Chase Elliott suspended after NASCAR investigation finds he intentionally crashed into Denny Hamlin

Chase Elliott was suspended through next week’s Cup Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illi., after it was ruled he purposefully crashed into Denny Hamlin during the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte on Monday. 

Hamlin got his wish as he was furious with Elliott for hitting his right rear, which forced him into a head-on collision with the wall. 

Hamlin said after the race that he believed Elliott intentionally drove into him because he had forced him into the outside wall on a squeeze. 


“I got right-rear hooked in the middle of the straightaway. It’s a tantrum, and he shouldn’t be racing next week. Right rear hooks are absolutely unacceptable,” Hamlin said. 

Hamlin added that Bubba Wallace made the same maneuver on Kyle Larson in a prior race last year, which led to the two fighting on the track. 


NASCAR made the suspension official on Tuesday, saying Elliott broke the Member Code of Conduct Sections 4.3.A. and 4.4.C and D. 

“Drivers need to understand they have to handle that a complete different way,” NASCAR senior vice president of competition Elton Sawyer said on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. 

“We understand NASCAR’s need to maintain consistency in its officiating,” Hendrick Motorsports, who Elliott races for, said in a statement via “The penalty will not be appealed, and we will submit a formal request for a playoff waiver. Corey LaJoie, 31, will drive the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway. We are grateful to Corey for stepping in and to the team at Spire Motorsports for making him available.” 

Hamlin also posted on his Twitter account Monday night showing data that he says proves Elliott turned left into his car on purpose. 

“Removing all doubt. His steering came back to the exact same position it had previously after we came off the wall. The higher the line on steering the further LEFT it’s going,” Hamlin wrote.

Elliott claims it was not an intentional move to hit Hamlin, saying, “Once you hit the wall in these things, you can’t drive them anymore. Just an unfortunate circumstance.”

Elliott will be missing his seventh race of the season. 

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Death toll in Guyana girls dorm fire rises to 20 as 14-year-old dies in hospital

The death toll in a girl’s dormitory fire in Guyana rose to 20 on Tuesday when a 14-year-old girl died of her injuries at a hospital in Georgetown, the country’s health ministry said.

Sherena Daniels had been in intensive care at the state-run hospital since she was airlifted there early on May 22, the morning after the fire raced through the dorm at a government boarding school in the town of Mahdia, which serves Indigenous villages in southwest Guyana. She died early Tuesday, the ministry said.

Police say the blaze was deliberately set by one of Daniels’ colleagues who became angry after the dormitory matron seized the girl’s mobile telephone to prevent her from making contact with older men in the area.

State prosecutors charged the 15-year-old with 19 counts of murder on Monday. A court remanded her to juvenile detention until July 5, when the state and defense attorneys will decide if they are ready to proceed with a preliminary hearing. She was not required to enter a plea.


In all, 19 female students and one five-year-old boy have died. More than two dozen students were injured, most of them aged 12 to 18.

Another critically injured girl is receiving specialist treatment at the Northwell Burn Center at the University Hospital in Staten Island, New York, and her condition is improving, the ministry said.

The dormitory fire outranked what had been the country’s deadliest fire in recent times, when 17 inmates were killed at the main Georgetown prison in 2016. Police alleged that the inmates had set fire to mattresses to protest overcrowding, trial delays and other woes. More than a dozen others were badly wounded.

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Blue Jays’ Anthony Bass apologizes after sharing ‘hurtful’ video endorsing Target, Bud Light boycotts

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Anthony Bass issued an apology Tuesday after sharing a video on his social media that supported the boycotts of Target and Bud Light, saying his actions were “hurtful to the Pride community.” 

Bass met with the media before Tuesday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers and acknowledged the backlash he faced after posting a video from a creator that called on Christians to boycott the companies over the recent controversies surrounding their LGBTQ promotions.

The 35-year-old reliever did not take any questions.


“I’ll make this quick,” Bass began. “I recognize yesterday that I made a post that was hurtful to the Pride community, which includes friends of mine and close family members of mine, and I am truly sorry for that.


“I just spoke with my teammates and shared with them my actions yesterday. I apologized with them and, as of right now, I am using the Blue Jays’ resources to better educate myself to make better decisions moving forward.

“The ballpark is for everybody. We include all fans at the ballpark, and we want to welcome everybody. That’s all I have to say.”

The video Bass shared to his Instagram Stories was from a creator named Ryan Miller who called on Christians to join the boycotts after the retail giant faced massive backlash this month over its Pride Month collection, which followed Bud Light’s partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney in March.

