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INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Briscoe was planning to spend Memorial Day Weekend with the family back home in Connecticut “doing my everyday stuff.”
Briscoe’s mow-the-lawn plans took a dramatic turn on Monday, when James Hinchcliffe suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash during practice for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Briscoe, pole-sitter for the 2012 Indy […]

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Famed Owner Ed Whitaker Passes Away
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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 on Famed Owner Ed Whitaker Passes Away
Winning Restart Ignites Controversy At Bristol
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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 on Winning Restart Ignites Controversy At Bristol
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 on Harvick On Pole At Bristol
Key Sprint Cup Races On The Move In 2015
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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 on Key Sprint Cup Races On The Move In 2015
Late Deal Aborts Rossi’s F1 Debut
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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 on Late Deal Aborts Rossi’s F1 Debut
Kenseth: The Best Way Forward Is To Go Backward
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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 on Kenseth: The Best Way Forward Is To Go Backward
American Rossi Set To Make Formula One Debut
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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 on American Rossi Set To Make Formula One Debut
Truck Win Has Special Significance For Keselowski
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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 on Truck Win Has Special Significance For Keselowski
Keselowski Wins His First Ever Camping World Race
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Brad Keselowski held off Darrell Wallace Jr. late in Thursday’s rain-postponed Camping World Truck race at Bristol Motor Speedway to get his first victory ever in the series.
The victory came in his third start in the series in 2014 and his 62 career start. It made him the 25th driver to win in each of […]

Thu, 08/21/14 – 10:31 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wins His First Ever Camping World Race
Rain Postpones Truck Race
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Rain forced postponement of Wednesday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The race has been rescheduled to start Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. ET live on FOX Sports 1.
Kyle Busch will start the race on the pole.

Thu, 08/21/14 – 6:15 | Comments Off on Rain Postpones Truck Race