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History made in Saturday's 300

History made in Saturday's 300

April 18th, 2015 10:59 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Plenty of history was made in Saturday's Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Kenseth on pole for FC 500

Kenseth on pole for FC 500

April 17th, 2015 10:34 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Matt Kenseth wasn't expecting to be on the pole for the Food City 500 following Friday's first practice session when he was 15th fastest on the speed charts. A few hours later, Kenseth was celebrating his first pole of the season and his second at BMS.

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Fan favorites struggle in qualifying

Fan favorites struggle in qualifying

April 17th, 2015 10:07 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Some of the biggest names in NASCAR struggled during Friday qualifying for the Food City 500 in support of Steve Byrnes at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Harvick a favorite in both weekend races

Harvick a favorite in both weekend races

April 17th, 2015 6:36 pm by Jeff Birchfield

With a streak of 11 straight top-10 finishes dating back to last season, defending NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick seems to be the driver to beat heading into this weekend's Food City 500 in support of Steve Byrnes at BMS.

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Bayne sees some light at end of tunnel

Bayne sees some light at end of tunnel

April 17th, 2015 6:34 pm by Jeff Birchfield

It has been a couple of tough seasons for Trevor Bayne and Roush-Fenway Racing, but the Knoxville driver say a ray of sunshine last weekend.

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Jarrett celebrates 50th anniversary of Bristol win

Jarrett celebrates 50th anniversary of Bristol win

April 17th, 2015 6:33 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Now 82, Ned Jarrett said it sure doesn't seem like 50 years ago when his No. 11 Ford finished nearly a lap ahead of runner-up Dick Hutcherson to win the 1965 Volunteer 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Campers happy about BMS spring race rescheduling - VIDEO

Campers happy about BMS spring race rescheduling - VIDEO

April 17th, 2015 9:38 am by Tony Casey

For campground owners around Bristol Motor Speedway, Thursday was the calm before the storm. And they're hoping that storm doesn't carry as much rain as is currently projected.

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Blaney recalls August's surprising win

Blaney recalls August's surprising win

April 16th, 2015 9:53 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Heading into the final restart at the Food City 300 at BMS last August, it was a foregone conclusion to many that Kyle Busch would win the race. But his strategy backfired, letting Ryan Blaney had take his beat-up No. 22 Ford to victory lane at a place al

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Junior draws inspiration from Bristol legends

Junior draws inspiration from Bristol legends

April 16th, 2015 9:47 pm by Jeff Birchfield

While his famous father always serves as an inspiration, it's another nine-time Bristol Motor Speedway winner from whom Dale Earnhardt Jr. draws some inspiration for this weekend's Food City 500 in support of Steve Byrnes.

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Big dreams: Small driver aims at next step

Big dreams: Small driver aims at next step

April 16th, 2015 9:46 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Rico Abreu, a 23-year-old California driver who stands just 4-foot-4 and weighs 95 pounds, will compete in Saturday's PittLite 125 at BMS.

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