Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Tony Stewart Adds to his Legacy with New Dirt Racing Game

Tony Stewart Adds to his Legacy with New Dirt Racing Game

Tony Stewart's All-American Racing will Launch on Game Consoles and PC September 4th, 2020.

 
Tony Stewart's All-American Racing

After the success and critical acclaim of their first video game, Tony Stewart and Monster Games have been listening to fan feedback, and working on their next installment. Tony Stewart's All-American Racing will be available for download on the Xbox One, PlayStation®4 and Steam on September 4th, 2020 and will feature a career mode that allows the player to build their own racing empire just like Tony Stewart. Combined with a robust new physics engine, and 3 unique car types, it's a brand new experience that's sure to please our loyal fans. 

 

"Ever since our sprint and TQ midget game came out earlier this year, the biggest question I get is from fans wanting to know when we're going to do more," said Tony Stewart, 3 time NASCAR Cup Series Champion. "It's more than just adding new cars. We really took the time to listen to the fan feedback and adapt the driving model to create a completely new experience. We think this could be one of the top dirt racing games released to date, and I'm excited to get it out to the fans this Friday."

 

The game will feature U.S. Legend Cars, Street Stocks, and Big Block Modifieds and 26 brand new dirt tracks. The cars are totally unique, and have their own personalities on the track. Career Mode has been revamped as well. Players can choose what they want to race right from the start, and then it's all about building your racing empire. You can hire different managers to make your business more effective, or hire hot seat drivers to race for you. It's all about choice, and allowing each player to have their own unique experience. The 25 player online multiplayer has been improved, and Championship mode returns as well. 

 

"It's not every day you get the kind of access that we do to Tony and his team. He gave us some great insights into what it's like being that rare owner/driver who is constantly working and thinking about all sides of a race team. And, that vision really plays out in our new career mode," said Richard Garcia, President of Monster Games. "He's really one of the last ones to be an owner/driver at the highest levels of motorsports, and arguably the best who's ever done it. We're truly blessed to have him as a partner."

 

 

Tony Stewart's All-American Racing

Tony Stewart's All-American Racing will be available for digital download on the PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Steam for $29.99 on September 4, 2020. For fans who don't own Tony Stewart's Sprint Car Racing, a special bundle edition featuring both games will be available at Walmart beginning September 22, 2020, courtesy of a publishing partnership with GameMill Entertainment. 

 

For more information on Tony Stewart's All-American Racing please visit www.TonyStewartGame.com and follow us on Twitter and Facebook (@tonystewartgame).

 


About Monster Games

Monster Games is a video game developer and publisher in Northfield, Minnesota that has over 20 years of experience in bringing racing and action games to market. They are best known for their work on the NASCAR Heat franchise, and have developed a total of 17 games across 12 different platforms.

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Monday, August 31, 2020

NHRA Hall Of Famer Darrell Gwynn Creates National Wheelchair Challenge

NHRA Hall Of Famer Darrell Gwynn Creates National Wheelchair Challenge

NASCAR legend Tony Stewart, Daytona 500 Champion Ryan Newman, WWE Wrestler Bill Goldberg, Former MillerCoors Chairman Pete Coors, and Bass Pro Shop Founder Johnny Morris among Notables to Participate in the Inaugural Darrell Gwynn Wheelchair Challenge 

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Tony Stewart at a 2018 #StandUpForThoseWhoCant Event
Tony Stewart at a 2018 #StandUpForThoseWhoCant Event



NASCAR legends Tony Stewart, Darrell Waltrip and Bill Elliott, current NASCAR superstar Ryan Newman, WWE wrestling champion Bill Goldberg, Kelley Earnhardt, sister of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-owner of JR Motorsport, former MillerCoors Chairman Pete Coors, and Bass Pro Shops Founder Johnny Morris are among the high-profile athletes, celebrities, business titans and philanthropists who are spending part of their regular day in a wheelchair as part of the Darrell Gwynn Wheelchair Challenge. The challenge, benefitting the Darrell Gwynn Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, is the brainchild of Darrell Gwynn, the legendary drag racing champion who was paralyzed in a practice run 30 years ago, as a way to commemorate the 30th anniversary of both his accident and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month in September. 

