Kingsport Times News Friday, May 22, 2015
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Q-and-A with 18-year-old NASCAR driver Erik Jones

Q-and-A with 18-year-old NASCAR driver Erik Jones

May 8th, 2015 9:51 am by By David Scott, The Charlotte Observer (TNS)

Erik Jones, an 18-year-old driver from Michigan, will make his first Sprint Cup start Saturday in Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 18 Toyota in the Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway.

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Winning streaks end for Harrell, Helton at Kingsport Speedway - VIDEO

May 7th, 2015 3:16 pm by Jeff Bobo

John Harrell led most of the 30-lap Street Stock race, although he never was able to shake Alan Rich, who hounded Harrell's back bumper - especially in the waning laps.

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Column: Earnhardt back in victory lane and happier than ever

Column: Earnhardt back in victory lane and happier than ever

May 7th, 2015 9:46 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Rebuilding NASCAR's most popular driver was a lengthy process that took a firm commitment from Rick Hendrick and a ton of patience from Earnhardt's rabid fan base.

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'Super Glue': McCarty leads flag-to-flag for second Kingsport Speedway win - VIDEO

May 6th, 2015 8:14 pm by Jeff Bobo

Kingsport racer Ronnie McCarty said it felt like he had "Super Glue" on his tires Friday night after leading flag-to-flag en route to his second Late Model victory of the season at Kingsport Speedway.

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Chase Elliott gets NAPA sponsorship on No. 24 car in 2016

Chase Elliott gets NAPA sponsorship on No. 24 car in 2016

May 6th, 2015 10:35 am by Associated Press

Hendrick Motorsports announced Wednesday that NAPA has signed a three-year deal to be the majority sponsor for Elliott, who will replace four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet next season.

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Petty hires Manion as Hornish crew chief

Petty hires Manion as Hornish crew chief

May 6th, 2015 12:45 am by Associated Press

Richard Petty Motorsports hired Kevin "Bono" Manion to crew chief Sam Hornish Jr. beginning this weekend at Kansas Speedway, the NASCAR team announced Tuesday.

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Edwards and Kenseth question lack of caution at end of race

Edwards and Kenseth question lack of caution at end of race

May 4th, 2015 11:32 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth were both frustrated with the end of the Sprint Cup race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, where NASCAR's decision not to throw a caution allowed drivers to speed past Edwards' spinning car.

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Earnhardt cruises to first Talladega win since 2004

Earnhardt cruises to first Talladega win since 2004

May 3rd, 2015 5:27 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway in front of an adoring crowd that gave him a rousing ovation as he pumped his fist outside the car window during a slow victory lap.

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Crew chief change doesn't slow Jamie McMurray

Crew chief change doesn't slow Jamie McMurray

May 1st, 2015 10:25 am by By Jim Utter, The Charlotte Observer (TNS)

Working with then-new crew chief Keith Rodden last season, McMurray felt even though he didn't reach victory lane in a points race, he and his team performed the best consistently since winning three races in the 2010 season.

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Danica Patrick losing GoDaddy as primary car sponsor

Danica Patrick losing GoDaddy as primary car sponsor

April 30th, 2015 9:45 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

There has never been a shortage of companies lined up hoping to use one of the most recognized drivers in the world to push their brand.

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