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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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BMS Nationwide race to promote local cause

BMS Nationwide race to promote local cause

February 25th, 2014 7:04 pm by Jeff Birchfield

When it came to naming a sponsor for next month's Nationwide Series race, Bristol Motor Speedway general manager Jerry Caldwell said the decision to call the race the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 came down to more than a simple financial decision.

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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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