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Big sixth inning propels Boone over Crockett

Big sixth inning propels Boone over Crockett

March 11th, 2014 10:42 pm by Trey Williams

The Trailblazers broke a tie with an eight-run sixth and defeated the Pioneers 17-9 in a Big Seven Conference game Tuesday at Daniel Boone.

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NASCAR changing qualifying after safety concerns

NASCAR changing qualifying after safety concerns

March 11th, 2014 8:36 pm by AP

Moving swiftly to address driver safety concerns, NASCAR on Tuesday banned cool-down laps and will start allowing teams to hook up cooling units to their engines on pit road.

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Biffle likes his team's short-track improvement

Biffle likes his team's short-track improvement

March 11th, 2014 8:10 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Greg Biffle liked the improvement Roush-Fenway Racing made on the short tracks like Bristol Motor Speedway last season. However, he wasn't happy about the trade-off.

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Baird powers into ETSU record books

Baird powers into ETSU record books

March 11th, 2014 8:09 pm by Kelly Hodge

Jackie Bairdhas hit 11 home runs in just 47 at-bats. That leaves her tied for the lead nationally and also ties the single-season record at ETSU.

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Reutimann to drive for team from Morristown

Reutimann to drive for team from Morristown

March 11th, 2014 8:07 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Front Row Motorsports announced Tuesday that David Reutimann will be driving the No. 35 Ford in Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Waltrip sees chaos coming to Bristol

Waltrip sees chaos coming to Bristol

March 11th, 2014 8:06 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Few people have the knowledge of racing at BMS as Darrell Waltrip.The three-time NASCAR champion holds the all-time record with 12 Sprint Cup wins at the "World's Fastest Half-Mile," and thinks NASCAR's new rules will make Friday's qualifying a must-see.

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Lady 'Toppers hold on for 5-4 win over Unicoi

Lady 'Toppers hold on for 5-4 win over Unicoi

March 10th, 2014 9:13 pm by Jeff Birchfield

In a lineup heavy with newcomers, a pair of veterans came through for the Science Hill softball team. Senior Emma Martindale and junior Vanessa Elliott combined to scatter eight hits as the Lady 'Toppers held on for a win in its season opener.

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Harvick has one goal in mind

Harvick has one goal in mind

March 10th, 2014 7:24 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Over the past dozen years, Harvick and Childress won 23 races, including the biggest ones in the Sprint Cup Series. They were among the top driver-owner combinations in NASCAR. Yet, they weren't able to accomplish the goal which Harvick wanted the most.

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Talent only part of the equation

Talent only part of the equation

March 10th, 2014 7:22 pm by Jeff Birchfield

No owner in motorsports can match the overall success of Roger Penske.The numbers include 382 major race wins, 436 pole posistions and 25 national championships. So it's no surprise Penske, whose cars have won 10 Sprint Cup races at Bristol Motor Speedway

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Buescher holds his own against Cup guys

Buescher holds his own against Cup guys

March 10th, 2014 7:04 pm by Jeff Birchfield

James Buescher isn't one to complain about the Sprint Cup interlopers who compete in Nationwide races. In fact, he welcomes guys like Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski racing in Saturday's Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 at BMS.

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