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Vols, Hokies to play at BMS

Vols, Hokies to play at BMS

October 9th, 2013 6:20 pm by Jeff Birchfield

An anonymous source confirmed multiple media reports on Wednesday of plans for Tennessee and Virginia Tech to play a football game at Bristol Motor Speedway in September 2016. An official announcement is expected during a Monday press conference scheduled

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Ford second as dust settles on elite field

Ford second as dust settles on elite field

October 8th, 2013 8:14 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Science Hill grad Jensen Ford finished runner-up at the FasTrack Racing Series World Championship last Saturday in West Virginia.

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Harvick wins wreck-filled race at Kansas

Harvick wins wreck-filled race at Kansas

October 6th, 2013 8:57 pm by The Associated Press

Harvick pulled away from Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon on a late restart to win a wreck-filled race over the recently repaved track, keeping his No. 29 Chevrolet out of trouble all afternoon and making a big move in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

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Wife’s advice pays off for Force

Wife’s advice pays off for Force

October 1st, 2013 9:41 pm by Jeff Birchfield

"I talked to my wife and she said you need to get back to winning because winning fixes everything," John Force said.

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Gibbs team flexes muscle early in Chase

Gibbs team flexes muscle early in Chase

September 24th, 2013 5:27 pm by Staff Report

Two weeks into the Chase and Joe Gibbs Racing clearly looks like the organization to beat. Matt Kenseth, in the No. 20 Toyota, has won the first two races, at Chicagoland and Loudon, with his teammate Kyle Busch the runner-up each time.

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Kenseth makes it 2-for-2 in Chase races

Kenseth makes it 2-for-2 in Chase races

September 22nd, 2013 9:21 pm by The Associated Press

One win or seven, Kenseth will take a title any way he can. “If you’re fortunate enough to win a championship, or another championship, I don’t think there’s a bad way to win it,” he said.

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NAPA dropping Waltrip team in wake of Richmond scandal

NAPA dropping Waltrip team in wake of Richmond scandal

September 19th, 2013 12:51 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

NAPA Auto Parts said Thursday it will end its multimillion-dollar sponsorship of Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of the year, the latest fallout from the team's attempt to manipulate a race to get Martin Truex Jr. into NASCAR's version of the playoffs.

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Bayne keeping pace with Nationwide leaders

Bayne keeping pace with Nationwide leaders

September 18th, 2013 7:01 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Trevor Bayne has been slowly moving up in the Nationwide driver standings. He currently ranks eighth, the highest he has been in the standings since the fifth race of the season.

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Drivers say Richmond was extreme case of rule bending

Drivers say Richmond was extreme case of rule bending

September 17th, 2013 9:35 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Regan Smith and Trevor Bayne believe NASCAR is on the right track to restore fans’ faith in the sport after one of its most embarrassing weeks ever.

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Richmond left much to unravel

Richmond left much to unravel

September 10th, 2013 7:15 pm by Jeff Birchfield

NASCAR got it right with the penalties levied against MWR after Saturday’s shenanigans at the end of the Richmond race, but the race's outcome had many layers and plenty of awkward situations.

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