 3. Claim you have jury duty. If your boss asks “What case?” do not yell “Ol’ Junebug vs. the World’s Fastest Half Mile! Wooooo!” While tempting, that’s a dead giveaway. • “I’m expecting a delivery to my house.”While your boss might expect a major appliance being delivered to your house within a five-hour window, maybe you’re actually having a pizza or two delivered to your house around the end of Stage 1 or so. Technically not lying. • “I’ve been arrested.”Sometimes you have to get really creative. It’s not a good idea to pull out the “I’ve been arrested” card frequently, lest you arouse suspicion of your co-workers, but it’s not lying if you’ve been arrested by the allure of NASCAR. • “I have an appointment.”An appointment with the TV at approximately 1 p.m. ET, that is. (But don’t tell your boss that part.) 4. Just find an empty bathroom stall and hang out in there and follow the race on social media. This common practice is known as “shwittering.” 5. Tell your boss you have someone who will fill in for you while you’re watching the race. When your replacement shows up, explain to your boss that Alex Bowman is very skilled at Microsoft Excel. Today’s race at Bristol (1 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) happens to fall during a workday. No worries. We’ve got you covered with a full index of ways to get out of your shift today, courtesy of @nascarcasm and Steve Luvender.center_img 6. Use the Jeff Gordon method. Say you’ve decided it’s time to retire, then just show up back to work the next day like it never happened. • “There’s been a family hardship.”Your family had to deal with you instead of watching the race yesterday afternoon. That might have been hard for them if they’re used to a few hours of peace and quiet. • “I’m having car problems.”The problem is that you couldn’t watch race cars zoom around Bristol’s high banks. Here’s how @nascarcasm suggests getting out of work: • “I’m sick.”Sick of not being able to watch the race while I’m working, that is. 2. Ask Landon Cassill how many retweets it will take for Landon to personally call your boss and inform him or her that you’ll be leaving around noon. RELATED: Read more Inside Groovelast_img read more

Darrell Wallace Jr. gets fans head banging with drum video

first_imgTap your toes to the beat from … Darrell Wallace Jr.?That’s right. Bubba isn’t just a race car driver, he’s a drummer, too. And a good one at that.The 24-year-old Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pilot posted a video to Twitter highlighting some sick drum beats and elite-level head banging.Wallace, who will wheel the iconic No. 43 for Richard Petty Motorsports in 2018, covered Of Mice & Men’s ‘Forever YDG’N’ for all of social media to see. We wonder if Bubba can form a NASCAR band. Maybe get Jimmie Johnson on vocals … Kyle Busch on lead guitar? His best friend Ryan Blaney bringing down the house on bass?RELATED: Blaney, Bubba next death metal duo?Oh, the possibilities, and we are completely here for all of them.last_img read more

