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New sponsor for Nationwide race at BMS

New sponsor for Nationwide race at BMS

February 13th, 2014 8:42 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Bristol Motor Speedway announced Thursday new sponsorship of its March NASCAR Nationwide Series race to be known as the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300, presented by Lilly Diabetes.

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Herbert has special cause for Bristol visit

Herbert has special cause for Bristol visit

January 21st, 2014 7:25 pm by Staff Report

After his two young sons, Jon and James, died in a highway accident in 2008, Doug Herbert started a teen-safe driving program to prevent other families from such heartbreak. Herbert is bringing that program to Bristol Dragway on Feb. 1-2.

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Six major storylines for the NASCAR season

Six major storylines for the NASCAR season

January 12th, 2014 9:50 pm by Jeff Birchfield

This proves to be a pivotal season for NASCAR as Jimmie Johnson chases history, Tony Stewart comes back from injury and the No. 3 returns to Sprint Cup competition.

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For most part, Sprint Cup field set for 2014

For most part, Sprint Cup field set for 2014

December 21st, 2013 6:15 pm by Jeff Birchfield

There will be a different look to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series when cars take to the track at Daytona in February. Rookie Austin Dillon bringing back the No. 3 Chevrolet to Sprint Cup competiton highlights the changes.

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Six things overshadowed in drive for six

Six things overshadowed in drive for six

November 12th, 2013 10:45 pm by Jeff Birchfield

There were six major storylines overshadowed by Jimmie Johnson’s drive for a sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup championship and the trouble by nearest challenger Matt Kenseth this past weekend at Phoenix.

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Johnson back in familiar spot in Chase bid

Johnson back in familiar spot in Chase bid

November 5th, 2013 7:38 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Jimmie Johnson has the best statistics of any NASCAR driver at Phoenix International Raceway, but the oddly shaped 1-miler was the track that wrecked his championship hopes a season ago.

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Championship shapes up to be a two-man race

Championship shapes up to be a two-man race

October 22nd, 2013 6:38 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Many NASCAR observers have been saying for the past three weeks that it’s a two-man race for the Sprint Cup title. They appear to be right.

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Football at BMS? Let the whining begin

Football at BMS? Let the whining begin

October 15th, 2013 7:55 pm by Jeff Birchfield

As soon as the news of a UT-Virginia Tech football game at BMS leaked last Wednesday, some fans of other schools took to the internet to lampoon the idea.

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Smith doesn’t take no for an answer

Smith doesn’t take no for an answer

October 14th, 2013 5:51 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Fifteen years after floating the idea of a college football game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway to the public, track owner Bruton Smith's dream became a reality on Monday.

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Ford second as dust settles on elite field

Ford second as dust settles on elite field

October 8th, 2013 8:14 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Science Hill grad Jensen Ford finished runner-up at the FasTrack Racing Series World Championship last Saturday in West Virginia.

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