Johnson City Press Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Sports NASCAR/Racing
Dillon excited to be racing famous car

Dillon excited to be racing famous car

January 28th, 2014 6:24 pm by Jeff Birchfield

In three weeks, the No. 3 Chevrolet will return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for the first time in 13 years when car owner Richard Childress' grandson Austin Dillon will take the wheel at the Daytona 500.

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Patrick feeling pressure to perform

Patrick feeling pressure to perform

January 28th, 2014 6:24 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Starting her second full season in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series and third season overall, Danica Patrick admitted the pressure comes from all directions on Tuesday at the 32nd annual NASCAR Sprint Media Tour.

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City company to sponsor car at Daytona

January 27th, 2014 9:51 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Johnson City-based Borla Exhaust announced Monday it has signed on as primary sponsor for the No. 83 BK Racing Toyota at the Daytona 500 and four more Sprint Cup races to be announced for the 2014 season.

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Stewart ready to race, but still not 100 percent

Stewart ready to race, but still not 100 percent

January 27th, 2014 9:49 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Tony Stewart is ready to go back racing, even though the three-time NASCAR champion admits he’s physically not back to 100 percent after breaking his leg in a race in August.

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New Stewart-Haas members insist team will thrive

New Stewart-Haas members insist team will thrive

January 27th, 2014 9:49 pm by Jeff Birchfield

How long can the four drivers at Stewart-Haas Racing get along before it all blows up? It was the first question asked in a press conference at the 32nd annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Media Tour.

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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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Jonesborough youth wins at Daytona

Jonesborough youth wins at Daytona

December 29th, 2013 7:04 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The nine-year-old from Jonesborough, won the World Karting Association 8-12 year-old Jr. Pro Heavy World Championship race at the Daytona Flat Track outside of the Daytona International Speedway.

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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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Crash doesn't keep Hobbs out

Crash doesn't keep Hobbs out

December 5th, 2013 7:34 pm by Jeff Birchfield

As for Hobbs, he came back from the September accident just a few weeks later more determined than ever. It resulted in no less than three Mega Series championships.

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