Johnson City Press Friday, March 6, 2015
Sports NASCAR/Racing
New rules, format could benefit Busch

New rules, format could benefit Busch

January 30th, 2015 9:10 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Kyle Busch is a fan of the "Chase for the Sprint Cup" format introduced last season although the first-year results didn't work out the way he wanted. He wound up 10th in the points, but liked what he saw overall.

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Earnhardt examines career after Gordon's retirement

Earnhardt examines career after Gordon's retirement

January 30th, 2015 9:09 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The announcement that 2015 would be teammate Jeff Gordon's last full-time season on the NASCAR Sprint Cup tour and that Chase Elliott would be his replacement had Earnhardt thinking about the news from different angles.

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Gordon's decision didn't come easy

Gordon's decision didn't come easy

January 29th, 2015 10:20 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Jeff Gordon thought he was fully ready to tell his team about his impending retirement last Thursday, but when it was time to share the news with the No. 24 crew it quickly became an emotional day.

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Elliott to race Gordon's 24 in 2016

Elliott to race Gordon's 24 in 2016

January 29th, 2015 10:20 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that Chase Elliott will be promoted to the Sprint Cup full-time in the No. 24 Chevrolet in 2016, filling the vacancy left by four-time champion Jeff Gordon.

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Hamlin takes look back at near miss

Hamlin takes look back at near miss

January 29th, 2015 10:17 pm by Jeff Birchfield

When it comes down to it, Denny Hamlin said his team didn't have the speed to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship last season. It still didn't prevent his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team from nearly accomplishing the feat.

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Logano enjoyed breakout season

Logano enjoyed breakout season

January 29th, 2015 10:17 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Instead of blasting his No. 22 Team Penske Ford crew over a troublesome pit stop in the final race of the season, Joey Logano looked back at what they accomplished last season with five wins including the IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol.

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No doubt about it: Petty still The King

No doubt about it: Petty still The King

January 28th, 2015 8:40 pm by Jeff Birchfield

It's been over two decades since he last got behind the wheel, but The King remains one of the most influential figures in NASCAR.

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Keselowski has no regrets about last season

Keselowski has no regrets about last season

January 28th, 2015 8:39 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Brad Keselowski makes no apologies for an aggressive driving style which some of his fellow NASCAR drivers feel crosses the line.

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Bayne to compete for rookie award

Bayne to compete for rookie award

January 28th, 2015 8:38 pm by Jeff Birchfield

It's usually a long, tough journey to get from NASCAR rookie to Daytona 500 champion. In Trevor Bayne's case, it's the other way around.

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Pearson recovering from stroke

Pearson recovering from stroke

January 28th, 2015 8:38 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The family of David Pearson released a statement Wednesday concerning the health of the three-time NASCAR champion who suffered a stroke in December.

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