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Big Rigs and Big Fun

It’s all about flash and flair at Outcast Kustoms and K&L Collision By Mike Savicki   If you ever caught “Trick My Truck” on Country Music Television (CMT), Speed’s “American Trucker,” Travel Channel’s “Outrageous Rigs” or “Outcast Kustoms”on Discovery’s Velocity Channel, then you’ll most likely…

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The Reckless Runner

Anthony Famiglietti inspires runners to push beyond limits By Mike Savicki   Under the cover of darkness, a single runner takes to the Davidson College track. There is very little warm-up, and he gets right down to business. Hammering out interval after interval, each lap…

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A Golden Spirit

Twenty years later, Dan Jansen’s Olympic story still resonates By Mike Savicki   It’s hard to imagine that it has been twenty years since the world last saw speed skater, Dan Jansen, streak across the Olympic ice in American red, white and blue. Two decades…

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Family Ties

Henry and Dot Pender share memories as Cornelius opens a road named in their family’s honor By Mike Savicki   The Town of Cornelius, like thousands of other small towns across the country, has a crisscrossing array of roadways named to honor those who have…

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Fittest of the CrossFit

Davis Combs makes a statement at The 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games By Mike Savicki   Davis Combs isn’t like most athletes in CrossFit Eternal Davidson’s gym. At 17, he is one of the youngest regulars, he is undersized, and, having only been at it for…

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Iron Sharpens Iron

F3’s principles of fitness, fellowship and faith strengthen men By Mike Savicki   This story begins on the Davidson green well before sunrise. Bobby Cashion, the local founder of a group known as F3, is the first to arrive. He has been tasked with leading…

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Bulletproof Your Resolutions, Guys

By Mike Savicki   Let’s start with heartfelt congratulations. You made it through the holidays and dodged all the inside pitches that were thrown at you. Your turkey didn’t spontaneously combust, you found parking spaces on Black Friday, you actually managed to buy a pretty…

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The Penske Way

Operating under one Mooresville roof, with a collaborative culture and unyielding drive, Team Penske raises the bar for motorsports performance By Mike Savicki   In early 2005, Roger Penske and Tim Cindric began meeting to explore options for a strategic realignment of the team owner’s…

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Bracketology

The science behind a perfect March Madness bracket By Mike Savicki   When I first read that billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO, Warren Buffett, had teamed with Quicken Loans to offer $1 billion for the perfect 2014 March Madness bracket, I was a bit…