The Sideline – April 17


Get details on NASCAR Sprint Cup Food City 500

Site: Bristol, Tennessee.

Schedule: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, noon to 1:30 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 4:30 to 6 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (Fox, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.).

Track: Bristol Motor Speedway (oval, 0.533 miles).

Race distance: 500 laps, 266.5 miles.

Last year: Carl Edwards won the rain-shortened race that was delayed more than five hours.

Last week: Jimmie Johnson won at Texas for his second victory of the year and fifth at the track. Defending series champion Kevin Harvick was second.

Fast facts: Harvick has nine top-two finishes in his last 10 starts. He has four victories — winning this year in consecutive starts in Las Vegas and Phoenix — and four second-place finishes. He was eighth three weeks ago at Martinsville. … Harvick leads the standings, 26 points ahead of Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano and 40 in front of third-place Martin Truex Jr. Logano won the August race at the track. … Edwards is in his first season with Joe Gibbs Racing after 11 with Roush Fenway Racing. … Roush Fenway drivers Greg Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne have only one top-10 finish this season — Biffle’s 10th-place run at Daytona.

Next race: Toyota Owners 400, April 25, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Virginia.


Run to Remember eventcommemorates lives lost

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

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

Register online at


Cheerleading camp offered by Cougars

The Greenfield-Central High School cheerleading program will host a mini-camp from June 1 to 3 at the Greenfield-Central Fieldhouse.

The camp is open to participants that are incoming kindergarten through Grade 6. Cost is $50; register by May 15 to receive a free T-shirt and bow.

For more information, contact Greenfield-Central cheer coach Laken Peal at [email protected].


Prep calendar


Baseball: Mt. Vernon at Greenfield-Central (DH), 5:30 p.m.

Softball: Mt. Vernon at Hamilton Southeastern, 5:30 p.m.; Connersville at Greenfield-Central, 7 p.m.

Golf: Eastern Hancock at New Castle, 4:30 p.m.

Tennis: Franklin Central at New Palestine, 4:30 p.m.; Triton Central at Eastern Hancock, 5 p.m.

Track and field: Greenfield-Central at Decatur Central, 5:30 p.m.; Greenfield-Central at Warren Central Thrower’s Showcase, 7 p.m.


Baseball: New Palestine at New Castle (DH), 10 a.m.; Knightstown at Eastern Hancock, 10 a.m.

Softball: New Palestine at New Palestine Tournament, 10 a.m.; Greenfield-Central at Beech Grove (DH), 10 a.m.; Tri at Eastern Hancock, 1 p.m.

Golf: New Palestine, Mt. Vernon at Center Grove, 1 p.m.; Greenfield-Central at Danville, 8:30 a.m.

Tennis: New Palestine, Mt. Vernon at Mt. Vernon Invitational, 9 a.m.

Track and field: New Palestine, Midwest Prep at Lawrence Central, 11 a.m.; Eastern Hancock at Small School Invite at Randolph Southern, 10 a.m.; Mt. Vernon at Terre Haute Invite, 10 a.m.


Baseball: Whiteland at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.; Mt. Vernon at Beech Grove, 5:30 p.m.; Lapel at Eastern Hancock, 5:30 p.m.; Perry Meridian at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.

Softball: Mt. Vernon at New Castle, 5:30 p.m.; Delta at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.

Golf: Triton Central at New Palestine, 4:30 p.m.; Mt. Vernon, Lapel at Yorktown, 4:30 p.m.; Anderson at Greenfield-Central, 5 p.m.

Track and field: New Palestine at 4-way at Hauser, 5 p.m.; Richmond at Mt. Vernon 5:30 p.m.

Tennis: Greenfield-Central at Warren Central, 5:30 p.m.; Anderson at Eastern Hancock, 5 p.m.