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Elizabethton police: Woman used race car driver Darrell Waltrip's identity in scam

Elizabethton police: Woman used race car driver Darrell Waltrip's identity in scam

November 14th, 2014 9:31 am by John Thompson

A woman suspected of stealing the identity of race car driver and television commentator Darrell Waltrip and also suspected of posing as a fictitious executive at Kimberly-Clark Corp. was arrested by the Elizabethton Police Department this week.

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Winless Newman on cusp of NASCAR crown

Winless Newman on cusp of NASCAR crown

November 13th, 2014 11:04 pm by AP

Ryan Newman is the underdog - minus the darling - of NASCAR's final four, making a mockery of the revamped playoff format that was supposed to put a premium on winning.

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NASCAR's Final Four lacking in star-power, but has intrigue

NASCAR's Final Four lacking in star-power, but has intrigue

November 12th, 2014 10:29 pm by AP

There's no Jeff, Jimmie or Junior. Bad Brad missed the cut and Smoke never contended. NASCAR's biggest stars are all absent from this final field of four racing for the Sprint Cup championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.

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Defining moment of Chase still to come

Defining moment of Chase still to come

November 11th, 2014 9:35 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Brad Keselowski trying to go split the middle between Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon at Texas has been the big moment of this year's NASCAR's Chase, but the real defining moment will be this weekend at Homestead.

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Harvick dominates at Phoenix as Chase final is set

Harvick dominates at Phoenix as Chase final is set

November 9th, 2014 10:42 pm by AP

Kevin Harvick dominated a race he had to win to advance to the final round of NASCAR's playoffs, while Jeff Gordon was knocked out when Ryan Newman completed a last-lap pass.

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Elliott becomes NASCAR's youngest champ at 18

Elliott becomes NASCAR's youngest champ at 18

November 8th, 2014 11:02 pm by AP

18-year-old rookie Chase Elliott became the youngest driver to win a title in any of NASCAR's three national series after Saturday night's Nationwide race.

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Busch facing assault investigation

Busch facing assault investigation

November 7th, 2014 10:22 pm by AP

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has been accused of domestic assault by his ex-girlfriend, and police in Delaware said Friday they are investigating.

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Hamlin wins pole for critical Chase race at Phoenix

Hamlin wins pole for critical Chase race at Phoenix

November 7th, 2014 10:21 pm by AP

Denny Hamlin led five Chase for the Sprint Cup championship drivers in the qualifying session, turning a lap at 142.113 mph to put his Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in the top starting spot for Sunday's race.

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Six Hendrick crew members penalized for fight

Six Hendrick crew members penalized for fight

November 4th, 2014 9:40 pm by AP

Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon avoided any penalty from NASCAR on Tuesday for their post-race fight at Texas. Two crew chiefs and four crew members from Hendrick Motorsports were punished for their roles in the brawl.

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NASCAR got just what it wanted in new format

NASCAR got just what it wanted in new format

November 4th, 2014 9:33 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it. The old phrase comes to mind with NASCAR's changes to its Sprint Cup playoff format.

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