May 2

ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST (50% FTE)

first_imgCommitted to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, theUniversity of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectivesand unique identity. Together, our community strives to create andmaintain working and learning environments that are inclusive,equitable and welcoming. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability , andcommitted to becoming climate neutral.TheUniversity of Washington is an affirmative action and equalopportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genderexpression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabledstatus, or genetic information.To request disability accommodation in the application process,contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or [email protected] . Req #:188125 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Shift:First Shift ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST (50% FTE) Notes:Althoughopen until filled, priority application date is March 22,2021.As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/lifeprograms. For detailed information on Benefits for this position,click here.The University of Washington is following physical distancingdirectives from state and local governments as part of thecollective effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. Click HERE for updates.Work is ordinarily performed in an office environment but may beperformed remotely depending on health and safety requirementsunder the COVID-19 pandemic. Job Location:UW Bothellcenter_img Salary:Salary and benefits are competitive. Salaryis commensurate with qualifications and experience. Locatedin the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University ofWashington Bothell is one of the most dynamic publicuniversities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed toincreasing access to an excellent UW education and preparingstudents to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.UW Bothell provides students a participatory,cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning,community-based research, close relationships with faculty asteachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who arededicated to student success.The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees.Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, more than 40%are first-generation college attendees, and more than half arestudents of color.The University values hiring faculty and staff who havedemonstrated experience and ability to work successfully withdiverse student populations and who can contribute to a campusculture that promotes equity among colleagues.Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our workbegins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences thatare represented through the many diverse and minoritizedcommunities on our campus and in the surrounding community. Werecognize that we are bound together in a collective experience andthat our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on thelives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also createconditions of equity, justice and academic excellence foreveryone.The three priorities of the University’s current Strategic Plan -Increasing Access, Achieving Excellence are to: strengthendiversity and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, andadvance cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothellhas been recognized for innovations in academic programming andsupport services designed to help students graduate on time anddebt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for itswork in the area of environmental sustainability.As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives onour campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offertheir boundless energy, creative problem solving skills anddedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professionalgrowth opportunities and unique resources in an environment notedfor diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits andnatural beauty.UW Bothell has an outstanding opportunity for an AcademicAdministrative Specialist.This is a new position within the School of Nursing and HealthStudies (SNHS) that will execute academic personnel and grantneeds. Working in a close partnership with OE/HR, the AcademicAdministrative Specialist will be responsible for executingpart-time faculty processes meeting critical deadlines withprofessionalism and discretion. This includes, but is not limitedto, hiring, new appointment processing, onboarding, reappointments,merit reviews, promotion and tenure, sabbaticals, and any attendantvoting processes. This position will work closely with faculty andis also expected to oversee grant expenditure transactions,frequently in the hiring of personnel. In addition, this positionwill be responsible for coordinating student hires for office staffand faculty, and supervising and mentoring studentemployee(s).Responsibilities:Academic Administration:This person will support Academic Part-Time faculty in theschool.1. Execute part-time faculty hiring processes ensuring compliancewith UW AHR hiring guidelines and in collaboration withOE/HR:• Creates and extends offer letters to faculty (includesAffiliates, Emeritus, and Part-Time Lecturers).• Directs new faculty orientations and manages the on-boarding andoff-boarding of faculty, including terminations.• Compiles new appointment documentation including I-9.