Johnson City Press Friday, May 29, 2015
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Sprint Cup title up for grabs more than ever

Sprint Cup title up for grabs more than ever

February 3rd, 2015 10:59 pm by Jeff Birchfield

There were no major surprises coming from the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour last week. That doesn't mean the season will be predictable at all.

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Johnson's quest for history books is overshadowed

Johnson's quest for history books is overshadowed

February 1st, 2015 11:09 pm by Jeff Birchfield

It's hard to imagine Jimmie Johnson's quest for a record-tying seventh NASCAR championship being under the radar.But, it has been that way for the past couple of weeks

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Scott's induction   to Hall a milestone for NASCAR

Scott's induction to Hall a milestone for NASCAR

January 31st, 2015 9:28 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Wendell Scott, the first African-American to race full-time in NASCAR's premier series, became the first African-American to receive the sport's highest honor. He was part of the Class of 2015 along with Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Joe Weatherly and Rex

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Bowyer wishes there were more Bristols on circuit

Bowyer wishes there were more Bristols on circuit

January 31st, 2015 9:27 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Clint Bowyer has a suggestion for NASCAR officials who are always looking to make the Sprint Cup Series more exciting. Put more tracks like Bristol Motor Speedway on the Sprint Cup circuit.

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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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