Kingsport Times News Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Nine top NASCAR team owners form Race Team Alliance

Nine top NASCAR team owners form Race Team Alliance

July 7th, 2014 8:55 pm by jenna fryer, AP Auto Racing Writer

The top nine teams in NASCAR for the first time have formed a single entity to collaborate on initiatives and issues facing their sport. The goals of the Race Team Alliance include lowering costs for teams and creating one voice on issues facing them.

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Force notches 140th career NHRA victory

Force notches 140th career NHRA victory

July 6th, 2014 6:52 pm by Associated Press

John Force raced to his 140th career victory on Sunday, beating Ron Capps in the Funny Car final in the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.

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Almirola puts Petty's famed 43 in Victory Lane for first time since 1999

Almirola puts Petty's famed 43 in Victory Lane for first time since 1999

July 6th, 2014 4:00 pm by MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer

Aric Almirola won the rain-delayed and rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, putting Richard Petty's famed No. 43 in Victory Lane for the first time since 1999.

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Rain forces postponement of Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Rain forces postponement of Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

July 5th, 2014 9:15 pm by Associated Press

Steady rain forced NASCAR to postpone Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The Coke Zero 400 will start at 11 a.m. Sunday.

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Vandyke pockets $2,000 for Independence Clash 125 win at Kingsport Speedway

Vandyke pockets $2,000 for Independence Clash 125 win at Kingsport Speedway

July 5th, 2014 8:30 pm by Staff Report

On the Fourth of July, Kres Vandyke celebrated his independence from the rest of the Independence Clash 125 field at Kingsport Speedway.

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Wise's fans look to unseat Earnhardt

Wise's fans look to unseat Earnhardt

July 5th, 2014 7:00 pm by Associated Press

Fans of Josh Wise now have Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s 11-year reign as NASCAR's most popular driver directly in their sights. Voting opened Saturday for the award, which is sponsored by Sprint and the National Motorsports Press Association.

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Gilliland survives 'uncontrolled chaos' to earn Daytona pole

Gilliland survives 'uncontrolled chaos' to earn Daytona pole

July 4th, 2014 10:28 pm by MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer

David Gilliland might have summed up Daytona qualifying best."It's uncontrolled chaos out there," Gilliland said Friday after landing the pole in a rain-shortened and somewhat hairy session that set the field for the Coke Zero 400 on Saturday night at Day

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Kingsport Speedway, Lonesome Pine Raceway gear up for Independence Clash

Kingsport Speedway, Lonesome Pine Raceway gear up for Independence Clash

July 3rd, 2014 9:16 pm by Dave Ongie

Both venues will hold a 125-lap Late Model Stock Car race with $2,000 going to the winner of each event. The Clash will begin Friday night at Kingsport Speedway and then head to Lonesome Pine Raceway on Saturday.

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Rain washes out much of practice at Daytona

Rain washes out much of practice at Daytona

July 3rd, 2014 8:12 pm by MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer

Inclement weather washed out much of Sprint Cup practice Thursday at Daytona International Speedway. Bad weather is fairly typical for the July race at Daytona, and teams seemed prepared for it.

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Win stokes Brad Keselowski's fire for another Sprint Cup title

Win stokes Brad Keselowski's fire for another Sprint Cup title

July 1st, 2014 1:31 pm by By Jim Utter, The Charlotte Observer (MCT)

Keselowski dominated Saturday night's Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway from the start, leading a race-high 199 of 267 laps on his way to his second series win of the season.

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