Full weekend schedule for Martinsville

first_imgThe Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series take on the first short track of the year in a doubleheader at Martinsville Speedway. The NASCAR Xfinity Series is off. Check out the tentative full schedule below, subject to change.Note: All times are ETMonday, March 2611 a.m.: Conclusion of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Alpha Energy Solutions 250 (250 laps, 131.5 miles), FS1 (Results)Approx. 2 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 (500 laps, 263 miles), FS1 (Canada: TSN 1); (Results)Pre-race schedule10:58:00 a.m.: Trucks restart engines11:00:00 a.m.: Trucks roll off pit road to resume Alpha Energy Solutions 25012:00:00 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver/crew chief meeting1:20:00 p.m.: Monster Energy Series Driver Introductions1:48:00 p.m.: Presentation of Colors by: Martinsville-Henry County Combined Law Enforcement Color Guard1:48:20 p.m.: Invocation by: Martinsville Speedway Track Chaplin, Mike Hatfield1:49:00 p.m.: National Anthem by: Ted Alt, Virginia Tech Department of Music1:50:30 p.m.: Flyover:  2 – F18 Hornets, VFA Tact 37 Ragin’ Bulls from Naval Air Station Oceana  (Turn 4 to Turn 1)1:55:30 p.m.: “Drivers, Start Your Engines” by: Executive Chairman of Spectrum Brands, parent company of STP; David Maura And his Daughter Emily2:01:00 p.m.: Start of the STP 500 (500 Laps, 263 Miles) Press Pass (Watch live)Approx. 1 p.m.: Post-Camping World Truck Series race5:45 p.m.: Post-Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series raceSunday, March 252:07 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 (500 laps, 263 miles), FS1 (Canada: TSN 3); (POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY at 2 P.M. ET)Following STP 500 (approx. 7 p.m.): NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Alpha Energy Solutions 250 (250 laps, 131.5 miles), FS1 (POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY AT 11 A.M. ET)Saturday, March 2410:05-10:55 a.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series first practice, FS1 (Canada: TSN GO); (Results)11 a.m.: Camping World Truck Series qualifying, FS1 (Results)12:30-1:20 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, FS1 (Canada: TSN GO); (Results)2 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Alpha Energy Solutions 250 (250 laps, 131.5 miles), FS1 (POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY)5:10 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Busch Pole Award qualifying, FS1 (Canada: TSN GO); (CANCELED, Lineup)Press Pass (Watch live)9 a.m.: Chase Elliott9:15 a.m.: Jimmie Johnson11:15 a.m.: Darrell Wallace Jr.11:30 a.m.: Brad KeselowskiNoon: Denny HamlinFriday, March 2311:05 -11:55 a.m.: Camping World Truck Series first practice (Results)1:05-1:55 p.m.: Camping World Truck Series second practice, FS1 (Results)3:05-3:55 p.m.:Camping World Truck Series final practice, FS1 (Results)Press Pass (Watch live)10:15 a.m.: Harrison Burton, Todd Gilliland, Noah Gragson10:30 a.m.: Kyle Benjamin, Timothy Peters, Ben Rhodeslast_img read more

Fantasy Update: Last-minute Texas Fantasy advice

first_imgWith lightning shortening Friday’s Busch Pole Award Qualifying to one round, opening round leader Kurt Busch will start Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (2 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) from the pole position. After three practice sessions for this race were in the books, we’ve dissected the numbers and 10-lap averages to offer a suggested lineup worthy of your Fantasy Live consideration as you go to make roster decisions for the seventh Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of 2018.PLAY NOW: Set your Fantasy Live lineup | How the new Fantasy Live worksMORE: Fantasy analysis for Texas | Driver stats | Full lineup | 10-lap averagesJessica Ruffin’s revised Fantasy Live lineup following practices and the lineup being set:1: Kevin Harvick2: Martin Truex Jr.3: Kurt Busch4: Erik Jones5: Ryan BlaneyGarage: Kyle LarsonAnalysis: Kevin Harvick was a must-pick for me heading into the weekend and he’s still at the top of my list after one shortened qualifying session and three practice sessions — the final practice cut short by rain, as well. Not only has he shown speed in all three practice sessions, he’s also starting second, which could result in additional bonus points for stage wins if he were to get out front. I’m also taking his teammate and pole-sitter Kurt Busch.Truex was also a must-pick for Steve Letarte and I earlier this week and I’m standing my ground on that; while he’s never won at the Fort Worth track, his Texas consistency — both in past races and during practice — show me that he’s a solid play that could contend for the win on Sunday. Couple that with the fact that he’s the mile-and-a-half ace, and you’ve got a winner.If you’re playing veterans like Truex and Harvick, I would pay special attention to your garage driver; burning a Truex or Harvick pick for a top-15 finish isn’t ideal when both of these drivers are win contenders on a consistent basis. That brings me to my new garage pick; Kyle Larson. He’s starting in the top 10 and his strong 10-lap averages lead me to believe that he’ll stay there. He’s also a good backup option if your must-starters have an issue. I substituted Larson for my original garage pick Chase Elliott because the No. 9 hasn’t been quite as fast as I would have liked this weekend at Texas.Erik Jones and Ryan Blaney are both strong, under-the-radar picks for me. Jones nearly matched Harvick in 10-lap average speeds during the final practice. Even though he’s starting 21st, I think that speed that he’s shown all weekend will get him to the front quickly. Blaney, on the other hand, has a strong starting spot (fourth) to go with speed in his No. 12 Ford. He led 148 laps in this race last year and I see no reason why the No. 12 will have issues running up front come Sunday.last_img read more

