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General News

Cloyd arrested in Alabama

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A Rutherford County man wanted by the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department for trying to rape, kidnap and kill and Lebanon woman earlier this year was arrested Tuesday.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, along with the US Marshals captured Ronnie D. Cloyd, 55, using a payphone at a Wal-Mart in Athens, Alabama.

Officials said he was wanted by the Wilson County Sheriff's Office since March 1, 2008 for attempted 2nd degree murder, criminal attempt to commit aggravated rape and criminal attempt to commit aggravated kidnapping.

During a domestic dispute with a former co-worker, Cloyd allegedly assaulted the victim at her home on March 1, 2008. During the assault, she escaped and retrieved a gun.

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General Sports

Firestone Indy 200 set Saturday night

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GLADEVILLE -- Massive party tents, fighter jets, a worldwide TV audience and even a case of the mumps will be part of the scene this weekend as the IndyCar Series visits Wilson County’s Nashville Superspeedway for the eighth annual running of the Firestone Indy 200.

Series points leader, Indianapolis 500 champion and two-time NSS winner Scott Dixon leads an impressive parade of drivers to the 1.33 mile concrete "D" oval, the only surface of its kind on the IndyCar Series.

One driver, rookie E.J. Viso, won’t be here.

Word out of Indianapolis has Viso missing this weekend’s event with what is being considered a case of the mumps, a virus that most U.S. citizens have been vaccinated against.

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Hat trick for Scott Dixon
WINS RAIN-SHORTENED RACE 

By Dave Lewandowski, indycar.com

GLADEVILLE -- Target Chip Ganassi Racing crew members performed an impromptu rain dance Saturday night on pit lane with 40 laps remaining in the Firestone Indy 200. Maybe it helped - in their minds.

Team managing director Mike Hull rolled the dice by keeping the Nos. 9 and 10 cars on the track while other contenders pitted under a moisture caution on Lap 148.

Click it: Firestone Indy 200 box score

That proved decisive - though more so because of a miscommunication between the pit stand and the No. 9 Energizer car driven by Scott Dixon.

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