ChristopheLedent/iStock(NEW YORK) — As 2019 comes to a close, police have increased security measures to ensure that thousands of revelers stay safe while enjoying the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square.The New York City Police Department announced Friday that along with local, state and federal law enforcement partners, they will roll out a “comprehensive overlay of police officers and other security measures to ensure the safety of the celebrators.”“The experience of ringing in the New Year in New York City is remarkable, and I commend the thousands of members of the NYPD for their own remarkable undertaking in ensuring the safety of those celebrating,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a statement.“Thousands of officers, both uniformed and plainclothes, heavy weapons teams from ESU, CRC, and SRG, along with the Technical Assistance & Response Unit, Canine Teams, the Mounted Unit, the Aviation Unit, and the Harbor Unit will be on hand to ensure the safety of the celebrators,” the NYPD said in a press release.Attendees will be screened and are strictly prohibited from bringing backpacks, large bags, umbrellas, or alcoholic beverages. Additionally, any property that is not allowed may not be abandoned at checkpoints.Officers will direct attendees to gather in separate viewing pens beginning at approximately 11 a.m. As the day and evening progresses, the NYPD will oversee attendees between Broadway and 7th Avenue as they sprawl between 43rd Street to Central Park South.If any attendees leave the viewing area before the ball drops, those individuals will not be able to regain entry, police said.Traffic will be closed for all vehicles in Times Square beginning at 4 a.m. on Tuesday Dec. 31.The NYPD has also urged people to “avoid all cross-town streets from 33rd to 59th Streets, as well as Sixth and Eighth Avenues.”Due to expected heavy traffic delays and parking restrictions, the NYPD strongly encouraged the use of mass transit.As in years past, the NYPD also asked that anyone who sees suspicious activity to alert a police officer or call 911. The NYPD’s terrorism hotline is 888-NYC-SAFE.This year people can stay up to date with alerts and notifications about weather, road closures, traffic delays and more by texting NEWYEARSEVE to 692692 (NYCNYC).“We are thrilled to partner once more with Times Square Alliance to keep spectators informed at the click of a button,” NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Deanne Criswell said. “We are making it easy for anyone to receive real-time information about this year’s event. As we celebrate the New Year together, I want to wish everyone a safe and prosperous 2020.”Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance, said the system implemented by NYC Emergency Management has made it easier to get real-time information out quickly to keep the event safe.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Myriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 731,000 people worldwide.Over 19 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than five million diagnosed cases and at least 162,938 deaths. Here’s how the news is developing Monday. All times Eastern:8:35 a.m.: Clorox says demand for its wipes is up 500% Clorox says demand for its wipes is up 500% during the pandemic. “We are making wipes in record numbers and shipping them to stores in record numbers,” Clorox CEO Linda Rendle told ABC News’ Good Morning America on Monday.Since January, Clorox has made 100 million more disinfecting products than before — a 50% increase, Rendle said. Clorox is now making nearly one million packages of disinfectant wipes every day, Rendle said.7:25 a.m.: UK has ‘moral duty’ to fully reopen schools next month, PM saysU.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson reiterated Monday that he’s “very keen” for all schools to fully reopen in England next month. “It’s not right that kids should spend more time out of school,” Johnson told reporters while visiting a school in East London. “It’s much, much better for their health and mental wellbeing, obviously their educational prospects, if everybody comes back to school full-time in September.” “It’s our moral duty as a country to make sure that happens,” he added.Johnson said he’s been “impressed” by the work administrators and teachers have done to make sure schools are safe. Last month, the U.K. government outlined a plan for the “mandatory” return to classrooms across England in September, with students being restricted to “class or year sized bubbles” and teachers being told to “address gaps in knowledge.” Schools across the United Kingdom shuttered in mid-March at the start of the pandemic. Some pupils returned to classrooms in England in June. Meanwhile, Scotland is set to fully reopen its schools on Tuesday.6:49 a.m.: India’s former president tests positive for COVID-19India’s former president, Pranab Mukherjee, has tested positive for COVID-19.“On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for Covid-19 today,” Mukherjee, who served as president of India from 2012 to 2017, announced via Twitter on Monday. “I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self isolate and get tested for Covid-19.”With more than 2.2 million diagnosed cases of COVID-19, India has the third-highest tally in the world, behind the United States and Brazil.5:36 a.m.: Coronavirus testing site opening along U.S.-Mexico borderA coronavirus testing site will open soon near the U.S.-Mexico border in Southern California’s San Diego County, according to a report by San Diego ABC affiliate KGTV.The appointment-free, walk-up testing site will be located at the San Ysidro Port of Entry’s PedWest crossing, one of the world’s busiest pedestrian international border crossings. The site, among more than two dozen others across San Diego County, will be the closest one to the border with Mexico so far for the region.The United States and Mexico are two of the worst-affected nations in the coronavirus pandemic.The Hispanic community makes up just 34% of San Diego’s population and yet, as of Sunday, they accounted for 62% of the city’s COVID-19 cases, according to KGTV. That figure will likely rise after the new testing site opens up within the next couple weeks, since the area is dominated by Spanish speakers.However, Chicano Federation Chief Strategy Officer Roberto Alcantar said many in the Latino community are still afraid of getting tested.