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Dirt track racing takes the spotlight

Dirt track racing takes the spotlight

July 23rd, 2013 5:13 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Dirt track racing will be in the spotlight Wednesday as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races the Midsummer Classic at Eldora (Ohio) Speedway.

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Diverse group makes up GRC field

Diverse group makes up GRC field

July 20th, 2013 8:02 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Drifting champion, NASCAR driver, Formula One veteran, Hollywood stunt man and TV show host all competed at Saturday's Global Rallycross event at BSM — and that was just two of the drivers.

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Old friends recall Bristol battles

Old friends recall Bristol battles

July 16th, 2013 7:31 pm by Jeff Birchfield

From the concrete grandstands to the middle of the action to what they described as the best seats in the house as ESPN analysts, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree have always loved the action at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Family counselor remembers Allison, Kulwicki

Family counselor remembers Allison, Kulwicki

July 12th, 2013 6:32 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Father Dale Grubba, an Allison family counselor, says “I remember sitting with Davey and he was talking about it was Alan’s year. ... I always remembered that, how life sometimes has things we don’t expect and we don’t get to accomplish the things we want

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Allison’s talent, goodness endure through the years

Allison’s talent, goodness endure through the years

July 11th, 2013 8:11 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Dale Jarrett recalls Davey Allison, who died in a helicopter crash on July 13, 1993 at age 32, as one of the best race car drivers he ever competed against.

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Johnson, Kenseth established as favorites

Johnson, Kenseth established as favorites

July 9th, 2013 8:28 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Halfway through this season, Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth have been the dominant drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

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Caldwell encouraged by BMS ticket sales

Caldwell encouraged by BMS ticket sales

July 2nd, 2013 5:58 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Bristol Motor Speedway general manager Jerry Caldwell looks at the early indicators and is encouraged by ticket sales for next month’s IRWIN Tools Night Race.

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Broyles leads Washington County sweep

Broyles leads Washington County sweep

June 25th, 2013 6:26 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Jerry Broyles led a 1-2-3 sweep of Washington County drivers at Volunteer Speedway in the Pro Late Model feature.

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Legends rock Thunder Valley like old times

Legends rock Thunder Valley like old times

June 17th, 2013 6:59 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Funny Car legend John Force added to his record as the winningest driver in NHRA history Sunday at the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals, but there was so much more involved.

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Leffler’s death  hits close to home at Thunder Valley

Leffler’s death hits close to home at Thunder Valley

June 13th, 2013 9:19 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Jason Leffler, 37, was killed from injuries sustained in arace at Bridgeport, N.J. NHRA drivers in town to race the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway know the dangers all too well.

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