Kingsport Times News Thursday, December 18, 2014
Sprint to end NASCAR sponsorship after 2016 season

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Sprint to end NASCAR sponsorship after 2016 season

December 17th, 2014 3:36 pm by Jenna Fryer, AP

The wireless carrier assumed a 10-year sponsorship agreement with NASCAR when it acquired Nextel in 2005.

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Kingsport Speedway releases 2015 season schedule

Kingsport Speedway releases 2015 season schedule

December 8th, 2014 6:47 pm by Staff Report

The first two events of the season will be Saturday afternoon races on March 21 and 28, before racing moves back to Friday nights on April 3. The season is set to end after August 28 championship night.

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Earnhardt wins 12th straight most popular award

Earnhardt wins 12th straight most popular award

December 5th, 2014 11:41 pm by Associated Press

Dale Earnhardt Jr. extended his run as NASCAR's most popular driver with his 12th consecutive win.

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IndyCar scraps standing starts in 2015

IndyCar scraps standing starts in 2015

December 2nd, 2014 3:08 pm by Associated Press

IndyCar will no longer use standing starts, which were popular with fans but poorly executed by drivers unaccustomed to them.

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Longtime motorsports PR rep Denny Darnell passes away

Longtime motorsports PR rep Denny Darnell passes away

November 22nd, 2014 8:01 pm by Dave Ongie

Hailed by those around the motorsports community as a true gentleman and a consummate professional, Kingsport's Denny Darnell died on Saturday.

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Ganassi hires RCR engineer to crew chief McMurray

Ganassi hires RCR engineer to crew chief McMurray

November 18th, 2014 8:20 pm by Staff Report

Mike McCall is a former driver who competed in NASCAR's Nationwide and truck series. He has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Harvick wins Homestead to claim first  championship

Harvick wins Homestead to claim first championship

November 16th, 2014 7:59 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

NASCAR's new championship format gave Kevin Harvick his long sought-after first Sprint Cup title, as he capped a magical first season at Stewart-Haas Racing with a victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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Checkered flag about to fall on ESPN NASCAR coverage

Checkered flag about to fall on ESPN NASCAR coverage

November 15th, 2014 8:10 am by DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

ESPN has been as much a staple in NASCAR the past 30 years as the Earnhardts and Pettys. ESPN televised the sport from 1981-2000 and 2007-2014. "You can't separate the history of ESPN from NASCAR and the history of NASCAR from ESPN."

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Harvick wins at Phoenix; Newman's late pass dooms Gordon

Harvick wins at Phoenix; Newman's late pass dooms Gordon

November 9th, 2014 8:47 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kevin Harvick dominated a race he had to win to advance to the final round of NASCAR's playoffs, while Jeff Gordon was knocked out when Ryan Newman completed a last-lap pass.

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Elliott, 18, becomes NASCAR's youngest champion

Elliott, 18, becomes NASCAR's youngest champion

November 8th, 2014 7:45 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Chase Elliott became the youngest champion in NASCAR history on Saturday when he wrapped up the Nationwide Series title at Phoenix International Raceway.

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Hamlin wins pole for critical race at Phoenix

Hamlin wins pole for critical race at Phoenix

November 7th, 2014 9:38 pm by Associated Press

Six of the eight drivers competing for a shot at the title qualified in the top seven. Only Carl Edwards (13th) and Ryan Newman (20th) failed to crack the top 10 in qualifying.

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