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Jimmie Johnson wins 6th NASCAR championship

Jimmie Johnson wins 6th NASCAR championship

November 17th, 2013 7:31 pm by Associated Press

Back on top with only two NASCAR greats left to catch, Jimmie Johnson won his sixth championship in eight years Sunday and staked his claim as one of the most dominant competitors in sports history.

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Six things overshadowed in drive for six

Six things overshadowed in drive for six

November 12th, 2013 10:45 pm by Jeff Birchfield

There were six major storylines overshadowed by Jimmie Johnson’s drive for a sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup championship and the trouble by nearest challenger Matt Kenseth this past weekend at Phoenix.

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NASCAR driver says he has multiple sclerosis

NASCAR driver says he has multiple sclerosis

November 12th, 2013 11:12 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

"There are currently no symptoms and I'm committed to continuing to take the best care of my body as possible" — Trevor Bayne.

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Johnson back in familiar spot in Chase bid

Johnson back in familiar spot in Chase bid

November 5th, 2013 7:38 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Jimmie Johnson has the best statistics of any NASCAR driver at Phoenix International Raceway, but the oddly shaped 1-miler was the track that wrecked his championship hopes a season ago.

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Johnson takes over points lead with Texas win

Johnson takes over points lead with Texas win

November 3rd, 2013 10:41 pm by The Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas — Jimmie Johnson led 255 of 334 laps for a dominating victory Sunday that put the five-time champion back in the Chase for the Sprint Cup lead with two races left in the season.

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Championship shapes up to be a two-man race

Championship shapes up to be a two-man race

October 22nd, 2013 6:38 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Many NASCAR observers have been saying for the past three weeks that it’s a two-man race for the Sprint Cup title. They appear to be right.

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Football at BMS? Let the whining begin

Football at BMS? Let the whining begin

October 15th, 2013 7:55 pm by Jeff Birchfield

As soon as the news of a UT-Virginia Tech football game at BMS leaked last Wednesday, some fans of other schools took to the internet to lampoon the idea.

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Jones, Beamer on hand as BMS unveils plan for Vols-Hokies game

Jones, Beamer on hand as BMS unveils plan for Vols-Hokies game

October 14th, 2013 7:30 pm by Trey Williams

When first-year Tennessee football coach Butch Jones was the grand marshal at BMS's Food City 500 in March, his mind started racing. “As a football coach,” Jones said, “I walked in, I’m like, ‘Wow, what if we had a football game here?”

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Smith doesn’t take no for an answer

Smith doesn’t take no for an answer

October 14th, 2013 5:51 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Fifteen years after floating the idea of a college football game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway to the public, track owner Bruton Smith's dream became a reality on Monday.

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'Battle at Bristol' is on: UT, Virginia Tech to face off at BMS

'Battle at Bristol' is on: UT, Virginia Tech to face off at BMS

October 14th, 2013 11:08 am by Jeff Birchfield

"College Football's Biggest Game Ever" will take place on Sept. 10, 2016.

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