• Maintains complex records in electronic faculty personnel filesensuring accreditation standards are met.2. Manages and conducts data entry in Workday as an HCM2 initiateand I-9 coordinator, responsible for entering appointment andpayroll information for SNHS faculty meeting critical deadlines,such as:• Initiate new hires and reappointments.• Track and enter FTE changes.• Enter FMLA or other leaves.• Enter costing allocations.• Verify accuracy and completeness of central processes (hiatus,sabbatical, promotion, merit increases, etc.).• Prepare and submit Period Activity Pay.3. Creates and manages schedules, communications, and data trackingin order to execute SNHS academic processes, including:• Recruitment, hiring, and appointment restrictions.• Reviews (merit and third-year reviews).• Reappointments (for full-time and part-time lecturers).• Promotions (mandatory and non-mandatory).• Goal & Objectives meetings (annual personnel meetings).• Sabbatical eligibility.• Separations & off-boarding.4. Execute vital faculty personnel processes in coordination withSNHS administrator, SNHS Dean, Associate Dean, committee chairs,faculty members, and UWB OE/HR.5. Partner with the SNHS Administrator on full-time facultyprocessing to ensure continuity of critical functions.Faculty and Administrative Support:• Support faculty with grant expenditures, primarily the hiring ofpersonnel and budget management.• Administer and track all faculty votes following faculty code andschool guidelines.• Instruct faculty in the use of Interfolio, WorkDay, Googlefolders, Canvas, and other tools as needed.• Address dean and faculty queries in regard to academicemployment-related questions.• Manage new faculty on-boarding and departures, which may includefaculty searches.• Facilitate student hiring by SNHS faculty and staff.• Recruit, hire, train, evaluate, manage performance, and supervisestudent workers year-round with AHR and event planning work.• Function as School lead and liaison for management of electronicrecords retention and disposition in compliance with UW recordsretention policies, and AACN accreditation standards.Planning & Collaboration:• Collaborate with Schools and Administrative units across theUniversity; collaborating with all UW Bothell Schools to attainbest practices in AHR.• Serve as AHR liaison with UWB OE/HR and UWS AHR.• Will work closely with the administrator in SNHS ensuringcontinuity of critical business processes.• Coordinate with SNHS academic services, to exchange informationnecessary to support students and faculty.• Assess, identify, and implement process improvements andefficiencies.• Contribute to SNHS strategic planning, maintaining efficienciesin administration.• Assist with faculty event planning, such as the annual retreat.Other duties as assigned.Minimum requirements:• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, or other relatedfields.• At least two years of experience supporting administrativeprocesses.• Demonstrated ability to work in and across complex organizationaland administrative systems (e.g. for processing, tracking, andreporting)• Ability to learn new systems and technology as required for thejob.• Well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability tocommunicate effectively (both verbally and in writing); to listento and respond to people from diverse backgrounds and at alllevels; and to develop productive, ongoing workingrelationships.• Strong organization and planning skills, with the ability toestablish priorities and organize multi-level tasks.• Ability to work independently and with discretion following humanresources guidelines.• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 suite ofprograms including Outlook, Word, and Excel.• Demonstrated commitment and interest in creating and contributingto an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace.Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate withqualifications and experience.Desired:• Knowledge of best practices in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,and fair hiring practices.• Experience with modern HR and payroll systems, such as (orsimilar to) Workday, Interfolio, DocuSign.Conditions of employment:• This is an overtime-eligible professional position. This positionis 50% FTE and will have a work schedule of 20 hours perweek.• A regular daily and weekly schedule will be established thatcoincides with the operating hours of SNHS (M-F, 7:00am-5:00pm).• Occasionally this position may require work outside of regularbusiness hours in order to meet specific deadlines.• This position could work remotely routinely in a hybrid formatthat allowed for some on campus relationship building with facultyand supervisor.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion ofa variety of online assessments to obtain additional informationthat will be used in the evaluation process. These may include WorkAuthorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that youneed to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select“Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must becompleted at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, youwill be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs”page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “MyJobs” page to take when you are ready. Please note that yourapplication will not be reviewed, and you will not be consideredfor this position until all required assessments have beencompleted. Applicants considered for this position will be required todisclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings orcurrent investigations related to sexual misconduct at theircurrent employment and past employment. Disclosure is requiredunder Washington state law . Department:UW BOTHELL: SCHOOL OF NURSING & HEALTHSTUDIES Posting Date:03/08/2021last_img read more

