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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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Bayne in better position than a year ago

Bayne in better position than a year ago

March 12th, 2014 6:49 pm by Jeff Birchfield

What a difference a year makes. Trevor Bayne ranks second in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings heading into Saturday's Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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NASCAR changing qualifying after safety concerns

NASCAR changing qualifying after safety concerns

March 11th, 2014 8:36 pm by AP

Moving swiftly to address driver safety concerns, NASCAR on Tuesday banned cool-down laps and will start allowing teams to hook up cooling units to their engines on pit road.

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Biffle likes his team's short-track improvement

Biffle likes his team's short-track improvement

March 11th, 2014 8:10 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Greg Biffle liked the improvement Roush-Fenway Racing made on the short tracks like Bristol Motor Speedway last season. However, he wasn't happy about the trade-off.

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Reutimann to drive for team from Morristown

Reutimann to drive for team from Morristown

March 11th, 2014 8:07 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Front Row Motorsports announced Tuesday that David Reutimann will be driving the No. 35 Ford in Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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