Groundhog hits NASCAR speedway, clocked at 4.9 mph

Critter delays practice run at NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway with shenanigans.

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Road hog!

Practice runs for a NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway were delayed 10 minutes while track workers corraled a groundhog that ran onto the track and released it in some nearby acreage.

Fox Sports 1, caught up in the euphoria, reported that the critter’s top-end speed reached 4.9 mph.

King of potholes

Rideau Street in downtown Ottawa was closed when a massive sinkhole opened up.

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Talk about big: Golf pundits immediately declared it a par-one.

It’s Dog-Eat-Dog Dept.

Darren McFadden has sued longtime business manager Michael Vick — no, not the infamous QB — for $15 million, claiming he mishandled the Dallas running back’s money.

Coincidence? Vick nonetheless plans to claim “the dog ate it.”

Baseball quiz

The hardest-hit ball ever recorded by Statcast — Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton’s 123.9 mph scorcher against the Twins on Thursday — is noteworthy because it:

a) resulted in a 4-6-3 double play

b) landed 13 infield worms in MLB’s concussion protocol

More Hamiltons, please

Producers of the Broadway show “Hamilton” are raising ticket prices because, they say, it’s an effective deterrent against scalpers.

“Now why couldn’t we have thought of something like that?” moaned 92 NFL, MLB and NBA owners in unison.

Talko time

• RJ Currie of SportsDeke.com, after Draymond Green was overwhelmingly voted the most-hated Warrior by Cavaliers fans: “Not everybody loves Draymond.”

• Comedy writer Marc Ragovin, on the Yankees hosting their annual Old-Timers Game on Sunday: “Or as it is also known, a split-squad scrimmage.”

• Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times, on Muhammad Ali’s memorial service: ”It was a pep rally for humanity.”

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