Johnson City Press Friday, August 22, 2014
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Update: Tony Stewart won't race in wake of crash that killed other driver

Update: Tony Stewart won't race in wake of crash that killed other driver

August 10th, 2014 10:25 am by Associated Press

The decision comes hours after Stewart struck and killed a driver who was walking on a dirt track during a race on Saturday night.

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Vols QB competition still up in air

Vols QB competition still up in air

August 7th, 2014 10:55 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Butch Jones couldn't resist having a little fun with the media on Thursday afternoon. Standing in front of Neyland Stadium after a joint press conference with NASCAR driver Austin Dillon, he responded to the often asked question about who would be the Vol

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Dillon confident about Chase chances

Dillon confident about Chase chances

August 7th, 2014 10:43 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Fresh off winning the most recent Truck Series race at Pocono, Austin Dillon feels confident he can carry that success over to the Sprint Cup Series. As it stands right now, he's battling fellow series rookie Kyle Larson for the last spot in the Chase.

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Hornaday brings experience to Turner-Scott team

Hornaday brings experience to Turner-Scott team

August 5th, 2014 8:22 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Ron Hornaday Jr. has a ton of experience to draw from and his young teammates at Turner-Scott Motorsports were plenty willing to ask for advice.

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BMS waiting for word on FC 500 date

BMS waiting for word on FC 500 date

August 5th, 2014 8:21 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The fans have spoken and Bristol Motor Speedway general manager Jerry Caldwell hopes that NASCAR has listened to their requests.

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Local racing champion Laymon Utsman dead at 81

Local racing champion Laymon Utsman dead at 81

August 3rd, 2014 9:29 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Laymon Utsman, whose driving career spanned from 1955-78, made three starts in NASCAR's top series. He drove two races in 1959 for Johnson City car owner Jess Potter at Asheville-Weaverville and North Wilkesboro Speedways.

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Points still a key in winning NASCAR championship

Points still a key in winning NASCAR championship

July 29th, 2014 11:12 pm by Jeff Birchfield

It seems the biggest misconception race fans have about NASCAR's new championship system is that points don't matter.

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Bigfoot ready to return to BMS

Bigfoot ready to return to BMS

July 25th, 2014 8:48 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Bigfoot driver Dan Runte explained that his Ford pickup is more than the star of tonight's Thompson Metals Monster Truck Madness at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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ATV champion Maupin still making adjustment to cars

ATV champion Maupin still making adjustment to cars

July 22nd, 2014 10:02 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The transition from an ATV champion to a champion race car driver isn't easy. Just ask Johnson City driver Tim Maupin, who in his fourth season racing in the Crate Late Model division at Volunteer Speedway.

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Big names are at head of the class

Big names are at head of the class

July 22nd, 2014 10:00 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Although Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick have had the fastest cars often during the first part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. have been the class of the field so far.

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