“Our community is nervous about losing their jobs, not being able to go to work, the real economic impact that comes from being positive and feeling that that might hinder them in a way,” Alcantar told KGTV.4:21 a.m.: Australia sees record rise in virus-related deathsAn additional 19 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded in the Australian state of Victoria on Sunday — the highest single-day increase in fatalities that the country has seen since the start of the pandemic.“This news is devastating no matter what age COVID affects people, and we just want to reaffirm again our support through every channel we can provide it,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters in Canberra on Monday.Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services also reported 322 new cases of COVID-19 — the lowest daily count recorded in the state since July 29.“We are seeing some stability. That’s a good thing. But that’s not enough,” Victoria’s state Premier Daniel Andrews told reporters in Melbourne. “And that’s the product of masks and Stage 3. That’s what the experts tell us. The next stage, though, is all about these restrictions that we’ve had to painfully impose.”Andrews declared a state of disaster in Victoria on Aug. 2, giving authorities additional powers to ensure people are complying with public health directions. Victoria is home to Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, which has become a hotspot in the country’s novel coronavirus outbreak.In total, Australia has reported more than 21,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 with at least 313 deaths.3:45 a.m.: US records under 50,000 new cases for first time in six daysThere were 46,395 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Sunday, bringing the nationwide total soaring past five million, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the first time in six days that the nation has recorded under 50,000 new cases. An additional 516 coronavirus-related deaths were also reported.Sunday’s caseload is well below the record set on July 16, when more than 77,000 new cases were identified in a 24-hour reporting period.A total of 5,044,864 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 162,938 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 70,000 for the first time in mid-July.Many states have seen a rise in infections in recent weeks, with some — including Arizona, California and Florida — reporting daily records. However, new data published last week in an internal memo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency suggests that the national surge in cases could be leveling off. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Minimum QualificationsAssociate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State ofTexas Board of Nursing. Basic Life Support (BLS)Certification. Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.6277CA; CH Preferred QualificationsAdvanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification.Experience in ambulatory clinic setting and familiarity withEpic. SummaryThe Department of Medicine, Cardiology Section is looking for anentry level professional nurse who possesses a general knowledge ofnursing practice in the ambulatory care setting. The individualwill assist physicians with treatment room examination andprocedures, schedule tests and appointments, answer patient calls,record and communicate information to referring physicians, andoversee the IRN clinic. This position may serve as a resource forLicensed Vocational Nurses and unlicensed staff members.Job DutiesPerforms responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality andsafe patient care and a positive patient experience.Adheres to the scope of practice as defined by the Texas NursePractice Act.Provides professional nursing assessment of patients.Assists with treatment room examination and procedures onpatients.Schedules appointments, tests, and examinations with hospitaland other doctor’s offices.Documents patient care services by charting in patient’selectronic medical record.Instructs patients concerning the preparations needed for testsand surgical procedures.Communicates with other health care professionals regardingorders and care of patients.Executes physician orders and administers medications andtreatments for patients.Promotes patient’s independence by involving patient indefining and establishing patient care goals; teaching andcounseling patient, friends, and family and reinforcing theirunderstanding of disease, medications, and self-care skills.Provides telephone triage to patients and ensure patientsreceive the right level of care.Precepts / orients new clinical staff.Delivers staff education, clinical in-services and/orparticipate in clinical staff meetings based on the needs of thedepartment.Respects and supports patient rights and promotes positivefamily and patient relations.Prioritizes and organizes work so that assignments arecompleted in an efficient and timely manner.Identifies and supports cost containment and efficiency forpatients and the clinic.Supports the clinic / departments compliance with regulatoryrequirements.Maintains a professional and cooperative relationship amonghealth care teams by communicating information, responding torequests, and building rapport by participating in teamproblem-solving methods.Conducts Performance Improvement activities that support theclinic / department’s goals for quality, patient experience,patient safety, and/or efficiency.
Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position in Art & Art History20-21College/School/Unit: College of Fine ArtsDepartment: Art & Art HistoryPosted: Jun 17, 2020Apply By: Aug 1, 2021DescriptionThe Department of Art and Art History offers a unique opportunityfor professional development in teaching, creative practice, andresearch. Positions are available periodically for non-tenure trackfaculty who are interested in teaching and who have the potentialto contribute to the development of the academic programs andcreative activity in the areas of Studio Art, UTeach Art, and ArtHistory. Positions are not available every semester and arecontingent on funding.QualificationsQualifications must be commensurate with rank and include anoutstanding academic record, significant achievement in originalresearch/creative activity/exhibition record, and a commitment ofquality teaching. The successful candidates are expected to teachundergraduate courses, collaborate with other faculty, and beactive in professional/creative research. The University of Texasat Austin and the Department of Art and Art History is committed tofostering an inclusive and welcoming community and to increasingthe diversity of its faculty, students, and curricula. We welcomeapplicants who can help achieve these objectives.Application InstructionsInterested applicants are invited to upload a letter of interest,curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of threereferences. All materials should be submitted by clicking the”Apply Now for Free” button, below. Applications will be acceptedthrough August 1, 2021. Please do not send additional supportingmaterials until requested.Equal Employment Opportunity StatementThe University of Texas at Austin, as an equalopportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with allapplicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination andaffirmative action. The University is committed to a policy ofequal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on thebasis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability,religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs andactivities, and admissions. jeid-fad04b28d8a25b48a0fa2b90dfff5dc0 To apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/62027
Open Rank Full Time Faculty: AnalyticsAbout Northeastern:Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university andthe recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Ourworld-renowned experiential approach empowers our students,faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond theconfines of discipline, degree, and campus.Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London;Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto;Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington andNahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Throughthis network, we expand opportunities for flexible,student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focusedresearch.Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduateprograms— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead todegrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Amongthese, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degreesdesigned to prepare students for purposeful lives andcareers.About the Opportunity:Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies invitesapplications for a full-time non-tenure track, Open Rank Professorposition as Faculty Lead in the Analytics degree programs. Thesuccessful candidate will be appointed to a full-time,nontenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant,associate or full Teaching Professor. Candidates with exceptionallydistinguished professional backgrounds may be considered for therank of Professor of the Practice. The position will remain openuntil filled by a qualified candidate.The mission of the Analytics programs is to foster foundationalanalytics including managing data, conducting data analysis such asregression, forecasting, segmentation, optimization, datawarehousing, data visualization, problem solving, and data storytelling.Analytics is deeply rooted in experiential learning that is closelylinked to professional applications in the work force and preparesthe student with the opportunity to apply the learnings toprofessional domains or disciplines (e.g. business, marketing,research).Responsibilities:The position offering is a full-time, non-tenure track, one-yearrenewable appointment as an Open Rank Professor. The candidate willbe expected to teach as a content expert in analytics, withparticular expertise in probability and statistics, big data anddata management, descriptive and predictive analytics, datawarehousing and data visualization. The mastery of selectedadvanced systems technologies (such as Python, R, SQL, Hadoop, andMachine Learning) is a must, knowledge about ArtificialIntelligence is a plus.The position is based in Boston, Massachusetts. Courses are taughtin multiple formats including online, hybrid and NUflex. Facultyenjoy a collegial work environment that allows for work-lifebalance, and are expected to be available to students, whetherin-person