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For former Bristol resident Simms, sponsoring race at BMS feels like coming home

For former Bristol resident Simms, sponsoring race at BMS feels like coming home

March 12th, 2014 10:02 pm by Nick Shepherd

A local man has come full circle with Bristol Motor Speedway: from fan to sponsor. A company owned by Donald Simms, who moved to Bristol in 1977 when he was still in junior high school, is sponsoring Saturday's K&N Series race at BMS.

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The last laps? Lingering effects of 2012 Talladega crash may prompt local driver to retire at end of season

The last laps? Lingering effects of 2012 Talladega crash may prompt local driver to retire at end of season

March 12th, 2014 9:32 am by Jeff Bobo

Eric McClure won't end his racing career with the championships, race wins and other accolades that racecar drivers dream of, but he has done one thing better than any other driver in his era.

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Fast cars equal big business for region's hospitality industry

Fast cars equal big business for region's hospitality industry

March 11th, 2014 11:39 pm by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

As the high-banked oval of Bristol Motor Speedway churns to life, hundreds of thousands of fans, drivers and support staff will flock to the Tri-Cities this week, bringing millions of dollars rolling into the local economy from race-related tourism.

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NASCAR alters qualifying after safety concerns

NASCAR alters qualifying after safety concerns

March 11th, 2014 8:22 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Moving swiftly to address driver safety concerns, NASCAR on Tuesday banned cool-down laps and will start allowing teams to hook up cooling units to their engines on pit road - the first major changes to the popular new knockout qualifying format.

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Traffic routes for BMS race week

Traffic routes for BMS race week

March 11th, 2014 1:58 pm by Nick Shepherd

Bristol Motor Speedway is gearing up for the spring races coming up later this week. And all those race fans pouring into the area bring lots of traffic.

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At 50, Bloomquist still brings  passion to win to the racetrack

At 50, Bloomquist still brings passion to win to the racetrack

March 10th, 2014 11:38 pm by Jeff Bobo

While East Tennessee race fans are just now coming out of hibernation this weekend, the "Dirtrax Dominator" is in full stride, with nearly 20 feature starts and a prestigious points championship already in the record book for 2014.

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Vols' Jones, Hokies' Beamer to be Food City 500 co-grand marshals

Vols' Jones, Hokies' Beamer to be Food City 500 co-grand marshals

March 10th, 2014 5:13 pm by Staff Report

Though their teams won't meet at Bristol until 2016, the coaches of two of the nation's tradition-rich football programs - Butch Jones of Tennessee and Frank Beamer of Virginia Tech - will be together at Sunday's Food City 500.

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In the Rearview: Las Vegas

In the Rearview: Las Vegas

March 10th, 2014 1:01 pm by Dave Ongie

We only have three races under the new system to go by, but so far, there has been no shortage of excitement in the final laps as drivers have pulled out all the stops to win. There is no reason to believe that trend won't continue at Bristol.

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Owners of Volunteer Speedway recognized as 'Promoters of the Year'

Owners of Volunteer Speedway recognized as 'Promoters of the Year'

March 10th, 2014 9:15 am by Jeff Bobo

Every March during Bristol Motor Speedway's NASCAR race week, the Spring Thaw attracts the biggest names in dirt racing, as well as a handful of NASCAR stars who sneak over from Bristol to get dirty on the clay.

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Virginia racer hopes to add NASCAR truck series 'youngest winner' to his resume

Virginia racer hopes to add NASCAR truck series 'youngest winner' to his resume

March 9th, 2014 7:43 pm by Jeff Bobo

Gray Gaulding was the youngest-ever NASCAR touring series winner, youngest-ever polesitter at Richmond International Raceway, and on March 29 at Martinsville he will be the youngest driver ever to start a Camping World Truck Series race.

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