Kyle Larson, David Ragan lead Bristol’s Saturday practices

first_imgFront Row Motorsports found themselves at the front of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice Saturday morning at Bristol Motor Speedway as David Ragan led the way.Ragan clocked the fastest lap at 127.487 mph in the No. 38 Ford, turning it on his second lap of the session. Ragan will start 23rd in Sunday’s Food City 500 (1 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).RELATED: Final practice results | Sunday’s start time moved upChase Elliott ticked off the second-fastest time at 127.073 mph in the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Denny Hamlin finished the session in third at 126.997 mph, followed by Kurt Busch in fourth (126.537 mph).Michael McDowell backed up Front Row’s effort by completing the top five with the fifth-fastest time at 126.295 mph in the No. 34 Ford.The final five minutes of the session did not treat Stewart-Haas Racing well, though. Busch, who was slated to start on the outside pole alongside his younger brother, Kyle Busch, lost control of the No. 41 Ford at the exit of Turn 2 and hit the inside wall nose-first. Clint Bowyer also found trouble, running into the left-rear quarter panel of the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford of Trevor Bayne, causing damage to the right-front fender of the No. 14 Ford.RELATED: Full Bristol schedule | Complete starting lineupThe No. 3 Richard Childress Racing team of Austin Dillon and the No. 00 StarCom Racing team of Landon Cassill served 15-minute practice holds for failing qualifying inspection twice.Due to an inclement weather forecast, the start time for Sunday’s Monster Energy Series race at Bristol has been moved up to 1 p.m. ET on FOX.Second Practice RecapIt was Kyle Larson who rocketed to the top of the speed charts in Saturday’s second practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway.Larson, driver of the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, laid down a lap of 129.004 miles per hour to win the session in preparation for Sunday’s Food City 500 (1 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).RELATED: Practice 2 results | Best 10-lap averages | Full Bristol scheduleMartin Truex Jr. finished second in the session at 128.952 mph in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Aric Almirola notched the third-fastest time (128.943 mph), while pole-sitter Kyle Busch (128.934 mph) and Kasey Kahne (128.830 mph) rounded out the top five.Defending race winner Jimmie Johnson, who will start last on Sunday after the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team was forced to change tires following Friday’s Busch Pole Award qualifying session, finished out the session in ninth with a lap of 128.563 mph.The No. 3 Richard Childress Racing team of Austin Dillon served a 15-minute practice hold in this session for unapproved adjustments, while the No. 51 Rick Ware Racing team of Harrison Rhodes and the No. 66 Motorsports Business Management team of Chad Finchum served 15-minute holds for arriving late to qualifying inspection.last_img read more

No. 1 Monster Energy Series team cited for lug-nut violation

first_imgThe No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing team has been penalized for a safety violation following Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway road course.Per Sections, the No. 1 Chevrolet was found to have lug nut(s) not safe and secure in post-race inspection. Crew chief Matt McCall has been fined $10,000.Jamie McMurray piloted the No. 1 Chevrolet to a runner-up finish in the first event at the Charlotte road course.MORE: Full results from the RovalNo Xfinity Series teams were penalized following Saturday’s race at the Roval.last_img read more

Brad Keselowski drives No. 2 Ford Mustang to fourth-place finish at Richmond Raceway

first_imgBrad Keselowski placed fourth in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway, adding 48 points to his season total.Keselowski now sits at No. 4 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff standings with 2106 points. He’s posted 11 top-five finishes in 2019.Martin Truex Jr took the checkered flag in the race, with Kyle Busch finishing second, and Denny Hamlin placing third. Ryan Newman followed in fifth.Truex came away victorious in Stage 1, and Busch took Stage 2.Keselowski qualified in the pole position at 127.185 mph. The 12th-year driver has tallied 30 career victories, 113 top-five finishes and has placed in the top 10 in 183 races.Keselowski battled 37 other cars in the field and the race endured five cautions and 32 caution laps. There were six lead changes before the checkered flag.With Truex driving to victory in Joe Gibbs Racing’s Camry, Toyota added 40 points to its season totals. Overall, Toyota ranks No. 1 with 1028 points, followed by Ford in the No. 2 spot with 991. Chevrolet sits at No. 3 with 947 points on the season.Brad Keselowski Driver Page | Get Brad Keselowski Gear | Race Centerlast_img read more