 

The Wheelchair Challenge asks participants to sit in the “Hot Seat” and experience a day in the life of someone who is wheelchair bound. Each of the first group of nearly two dozen participants has agreed to donate a minimum of $10,000 to the cause, which is an initiative of the Darrell Gwynn Chapter of the Buoniconti Fund, and then challenge family members, friends, colleagues, and business associates to do the same. 

 

All participants will document their experiences on video with the hashtags #DGWheelchairChallenge #StandUpForThoseWhoCant #TheMiamiProject #SCIAwarenessMonth #ADA30, as well as tag the organization hosting the challenge:

 

“The Wheelchair Challenge is a unique way to honor the 30th Anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act and National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, while raising funds to help find a cure for paralysis,” said Darrell Gwynn. “When some of my close friends asked me how to also commemorate the 30th anniversary of my accident, I said to them, “how about sitting in the hot seat...how about spending some time in a wheelchair so that you might get a glimpse of what those of us in wheelchairs deal with day to day, while also providing support so that someday others with spinal cord injuries will be able to get out of their chairs and walk again.

 

Everyone I asked immediately said, Yes!”



Added Marc Buoniconti, president of the Buoniconti Fund who was, himself, paralyzed in a college football game 35 years ago, “The idea is to convey how it feels to lose, temporarily, a key function nearly everyone takes for granted – mobility and get the public at large to understand the challenges we face on a daily basis. This has been my reality for 35 years and Darrell’s for more than 30 years, and millions of others around the world live it daily. It is our hope that this effort will get people to understand a little bit more about the challenges millions face each day.”

 

Considered one of the 50 greatest racers of all-time, Darrell Gwynn was a world champion drag racer in the 1980s before his devastating practice run accident resulted in his paralysis. Ironically, Darrell was an early Miami Project supporter, even before his paralyzing injury. He proudly displayed the Miami Project logo on his car and donated a portion of his winnings after each race. In 2015, he formally joined the team and began to focus all his efforts into his role as the Director of the Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter of the Buoniconti Fund.
 
The Buoniconti Fund is the fundraising arm of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Based in the Lois Pope LIFE Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the fund was created by the now late Hall of Fame football player Nick Buoniconti after Marc’s accident to raise funds to find a cure and to provide cutting-edge treatments for spinal cord injuries. 
 
For more information on the the Darrell Gwynn Chapter of the Buoniconti Fund’s Wheelchair Challenge, please visit here: Wheelchair Challenge.


 

About The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and The Buoniconti Fund: The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is considered the premier investigative research program conducting cutting edge discovery, translational, and clinical investigations targeting spinal cord and brain injuries. The Miami Project’s international team includes more than 175 scientists, researchers, clinicians, and support staff who take innovative approaches to the challenges of spinal cord and brain injuries.

Monday, August 24, 2020

FORD Wins 700th #NASCAR Cup Race

FORD Wins 700th #NASCAR Cup Race

Harvick Dominates Dover

Kevin Harvick swept the Dover Drydene 311 Sunday by sweeping the stages and winning his seventh race of the year.
 
 
Kevin Harvick swept the Dover Drydene 311 Sunday by sweeping the stages and winning his seventh race of the year. In addition, Harvick clinched the regular season NASCAR Cup Series championship and Ford Performance’s 700th NASCAR win.
 
“Congratulations to Edsel {Ford} and Ford on their 700th NASCAR Cup win,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines.
“Congratulations to Edsel {Ford} and Ford on their 700th NASCAR Cup win,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “It has been a blessing to be partners with Ford Performance since 2004 and to see our team compete at the highest levels of motorsports. Kevin and Chase’s {Briscoe} victories are a testament to the hard work and dedication that everyone puts into the Ford program and competing for a championship every week. We are proud to be part of the Ford family.”

