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Kingsport, BMS both host to events this weekend

March 24th, 2015 11:03 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Bristol Motor Speedway has an open house as part of a Fan Appreciation Day with racing scheduled later in the day at Bristol Dragway, while Kingsport Speedway will have another weekly racing program through the NASCAR All-American Series.

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NASCAR's contenders are established early

NASCAR's contenders are established early

March 10th, 2015 9:50 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Kevin Harvick wasted no time establishing himself as a contender to repeat as NASCAR Sprint Cup champion with his victory Sunday in Las Vegas.

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Win shows Johnson one of NASCAR's top drivers

Win shows Johnson one of NASCAR's top drivers

March 3rd, 2015 10:02 pm by Jeff Birchfield

With his win in Sunday's Folds of Honor 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson captured his 71st career victory, now just five behind Dale Earnhardt for seventh-place on the all-time win list.

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Safety has to be the top priority for NASCAR

Safety has to be the top priority for NASCAR

February 24th, 2015 8:58 pm by Jeff Birchfield

There are always risks when a person decides he or she is going to race cars for a living. Still, what happened with Kyle Busch's accident in the Xfinity Series race at Daytona was inexcusable on behalf of the track and the International Speedway Corporat

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Veteran drivers make statement on opening weekend

Veteran drivers make statement on opening weekend

February 17th, 2015 8:53 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth have established themselves as early favorites to win this year's Daytona 500 based on their performances from last weekend.

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Round track season ready to get started

Round track season ready to get started

February 10th, 2015 9:59 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The 2015 NASCAR season kicks off this Saturday night with the Sprint Unlimited race at Daytona.

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Sprint Cup title up for grabs more than ever

Sprint Cup title up for grabs more than ever

February 3rd, 2015 10:59 pm by Jeff Birchfield

There were no major surprises coming from the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour last week. That doesn't mean the season will be predictable at all.

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Scott's induction   to Hall a milestone for NASCAR

Scott's induction to Hall a milestone for NASCAR

January 31st, 2015 9:28 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Wendell Scott, the first African-American to race full-time in NASCAR's premier series, became the first African-American to receive the sport's highest honor. He was part of the Class of 2015 along with Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Joe Weatherly and Rex

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Drivers take opposing views on holding grudges

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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