or online. Faculty may be allowed for remote work up to 2days in a standard five-day week. They are however required tomaintain office hours as directed and necessary. Faculty contributeto the College’s mission through teaching, service and scholarship.The Faculty Lead will report directly to the Faculty Director ofthe Domain Analytics & Enterprise Intelligence.This full-time, non-tenure track faculty member will teach aminimum of 6 courses in Analytics throughout the academic year(teaching load is subject to periodic reviews by the unit andcollege); actual course load may vary with other responsibilities,which include, but are not limited to the following:Program SupportCollaborating with the Faculty Director to develop and drivestrategies for program expansion, including:Analyzing enrollment and retention data and developingstrategies to achieve enrollment goals.Reviewing and refining program positioning and messagingdocuments.Evaluating the fiscal viability of the program within theoverall portfolio.Promoting development of new degrees and certificates withinthe portfolio to meet demands of the marketplace.Identifying enrollments goals for programs. Collaborating with the Faculty Director to define processes andbest practices for leveraging professional networks to createdeeper connections between stakeholders.Collaborating with the Faculty Director and Faculty in regionalcampuses and regional Campus Leadership to develop and driveregional strategies for program expansion.Representing the program in orientations, open houses, andtracking student progress.Creating analytical events to increase student connections tothe campus, on-ground student development, and expanding impact ofcurricular content within the markets.Coordinating with the Faculty Director in the creation andmanagement of industry advisory boards.In collaboration with the Faculty Director, identify and reachout to possible Co-op and experiential learning sponsors toestablish relationships and define engagement.Closely collaborate with other departments such as AcademicQuality Assessment, Online Experiential Learning, Marketing,Enrollment, and Admissions.Closely collaborate with other programs like Project Managementin Boston and across campuses. Curricular OversightDeveloping and implementing course learning outcomes,curriculum maps, resource guides, textbooks, syllabi templates, andupdated course materials.Overseeing the instruction of specific courses within thecurriculum. Responsibilities include the identification andselection of instructors, advising on syllabi, and evaluatinginstructor performance.Identifying and providing recommendations to keep curriculumrelevant and industry leading.Ensuring that the programs meet license/accreditationrequirements and participate in comprehensive evaluations andperiodic reviews.Creating modularity guidelines and recommendations for programcontent integration across the programs and all campuses. Faculty & Student SupportLead the Analytics team of the Domain Analytics &Enterprise Intelligence.Assess and enhance instructional quality of courses by offeringfollow-up coaching to full and part time faculty.Recruit and vet qualified candidates for part time facultypositions.Assisting the program in the onboarding of new part timefaculty and maintaining ongoing communications and mentorship togauge engagement within the program.Providing opportunities for part time faculty to engage withprogram and college activities; seek their professional andcurricular feedback.Working with faculty and staff in providing advice regardingcourse selection as requested by Academic Advisors and/or ProgramManagers. Qualifications:Terminal degree in Analytics or related field required. Degreemust be conferred by the appointment start date.The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 6-8 years’experience of leading teams in advanced analytics. Knowledgeableabout how to manage, analyze, communicate, visualize, and lead withArtificial Intelligence is a plus.The successful candidate must demonstrate strong teachingabilities (both on-ground and online), and a dedication tocontinued improvement as an educator. Experience teaching at themaster’s level, teaching and developing on ground and onlinecourses, and proven success in working with international studentsare desired attributes.Previous work experience in analytics in the private sector ispreferred. To apply, visit https://careers.pageuppeople.com/879/cw/en-us/job/504084 jeid-71453e3090aee64aa223bb7e6748a83a CPS SupportParticipating in program and faculty committee meetings asapplicable.Serving on committees that support the mission of the programand the vision of the College and wider University.Canvas training through Northeastern University Online isrequired prior to teaching in the Analytics program. Preferred Qualifications:Salary Grade:FACAdditional Information:This is a non-tenure track, annually renewable position. Thisposition requires a flexible work schedule that includes beingpresent on the Boston campus, required evening hours and thepossibility of weekend hours. Up to 25% travel to domestic campusesper year required/expected (the College would