Ford Performance dominated the Drydene 311, leading a total 308 laps out of the 311-lap race. Harvick in the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Mustang led 223 laps on the way to collecting his third win in the last five Cup races and his 56th career Cup win.
 
The race came down to the last round of pit-stops, as all the lead lap cars came down pit road one final time. The No. 4 crew put Harvick in position to win with four fresh tires. The No. 4 Ford Mustang took the lead and never looked back, building a 3.525 second lead on the field to take the checkered flag.      “Congratulations to Ford on their 700th Cup win. I want to thank everyone on this team,” commented Harvick in Victory Lane. “I love the grit of our race team. I think that is what Gene Haas and Tony Stewart have built at Stewart-Haas Racing. A team with a lot of grit. Sometimes we don't have the fastest car, but we have guys willing to suck it up and when we have a weak link that day someone else will carry the team. I am really proud of that and that is what it is all about. You are only as good as the people around you and we have great people.”
 
The race came down to the last round of pit-stops, as all the lead lap cars came down pit road one final time. The No. 4 crew put Harvick in position to win with four fresh tires. The No. 4 Ford Mustang took the lead and never looked back, building a 3.525 second lead on the field to take the checkered flag.
“Congratulations to Ford on their 700th Cup win. I want to thank everyone on this team,” commented Harvick in Victory Lane. “I love the grit of our race team. I think that is what Gene Haas and Tony Stewart have built at Stewart-Haas Racing. A team with a lot of grit. Sometimes we don't have the fastest car, but we have guys willing to suck it up and when we have a weak link that day someone else will carry the team. I am really proud of that and that is what it is all about. You are only as good as the people around you and we have great people.”
The race came down to the last round of pit-stops, as all the lead lap cars came down pit road one final time. The No. 4 crew put Harvick in position to win with four fresh tires. The No. 4 Ford Mustang took the lead and never looked back, building a 3.525 second lead on the field to take the checkered flag.      “Congratulations to Ford on their 700th Cup win. I want to thank everyone on this team,” commented Harvick in Victory Lane. “I love the grit of our race team. I think that is what Gene Haas and Tony Stewart have built at Stewart-Haas Racing. A team with a lot of grit. Sometimes we don't have the fastest car, but we have guys willing to suck it up and when we have a weak link that day someone else will carry the team. I am really proud of that and that is what it is all about. You are only as good as the people around you and we have great people.”

Five Ford Mustangs finished in the top-10. Following Harvick was Ford teammates Joey Logano in P6 and Aric Almirola in P7, Brad Keselowski in P8 and Cole Custer in P10.

Five Ford Mustangs finished in the top-10. Following Harvick was Ford teammates Joey Logano in P6 and Aric Almirola in P7, Brad Keselowski in P8 and Cole Custer in P10.
 
After a disappointing run on Saturday, Chase Briscoe called his shot, saying he would win Sunday’s NASCAR Xfinity race at Dover. Starting from the rear in a back-up car, due to a spin out on Saturday’s race, Briscoe patiently advanced through the field. Briscoe took over the lead on lap 71 and led 19 laps to win Stage 2.
 
