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A Life Well Lived: Jeff Byrd exceeded expectations on and off track

A Life Well Lived: Jeff Byrd exceeded expectations on and off track

December 31st, 2014 5:00 pm by By Katherine Scoggins

Jeff's attention to guests and his mantra -"Exceed Expectations" - made the race track a fan favorite and one of NASCAR's most popular venues.

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Move to April paying off for Bristol Motor Speedway

Move to April paying off for Bristol Motor Speedway

December 27th, 2014 1:05 pm by Jeff Birchfield, net news service

Bristol Motor Speedway general manager Jerry Caldwell says the announced date change of the Food City 500 from March to April 19 is paying off in a big way at the ticket window.

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BMS fetes NHRA Funny Car champion Hagan

BMS fetes NHRA Funny Car champion Hagan

December 22nd, 2014 9:00 pm by JEFF BIRCHFIELD, NET NEWS SERVICE

Two-time NHRA Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan is no stranger to Speedway in Lights. He comes with his family every year to the holiday display. However, Monday's visit was different.

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Sprint to end NASCAR sponsorship after 2016 season

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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