World Cup fan receives noise complaint from NASCAR-watching neighbor

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Put this one into the Bizarro Files.

Last night, an Amherst, Massachusetts woman called local police after she herself got a call from a neighbor that took her task for various things – including not being able to watch NASCAR and listen to Lynyrd Skynyrd because of her celebrations over the ongoing FIFA World Cup.

According to the report from Diane Lederman of The Republican (Springfield, Mass.), that neighbor also called her a name and accused her of taking jobs away from Americans.

The woman is from South America and, per police reports, said she’s been wearing various team jerseys as the soccer tournament has progressed.

The police reports go on to say that since the number of the caller was already blocked, the woman was unable to have the phone company block those calls in the future. However, she still wanted to document the call, so she contacted the police.

Hopefully, this matter won’t escalate any further – unlike an incident that took place earlier this year in Tennessee, when a wife allegedly stabbed her husband for smoking pot and “worshipping the NASCAR race at Bristol.

In that saga, the woman reportedly drove off from their home and crashed through the front door of a nearby church. When her husband arrived at the church, she stabbed him with a large knife while claiming “the devil is in me.”

The man survived the attack, while the woman was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder and felony vandalism.

Newgarden fastest as Castroneves returns in weather-shortened Barber test

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The Verizon IndyCar Series took to Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday for an open test, with 24 entries tackling the 2.38-mile road course.

Weather intervened in the afternoon, preventing nearly the entire field from going out, but the weather held off during the morning enough for one session to be run in its entirety.

Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden led the way, with a quick lap of 1:07.979, ahead of Team Penske teammates Will Power and Helio Castroneves. For Castroneves, this marked his first IndyCar outing of 2018.

Helio Castroneves was back in an IndyCar on Tuesday at Barber Motorsports Park. Photo: IndyCar

Sporting the Pennzoil “yellow submarine” paint scheme, Castroneves turned 41 laps around Barber in the morning session, with a quick lap of 1:08.315. He was also the only driver to venture out on track in the afternoon, completing eight laps.

The Dale Coyne Racing duo of Sebastien Bourdais and Zachary Claman De Melo completed the top five.

Results are below.