Southern California will be in the spotlight Friday in Charlotte, N.C., as NASCAR holds its annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Ron Hornaday Jr., who made his name as a racer out of Palmdale, will be the first Truck Series driver inducted into the Hall while veteran journalist Dusty Brandel will be honored for her pioneering work.
Little did the motorsports world know that, in addition to future stars such as Phil Hill and Carroll Shelby, a sports car race at Grand Central Airport in Glendale would also produce another big name. Norma “Dusty” Brandel was covering that November 1955 race for the Glendale Citizen-News. Six decades later, on the opposite end of the country on Jan. 12, Brandel will be honored at the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Charlotte, N.C., as the recipient of the Squier-Hall Award.
Angel Stadium will once again be the site of the AMA Supercross season opener on Saturday, the first of two events at the stadium and three in Southern California. It’s the start of a wide-open championship race as Ryan Dungey, who won the last three riding championships, retired after the 2017 season, which creates an opportunity for three riders from Southern California. Blake Baggett of Grand Terrace, who suffered from a thumb injury most of the ’17 season, finished sixth aboard a KTM.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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