Ron Kantowski, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Ron Kantowski

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Recent articles by Ron:

Kurt Busch set to drive in milestone 700th Cup Series race

Las Vegas champion to reach career milestone at Brickyard 400, tops active NASCAR drivers in Cup Series starts. → Read More

Brandon Kintzler last of 40th-round success stories

Veteran reliever says defying the odds as he did will become increasingly difficult if MLB follows through on cutting draft in half. → Read More

Heirs of the big dogs: Sons of Andre Agassi, Kris Bryant featured in viral videos

The sons of two of Las Vegas’ most famous sports icons are featured in videos that went up on social media this week. → Read More

5 things about Fred Biletnikoff’s sticky fingers

Before it was banned by the NFL, a glob of Stickum adhesive helped the Raiders’ Fred Biletnikoff catch a touchdown pass with his forearm. → Read More

LVMS Bullring racing canceled for 2020 because of coronavirus

Las Vegas Motor Speedway president Chris Powell said Wednesday that Saturday night grassroots racing in front of empty or restricted grandstands isn’t an option. → Read More

Coca-Cola 600 becomes family outing for pit road reporter

Green Valley High grad Jamie Little will take the long way to NASCAR’s longest race under circumstances brought on by coronavirus. → Read More

NASCAR reboot returns a bit of normalcy to sports

NASCAR was back Sunday, following a 71-day silence of engines brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. At first blush, it may have appeared it never left. → Read More

NASCAR, Busch brothers eager to restart engines at Darlington

Of all the sports, auto racing might be best suited to moving forward. It occurs outdoors, where the coronavirus is fragile, and the competitors don’t sweat on one another. → Read More

LVMS to host Faith Lutheran High graduation ceremony

Faith Lutheran seniors will receive their diplomas as they drive across the start-finish line May 22 before making a victory lap at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway oval. → Read More

5 things to know about most violent game in Raiders history

A 1984 game between the Raiders and Bears was so vicious that it ended the career of quarterback David Humm of Las Vegas. → Read More

Two letters on TV punctuate Las Vegas’ NFL reality

Until this weekend, the 12th and 22nd letters of the alphabet had never been used together in official association with the NFL with millions watching. → Read More

5 semi-relevant things about the Raiders’ Mr. Irrelevants

Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series acquainting fans with the Raiders’ illustrious 60-year history as the team moves to Las Vegas for the 2020 season. In 2008, five years after the Raiders selected him with the final pick of the NFL draft and forever bestowing him with the dubious title of “Mr. Irrelevant,” Ryan Hoag was a contestant on ABC’s reality show “The Bachelorette.”… → Read More

Kris Bryant, wife, announce birth of baby boy

The Chicago Cubs’ star third baseman from Las Vegas and his wife, Jessica, became parents for the first time April 7. → Read More

Real-life Crash Davis still preaching what he practiced

Fun-loving Rick Lancellotti set Las Vegas franchise record with 131 RBIs in 1984 and is the former minor league leader in home runs. → Read More

Bryan Harper retires from baseball to pursue real estate career

A few months after his final pitch, Bryan Harper, brother of major league star Bryce Harper, received his real estate license and has embarked on a second career in Las Vegas. → Read More

Las Vegas couple decides to name son Raider

Dan Saley and his wife, Stefanie, couldn’t decide what to name their first child. They only agreed that the baby’s name, like the city they call home, should be unique. → Read More

Sam Boyd Stadium Supercross race canceled by virus threat

The Monster Energy AMA Supercross and Supercross Futures scheduled April 25 and 26 at Sam Boyd Stadium has been canceled. → Read More

Speedway to host Red Cross blood drives during virus threat

Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host four Red Cross blood drives beginning Friday at the track media center. → Read More

Aviators president says baseball still in virus standby mode

Don Logan said MLB will hold a conference call Thursday afternoon on how to proceed amid the coronavirus pandemic. A conference call among minor league clubs is scheduled Friday. → Read More

Graves family has March Madness covered at Gonzaga, Oregon

Gonzaga reserve Will Graves is experiencing the thrill of a lifetime, thanks to relationships forged by his father, Kelly, the coach of the No. 2-ranked Oregon women. → Read More