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Football at BMS? Let the whining begin

Football at BMS? Let the whining begin

October 15th, 2013 7:55 pm by Jeff Birchfield

As soon as the news of a UT-Virginia Tech football game at BMS leaked last Wednesday, some fans of other schools took to the internet to lampoon the idea.

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Jones, Beamer on hand as BMS unveils plan for Vols-Hokies game

Jones, Beamer on hand as BMS unveils plan for Vols-Hokies game

October 14th, 2013 7:30 pm by Trey Williams

When first-year Tennessee football coach Butch Jones was the grand marshal at BMS's Food City 500 in March, his mind started racing. “As a football coach,” Jones said, “I walked in, I’m like, ‘Wow, what if we had a football game here?”

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Smith doesn’t take no for an answer

Smith doesn’t take no for an answer

October 14th, 2013 5:51 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Fifteen years after floating the idea of a college football game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway to the public, track owner Bruton Smith's dream became a reality on Monday.

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'Battle at Bristol' is on: UT, Virginia Tech to face off at BMS

'Battle at Bristol' is on: UT, Virginia Tech to face off at BMS

October 14th, 2013 11:08 am by Jeff Birchfield

"College Football's Biggest Game Ever" will take place on Sept. 10, 2016.

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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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