Johnson City Press Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Sports NASCAR/Racing
McClure to attempt Daytona qualifying

McClure to attempt Daytona qualifying

January 29th, 2014 7:26 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Eric McClure has one major dream to fulfill before he called it quits on the NASCAR circuit. The 35-year-old Chilhowie, Va., driver will have a chance to fulfill that dream next month when he tries to make the Daytona 500.

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Bayne doing OK for now

Bayne doing OK for now

January 29th, 2014 7:23 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Three months after revealing he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Trevor Bayne is feeling just fine, saying the news hasn’t showed him down, especially when it comes to getting ready for the NASCAR season.

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Champ doesn’t see points change as reason to panic

Champ doesn’t see points change as reason to panic

January 28th, 2014 7:20 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Jimmie Johnson doesn’t feel he’s to blame for stock car’s declining attendance in recent years, and he doesn’t see proposed changes to the points system as NASCAR trying to prevent him from winning a seventh Sprint Cup title.

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Dillon excited to be racing famous car

Dillon excited to be racing famous car

January 28th, 2014 6:24 pm by Jeff Birchfield

In three weeks, the No. 3 Chevrolet will return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for the first time in 13 years when car owner Richard Childress' grandson Austin Dillon will take the wheel at the Daytona 500.

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Patrick feeling pressure to perform

Patrick feeling pressure to perform

January 28th, 2014 6:24 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Starting her second full season in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series and third season overall, Danica Patrick admitted the pressure comes from all directions on Tuesday at the 32nd annual NASCAR Sprint Media Tour.

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City company to sponsor car at Daytona

January 27th, 2014 9:51 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Johnson City-based Borla Exhaust announced Monday it has signed on as primary sponsor for the No. 83 BK Racing Toyota at the Daytona 500 and four more Sprint Cup races to be announced for the 2014 season.

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Stewart ready to race, but still not 100 percent

Stewart ready to race, but still not 100 percent

January 27th, 2014 9:49 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Tony Stewart is ready to go back racing, even though the three-time NASCAR champion admits he’s physically not back to 100 percent after breaking his leg in a race in August.

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New Stewart-Haas members insist team will thrive

New Stewart-Haas members insist team will thrive

January 27th, 2014 9:49 pm by Jeff Birchfield

How long can the four drivers at Stewart-Haas Racing get along before it all blows up? It was the first question asked in a press conference at the 32nd annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Media Tour.

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Herbert has special cause for Bristol visit

Herbert has special cause for Bristol visit

January 21st, 2014 7:25 pm by Staff Report

After his two young sons, Jon and James, died in a highway accident in 2008, Doug Herbert started a teen-safe driving program to prevent other families from such heartbreak. Herbert is bringing that program to Bristol Dragway on Feb. 1-2.

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Six major storylines for the NASCAR season

Six major storylines for the NASCAR season

January 12th, 2014 9:50 pm by Jeff Birchfield

This proves to be a pivotal season for NASCAR as Jimmie Johnson chases history, Tony Stewart comes back from injury and the No. 3 returns to Sprint Cup competition.

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