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New rules bring out aggressive nature

New rules bring out aggressive nature

March 14th, 2014 7:09 pm by Jeff Birchfield

New tires and new rules equals more crashes.It didn't take long for the first caution to fly in Friday afternoon's first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Culbreth lifts Greeneville in state tournament

Culbreth lifts Greeneville in state tournament

March 13th, 2014 9:13 pm by Trey Williams

The Greene Devils (26-9) will take on East Nashville (27-5) today at 5:30 p.m.

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Hampton advances to semifinals of Class A state tournament

Hampton advances to semifinals of Class A state tournament

March 13th, 2014 8:38 pm by Trey Williams

The Bulldogs (30-5) will play Memphis Mitchell (28-6) today at 3:45 p.m. (Eastern). Booker T. Washington (27-7) takes on Meigs County (31-4) in the other semifinal at 2:15 p.m.

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Busch the man to beat at Bristol

Busch the man to beat at Bristol

March 13th, 2014 6:40 pm by Staff Report

Busch, just 28 years old, passed Darrell Waltrip for the all-time track record with 15 wins last season although he does trail Waltrip 12-5 in Sprint Cup Series victories.

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Kahne set to defend Food City 500 crown

Kahne set to defend Food City 500 crown

March 13th, 2014 6:37 pm by Jeff Birchfield

While he still smiles about winning last year's Food City 500, Kasey Kahne can just as easily recall a number of races which got away.

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Chattanooga to pay a visit to Bucs in CIT

Chattanooga to pay a visit to Bucs in CIT

March 13th, 2014 6:32 pm by Joe Avento

The Bucs will play host to Chattanooga in the Collegeinsider.com Tournament on Tuesday night, bringing together two former rivals in the Southern Conference.

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NASCAR chief sits down with local media

NASCAR chief sits down with local media

March 12th, 2014 9:33 pm by Jeff Birchfield

In a nearly 45-minute interview session, Helton, a Bristol native who attended John Battle High School and King College, sometimes waxed nostalgic about the area and other times addressed some of the issues facing NASCAR today.

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Hampton not looking past LEAD Academy

Hampton not looking past LEAD Academy

March 12th, 2014 8:45 pm by Trey Williams

Hampton basketball coach Ned Smith knows team records can be deceiving at this point in the season. So when Hampton (29-5) takes on LEAD Academy in the Class A state tournament, the Panthers' 17-11 record won't give Smith any false sense of security.

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Tennessee trying to upgrade dormant pass rush

Tennessee trying to upgrade dormant pass rush

March 12th, 2014 7:01 pm by AP

Tennessee has posted the fewest sacks in the Southeastern Conference each of the last two years and has averaged only 17 sacks over the last three seasons. Now the Volunteers must replace all four starting defensive linemen from last year's team.

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Bristol was the breakout for Larson

Bristol was the breakout for Larson

March 12th, 2014 6:51 pm by Jeff Birchfield

It was the moment when Kyle Larson lived up to the hype. Coming to the checkered flag for the Nationwide Series race at Bristol, this 20-year-old rookie was battling one of the biggest stars in NASCAR for the victory.

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