He played well and easily made the 49ers roster, though he is still currently sitting behind Gabbert. Through both the media storm of his protest and potentially declining skills, there were enough reasons for the 49ers to cut Kaepernick. They decided to stick with him. Furthermore, Kaepernick’s stance seems to be winning more support. He made a small optical change before the Week 4 preseason game, opting to kneel during the national anthem instead of sit. After meeting with Nate Boyer, a former Green Beret who tried out for the 49ers in 2015, Kaepernick explained that he felt taking a knee was more respectful to the military. He also applauded when military personnel were honored at the game. The optics seemed to have helped. try thisView photos More (Chris Carlson/AP) Kaepernick’s support keeps growing. 49ers teammate Eric Reid sat while Kaepernick took a knee in Week 4; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane sat during the anthem .
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“I’m really excited about making my 500th start,” said Biffle. “It’s been a great ride and it’s amazing how fast the time goes by. I’ve got a lot of memories, wins, close races and fun times. I’ve won a lot of great races and look forward to running for that third championship.” Only 37 drivers in NASCAR Cup Series history have made 500 career starts, that number will move to 39 this weekend at RIR. Clint Bowyer sums up the news in one tweet In 2002, Biffle made his Cup debut at Auto Club Speedway for car owner Jack Roush. In 15 years, he has earned 19 wins, 13 poles, 92 top-five and 175 top-10 finishes. Biffle achieved his first career Cup victory during his first full-time Cup season at Daytona International Speedway in July 2003. McMurray’s Cup debut wasa little out of the ordinary, making his first start at Talladega Superspeedway in October of 2002 while filling in for the injured Sterling Marlin. A week later, McMurray remarkably earned his first career Cup victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway, holding off then-Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Tony Stewart and Bobby Labonte for the win. McMurray has recorded seven wins, 11 poles, 57 top-five and 139 top-10 finishes over the course of his Cup career.
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