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Shell returns to victory lane at Kingsport Speedway

Shell returns to victory lane at Kingsport Speedway

April 27th, 2015 11:09 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Johnson City racer Zeke Shell overcame a pesky mechanical problem to get back to the front of the pack in Kingsport.

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Logano wins pole, his third of season, for Richmond

Logano wins pole, his third of season, for Richmond

April 24th, 2015 11:12 pm by AP

Joey Logano won the pole position Friday night for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway.

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Xfinity Series needs more competition

Xfinity Series needs more competition

April 21st, 2015 10:31 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Traditionally, the best race of the BMS spring weekend, the Drive for Diabetes 300, was flat out awful on Saturday.

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Byrnes remembered for passion, professionalism

Byrnes remembered for passion, professionalism

April 21st, 2015 10:30 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Steve Byrnes, the longtime NASCAR television analyst and the namesake of Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, died Tuesday after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 56.

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Food City 500: Worth the wait

Food City 500: Worth the wait

April 20th, 2015 10:40 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Competitive racing among NASCAR's top drivers, spectacular multi-car wrecks, plenty of strategy, the Food City 500 had it all, and it couldn't have come at a better time for Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Kenseth wins rain-plagued Food City 500

Kenseth wins rain-plagued Food City 500

April 19th, 2015 11:46 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The win snapped a 51-race winless streak in the Sprint Cup Series for Kenseth and was the 32nd win of his career. Three rain delays put the finish well into the night as the race was extended to 511 laps, making it the longest race in Bristol history.

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Logano leads every lap to win Xfinity race

Logano leads every lap to win Xfinity race

April 18th, 2015 11:05 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Joey Logano put on the most dominant performance since the days of Cale Yarborough on Saturday afternoon at BMS, leading every lap of the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 for his 23rd career Xfinity Series win.

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Pole winners haven't fared well recently at Bristol

Pole winners haven't fared well recently at Bristol

April 18th, 2015 11:04 pm by Jeff Birchfield

While winning drivers do typically come from the top spots, pole winners haven't fared as well in recent years. Carl Edwards was the last pole winner to win at Bristol with his victory in the 2008 IRWIN Tools Night Race.

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Bristol has provided some of Gordon's greatest highlights

Bristol has provided some of Gordon's greatest highlights

April 18th, 2015 11:02 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Jeff Gordon will take part in his last spring race at BMS on Sunday, a place which has provided some of the most memorable moments in the career of the driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet.

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Bristol still a challenge for Johnson

Bristol still a challenge for Johnson

April 18th, 2015 11:01 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Jimmie Johnson has a win from the 2010 Food City 500 on what is certainly a Hall of Fame racing resume. But, the six-time NASCAR champion is the first to admit he's far from mastering the high banks at BMS.

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