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Drivers take opposing views on holding grudges

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Drivers take opposing views on holding grudges

January 27th, 2015 10:33 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Are NASCAR drivers really that bad to hold grudges long after a race? It depends on whom you ask.

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Gordon's announcement will mark the end of an era

Gordon's announcement will mark the end of an era

January 22nd, 2015 5:13 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Once the guy who ushered in a new era of NASCAR racing, Jeff Gordon announced Thursday that his own era would be entering its final laps.

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Force will run Chevy this season

Force will run Chevy this season

January 15th, 2015 10:34 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The biggest name in drag racing will be driving a Chevrolet this season. John Force, the 16-time NHRA Funny Car World Champion, had signed a multi-year with the Bowtie brand.

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SEC has no reason  to worry

SEC has no reason to worry

January 6th, 2015 10:07 pm by Jeff Birchfield

In the wake of Ohio State's win over Alabama in last week's Sugar Bowl, some of the national pundits have debated whether the Big 10 has replaced the SEC as college football's dominant conference, but the facts say otherwise.

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Ten reasons to remember this Sprint Cup season

Ten reasons to remember this Sprint Cup season

December 9th, 2014 9:07 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The NASCAR Sprint Cup season had its official ending last Friday night with the annual awards banquet. There are 10 reasons, however, why the 2014 season will be one to remember during the offseason.

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Football, Yankee Stadium, Jordan favorites in Readers' Replies

Football, Yankee Stadium, Jordan favorites in Readers' Replies

November 27th, 2014 8:28 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Several weeks ago I asked the readers of the Johnson City Press to share their opinions with three specific sports questions. There were clear winners in each category with each of the three major sports represented.

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Harvick has a title-worthy effort in Chase

Harvick has a title-worthy effort in Chase

November 18th, 2014 10:08 pm by Jeff Birchfield

No matter how one views NASCAR's new playoff format, it's hard to argue against Kevin Harvick being a deserving champion.

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Defining moment of Chase still to come

Defining moment of Chase still to come

November 11th, 2014 9:35 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Brad Keselowski trying to go split the middle between Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon at Texas has been the big moment of this year's NASCAR's Chase, but the real defining moment will be this weekend at Homestead.

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NASCAR got just what it wanted in new format

NASCAR got just what it wanted in new format

November 4th, 2014 9:33 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it. The old phrase comes to mind with NASCAR's changes to its Sprint Cup playoff format.

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Most of the Sprint Cup field is not all about that Chase

Most of the Sprint Cup field is not all about that Chase

October 28th, 2014 9:58 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Dale Earnhardt Jr. highlighted the fact that winning races remains the primary focus for most of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series field on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.

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NASCAR could get stuck with another one-win champ

NASCAR could get stuck with another one-win champ

October 21st, 2014 9:57 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Will justice be served in NASCAR's "Chase for the Sprint Cup" championship? To this point, it has been to a certain extent.

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