After a disappointing run on Saturday, Chase Briscoe called his shot, saying he would win Sunday’s NASCAR Xfinity race at Dover.
The third and final stage was set up to be a duel between Ford Performance teammates Briscoe and Austin Cindric as they lined up first and second to start the final stage. Briscoe took the lead and finished the race leading 107 laps out of 200 lap race and crossed the finish line 2.463 seconds ahead of Ross Chastain. Briscoe recorded his sixth win of the season and Stewart-Haas Racing’s 18th career win in the Xfinity Series.
“As soon as we took the green, I knew that I was going to be really good," commented Briscoe in Victory Lane. “The car was way better than what it was yesterday and was really what I was looking for. We were able to finish sixth in the first stage from the back and I knew if we could get clean air I was going to be in really good shape I am super happy to get HighPoint.com back in victory lane. It feels like it has been forever, but it has only been a month and a half. Hopefully, we can carry the momentum into the playoffs.”
“As soon as we took the green, I knew that I was going to be really good," commented Briscoe in Victory Lane. “The car was way better than what it was yesterday and was really what I was looking for.
Cindric drove a great race and finished third overall, and continues to lead in the overall driver’s points standings with Briscoe 62 points behind him in second. 
Cindric drove a great race and finished third overall, and continues to lead in the overall driver’s points standings with Briscoe 62 points behind him in second.
Heading into the last week before the NASCAR Cup playoffs, Ford continues to lead all manufacturers with 14 NASCAR Cup Series wins and 11 Xfinity Series wins. Stewart-Haas Racing and Harvick continue to lead the NCS owner and driver points standings while Cindric along with Team Penske lead the owner and driver points standing in Xfinity.
Heading into the last week before the NASCAR Cup playoffs, Ford continues to lead all manufacturers with 14 NASCAR Cup Series wins and 11 Xfinity Series wins
Countdown to the last race of the regular season at Daytona International Speedway. It’s all or nothing to get into the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs this coming weekend. The NXS Series continues its regular season at Daytona with five races remaining in the regular season.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Bubba Wallace's GQ Profile

Bubba Wallace's GQ Profile

The NASCAR Driver on Race, Trump Tweets, and the Noose

Bubba Wallace's GQ Profile (#NASCAR)
 
 
GQ is an international monthly men's magazine based in New York City which was founded in 1931. The publication focuses on fashion, style, and culture for men, though articles on food, movies, fitness, sex, music, travel, sports, technology, and books are also featured. 

The September issues features NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace. In the profile, Wallace talks to Donavan X. Ramsey about his turbulent summer including the noose and the tweets from the President. 

Shortly after Wallace made headlines for his BLM race, a noose was found in his garage at the racetrack. He remembers NASCAR president Steve Phelps had tears in his eyes and could barely form sentences:

Bubba Wallace's GQ Profile (#NASCAR)
“I’m like, ‘What the hell’s going on?’” says Wallace. “He was like, ‘Man...the way it was worded to me, a hate crime was committed.’ I immediately thought of my family, because I’m fine. I’m like, ‘Oh, okay.’ He said there was a noose found in my garage.’” 

In the end, after an FBI investigation, no foul play was found. “Was it directed towards me? No. But was it a noose? People don’t want to listen to that second part.” The whole thing was called a hoax by many, including the President of the United States

“There are so many other things we could be worrying about in this world or in this country, but he wanted to take the time to send out his regards. And so be it,” Wallace says diplomatically. “I was just like, ‘You know what? I’m not even going to waste my time with this. Move on from it.’

You can read the entire feature, 'NASCAR's Unlikely Activist, here


Bubba Wallace's GQ Profile (#NASCAR)

Photography by Kennedi Carter

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Austin Cindric NASCAR Xfinity Win Report

Team Penske #NASCAR Xfinity Series Race Report -Daytona Road Course

August 15th, 2020 / Daytona Road Course

Austin Cindric #Wins / #22 MoneyLion Ford Mustang #NASCAR
 

Track:    Daytona International Speedway Road Course  
Race:     UNOH 188
Date:     August 15, 2020

 
No. 22 MoneyLion Ford Mustang – Austin Cindric 
Start:  1st
Stage 1: 1st (Eighth stage win of 2020)
Stage 2: 2nd
Finish: 1st (Seventh career NXS victory)

Laps Completed: 52/52
Laps Led: 21
Point Standings (ahead of second): 1st (+48)
 
Notes: 