cover travel andlodging costs). There may be opportunities to teach overseas.Northeastern University is a global, experiential and leadingresearch university, built on a tradition of engagement withbusiness, industry and communities to create a distinctive approachto education, research and service. Located in one of the mostbeautiful cities in the USA, Boston is vibrant and stimulating andprovides exciting opportunities to grow, learn and to makesignificant contributions. The College of Professional Studiesoffers innovative and flexible programs that allow adult learnersand working professionals to complete their degrees. CPS offersassociate, bachelor’s degree, certificate programs andpost-baccalaureate programs in fast-growing fields such asbiotechnology, leadership, business administration, finance,project management, information technology and management. Degreesare delivered in full or part-time formats and courses are offeredin a variety of on-campus and online options.Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seekingto recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty andstaff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all itsforms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respectthat affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, religion,color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabilitystatus, or any other characteristic protected by applicablelaw.To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment andsupport of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.
Powersystems UK is part of a nationwide team that designs, installs, commissions and maintains electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure for vehicle manufacturers as well as operators.It has been appointed to design, supply, install, test and commission the EV charging infrastructure for 22 BYD ADL Enviro200EV buses for First Glasgow. Powersystems will also be installing the client’s high voltage (HV) and low voltage (LV) infrastructure.This will include HV substations, transformers, LV distribution switchgear and LV cables connecting to 80kW EV charging points.Powersystems has been engaging with and assisting other major bus and fleet operators in the UK with their grid and infrastructure requirements as the nation moves further towards decarbonised transportation.Powersystems UK has been assessed and accredited nationally by the Lloyds Register Accredited Contractor scheme to carry out grid connection services.
Warring parties are divided over how the decision will affect the market. Bee Gees High-profile artists such as Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees and Benny Anderson of Abba last month spoke out in defence of CISAC, the umbrella group representing societies. They warned that increased competition between national societies would harm smaller artists, winning the backing of the French and German governments. Critics of the established order, which notably include smaller societies claim that CISAC is condoning the big business pursuits of major societies. Last year, the Dutch society Buma-Stemra complained to the Commission about a deal between the UK and German collecting societies (MCPS-PRS and GEMA) and EMI, the world’s biggest record company, for exclusive pan-European licensing of its American and British songs. Buma-Stemra, along with other small collecting societies, worried that the deal would pave the way to exclusion from a large chunk of the international publishing repertoire. Broadcasters were also concerned about the deal, fearing that larger collecting societies and major publishers were lining up against them in a bid to extract fat profits. Kroes is investigating the complaint. The deal was sparked by Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy’s attempts to streamline the licensing market. Her initiative comes in the wake of a Commission investigation into the sector, launched in response to complaints lodged by Luxembourg-based media group RTL and digital broadcaster Music Choice. The operators claimed that the industry’s complex system of cross-border reciprocal deals, designed to preserve national societies’ grip on home markets, was anti-competitive. Eight-year row Kroes’s decision brings to a head an eight-year row between societies and broadcasters. Her ruling emphasised the benefits that increased competition would bring to artists, arguing that societies collaborating across borders would no longer be in a position to charge arbitrary administrative fees. In 2005 he issued non-binding recommendations aimed at giving artists more choice over where to license their music and allowing broadcasters easier access to catalogues via pan-EU licenses. Larger collecting societies moved fast to safeguard their market share. ?McCreevy yesterday (16 July) proposed to bring EU copyright laws into line with the US system. Reforms would entitle performers to royalties for 95 years after the release of songs. Until now, performers and their producers have benefited from only 50 years of copyright from the date of recording. Songwriters benefit from lifetime copyright protection plus 70 years.
