Johnson City Press Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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No one talking about points early in year

No one talking about points early in year

March 25th, 2014 7:25 pm by Jeff Birchfield

There have been five different winners over the first five races, and it seems no one is talking about points. That was NASCAR's intention when the new championship system was unveiled at the annual Sprint Media Tour in January.

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Stenhouse shines on track with 2nd-place finish

Stenhouse shines on track with 2nd-place finish

March 18th, 2014 6:14 pm by AP

Ricky Stenhouse got some air time after a commercial break during Sunday's long rain delay at BMS, and then even more in the closing laps of Sunday night's race when he grabbed a career-best second-place finish.

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Edwards wins problem-filled day at Bristol

Edwards wins problem-filled day at Bristol

March 17th, 2014 6:22 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Between race winner Carl Edwards and NASCAR vice president of competiton Robin Pemberton, it was hard to tell who was happier at the end of Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Johnson debuts new car in style

Johnson debuts new car in style

March 17th, 2014 6:21 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Allen Johnson drove a new Dodge Dart body style to the Pro Stock win Sunday in the NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.

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BMS game already has its benefits

BMS game already has its benefits

March 16th, 2014 10:58 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Although the game is more than two years away, the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech football programs are already reaping the benefits of the "Battle at Bristol."

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Weather takes toll on attendance at BMS

Weather takes toll on attendance at BMS

March 16th, 2014 10:57 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Wet weather hurt the crowds for Sunday's race with the stands less than a quarter-full for most of the day, and around 10 percent capacity as the race went into the night.

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Edwards get third Sprint Cup win at BMS

Edwards get third Sprint Cup win at BMS

March 16th, 2014 10:55 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Carl Edwards jumped out quickly on a lap 460 restart as he saw fellow Ford drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Aric Almirola battle side-by-side behind him. It allowed Edwards to pull out to a big lead and cruise to victory in the Food City 500.

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Update: Track prepped to begin Bristol race

Update: Track prepped to begin Bristol race

March 16th, 2014 1:03 pm by Contributed

The drying process was underway mid-afternoon.

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Weather a concern for Food City 500

Weather a concern for Food City 500

March 15th, 2014 8:03 pm by Jeff Birchfield

It means the Food City 500 could be pushed back to later in the day or even to Monday.

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Johnson just wants to survive Bristol

Johnson just wants to survive Bristol

March 15th, 2014 8:02 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Yet when it comes to today's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, the six-time NASCAR champion has less ambitious goals.

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