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BMS chief confident about series sponsorship

December 17th, 2014 9:52 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Bristol Motor Speedway general manager Jerry Caldwell feels confident that NASCAR will find the right title sponsor for its top series following Tuesday's news that Sprint would be leaving at the end of the 2016 season.

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Ten reasons to remember this Sprint Cup season

Ten reasons to remember this Sprint Cup season

December 9th, 2014 9:07 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The NASCAR Sprint Cup season had its official ending last Friday night with the annual awards banquet. There are 10 reasons, however, why the 2014 season will be one to remember during the offseason.

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Darnell's death felt throughout motorsports

Darnell's death felt throughout motorsports

November 23rd, 2014 12:05 am by Dave Ongie

Hailed by those around the motorsports community as a true gentleman and a consummate professional, Kingsport's Denny Darnell died on Saturday.

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Harvick has a title-worthy effort in Chase

Harvick has a title-worthy effort in Chase

November 18th, 2014 10:08 pm by Jeff Birchfield

No matter how one views NASCAR's new playoff format, it's hard to argue against Kevin Harvick being a deserving champion.

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Harvick wins Homestead to claim 1st championship

Harvick wins Homestead to claim 1st championship

November 16th, 2014 6:58 pm by Jenna Fryer, Associated Press

Kevin Harvick has claimed his first career Sprint Cup championship with a win in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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Gordon wins pole for finale at Homestead

Gordon wins pole for finale at Homestead

November 15th, 2014 11:52 pm by AP

Jeff Gordon bounced back from last week's heartbreaking elimination from the championship race by winning the pole for Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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Elliott finally gets to celebrate Nationwide title

Elliott finally gets to celebrate Nationwide title

November 15th, 2014 10:47 pm by AP

Chase Elliott could let Matt Kenseth take a spin with the checkered flag. Even without the win, Elliott had a championship celebration waiting for him in Victory Lane.

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NASCAR set to crown first-time champion

NASCAR set to crown first-time champion

November 15th, 2014 10:45 pm by AP

For all the hand-wringing, all the skepticism from loyal fans, all the curiosity about this new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, NASCAR may have actually gotten it right.

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Crafton first to win back-to-back Truck Series titles

Crafton first to win back-to-back Truck Series titles

November 15th, 2014 12:00 am by AP

Matt Crafton made it back-to-back Truck Series championships, clinching the title with a ninth-place finish Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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Elizabethton police: Woman used race car driver Darrell Waltrip's identity in scam

Elizabethton police: Woman used race car driver Darrell Waltrip's identity in scam

November 14th, 2014 9:31 am by John Thompson

A woman suspected of stealing the identity of race car driver and television commentator Darrell Waltrip and also suspected of posing as a fictitious executive at Kimberly-Clark Corp. was arrested by the Elizabethton Police Department this week.

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Winless Newman on cusp of NASCAR crown

Winless Newman on cusp of NASCAR crown

November 13th, 2014 11:04 pm by AP

Ryan Newman is the underdog - minus the darling - of NASCAR's final four, making a mockery of the revamped playoff format that was supposed to put a premium on winning.

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