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Richmond left much to unravel

Richmond left much to unravel

September 10th, 2013 7:15 pm by Jeff Birchfield

NASCAR got it right with the penalties levied against MWR after Saturday’s shenanigans at the end of the Richmond race, but the race's outcome had many layers and plenty of awkward situations.

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Elizabethton, Hampton open in style

Elizabethton, Hampton open in style

September 7th, 2013 6:43 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The Elizabethton Cyclones stayed focused on the task at hand on Friday night. So did the Hampton Bulldogs.

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Gordon, Busch ready to battle in Richmond

Gordon, Busch ready to battle in Richmond

September 3rd, 2013 6:19 pm by Jeff Birchfield

For the second year in a row, four-time NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon comes to Richmond needing a big performance to make the Chase. Standing in his way is a driver named Busch, except this time it’s older brother Kurt instead of Kyle.

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Bristol race draws record ratings

Bristol race draws record ratings

August 27th, 2013 6:44 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Saturday’s television broadcast of the IRWIN Tools Night at Bristol Motor Speedway drew the largest audience to watch the race since ESPN and ABC returned to live NASCAR coverage in 2007.

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Bristol produces another classic duel

Bristol produces another classic duel

August 25th, 2013 5:54 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne staged a memorable duel at the end of Saturday’s IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, proving there doesn’t have to be a wreck for it to be a classic at Bristol.

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Bristol has special aura even for media

Bristol has special aura even for media

August 24th, 2013 6:48 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Even to the national press members who cover NASCAR on a weekly basis, no place is like the high-banked short track nicknamed, ‘The Last Great Coliseum.”

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Bayne’s plans all set for ’14

Bayne’s plans all set for ’14

August 23rd, 2013 7:17 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Trevor Bayne hopes an announcement earlier this week will finally give some stability to his racing career.

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Champions in need of top finishes

August 22nd, 2013 10:21 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Similar to last year, Jeff Gordon has serious ground to make up at Bristol.

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Doubleheader kicks off week of racing

Doubleheader kicks off week of racing

August 20th, 2013 6:49 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Races and racing-related activities are scheduled every day from today to Sunday in the area.

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Shell has one last chance at Kingsport title

Shell has one last chance at Kingsport title

August 13th, 2013 10:13 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Zeke Shell is down to his final shot at becoming Kingsport Speedway track champion for 2013.

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