The Sideline – April 25

NASCAR Sprint Cup heads to Richmond

Race: Toyota Owners 400

Site: Richmond, Virginia

Schedule: 7 p.m., tonight on WXIN-Channel 59

Track: Richmond International Raceway (oval, 0.75 miles)

Race distance: 300 miles, 400 laps

Last year: Joey Logano raced to the second of his five 2014 victories. After the race, Marcos Ambrose punched Casey Mears in the face.

Last week: Matt Kenseth won the rain-delayed race at Bristol to end a 51-event victory drought.

Fast facts: Defending series champion Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson share the series victory lead with two. Harvick won the 2013 race. Brad Keselowski won in September at the track to complete a Team Penske sweep. Four-time Richmond winner Kyle Busch is sidelined after breaking his right leg and left foot in the Xfinity opener at Daytona. Denny Hamlin is from nearby Chesterfield. Richard Petty won a record 13 times at the track.

Next race: Geico 500, May 3, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Alabama


Run to Remember to honor lost lives

The third annual Run to Remember will be May 9 at Greenfield-Central High School.

Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for students. Packet pickup and registration are at 7:30 a.m. race day, with the race beginning at 9 a.m.

The Run to Remember was conceived by the families of Zach Lett, Todd Lewis and Benjamin Culver, three young men whose lives were cut short.

All race proceeds are equally divided between the Greenfield-Central High School track and field program and the memorial scholarships of Zach Lett, Todd Lewis and Benjamin Culver, all of whom were Greenfield-Central students.

Register online at

NBA playoffs schedule

First round (Best-of-seven)


Atlanta at Brooklyn, 3 p.m.

Chicago at Milwaukee, 5:30 p.m.

Golden State at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Memphis at Portland, 10:30 p.m.


Cleveland at Boston, 1 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 3:30 p.m.

Toronto at Washington, 7 p.m.

Houston at Dallas, 9:30 p.m.


Atlanta at Brooklyn, TBD

Milwaukee at Chicago, TBD

Memphis at Portland, 10:30 p.m.


Prep calendar


Softball: Mt. Vernon at Center Grove, 10 a.m.

Track: Eastern Hancock at Guerin Catholic, 10 a.m.


Baseball: Mt. Vernon at Anderson, 5:30 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Waldron, 5 p.m.

Softball: New Palestine at Pendleton Heights, 5:30 p.m.; Mt. Vernon at Delta, 5:30 p.m.; Greenfield-Central at New Castle, 5:30 p.m.; Alexandria Monroe at Eastern Hancock, 5:30 p.m.

Golf: Mt. Vernon at Greenfield-Central, 4:30 p.m.

Track: New Palestine, Franklin Central at Roncalli, 5 p.m.

Tennis: Mt. Vernon at Alexandria, 4:30 p.m.; Tri at Eastern Hancock, 5 p.m.


Baseball: Westfield at Mt. Vernon, 5:30 p.m.; Hagerstown at Eastern Hancock, 5:30 p.m.

Softball: Lapel at Mt. Vernon, 5:30 p.m.; Shelbyville at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Northeastern, 5:30 p.m.

Golf: New Palestine at Morristown, 4:30 p.m.; Rushville at Greenfield-Central, 5 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Blue River Valley, 4:30 p.m.

Tennis: New Palestine at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.

Girls track: Greenfield-Central at Pendleton Heights Invite, 5 p.m.

Boys track: Greenfield-Central, Mt. Vernon at Noblesville Invite, 5:30 p.m.