December 16

Cover Story – He Shoots

first_imgHe Shoots…Will former Sun Dan Majerlescore in real estate?Photography by Brian FiskeDan Majerle’s left ring finger is broken. It’s wrapped in a small black cast, the result of some aggressive play in a pickup basketball league he plays in. Ironically, the same finger on his right hand was broken in a hoop-playing battle called the NBA. “I went too hard after the ball, go figure,” he smiles as he relays the cause of his most recent injury. This late summer day, he’s sitting at a Starbucks in Phoenix sipping an iced coffee, wearing jeans and a cool blue T-shirt. He’s sporting a thick black leather watch and looking tan and relaxed — probably because he’s been playing golf and, well, playing basketball.But this day, Majerle’s thoughts aren’t too much on the sport that brought him wealth and fame. Several people will stop by for an autograph during our chat, which he always obliges with that Thunder Dan white-tooth smile. He’s got a couple things on his mind today: first up, it is his son’s fifth birthday.“Getting ready to cut some cake,” he says.Most days, however, Majerle, purple and orange No. 9 to most of us, is thinking about something beyond basketball and birthday parties. Like many sports stars, he is searching for the next big thing following his professional career. Sure he’s got a successful namesake restaurant, Majerle’s Sports Grill in downtown Phoenix and another one opening soon in Chandler, but No. 9’s thoughts are now on the No. 1 industry in the Valley and how he can partake in it, make a name for himself and maybe score a buck or two. Yep, today, Thunder Dan is a real estate man.He Shoots, He ScoresThe Dan Majerle Group will soon break ground on its first real estate project and already this former power forward is thinking about how he can score his next big deal.“It’s been a great learning opportunity for me,” says Majerle, 42, who played pro ball for 14 years, eight of those with the Phoenix Suns. “I have surrounded myself with some great people and I think we can do great things. I don’t attach my name to anything but something that will be first-class.”Majerle’s first commercial real estate venture will be a retail project at McDowell and Dysart roads called The Shops at Palm Valley. The two-and-a-half acre project is a slice of a SunCor 30-acre project and master-planned community, Palm Valley.“We’ve been meeting people, getting into the groove and figuring this thing out,” says Majerle. “We’ve got our architect and we’re selecting a contractor. We should be up and running sometime by early next year.”If anything, Majerle smells the sweet nectar of real estate: the planning, the vision, the design, the build-out, and of course, the payday. But for Majerle, it is much more than a power play. It is something his name is tied to, so it has to be great.“Because of my name, my career and the like, I get approached by all kinds of people offering some sort of a great deal, a ‘sure thing,’” he says. “But I am careful. I will not put my name on something that isn’t good for me, the community and those who have placed their trust in me.”Riding the WaveMajerle has been a professional athlete, national spokesperson for various products, restaurant owner, as well as a color commentator with the NBA. So it begs the question: why real estate?“Over the past 18 years in the Valley I have seen the tremendous growth and I thought with some of the relationships I’ve developed I could leverage to get involved in some projects,” says Majerle. “The projects that we are involved in are at different stages from negotiations to design, and up to construction.”As Maricopa County continues to add more than 100,000 residents per year as it has for the past decade, real estate — both commercial and residential — has been a far better investment than the stock market. It is because of these real estate deals, grocery-anchored retail centers, mixed-use urban living complexes and more rural strip malls that many-a-fortune has been made. It is also where Majerle has found his calling.“We are involved with all kinds of clients from nail salons, day spas, tanning salons, health food stores, sandwich shops, dry cleaners and vitamin stores — if you see it at a commercial retail site, we work with them,” says Majerle. “The community has welcomed me with open arms and I am excited about working with them. With any opportunities come different levels of challenges that one needs to overcome to be successful. With my sense of discipline and commitment, I have been fortunate to be successful up to this point in my life.”No doubt, as it does in professional sports, practice produces results at the end of the day. However, a little luck, strategic planning and a quick elbow or two thrown in the heat of battle goes a long way. While the first of The Majerle Group’s projects will be in the West Valley, he isn’t limiting his company’s anchors to any single area of town, or region for that matter.“There are so many real estate opportunities here in the Valley — and really the Southwest — that brokers are showing us on a daily basis, that we are looking at numerous sites from Buckeye all the way down to Queen Creek,” he says.Even though Arizona’s residential real estate market has become mired, as has the nation’s, in a glut of oversupply, overzealous pricing, aggressive mortgage contracts and investor speculation, Arizona, and specifically Maricopa and Pinal counties, remain some of the strongest long-term plays in the national real estate market. Further, the region from Prescott Valley to Arizona’s border with Mexico has been tagged as a “Super Metropolis,” one of only a handful of mega-metropolitan urban areas in the nation that millions of residents and businesses will continue to call home. And of course, there are the retail and mixed-use centers that will surely follow.Many areas have experienced an enormous growth in housing, but the retail/office market is underserved in new neighborhoods around town, notes Majerle, sounding more like Donald Trump than a physical education major from Central Michigan.“If they stopped building houses today, we would need to build commercial development projects for the next five years to catch-up,” he saysEveryone Knows Your NameAs in sports, teamwork is key, and Majerle is certainly the go-to guy. He says he analyzes every deal that crosses his desk and knows real estate is a long-term play, not a fourth-quarter sprint.“Development is all about relationships and with my 18 years in the Valley, I have relationships with a lot of influential people that we work with or complement us in the development game,” he says.Here’s another intriguing piece of the development game in the Valley: Majerle’s former boss and Phoenix icon, Jerry Colangelo, now dabbles in the real estate game. Colangelo is part of the group developing Douglas Ranch, one of the largest master-planned communities ever to be built in the state. So will the two become business partners?“At this time Mr. Colangelo and I have not talked about partnering in any deals,” Majerle admits. “I have the greatest respect for him, not only as a business man, but as a person. From day one when I came to the Valley in 1988, he treated my family and me wonderfully. I would love to be associated with him in any aspect.”Meanwhile, away from the development game, the former Phoenix Suns’ player keeps busy with Majerle’s Sports Grill. The Phoenix location, now in its 15th year, has been so successful, it has spurred Majerle to open a second location in Chandler. The same hands-on, know-every-detail philosophy will be a part of the new Majerle’s Sports Grill.“The best part of what I have been able to do lately is get more and more involved with the restaurants,” he says.The Chandler location will mirror the downtown Majerle’s with about 5,000 square feet, a big bar, an indoor/outdoor patio with seating for lunch and dinner, as well as state-of-the-art audio/visual systems with flat screens throughout the restaurant.“With the bigger kitchen size, we expect to expand the menu to include pizzas, fish, steaks and other daily specials that we cannot do at the downtown location,” Majerle says. “Besides that, we expect to bring the same friendly ‘Cheers’-type feeling from the downtown Majerle’s, and to make it both a satisfying and fun experience for everyone who comes in.”If Majerle’s broken finger is any indication, the real estate industry has a true competitor on the scene. He’s proven throughout his career that he has the determination and smarts to be a major player on the court. Can he transfer this success to real estate?“I know I can do this,” he grins as he signs another autograph for a fan, who is probably wondering why Thunder is talking about real estate and not hoops. “It’s time for another chapter in my life. I can’t wait to get rolling.”www.majerles.comAZ Business Magazine Oct-Nov 2007 | Next: A Mall Riseslast_img read more

