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SEC has no reason to worry

January 6th, 2015 10:07 pm by Jeff Birchfield

In the wake of Ohio State's win over Alabama in last week's Sugar Bowl, some of the national pundits have debated whether the Big 10 has replaced the SEC as college football's dominant conference, but the facts say otherwise.

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Kingsport, BMS both host to events this weekend

Kingsport, BMS both host to events this weekend

March 24th, 2015 11:03 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Bristol Motor Speedway has an open house as part of a Fan Appreciation Day with racing scheduled later in the day at Bristol Dragway, while Kingsport Speedway will have another weekly racing program through the NASCAR All-American Series.

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Going head to head with the 'experts'

Going head to head with the 'experts'

March 19th, 2015 9:53 pm by Douglas Fritz

One of the fun things about Rotisserie baseball is the "experts" don't always get it right. If they did, drafting a team wouldn't be much fun.

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NASCAR's contenders are established early

NASCAR's contenders are established early

March 10th, 2015 9:50 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Kevin Harvick wasted no time establishing himself as a contender to repeat as NASCAR Sprint Cup champion with his victory Sunday in Las Vegas.

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Win shows Johnson one of NASCAR's top drivers

Win shows Johnson one of NASCAR's top drivers

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

With his win in Sunday's Folds of Honor 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson captured his 71st career victory, now just five behind Dale Earnhardt for seventh-place on the all-time win list.

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Little born to be major-league umpire

February 28th, 2015 9:31 pm by Trey Williams

Foreseeing Will Little's success was an easy call. It was obvious the former Science Hill and Milligan College athlete had the composure and confidence to effectively decide the fate of multi-millionaires in front of 50,000 spectators and millions of view

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Safety has to be the top priority for NASCAR

Safety has to be the top priority for NASCAR

February 24th, 2015 8:58 pm by Jeff Birchfield

There are always risks when a person decides he or she is going to race cars for a living. Still, what happened with Kyle Busch's accident in the Xfinity Series race at Daytona was inexcusable on behalf of the track and the International Speedway Corporat

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Wilkins was players' coach to the end

Wilkins was players' coach to the end

February 18th, 2015 8:46 pm by Trey Williams

Top-seeded Dobyns-Bennett's loss in its opening game of the district basketball tournament last week reminded some of those in attendance of the late Bill Wilkins' 1959-60 team at Science Hill, but Wilkins died knowing he'd won the hearts of his players.

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Veteran drivers make statement on opening weekend

Veteran drivers make statement on opening weekend

February 17th, 2015 8:53 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth have established themselves as early favorites to win this year's Daytona 500 based on their performances from last weekend.

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Round track season ready to get started

Round track season ready to get started

February 10th, 2015 9:59 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The 2015 NASCAR season kicks off this Saturday night with the Sprint Unlimited race at Daytona.

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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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