With weather less than ideal in the Daytona Beach area Wednesday, the blimp was limited in flight and only got off the ground for a few minutes. But the day was all about Paul Siverson, a Vietnam and Gulf War veteran who served in the military for 30 years. Siverson describes Earnhardt as his “first, second and third favorite NASCAR driver.” In honor of soldiers like Siverson, Goodyear donated $10,000 to NCServes with Earnhardt Jr. on hand for the check presentation. In addition to the blimp flight, Siverson will receive access at Daytona Speedweeks including tickets to the Great American Race on Sunday.Goodyear has more than 100 years of history building innovative tires and equipment to help support and protect U.S. troops and is the largest producer of military tires in the country. The tire manufacturer has helped build more than 150 blimps for the U.S. Navy and continues to recognize the skills of Veterans through a robust hiring program and was recently recognized with the Secretary of Defense Freedom Award. “This was such a cool day — being able to co-pilot the Goodyear Blimp and connect with a fan who has so honorably served our country,” said Earnhardt Jr. “I’m proud to be involved with Goodyear. Ever since we started working together, I’ve wanted to ride in the blimp, so this was a great experience I will never forget.” Earnhardt Jr., who missed 18 races last season while recovering from a concussion, will get behind the familiar wheel of his No. 88 car Sunday seeking his third Daytona 500 victory on the confidence of Goodyear tires. But it was an altogether different experience sitting at the controls of the iconic Goodyear Blimp. Coupled with his Earnhardt Jr. fandom, it was Siverson’s dedication to NCServes, a charitable organization that provides comprehensive services to veterans, service members and their families, that made Siverson the perfect candidate for the surprise ride with NASCAR’s most popular driver. BUY TICKETS: See the Daytona 500 live! In celebration of his return to racing at this Sunday’s Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt Jr. donned a Goodyear Blimp pilot uniform and took a different kind of lap in the Goodyear Blimp on Wednesday, surprising a U.S. military veteran with the experience of a lifetime. “We’re honored to celebrate the return of Dale Jr. to NASCAR and recognize an American hero like Paul,” said Seth Klugherz, Goodyear’s director of North America marketing. “Connecting American icons NASCAR and the Goodyear Blimp to provide an experience for a military veteran is a natural way to extend Goodyear’s unwavering support to the U.S. Armed Forces.” Tune-in to watch the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. ET on FOX, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and MRN.
Though Ricky Stenhouse Jr. didn’t win Sunday’s Camping World 500 at Phoenix Raceway by staying out on old tires — as Ryan Newman did — the driver of the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford did hold onto fourth place during a two-lap overtime. That Stenhouse was able to score his eighth career top five is emblematic of improved performance at Roush Fenway Racing, but Stenhouse says there’s still work to do. “I have definitely seen a difference in the quality (of the RFR cars),” Stenhouse said. “We still have a long way to go, but we’ve made a big improvement from last year, especially the end of last year. In Atlanta, we had a really good car and got the right front fender tore off on the last restart. I thought we would finish fifth to 10th there. I thought we had a 15th place car in Vegas and had an issue with the axle at the end. “Today, I thought we had a 10th-place car on the long run and took a gamble, and were able to get a better finish there at the end. I think our cars and the attitude at the shop is really good. (Teammate) Trevor (Bayne) has some solid finishes here in the first few races, and that’s something encouraging and something to build off of. I feel like we have had speed, just haven’t gotten the finishes for the speed we have. It’s better to have speed and have to figure out how to get the finishes.” RELATED: Buy tickets for Auto ClubMORE FROM PHOENIX: Race results | Standings | Detailed breakdown