October 7

Air Liquide strengthens innovation capabilities in China

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October 6

ONGC hires Aban Ice drillship

first_imgIndian drilling contractor Aban Offshore has secured a contract from ONGC for the charter hire of drillship Aban Ice.According to Aban Offshore, the drilling contract is for a firm period of 3 years.The total value of this contract is approximately $72.3 million, a proof that the offshore drilling market is still depressed.To remind, ONGC had hired the drillship back in 2013, also for three-years. There is a big difference between the two contracts. Namely, the three-year contract from 2013 was estimated at $185 million.Aban Offshore said on the deployment of the 183 meters long rig is expected to start during the second quarter of 2017. As for the drilling unit, the Aban Ice was built way back in 1959 in Germany, and converted to drillship in 1975.According to the rig’s status shared on Aban Offshore’s website, Aban Ice’s working area is Mumbai High field, located offshore the west coast of India.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

September 27

The Epic Games Store is giving away 12 free games between now and January

first_imgEver keen to chip away at the games market The Epic Games Store has announced that it will be giving away 12 free games before January. Starting on 19th December they will be giving away a free game every day. The games on offer have yet to be revealed so you’ll have to visit the market place every day in order to claim your game.If none of the free games ends up ticking the box for you there is also a sale going on right now featuring many of the games from the recent Games Awards.Highlights of the Games Awards sale include:Borderlands 3 reduced by 34% to £32.49The Outer Worlds reduced by 25% to £37.49Control reduced by 33% to £32.15Metro Exodus reduced by 50% to £17.49Outer Wilds reduced by 20% to £15.99What the Golf? reduced by 35% to £10.39Trover Saves the Universe reduced by 20% to £19.03Anno 1800 reduced by 45% to £27.49Rainbow Six Seige reduced by 60% to £6.79The Division 2 reduced by 75% to £12.49last_img read more

