Mon, 20/10/14 – 8:19 | No Comment

TALLADEGA, Ala. – I went to Talladega to see a fight and a race broke out.
Following the car bashing by Brad Keselowski and the headlocking by Matt Kenseth in Charlotte, it was reasonable to think more tempers would flare in the elimination race of the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup [...]

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Bristol Night Race Kicks Off The ‘Panic Mode’ Season
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Only three races and four available Chase positions remain before the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship run begins and heading into Saturday’s IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway most competitors believed the 500-lap event on the tough, half-mile track would be a frustrating, challenging race.
“You’ve got to really be on offense [...]

Sat, 08/23/14 – 16:54 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: A Captive of Success, Fame, Fortune
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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I’ve never felt sorrier for a race car driver during his career than I feel for Tony Stewart. Usually, it’s an injury keeping a driver out of his race car or ending his career that prompts this sort of response, especially if he got hurt due to no fault of his own.
In Stewart’s case, I [...]

Sat, 08/23/14 – 14:10 | 19 Comments
Famed Owner Ed Whitaker Passes Away
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ed Whitaker, one of the most successful Busch Series [now Nationwide] team owners for two decades, died Friday morning. He was 76.
“Ed Whitaker proved you can have big success with a small operation,” said Bristol Motor Speedway General Manager Jerry Caldwell. “The term ‘throwback’ gets used a [...]

Sat, 08/23/14 – 7:43 | Comments Off
Winning Restart Ignites Controversy At Bristol
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ryan Blaney capitalized on the final restart in Friday’s rain delayed Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, but the maneuver that gave him his first Nationwide Series victory this season wasn’t without controversy.
Kyle Busch, who was leading at the time, criticized the way Blaney handled the [...]

Sat, 08/23/14 – 7:28 | Comments Off
Harvick On Pole At Bristol
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Kevin Harvick continued to trash his reputation as a mediocre qualifier on Friday as he claimed his fifth Coors Light Pole Award of the season at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday in track record time.
Five of his 11 career poles have come in 2014.
“It just took us a little bit to get our balance right on [...]

Fri, 08/22/14 – 19:22 | Comments Off
Key Sprint Cup Races On The Move In 2015
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Bristol Motor Speedway’s spring races have been moved next year to April 18-19, hopefully, signaling an end to the snow and extremely cold weather that has plagued the track’s March date, it was announced Friday.
That, however, won’t be the only change on the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule. Two others are expected [...]

Fri, 08/22/14 – 19:07 | Comments Off
Late Deal Aborts Rossi’s F1 Debut
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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American Alexander Rossi’s Formula One debut weekend with Marussia began and ended with Free Practice 1 for the Shell Belgian Grand Prix Friday, after the team hurriedly resolved its contract issue with Max Chilton.
Marussia reinstated Chilton for Round 12 of the FIA World Championship at Spa-Francorchamps one day after announcing [...]

Fri, 08/22/14 – 16:06 | Comments Off
Kenseth: The Best Way Forward Is To Go Backward
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Matt Kenseth described the NASCAR aerodynamic-engine package test earlier this week at Michigan as really interesting, but said Friday he believed the best configuration was when all of the downforce was removed and the cars were given full power.
“It was like going back 15 years in time [...]

Fri, 08/22/14 – 14:35 | Comments Off
American Rossi Set To Make Formula One Debut
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A seven-year drought by American drivers competing in Formula One will end during the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, when native Californian Alexander Rossi will make his debut with Marussia F1 Team in place of Max Chilton.
Rossi, who joined the British-based team as a reserve driver on July 24, is subbing for Chilton while unspecified [...]

Fri, 08/22/14 – 7:21 | Comments Off
Truck Win Has Special Significance For Keselowski
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – For Brad Keselowski, Thursday’s victory in the UNOH 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race not only made history, it also gave the Michigan native a special satisfaction on a personal and professional level.
The 30-year-old Keselowski’s victory provided him and his father, Bob, with the distinction of [...]

Thu, 08/21/14 – 16:52 | Comments Off