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Flat tires in NASCAR are sign of times

...you get a green-white-checkered finish and everybody has to come down pit road for tires? That right there is a Days of Thunder thing right there. There were two laps to go and everybody is going to pit. Unbelievable day."More importantly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-03-26/flat-tires-nascar-are-sign
Kyle Busch takes win at Fontana

...has to come down pit road and put four tires on?" Busch asked after his third career win at Fontana. "That was 'Days of Thunder' right there. Unbelievable day."Jimmie Johnson was comfortably in front when he blew a tire with seven laps left...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-03-23/kyle-busch-takes-win-fonta
Ex-driver Dick Trickle dies of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

...of it."People everywhere knew his name," Bodine said. "That's why they used his likeness in that movie 'Days of Thunder.' He was such a character."The main character in that popular niche racing movie, played by Tom Cruise, was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-05-16/ex-driver-dick-trickle-die
Storm halts U.S. Women's Open

...out of the bunker on the front, right side of the seventh green.A difficult shot. It could be worse.A quirky day of thunder and lightning -- but only spits of rain -- suspended play with 25 players making it through the first round. Balky...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2011-07-07/storm-halts-us-womens-open
Busch rides early wave

...comparison to the late Tim Richmond, however, is inescapable. Richmond, whose life was portrayed in the Tom Cruse movie Days of Thunder , raced hard without fearing the consequences. Richmond made only 185 career starts in the series before dying of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/03/02/nas_189482.shtml
Nascar
Local sites are marketed by states' film offices

...Music Office Films shot in South Carolina Just to name a few: - Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls - Cold Mountain - Days of Thunder - Forces of Nature - Forrest Gump - G.I. Jane - Radio - Rules of Engagement - The Big Chill - The Notebook - The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/23/bus_89879.shtml
Business | Augusta National Golf Club
Will Ferrell stays busy at Aaron's 499

...wearing an untucked long-sleeve shirt and fluorescent blue sneakers. OK, so his movie is not "Stroker Ace" or "Days of Thunder" or even Sylvester Stallone's "Driven." The title character wasn't modeled after Dale Jr. or Jeff Gordon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/01/nas_79623.shtml
Nascar
Tom Cruise turns deadly as merciless hitman in 'Collateral'

...July," 1989: Earned his first Academy Award nomination, playing a crippled Vietnam vet turned war protester. - "Days of Thunder," 1990: Cruise and future wife Nicole Kidman co-starred in this race-car tale, then reteamed in 1992 for Ron...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/09/mov_424779.shtml
Movies
Stewart makes hobby of complaining

...Geoffrey Bodine were at each other's throats every week, the same kind of summit portrayed in the Tom Cruse movie, Days of Thunder. "I told them that NASCAR was here long before they were, and I expected it to be here long after they're gone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/01/oth_323194.shtml
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Labonte prepares for his 605th career

...he prepares for his 605th career start Sunday in Rockingham, N.C., Labonte has many pleasant memories of his days of thunder. His favorite was clinching the 1996 championship at Atlanta Motor Speedway as younger brother Bobby was winning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/29/oth_243221.shtml
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