August 25

UPDATED: Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to New York City police; charged with sex crimes

first_imgPowered by WPeMatico Related Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images(NEW YORK) — Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to police in New York City Friday morning and was charged with sex crimes.Weinstein arrived at the NYPD 1st Precinct in lower Manhattan just before 7:30 a.m. ET. Shortly thereafter, the disgraced movie mogul was charged with four crimes, according to the NYPD: rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse, and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two separate women.The identities of the alleged victims were not revealed but the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has been investigating Weinstein for allegedly raping one unidentified woman and forcing another, Lucia Evans, to perform oral sex on him.“The NYPD thanks these brave survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice,” the NYPD said in a statement Friday morning.  “The arrest and ensuing charges are the result of a joint investigation between the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.”Prosecutors drew up a criminal complaint to charge Weinstein Friday, even though an investigative grand jury is still convened.  Sources tell ABC News Weinstein’s legal team reached out to officials to arrange his early surrender, in part to avoid the spectacle of police arresting Weinstein elsewhere and transporting him back to New York.Prosecutors are expected to ask for a high bail, and that Weinstein wear a monitoring device and surrender his passport.Earlier Thursday, sources close to Weinstein said he will turn himself in to face sex charges against him in New York City.Since allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein came to light late last year, he has continued to deny any claims of non-consensual sex. Weinstein has since been fired from his film production company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to police in New York City Friday morning and was charged with sex crimes.Weinstein arrived at the NYPD 1st Precinct in lower Manhattan just before 7:30 a.m. ET. Shortly thereafter, the disgraced movie mogul was charged with four crimes, according to the NYPD: rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse, and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two separate women.The identities of the alleged victims were not revealed but the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has been investigating Weinstein for allegedly raping one unidentified woman and forcing another, Lucia Evans, to perform oral sex on him.“The NYPD thanks these brave survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice,” the NYPD said in a statement Friday morning.  “The arrest and ensuing charges are the result of a joint investigation between the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.”Prosecutors drew up a criminal complaint to charge Weinstein Friday, even though an investigative grand jury is still convened.  Sources tell ABC News Weinstein’s legal team reached out to officials to arrange his early surrender, in part to avoid the spectacle of police arresting Weinstein elsewhere and transporting him back to New York.Prosecutors are expected to ask for a high bail, and that Weinstein wear a monitoring device and surrender his passport.Earlier Thursday, sources close to Weinstein said he will turn himself in to face sex charges against him in New York City.Since allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein came to light late last year, he has continued to deny any claims of non-consensual sex. Weinstein has since been fired from his film production company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.last_img read more

