Johnson City Press Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Next two races first real test for new Chase

Next two races first real test for new Chase

October 7th, 2014 10:35 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The next two weekends at Charlotte at Talladega present the first real test of the new NASCAR "Chase for the Sprint Cup" playoffs. Up until now, the best performing drivers have been rewarded by making the Chase and advancing to the next round.

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Harvick breaks own record for pole at Kansas

Harvick breaks own record for pole at Kansas

October 3rd, 2014 8:32 pm by AP

Kevin Harvick shattered his own track record and won the pole to start the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship Sunday.

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Casteel still finds joy in going fast

Casteel still finds joy in going fast

October 1st, 2014 10:00 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Johnson City driver Danny Casteel recently completed his 45th season behind the wheel with a seventh-place finish in the Street Stock division point standings at Kingsport Speedway. While he has never had the resources to compete for track championships,

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Drivers worried about next round of NASCAR's Chase

Drivers worried about next round of NASCAR's Chase

October 1st, 2014 9:53 pm by AP

Drivers have been fretting for weeks about the second round of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, the three-race stretch that begins Sunday at Kansas Speedway ends on Oct. 19 at Talladega Superspeedway, where four drivers will be booted from

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Teams, fans navigating new format

Teams, fans navigating new format

September 30th, 2014 9:48 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Three races down and they've hit the reset button. Many people have asked about NASCAR's new championship format so hopefully this will make things as simple as possible.

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Harvick tops Dover field with seventh pole of year

Harvick tops Dover field with seventh pole of year

September 26th, 2014 10:55 pm by AP

NASCAR's revamped Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format is set for its first elimination race, when four of 16 drivers will be out of the title picture by Sunday night. Win and advance - and they'll all have to zip by Kevin Harvick to have a chance

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Tony Stewart unsure if he'll race sprint cars again

Tony Stewart unsure if he'll race sprint cars again

September 26th, 2014 2:14 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

"If I had the option to go right now to a race, I wouldn't" - race car driver Tony Stewart.

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Update: Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

Update: Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

September 24th, 2014 3:15 pm by JENNA FRYER and CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said the victim, Kevin Ward Jr., was under the influence of marijuana the night of the accident "enough to impair judgment."

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Champions crowned at local tracks

Champions crowned at local tracks

September 23rd, 2014 9:22 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Kres VanDyke captured both Kingsport Speedway and Tennessee State NASCAR All-American Series championships with his win at Kingsport Speedway last Friday night.

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NASCAR testing ban set for next year includes Daytona

NASCAR testing ban set for next year includes Daytona

September 23rd, 2014 9:15 pm by AP

NASCAR announced a new rules package Tuesday that will ban all private testing in 2015, including the annual Daytona 500 test, and levy the stiffest penalty possible on any team caught conducting its own sessions.

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