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Kenseth claims Sprint Cup pole in Fontana

Kenseth claims Sprint Cup pole in Fontana

March 21st, 2014 11:44 pm by Associated Press

Although Matt Kenseth thinks track position is less important on Fontana's well-aged asphalt than on other NASCAR ovals, he is still excited to start up front Sunday. Kenseth edged Brad Keselowski in another knockout qualifying session Friday.

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Menard delays Fontana trip after daughter's birth

Menard delays Fontana trip after daughter's birth

March 21st, 2014 1:55 pm by Associated Press

Paul Menard was to miss Friday's practice and qualifying session at Auto Club Speedway following the birth of his daughter, though the Sprint Cup driver was planning to be in California for Saturday's practice and Sunday's race.

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IndyCar to give double points for 'Triple Crown' races

IndyCar to give double points for 'Triple Crown' races

March 21st, 2014 1:05 am by Associated Press

IndyCar will award double points for the three "Triple Crown" races and award points based on qualifying for the Indianapolis 500.

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In the Rearview: Food City 500

In the Rearview: Food City 500

March 17th, 2014 3:50 pm by Dave Ongie

There is no reason, aside from sheer stubbornness, for NASCAR not to give Bristol Motor Speedway, one of its premier venues, the chance to stage two spectacles a year instead of just one. It's in the best interest of the fans and of the sport.

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'I'm going to be the best I can be:' D-B alum Blake Leeper continues to defy the odds

'I'm going to be the best I can be:' D-B alum Blake Leeper continues to defy the odds

March 17th, 2014 12:30 am by JEFF BIRCHFIELD, NET NEWS SERVICE

Blake Leeper has defied the odds his whole life. The 24-year-old Dobyns-Bennett High School alum was at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday where he talked about preparing for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Edwards wins rain-plagued race at Bristol Motor Speedway

Edwards wins rain-plagued race at Bristol Motor Speedway

March 16th, 2014 11:33 pm by Dave Ongie

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Worn tires betrayed drivers repeatedly throughout the day and well into the night during Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Two-plus years before Battle at Bristol, Butch, Beamer and BMS already a good fit

Two-plus years before Battle at Bristol, Butch, Beamer and BMS already a good fit

March 16th, 2014 4:23 pm by George Thwaites

Tennessee's Butch Jones and Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer got a jump on the Battle at Bristol hullabaloo when they were co-grand marshals for Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Madden holds off Bloomquist to take win in 'Spring Thaw' finale

March 16th, 2014 2:18 pm by Staff Report

Scott Bloomquist appeared strong enough to take the lead away from Madden on the long green flag runs, but, the lapped traffic and the cautions didn't fall in his favor.

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Rosberg wins, Ricciardo DQ'd in F1 opener

Rosberg wins, Ricciardo DQ'd in F1 opener

March 16th, 2014 1:06 pm by CHRIS LINES, AP Auto Racing Writer

Formula One's season-opening race ended in rancor and controversy Sunday when initial second-place finisher Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull was disqualified, five hours after Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg took the checkered flag.

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Back to the future? New tire could lead to return of Old Bristol racing in Food City 500

Back to the future? New tire could lead to return of Old Bristol racing in Food City 500

March 16th, 2014 12:30 am by Dave Ongie

On Saturday, the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers completed their final two practice sessions for Sunday's Food City 500 in race cars, but they may as well have been in time machines.

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