Johnson City Press Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Tony Gwynn, sweet-swinging 'Mr. Padre,' dies at 54

Tony Gwynn, sweet-swinging 'Mr. Padre,' dies at 54

June 16th, 2014 2:21 pm by BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer

In a rarity in pro sports, Gwynn played his whole career with the Padres, choosing to stay rather than leaving for bigger paychecks elsewhere.

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Langdon gets first win of year

Langdon gets first win of year

June 15th, 2014 8:32 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Shawn Langdon raced to his first win of the season Sunday by beating points leader Doug Kalitta in the final round of the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

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Fan favorites bounced in first round

Fan favorites bounced in first round

June 15th, 2014 8:32 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Greeneville driver Allen Johnson and four drivers from the Force racing family were among those who lost in the early rounds of eliminations Sunday at the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals.

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Schumacher named Thunder Valley legend

Schumacher named Thunder Valley legend

June 15th, 2014 3:48 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Don Schumacher was named to the Legends of Thunder Valley on Sunday celebrating his history both as a championship-winning driver and car owner.

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Dadgum! What a week for fathers

Dadgum! What a week for fathers

June 14th, 2014 11:04 pm by Trey Williams

Father's Day will wind down a week stalked by Father Time.

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Brittany Force stays on top of Top Fuel qualifying

Brittany Force stays on top of Top Fuel qualifying

June 14th, 2014 6:23 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Brittany Force earned No. 1 Top Fuel qualifier for the second time in three races Saturday at the NHRA Ford Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

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Same time at top of Pro Stock qualifying

Same time at top of Pro Stock qualifying

June 14th, 2014 6:23 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Shane Gray and Jeg Coughlin Jr. had the same identical time in Pro Stock qualifying for Saturday's Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

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Father's Day special for the Forces

Father's Day special for the Forces

June 14th, 2014 6:23 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The family that races together, stays together. That's certainly the case for drag racing's most famous family, the Forces, who will celebrate Father's Day at where else but the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

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Force not ready to pass the torch

Force not ready to pass the torch

June 14th, 2014 6:21 pm by Jeff Birchfield

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Indy Car star tests BMS high banks

Indy Car star tests BMS high banks

June 14th, 2014 6:19 pm by Jeff Birchfield

It wasn't the extreme ride Graham Rahal is accustomed to, but taking the Bristol Motor Speedway pace car around the high-banked short track was a thrill he won't soon forget.

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