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Force will run Chevy this season

Force will run Chevy this season

January 15th, 2015 10:34 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The biggest name in drag racing will be driving a Chevrolet this season. John Force, the 16-time NHRA Funny Car World Champion, had signed a multi-year with the Bowtie brand.

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Scalf recalls tenure at BMS in new book

Scalf recalls tenure at BMS in new book

January 3rd, 2015 10:02 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Former BMS general manager Ron Scalf opens up about those and other experiences in a new book titled "Bristol Motor Speedway, Racin' The Way It Was. My 10 Years at the World's Fastest Half Mile NASCAR Track."

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Move to April paying off for Bristol Motor Speedway

Move to April paying off for Bristol Motor Speedway

December 23rd, 2014 5:31 pm by Jeff Birchfield

According to Bristol Motor Speedway general manager Jerry Caldwell, the announced date change of the Food City 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from March to April 19 is paying off in a big way at the ticket window.

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World champion Hagan honored by BMS

World champion Hagan honored by BMS

December 22nd, 2014 8:51 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Two-time NHRA Funny Car World Champion Matt Hagan is no stranger to Speedway in Lights, every year coming to the holiday display with his family. But Monday's visit was different as the Christianburg, Va., driver was honored by BMS for his latest accompli

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BMS chief confident about series sponsorship

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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