Jonesborough driver Tim Byrd got caught in a traffic jam Saturday night and it cost him his first win of the season at Volunteer Speedway.
Carson Eads, a 15-year-old rider from Kingsport, recently qualified for the Rocky Mountain AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship — aka “the Lorettas” — at the Loretta Lynn Ranch.
A large crowd and a strong field of cars and drivers Saturday night made Volunteer Speedway’s first racing program under new track owner Landon Stallard a smashing success.
Sidelined since a March motorcycle accident, Hawkins County racing legend Scott Bloomquist made his return to the track at Eldora Speedway in Ohio.
Owner Bobby Hill said a stream of weather issues and a low count of 21 cars Saturday night made it no longer feasible to keep the track going.
“We’re bringing like 12 buses of people to the Short Track Nationals. It’s going to be a party and, hopefully, a race breaks out sometime over the weekend.”
Three of the year’s biggest racing events take place Sunday — the Monaco Grand Prix, the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 — and the local scene will be hopping as well this weekend.
Part of the post-race analysis for Sunday’s race at Talladega included the line, “It’s big for Chase Elliott. It’s big for Hendrick Motorsports and it’s big for Chevrolet.” It was also big for NASCAR.
Following the disappointing turnout to the Food City 500, many fans have asked if Bristol could lose the spring race and take it somewhere else like Nashville. That’s highly doubtful.
For pure racing in the 3,500-pound NASCAR Cup cars, nothing beats what we’ve seen in recent months on the short tracks
Sunday’s Food City 500 all seemed perfect with plenty of hard-nosed, side-by-side racing and passes for the lead as well as ideal weather conditions. What was missing were the fans.
After winning his eighth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch gave a figurative tip of the hat to NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip.
Sam Mayer capped a weekend of domination with a win Saturday in the Zombie Auto 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway — and he doesn’t even have his driver’s license yet.
Darrell Waltrip will drop the green flag and Bobby Allison will serve as grand marshal for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities is holding multiple fundraisers during Food City 500 race week, including your chance to turn laps around the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile.”