The Blue Jays issued a statement prior to Bass’ remarks stating that an “individual player sentiments are not representative of the club’s beliefs.”

“The Blue Jays bring millions of fans together across Canada and are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming experience for all,” the statement continued. 

“The Blue Jays are proud to celebrate LGBTQ2S+ Pride Month, including a special fourth annual Pride Weekend at the ballpark June 9 and 10, and demonstrations of allyship all month long around the ballpark.”

The video did not appear on Bass’ Instagram page as of Tuesday afternoon.

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Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber celebrate 25 years of marriage as she admits to ‘challenges’

Cindy Crawford is celebrating 25 years of marriage with husband Rande Gerber.

Crawford, 57, shared throwback photos from her wedding with Gerber, 61, as she acknowledged life comes with a set of “challenges.” 

“25 years ago today, Rande and I got married at the Ocean Club in the Bahamas,” she wrote. “It was a picture perfect wedding all captured by @arthurelgort. We spent a beautiful weekend surrounded by family and friends celebrating our love for each other. I would do it all over again in a second.”

“I want to congratulate ‘us’ on making it 25 years,” Crawford continued. “We have been blessed in so many ways, especially our two children @presleygerber and @kaiagerber.”


Crawford recognized that the couple has been blessed, but also noted they’ve gone through their share of “ups and downs.”

“I also want to acknowledge that even with all the blessings, life is full of ups and downs and challenges. I’m proud of how we have navigated life together – looking to each other for strength and comfort. You have been my best friend and rock and I can’t imagine a life without you.”

The model recently revealed that the couple’s relationship is “more traditional.”

“I was going to joke and say I can barely get him to pick up a wet towel, which is partly true, but I will say if something around the house needs repair – he’ll repair it if he knows how,” Crawford told People magazine.

“You know, if the air conditioning’s not working, he deals with that,” she continued. “Or if there’s a patch of grass that needs replacing. So I would say we’re pretty good at divvying up the responsibilities of life.”


As for Crawford’s role, she said, “I’m definitely more in charge of making sure there are groceries in the house and menu planning, the schedule, making appointments and that kind of stuff.”

Crawford and Gerber married in 1998 in the Bahamas. The two were friends first before their relationship turned romantic.

“We met at my agent’s wedding. When I met him I was still with Richard [Gere] and he didn’t want to go to the wedding with me,” Crawford told Harper’s Bazaar in July 2016. 

“Rande also had a girlfriend at the time so he wasn’t looking to meet anyone either. That’s the best time to meet someone because that’s when you’re truly yourselves. We became friends and after Richard and I broke up then we started dating.”

Gerber and Crawford share two children together; Presley and Kaia Gerber.

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Capitals hire Maple Leafs assistant Spencer Carbery as head coach

The Washington Capitals officially named Spencer Carbery as the franchise’s next head coach. Carbery most recently served as an assistant coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

This year, he helped the Maple Leafs win their first postseason series since 2004. He agreed to terms of a four-year contract with the Capitals, according to ESPN. 

Sportsnet was first to report Carbery’s hiring.

The hiring will allow Carbery to return to the Capitals after he served as head coach of the team’s American Hockey League affiliate from 2018-2021.


“It’s a tremendous honor and privilege to be named the head coach of the Washington Capitals,” Carbery said in a statement. 

“I would like to thank the Capitals organization for affording me the opportunity to lead this team. I look forward to working with this group of talented players and building upon the winning culture in place.”


Last month, the Capitals parted ways with coach Peter Laviolette after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in nine seasons this spring.

Laviolette had been at the helm for three seasons. He has reportedly drawn interest from multiple teams since his departure from Washington.

The Capitals have one of the oldest rosters in the NHL, and general manager Brian MacLellan will likely be tasked with adding some younger pieces to the team for next season. No matter who is on the roster going forward, the 41-year-old Carbery will attempt to connect with the players as he establishes a foundation in Washington. 

“We are extremely pleased to name Spencer as our new head coach,” MacLellan said in a statement. 

“Spencer is one of the best young coaches in the game who’s had success at every level at which he has coached. We feel his leadership, communication skills, ability to develop players and familiarity with our organization will be a tremendous asset as he makes this next step in his coaching career.”

Carbery will also be responsible overseeing team captain Alex Ovechkin’s pursuit of Wayne Gretzky’s all-time record for goals scored.

Assistant coach Scott Allen, goaltending coach Scott Murray, assistant coach and video coach Brett Leonhardt and video coordinator Emily Engel-Natzke are all expected to stay with the Capitals next season, the team previously announced.

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