Seattle blows past the Saints and major announcement for Jeff Burton! Here are some of the leading sports stories for your Tuesday morning quick read. Get ready to get caught up on the morning headlines in the NFL, NBA, Racing and more!
Seahawks down Saints
Russell Wilson took the Seahawks to the top and clinched a spot in the NFC playoffs by beating the New Orleans Saints (34-7) on Monday Night Football. Wilson threw for over 300 yards with three touchdowns. The Seahawks now have an 11-1 record which moves them two games ahead of the rest of the NFC in the race for home-field advantage and hold the tiebreakers over New Orleans and Carolina who both have 9-3 records.
The LA Times, in an article by Mike Bresnahan, reports that Kobe Bryant may be available to play as early as Friday. If Bryant does return on Friday that would put him in the lineup when the Lakers take on Sacramento. The issue is that Bryant may have to be pressed into full service at point guard due to injuries in the Lakers lineup. Read the Whole Story Here.
Jeff Burton Contracts with MWR
Michael Waltrip Racing announced today it has contracted Jeff Burton to test and drive in a select number of races during the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season in the No. 66 Toyota Camry. Burton, a 21-time winner in the Sprint Cup Series begins testing for MWR Dec. 9 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The first scheduled NASCAR Sprint Cup race for Burton will be the March 9 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In the upcoming weeks, MWR will announce any other events added to Burton's schedule.
ARCA Racing Announces Schedule with Superspeedway Races
The 2014 ARCA
Racing Series presented by Menards schedule is complete, series
officials announced today. The 2014 season – the 62nd in series history –
starts with the 51st ARCA race at Daytona Int'l Speedway with the
annual Speed Weeks race on Saturday, Feb. 15, and ends with its
championship weekend at Kansas Speedway Friday, October 3. In between,
the series will visit historic short tracks, two dirt mile tracks in
Illinois and New Jersey Motorsports Park, meaning ARCA will once again
showcase its diversity by racing on superspeedways (Daytona and
Talladega) and short paved ovals, dirt and road courses.