Johnson City Press Thursday, October 23, 2014
Sports NASCAR/Racing
Waltrip sees chaos coming to Bristol

Waltrip sees chaos coming to Bristol

March 11th, 2014 8:06 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Few people have the knowledge of racing at BMS as Darrell Waltrip.The three-time NASCAR champion holds the all-time record with 12 Sprint Cup wins at the "World's Fastest Half-Mile," and thinks NASCAR's new rules will make Friday's qualifying a must-see.

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Harvick has one goal in mind

Harvick has one goal in mind

March 10th, 2014 7:24 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Over the past dozen years, Harvick and Childress won 23 races, including the biggest ones in the Sprint Cup Series. They were among the top driver-owner combinations in NASCAR. Yet, they weren't able to accomplish the goal which Harvick wanted the most.

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Talent only part of the equation

Talent only part of the equation

March 10th, 2014 7:22 pm by Jeff Birchfield

No owner in motorsports can match the overall success of Roger Penske.The numbers include 382 major race wins, 436 pole posistions and 25 national championships. So it's no surprise Penske, whose cars have won 10 Sprint Cup races at Bristol Motor Speedway

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Buescher holds his own against Cup guys

Buescher holds his own against Cup guys

March 10th, 2014 7:04 pm by Jeff Birchfield

James Buescher isn't one to complain about the Sprint Cup interlopers who compete in Nationwide races. In fact, he welcomes guys like Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski racing in Saturday's Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 at BMS.

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Byrnes gets support from NASCAR friends fighting illness

Byrnes gets support from NASCAR friends fighting illness

March 9th, 2014 8:00 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Steve Byrnes remembers the moment last August when he heard the diagnosis of throat cancer. As one who doesn't drink alcohol or smoke tobacco, he questioned how he got it, but that came after his initial reaction.

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Keselowski edges Junior on last lap in Las Vegas

Keselowski edges Junior on last lap in Las Vegas

March 9th, 2014 7:59 pm by AP

Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew he probably didn't have enough fuel to finish. Being in Vegas, he decided to gamble anyway.And when Earnhardt's tank went bust on the final lap, Brad Keselowski was right there to clean up.

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Local tracks join forces

Local tracks join forces

March 8th, 2014 9:02 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Kingsport Speedway, Lonesome Pine expect big season with NASCAR sanction.

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Logano gets pole in Vegas

Logano gets pole in Vegas

March 7th, 2014 11:10 pm by AP

Joey Logano believes two facts are clear after he emerged from the organized chaos of NASCAR's first knockout qualifying session Friday with the pole. The new qualifying system is a lot more interesting, and nobody is quite sure what they're doing yet.

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Kurt Busch to try Indy 500-Coca Cola 600 double

Kurt Busch to try Indy 500-Coca Cola 600 double

March 4th, 2014 6:27 pm by AP

It's been 10 years since a driver last attempted running both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, a feat so grueling that only Tony Stewart has successfully completed all 1,100 miles.

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Harvick does it again at Phoenix; Junior second

Harvick does it again at Phoenix; Junior second

March 2nd, 2014 8:18 pm by AP

Kevin Harvick stamped his arrival at Stewart-Haas Racing by winning the second race with his new team, leading 224 of 312 laps for the victory at Phoenix.

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