Johnson City Press Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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Junior draws inspiration from Bristol legends

Junior draws inspiration from Bristol legends

April 16th, 2015 9:47 pm by Jeff Birchfield

While his famous father always serves as an inspiration, it's another nine-time Bristol Motor Speedway winner from whom Dale Earnhardt Jr. draws some inspiration for this weekend's Food City 500 in support of Steve Byrnes.

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Big dreams: Small driver aims at next step

Big dreams: Small driver aims at next step

April 16th, 2015 9:46 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Rico Abreu, a 23-year-old California driver who stands just 4-foot-4 and weighs 95 pounds, will compete in Saturday's PittLite 125 at BMS.

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Goldberg set for BMS appearance

Goldberg set for BMS appearance

April 16th, 2015 9:45 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Bill Goldberg, who played four seasons in the NFL and had a memorable stint at WCW, will do driver introductions this Sunday for the Food City 500 in support of Steve Byrnes at BMS.

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Logano enters Food City 500 as one of NASCAR's top drivers

Logano enters Food City 500 as one of NASCAR's top drivers

April 15th, 2015 10:12 pm by Jeff Birchfield

After wins in a couple of NASCAR's biggest races, the Daytona 500 and the IRWIN Tools Night Race, Joey Logano comes into this Sunday's Food City 500 in support of Steve Byrnes at Bristol Motor Speedway as one of the top drivers in the sport.

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Larson back on track after health scare

Larson back on track after health scare

April 15th, 2015 10:10 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Race car drivers are rarely ones to show fear. Kyle Larson is no exception. Still, it was a little disconcerting when he found himself in a hospital room after fainting at an autograph session in Martinsville, Virginia three weeks ago.

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Busch recalls crash, talks about return

Busch recalls crash, talks about return

April 15th, 2015 10:09 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Kyle Busch recalled Wednesday the crash on the last lap of the Xfinity Series race at Daytona in February when his No. 54 Toyota slammed into a concrete wall and how he immediately knew his leg was broken.

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Big week for Bristol and other tracks

Big week for Bristol and other tracks

April 14th, 2015 10:26 pm by Jeff Birchfield

It's one of the two biggest racing weekends of the year in the Tri-Cities with the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway scheduled for Sunday.

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Steady Kenseth among FC 500 favorites

Steady Kenseth among FC 500 favorites

April 14th, 2015 10:25 pm by Jeff Birchfield

While the old saying is slow and steady wins the race, it's often fast and steady which wins in NASCAR.

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McMurray looking for another big-game trophy

McMurray looking for another big-game trophy

April 14th, 2015 10:21 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Car owner Chip Ganassi has nicknamed Jamie McMurray the "Big Game Hunter" after wins in some of the world's biggest auto races.

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Patrick showing progress in Cup Series

Patrick showing progress in Cup Series

April 13th, 2015 11:29 pm by Jeff Birchfield

If the NASCAR season ended today, Danica Patrick would be just one point out of the "Chase for the Cup" playoffs.

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