Johnson City Press Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Track record falls again at BMS

Track record falls again at BMS

March 14th, 2014 7:18 pm by Jeff Birchfield

For the second straight year, the BMS track record fell in qualifying. NASCAR's new knockout qualifying format did little to slow down Denny Hamlin who rocketed around the .533-mile oval at 14.761 seconds (129.991 mph).

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Cup drivers heavy favorites in today's race

Cup drivers heavy favorites in today's race

March 14th, 2014 7:16 pm by Jeff Birchfield

There is just a handful of Sprint Cup Series drivers entered in today's Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 for the NASCAR Nationwide Series.Despite that fact, odds are the winner of today's race at Bristol Motor Speedway will be a Sprint Cup regular.

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Kenseth likes any version of Bristol

Kenseth likes any version of Bristol

March 14th, 2014 7:11 pm by Jeff Birchfield

One groove at the bottom, several different lanes or one groove at the top - it really doesn't matter to Matt Kenseth.

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Earnhardt has a shot at tying the King

Earnhardt has a shot at tying the King

March 14th, 2014 7:09 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The son of the Intimidator has an opportunity to join the King in the record books this weekend.

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New rules bring out aggressive nature

New rules bring out aggressive nature

March 14th, 2014 7:09 pm by Jeff Birchfield

New tires and new rules equals more crashes.It didn't take long for the first caution to fly in Friday afternoon's first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Busch the man to beat at Bristol

Busch the man to beat at Bristol

March 13th, 2014 6:40 pm by Staff Report

Busch, just 28 years old, passed Darrell Waltrip for the all-time track record with 15 wins last season although he does trail Waltrip 12-5 in Sprint Cup Series victories.

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Kahne set to defend Food City 500 crown

Kahne set to defend Food City 500 crown

March 13th, 2014 6:37 pm by Jeff Birchfield

While he still smiles about winning last year's Food City 500, Kasey Kahne can just as easily recall a number of races which got away.

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NASCAR chief sits down with local media

NASCAR chief sits down with local media

March 12th, 2014 9:33 pm by Jeff Birchfield

In a nearly 45-minute interview session, Helton, a Bristol native who attended John Battle High School and King College, sometimes waxed nostalgic about the area and other times addressed some of the issues facing NASCAR today.

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Bristol was the breakout for Larson

Bristol was the breakout for Larson

March 12th, 2014 6:51 pm by Jeff Birchfield

It was the moment when Kyle Larson lived up to the hype. Coming to the checkered flag for the Nationwide Series race at Bristol, this 20-year-old rookie was battling one of the biggest stars in NASCAR for the victory.

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Logano living up to promise

Logano living up to promise

March 12th, 2014 6:50 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Joey Logano believes he finally gets it. The 23-year-old driver is coming off his best Sprint Cup season ever, making the Chase for the first time and finishing eighth in the point standings.

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