Johnson City Press Saturday, August 2, 2014
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Shell shows he can bounce back in impressive win

Shell shows he can bounce back in impressive win

April 29th, 2014 10:26 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Johnson City driver Zeke Shell came back with a vengeance last Friday night at Kingsport Speedway.

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Old rivals at it again at Kingsport

Old rivals at it again at Kingsport

April 23rd, 2014 7:29 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Old rivals Zeke Shell and Lee Tissot clashed again in last Friday night's Late Model Stock feature.

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Harvick has become elite driver

Harvick has become elite driver

April 15th, 2014 8:15 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Kevin Harvick should be included on any list of the top dozen drivers in NASCAR.

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Tempers  already running hot at local tracks

Tempers already running hot at local tracks

April 8th, 2014 7:35 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The local racing season has barely started, but several of those involved are already riled up.

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Later date might help Bristol spring race

Later date might help Bristol spring race

April 1st, 2014 7:29 pm by Jeff Birchfield

It's a huge weekend for local racing and with zero percent chance of rain in the forecast for Sunday, it's also a weekend when many local fans will be asking the question, "What if?"

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Power gets third eGolf Tour win

Power gets third eGolf Tour win

April 1st, 2014 7:22 pm by Joe Avento

Seamus Power found himself back atop of the leaderboard last week, and the former East Tennessee State golfer definitely enjoyed the view.

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No one talking about points early in year

No one talking about points early in year

March 25th, 2014 7:25 pm by Jeff Birchfield

There have been five different winners over the first five races, and it seems no one is talking about points. That was NASCAR's intention when the new championship system was unveiled at the annual Sprint Media Tour in January.

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Leeper hasn't let up after gaining world class status

Leeper hasn't let up after gaining world class status

March 16th, 2014 10:59 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Blake Leeper has defied the odds his whole life. The 24-year-old from Church Hill was at BMS Sunday and talked about preparing for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, meeting his boyhood hero Bo Jackson and how sports helped mold him into a champion athlete.

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Cup veterans continue to rule Nationwide races

March 15th, 2014 7:43 pm by Jeff Birchfield

When it comes to Nationwide Series races at the "World's Fastest Half-Mile," Bristol Motor Speedway remains the playground of Sprint Cup Series veterans.

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New rules bring out aggressive nature

New rules bring out aggressive nature

March 14th, 2014 7:09 pm by Jeff Birchfield

New tires and new rules equals more crashes.It didn't take long for the first caution to fly in Friday afternoon's first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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