  • Austin Cindric and the No. 22 MoneyLion Ford Mustang team were victorious in the inaugural race at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course Saturday, winning the UNOH 188. The Mooresville, N.C. native led a total of 21 laps, en route to his fifth victory in the last six races of the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season, tying the record of Sam Ard. Cindric won for the fourth time on a road course and has finished second or better in the last six races. He leads the NXS driver standings by 48 markers ahead of second place Chase Briscoe.  
  • Cindric started the weather-delayed event from the first position after the field was per the new lineup formula which uses three performance metrics of the finishing position from the previous race (weighted 50%), the ranking in team owner points standings (35%), and the fastest lap from the previous race (15%) to determine lineup and pit selection order.
  • During pace laps, NASCAR decided the track was damp, allowing teams to pit and choose between slick and rain tires. Cindric started the 52-lap race on slicks once the green flag dropped. He took turn-1 wide, losing the first position but quickly regained the lead from Noah Gragson. He extended his lead before the first caution was displayed with three-laps remaining in the first stage. Cindric remained on track during the caution while most of the field came to pit road. Stage 1 restarted with a one-lap sprint and Cindric capturing his eighth stage win of the 2020 season.
  • Crew chief Brian Wilson made the call to pit during the stage caution for tires, fuel and adjustments. Cindric restarted 17th after a mixture of pit strategy shuffled the running order. Cindric raced his way to the 12th position before the caution waved for the third time on lap 17. With a series of cautions throughout the 15-lap stage, Cindric was able to battle his way to the second position at the conclusion of Stage 2. During the caution, Cindric came to pit road for fuel and tires and restarted the final stage in fourth.
  • Cindric quickly regained the runner-up position to race leader Chase Briscoe, where he ran until the caution was displayed on lap 42. The driver of the No. 22 MoneyLion Ford came to pit road for four fresh tires and fuel and would hold his position leaving pit road. With three cars remaining on track, Cindric would restart fifth with seven laps remaining. As the field entered turn 1, chaos struck as most of the field missed the turn and the caution was displayed once more with Cindric lining up second. He reclaimed the race lead with five laps remaining and never looked back to capture his seventh career NXS victory. 
  • The NASCAR Xfinity Series is back in action with the Dover International Speedway double header. The first race will take place on Saturday, August 22 at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio followed by race two on Sunday, August 23 at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

 
Quote: "I'm not sure anyone was really happy with their race car.  Unfortunately, I have a tough perspective of driving really fast high-grip race cars at this track, but great credit to my team -- the MoneyLion guys -- and everyone that puts this together -- Ford Performance, Roush Yates Engines, obviously everyone at Team Penske for working hard.  That's five wins on the year and back-to-back now.  I'm really proud of that.  I didn't feel like I drove my best today, but we executed there at the end where it counts and that's what makes these races so difficult to win."

 

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Winner:  Austin Cindric #NASCAR

Winner:  Austin Cindric #NASCAR

Winner:  Austin Cindric #NASCAR

Winner:  Austin Cindric #NASCAR

Winner:  Austin Cindric #NASCAR

Winner:  Austin Cindric #NASCAR

Winner:  Austin Cindric #NASCAR

Winner:  Austin Cindric #NASCAR

Winner:  Austin Cindric #NASCAR

Winner:  Austin Cindric #NASCAR

 

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Friday, August 14, 2020

Keeping track of the Xfinity Playoff bubble

Keeping track of the Playoff bubble

The Xfinity Series is back on a road course this weekend to make history along with the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series.
 
Keeping track of the Xfinity Playoff bubble.  #NASCAR
 
 
With Austin Cindric taking home his fourth win of the season last weekend at Road America, six drivers remain locked into the Playoffs with a win. Spots seven through 12 are still up for grabs.
 
Although, Brandon Brown, who is holding onto the final Playoff spot right now extended his lead further over the weekend, road courses can shake up everything especially when no one has ever run a race on it.
 
Ross Chastain is still holding onto the seventh spot in the driver Playoff standings as the first driver without a win. Justin Allgaier is right behind Chastain in eighth and Michael Annett is in ninth. Ryan Sieg jumped up one spot to 10th while Riley Herbst, a Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, is hanging on to the 11th spot.
 