January 6

Burton times it just right

first_imgIt was the third victory of the season and 25th of his Busch career for Burton, whose first win of 2007 came in Las Vegas when he spun out Busch just before the finish line. Nextel Cup drivers, set to compete today in the Sharp Aquos 500, took the top 11 spots in the Busch race, with Jimmie Johnson fourth, followed by Clint Bowyer, Kasey Kahne, Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray, Robby Gordon, rookie David Ragan and Reed Sorenson. Both Hamlin and Kahne overcame spinouts during the race on the track made more treacherous than usual by temperatures still hovering in the 90s after the sun went down. Runaway series points leader Carl Edwards, who went into the night leading David Reutimann by 690 points, was running in the top 10 until he was involved in a late crash. Edwards finished 25th and now leads new runner-up Harvick by 654 points. A hard, fiery crash midway through the race sent rookie Brad Keselowski to a hospital for evaluation of an apparent leg injury. ETC.: Two executives with the Arizona Diamondbacks have purchased majority interest in the NASCAR team owned by Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach, The Associated Press has learned. Jeff Moorad, chief executive officer of the Diamondbacks, and Tom Garfinkel, the chief operating officer, will be introduced as the controlling owners of Hall of Fame Racing at a news conference today at California Speedway, two people familiar with the deal told the AP. They requested anonymity because the formal announcement had yet to be made. Detroit Indy Grand Prix Helio Castroneves won his IndyCar Series-record seventh pole of the season, edging Dario Franchitti for the top spot in the 18-car field. Castroneves, who averaged 103.401 mph, broke Billy Boat’s 1998 record of six pole position victories in a season and added to his series record total of 23. Series points leader Scott Dixon qualified third, and Tony Kanaan rounded out the second row. Rookie Ryan Hunter-Reay was fifth, followed by Marco Andretti. With two races left, Dixon and Franchitti are separated by four points for the series championship, while Kanaan is in third-place, 62 points off of the lead. Castroneves took exception to the idea that he and the rest of the field are content to go through the motions. “I don’t care if they are fighting for a championship,” Castroneves said. “They have got to be careful of me because I am going to go for it.” The pole win is only the latest of Castroneves’ successes in Detroit. The Brazilian won his first IndyCar race on Belle Isle in 2000, and followed up with another victory in 2001. Today’s race will be the first IndyCar race the city has hosted in six years, and Castroneves will be vying for a third straight win. Dutch Grand Prix Three-time champion Sebastien Bourdais won the pole at Champ Car’s maiden race at Assen, Netherlands, edging Justin Wilson for the top starting spot. Bourdais, hoping to become the first Champ Car driver to claim four straight titles, was timed in 1 minute 18.765 seconds around the 2.83-mile track. The pole was the sixth this season for the Frenchman, who is switching to Formula One next year. Wilson clocked 1:19.710 to take the second spot, and rookie Tristan Gommendy qualified third in 1:19.025. Ram Tough 200 Johnny Benson raced to his second straight NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series victory, holding off Ron Hornaday Jr. Points leader Mike Skinner had the pole position and led the first 30 laps on the 1.25-mile Gateway International Raceway oval in Madison, Ill., but dropped from contention after blowing out his right front tire. Hornaday finished second and two-time Gateway winner Ted Musgrave was third. Todd Bodine, Musgrave’s teammate and defending champion, finished fourth. NHRA U.S. Nationals John Force is close to missing Monday’s finals at Clermont, Ind. He needs a run of at least 4.826 seconds in his Funny Car today to qualify, after there was little movement at the top of the qualifying field. All four leaders from Friday stayed on top. Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Jeff Arend (Funny Car), Max Naylor (Pro Stock), and Chip Ellis (Pro Stock Motorcycle) remained provisional No. 1s when no one topped their Friday runs. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services Jeff Burton turned a late pit stop and fresh tires into a NASCAR Busch Series win Saturday night at California Speedway in Fontana. He passed Kyle Busch for the lead just eight laps from the end of the Camping World 300 and pulled away to win by 2.859 seconds – about 12 car-lengths – as Busch barely held off pole-winner Denny Hamlin for second place. “You’re never sure you can get around Kyle Busch,” Burton said. “He’s an incredible race car driver. We had much better tires than he did at that point, and that made my job easier. But by no means did I think it was a gimme.” Burton, knowing he was going to come up about three laps short on gas without a stop, gave up the lead to Busch, who stayed on track when Burton pitted on lap 127 during the fifth of six caution flags. Burton fell to sixth for the restart on lap 131 of 150 on the two-mile oval. But he quickly began to overtake Busch, whose last tire stop came on lap 96. Burton was up to second when the final caution waved on lap 132 for a four-car crash. When the green came out for the final time on lap 141, Burton began to pressure Busch. He managed to get his nose ahead to take the lead on lap 143 and the two drove side-by-side for nearly half a lap before Burton’s Chevrolet took control. “It was fun, I guess,” he said. “We had a car that was really, really fast at the beginning of the race, but it was so tight I told my guys to make some big changes on it and we got really, really loose.” Asked why he stayed on track during the last caution, Busch said, “I figured the tires were going to be a bigger deal than track position was. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to hold him off, but I was kind of surprised I was able to hold him off as long as I did.” last_img read more