CONCORD, N.C. — Friday night’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 resulted in a career-best runner-up finish for Brennan Poole, driver of the No. 30 On Point Motorsports Toyota.Poole, who chose to forego the race last weekend at Kansas to come to Charlotte this weekend, was right behind race-winner Kyle Busch — with a broken sway bar that he fought through for a majority of the race’s 134 laps.He wasn’t going to go down without a fight, though. Poole was working to get to the back of Busch and spin him for the win.“I tried. I tried. I’m not gonna lie,” he said. “I tried to get to his corner and if I spun him, I spun him. It was going to be what it was there at the end.”RELATED: Race resultsTo battle back from a 17th-place starting position and broken sway bar, this small team needed all the grit they could muster.“We broke a sway bar arm in the very beginning of the race so the truck was just a handful, but the guys made some good adjustments,” Poole told NASCAR.com post-race. “The truck just stayed with me, it was good — even with the broken sway bar.”On the final restart, Poole’s chance of grabbing his first NASCAR national series victory was in clear sight.“I knew I was going to have a shot at it and I got a good run, I was pushing Kyle (Busch) down the backstretch and I probably pulled off of him a little bit too soon and dove in the corner,” he said. “I tried to tag him a little bit and slow him down and get some side draft and I just couldn’t quite get here and he got me.”This was Poole’s seventh race of the season and his first top five. His previous best finish was ninth at Texas.“It’s all we had and it’s a pretty good effort for a broken sway bar arm and coming from 17th ,” Poole said. “We just fought hard all night. Just imagine what we can do if we got just a little bit more than what we have.”
Press Release, October 10, 2014; Image: officeofprimeminister.com PNG’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has welcomed the commitment of Total of France to advance the Elk-Antelope liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea. The Prime Minister received an update on the company’s national engagement from Total Executives, which included Total’s Vice-President Arnaud Breavillac, during their visit to Papua New Guinea, according to a statement by Prime Minister’s office.Prime Minister Peter O’Neill welcomed the executives and expressed his appreciation that the LNG project in the Elk-Antelope gas fields is on track. He noted that the revised sales and purchase agreement between InterOil and Total in March this year paves the way for Total to bring its considerable LNG expertise to develop PNG’s second LNG project.“Progress on Elk-Antelope gas fields in the East Papuan Basin is being made and Total is committed to working with the government, joint venture partners and stakeholders,” the Prime Minister said following the meeting.“Total is one of the largest integrated oil and gas companies in the world and has employees with expertise covering the broad spectrum of oil and gas industry activities,” he added.In a joint press statement released by Total and InterOil, following the signing the revised sales and purchase agreement in March this year, Total Exploration and Production Senior Vice President, Jean-Marie Guillermou said the agreement allows the joint venture to proceed with confidence.“Elk-Antelope is a significant project in Total’s global portfolio and our presence in Papua New Guinea provides an ideal opportunity to grow our business in the Asia-Pacific region,” Giullermou stated.“We have a strong relationship with our joint ventures and strong support from the Papua New Guinea Government, and we now look forward to leading the development of the LNG project,” added Giullermou.
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Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo will return to action against Real Betis on Wednesday after serving a five-match suspension, as the champions look to keep the pressure on La Liga leaders Barcelona.Ronaldo was sent off during the Spanish Super Cup win over Barcelona on August 13 and banned for five matches after pushing the referee, meaning he is yet to feature in the league this season.The Portuguese hitman struck twice in his only appearance since the incident, a comfortable 3-0 win over Apoel Nicosia in the Champions League last Wednesday.Youngster Borja Mayoral and Gareth Bale struck for a weakened Madrid on Sunday as they beat Real Sociedad 3-1, but as well as Ronaldo, Marcelo and Toni Kroos are expected to return after suspension and injury respectively.Despite the impressive display against a previously unbeaten Real Sociedad, Ronaldo’s return will be vital for Madrid as they look to take advantage of a soft fixture schedule over the next two months to push rivals Barcelona.The Catalans, who face Eibar on Tuesday, sit top of the table and are four points ahead of Madrid who are in fourth place.Barcelona were rocked by Ousmane Dembele’s injury during their 2-1 win at Getafe on Saturday, with the French winger set to miss around four months with a ruptured hamstring.Madrid’s home clash with Betis marks the start of a run of league fixtures which, on paper, they should win, including home games against Espanyol, Eibar and Las Palmas.”If we carry on like this we can do a lot of damage,” said Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane after his side’s win in the Basque Country.advertisement”We’re back on track but we’ve got to keep going because there’s another game on Wednesday.”Mid-table Betis have not beaten Madrid in the league at the Bernabeu in 19 years and only five times in 51 attempts.If they are to defeat them on Wednesday, they will need experienced winger Joaquin, 36, and summer signing Andres Guardado, 30, to continue their excellent form.”They are like kids in a school yard, they give it back to the guy that gives it back to them,” Betis coach Quique Setien said of the midfielders.”(Guardado) is a footballer I can’t describe, extraordinary. He has enormous quality and an enormous work rate. Just like Joaquin, they are reference points for the team.”