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How the NFL and NBA are Encouraging Voting this Election Season

(STL.News) Every four years the U.S. experiences a long-term time of debates and campaign rallies with two opponents spreading their individual campaigns across all fifty states.  Unfortunately, the marketing surrounding election season doesn’t always result in high voter participation. As we often see celebrities flock to social media encouraging people to “rock the vote,” this year two huge professional sports organizations have joined them in their efforts.  As the big day approaches quickly, let’s take a look at how the NFL and NBA are encouraging fellow citizens to hit the polls.  Despite voter activism in 2016, the year saw one of the lowest voter turnout rates in a long time. NFL votes “NFL votes”, first officially announced in early August, is an initiative by the league whose ...

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St. Louis News: It’s Official – Indycar, Nascar Trucks on Same Weekend in 2020

St. Louis Region (STL.News) – Gateway Motorsports Park officials today confirmed that its NTT IndyCar Series 500 and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series 200 will take place on the same weekend in 2020.  NASCAR released the 2020 Truck Series schedule earlier this week and announced the seventh annual Gateway Truck Series event will take place on Friday, August 21, 2020.  The fourth annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline for the NTT IndyCar Series will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2020.“As soon as NASCAR released the Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule on Wednesday, we were deluged with calls and messages from fans regarding the two events,” said Chris Blair, Gateway Motorsports Park’s Executive Vice President and General Manager.  “With the many changes

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ESRevolution Launches ESR, the First 24/7 eSports Channel in the US, on Samsung TV Plus Service Across the US

Will eSports bring cable cutters back to their TV sets?New York (STL.News) – ESRevolution’s ESR channel will be the first 24/7 eSports channel on Samsung TV Plus video service in the United States.   The channel features live and VOD programming across the range of eSports. eSports content has become a global phenomenon, exciting hundreds of millions of gamers and fans worldwide, including huge numbers of young people who are less engaged with traditional linear broadcasting than previous generations.ESR features the entire range of eSports entertainment, including tournaments, live events, match highlights, reality shows, docuseries, and talk shows.  ESRevolution works with leading gamers and influencers, tournament organizers, and producers to offer quality curated content across the gam

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Robert Hight to Make Appearance with AAA Missouri at St Louis Auto Show, Saturday, January 25

YORBA LINDA, CA (STL.News) Reigning three-time Funny Car World Champion and driver of the AAA Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car, Robert Hight will make a special appearance at the annual Saint Louis Auto Show taking place Jan. 23-26.Hight, who held the points lead for all but one race in 2019 and is the 2020 championship frontrunner, will be at the AAA Missouri booth on the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 25, to spend time with the loyal fans of St. Louis who last had the chance to see him at the AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals held at World Wide Technology Raceway.“I always say it’s great to get back to St. Louis for the Saint Louis Auto Show, because it’s the first event that really gets me back into race mode.  After a long winter of working closely with John to set things up for the next seaso

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Statement from World Wide Technology Raceway on the passing of race car driver John Andretti

St. Louis Region (STL.News) The following is a statement from the staff and management of World Wide Technology Raceway on the passing of race car driver John Andretti today.“This is heartbreaking news. John was a talented, versatile and winning driver.  But he also was a tremendous help to us in promoting our first oval race at World Wide Technology Speedway in 2013 after the purchase of the facility.  He also worked closely with our team on charity programs for children in our area.  We will miss him, and our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.”Andretti passed away at age 56 following a lengthy battle with cancer.  The nephew of Mario Andretti and cousin of team owner Michael Andretti, John also competed in NHRA drag racing, the IMSA GTP Series and Rolex Sports Car racin

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Save On Your Favorite Team Apparel With Promo Codes

(STL.News) With the new NFL season well underway, sports fans are looking for something of a respite from the horror, despair, fear, panic, and sadness we’ve all experienced over the last few months.  2020 has not been an easy year to navigate through, it’s fair to say.That’s why, probably more than ever, you may be looking to get behind your favorite team and show their support.  Whether it’s attending the actual games at your team’s stadium or watching on television or another device, it’s much easier to get into the spirit of things when you are kitted out from head to toe in your team’s colors and gear.However, another thing that many sports fans will agree with us that the gear can often be very expensive.  Add to that the fact that many people have not been able to work for a number ...

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Blues Challenge Canucks in Stanley Cup Playoffs

(STL.News) The NHL’s stunted season is finally coming toward a close with the start of Stanley Cup Playoffs.  The playoffs began on Tuesday, August 11, with eight teams from the Eastern andWestern Conferences facing off against one another in seeded positions.The Saint Louis Blues, coming off their 2019 first-ever Stanley Cup Final win, began their seven-game series against the Vancouver Canucks last week.  Though the Blues may currently stand at the top of the Western Conference, the team’s journey to the playoffs hasn’t been the smoothest.In fact, the Blues went 0-3 in their qualifying round matches against the Dallas Stars (2-1), Vegas Golden Knights (6-4), and the Colorado Avalanche (2-1).  At the moment, fans are stuck in Saint Louis without the chance to cheer on their team in-person...

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Tiz the Law Increases Triple Crown Hype After Travers Stakes Domination

(STL.News) The Triple Crown is the most coveted achievement in all of North American horse racing.  So difficult is it to achieve, only 13 horses have been able to do so in its 145-year history.The Triple Crown is awarded to any horse that wins the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes – races reserved for three-year-old thoroughbreds – in the same season.Legendary racehorses such as Secretariat, American Pharoah, and War Admiral are among its alumni, and in 2020, Tiz the Law is aiming to become Triple Crown winner No 14.In this the most unique of years for horse racing, the Triple Crown schedule has been adjusted in response to the coronavirus outbreak.  This has meant that the Belmont Stakes – traditionally the final race – has been staged first and will be followed by the...

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