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France remains optimistic about NASCAR during tough times

France remains optimistic about NASCAR during tough times

January 26th, 2015 8:11 pm by Jeff Birchfield

A challenge has always been attracting new NASCAR fans while keeping the core fans engaged. France believes it's possible to do both without having real conflict.

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Gordon, pit stops sure to be hot topics of tour

Gordon, pit stops sure to be hot topics of tour

January 25th, 2015 8:30 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The announcement that 2015 would be Jeff Gordon's final full-time season is usually the type of big news held for the annual tour, which has led some experts to believe a major announcement about the future of defening Xifinity Series champion Chase Ellio

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Gordon's announcement will mark the end of an era

Gordon's announcement will mark the end of an era

January 22nd, 2015 5:13 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Once the guy who ushered in a new era of NASCAR racing, Jeff Gordon announced Thursday that his own era would be entering its final laps.

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Jeff Gordon to retire as full-time driver after 2015 NASCAR season

Jeff Gordon to retire as full-time driver after 2015 NASCAR season

January 22nd, 2015 10:52 am by Associated Press

Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon says he will retire as a full-time driver after 2015 season.

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Force will run Chevy this season

Force will run Chevy this season

January 15th, 2015 10:34 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The biggest name in drag racing will be driving a Chevrolet this season. John Force, the 16-time NHRA Funny Car World Champion, had signed a multi-year with the Bowtie brand.

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Scalf recalls tenure at BMS in new book

Scalf recalls tenure at BMS in new book

January 3rd, 2015 10:02 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Former BMS general manager Ron Scalf opens up about those and other experiences in a new book titled "Bristol Motor Speedway, Racin' The Way It Was. My 10 Years at the World's Fastest Half Mile NASCAR Track."

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Move to April paying off for Bristol Motor Speedway

Move to April paying off for Bristol Motor Speedway

December 23rd, 2014 5:31 pm by Jeff Birchfield

According to Bristol Motor Speedway general manager Jerry Caldwell, the announced date change of the Food City 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from March to April 19 is paying off in a big way at the ticket window.

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World champion Hagan honored by BMS

World champion Hagan honored by BMS

December 22nd, 2014 8:51 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Two-time NHRA Funny Car World Champion Matt Hagan is no stranger to Speedway in Lights, every year coming to the holiday display with his family. But Monday's visit was different as the Christianburg, Va., driver was honored by BMS for his latest accompli

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BMS chief confident about series sponsorship

BMS chief confident about series sponsorship

December 17th, 2014 9:52 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Bristol Motor Speedway general manager Jerry Caldwell feels confident that NASCAR will find the right title sponsor for its top series following Tuesday's news that Sprint would be leaving at the end of the 2016 season.

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Ten reasons to remember this Sprint Cup season

Ten reasons to remember this Sprint Cup season

December 9th, 2014 9:07 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The NASCAR Sprint Cup season had its official ending last Friday night with the annual awards banquet. There are 10 reasons, however, why the 2014 season will be one to remember during the offseason.

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