Driver
Points Race Wins
1 Chase Briscoe 760 5
2 Austin Cindric 771 4
3 Noah Gragson 697 2
4 Harrison Burton # 608 2
5 Brandon Jones 523 2
6 Justin Haley 636 1
7 Ross Chastain 708 0
8 Justin Allgaier 598 0
9 Michael Annett 543 0
10 Ryan Sieg 436 0
11 Riley Herbst # 424 0
12 Brandon Brown 403 0
13 Jeremy Clements 350 0
14 Myatt Snider # 330 0
15 Josh Williams 317 0
 
 

NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona road course 

Race Time: 3 p.m. ET Saturday

Track: Daytona International Speedway road course; Daytona Beach, Floridazzz (14-turn, 3.61-mile layout)

Length: 52 laps (187.72 miles)

Stages: Stage 1 ends Lap 15. Stage 2 ends Lap 30

TV coverage: NBCSN

Radio: Motor Racing Network (also SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Streaming: NBC Sports app (subscription required); mrn.com and SiriusXM for audio (subscription required)



ARCA Daytona Road Course Event

ARCA Daytona Road Course Event UPDATE:  The Race started after an over three hour delay

UPDATE: This Event is under a weather delay due to Lightning Strikes.

ARCA Menards Series

  • Next Race : General Tire 100
  • The Place : Daytona International Speedway Road Course
  • The Date : Friday, August 14
  • The Time : 5 p.m. ET
  • TV : Broadcast live on MAVTV and streamed live on NBC Gold TrackPass
  • Distance : 101.8 miles (28 laps)


ARCA Daytona Road Course Event
Michael Self leads during the Lucas Oil 200 Driven By General Tire for the ARCA Menards
Series at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. (Kyle Zedaker/ARCA Racing)


NASCAR and Daytona International Speedway announced a new twist to the storied, high-banked tri-oval/infield road course with the addition of a chicane at the exit of the NASCAR turn four that will provide competitors with yet another passing zone. The new chicane now creates a 14-turn, 3.61-mile layout (from the 3.56-mile/12 turn) on the storied DAYTONA Road Course, which, for the first time in history, will play host to NASCAR’s three top national series, along with the ARCA Menards Series



The General Tire 100 at the DAYTONA Road Course (5 p.m., MAVTV / TrackPass / MRN) will be the 12th race of the ARCA Menards Series. Road course races tend to bring out new faces to the series, and the ARCA Menards Series is no different.

Canadian Andrew Ranger, a three-time NASCAR Pinty’s Series champion, is the only driver to win more than one ARCA Menards road course race. He dropped in and swept the events at New Jersey Motorsports Park from 2011-14. Ranger won four of his five road-course starts in the series including his 2011 debut at New Jersey.

Parker Chase hopes to follow in Ranger’s ‘Tire Tracks.’ Chad Bryant Racing announced Parker, 19, will pilot the team’s No. 22 VerticalBridge/Enertech Resources Ford. The Texas native, who has driven several late model events for the team as a development diver, is coming off his first IMSA podium in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Series at Wisconsin’s Road America. Chase also competed on Kyle Busch’s team in the 2020 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona in IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship in the GTD Series. 



ARCA’s first road course race was October 19, 1958 at Meadowdale International Raceway outside of Chicago, Illinois. Fred Lorenzen was the winner. Meadowdale held two more races, in 1960 and 1964, won by Nelson Stacy and Elmer Musgrave, respectively.

Other winners include:
  • Ken Schrader (Heartland Park),
  • Darrell Waltrip (Heartland Park)
  • Jack Bowsher (Mid-Ohio)
  • Justin Allgaier (New Jersey)
  • Patrick Long (New Jersey)
  • Casey Roderick (New Jersey)
  • Kyle Weatherman (New Jersey)
  • Parker Kligerman (New Jersey)
  • Justin Marks (Palm Beach International)
  • Chris Buescher (Road America)
  • AustinTheriault (Road America)
  • Bob Schacht (St. Louis International)
  • Scott Lagasse (Streets of Des Moines)
  • Curtis Turner (Virginia International Raceway)
  • John Finger (Watkins Glen).

Justin Marks won the only ARCA Menards Series road course race in the rain, in 2010 at Palm Beach.

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