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Stenhouse signs multi-year contract extension with JTG

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. announced Friday that he has signed a multi-year contract extension to continue driving for JTG Daugherty Racing. He made the announcement at Nashville Superspeedway, a de facto home NASCAR track for the native of Olive Branch, Mississippi. Since taking over the No. 47 Chevrolet at the start of the 2020 season, Stenhouse won the Daytona 500 pole in his first race and has 26 top-15 finishes.
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Martin Truex Jr. announces return to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2023

LEBANON, Tenn. – Martin Truex Jr. still wants to drive a race car. So he will. Truex said Friday that he would return to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2023 as the sides have agreed to terms for next season. The 42-year-old Truex, the 2017 Cup champion, has weighed for...
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Ryan Preece Earns First Career Truck Series Pole

Ryan Preece, the defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winner at Nashville Speedway, captured the pole for Friday night’s event at the 1.33-mile track in Lebanon, Tennessee. For Preece, driving the No. 17 Ford for David Gilliland Racing, it his first career Truck Series pole. Last year’s Nashville win...

Truex Jr. tells Joe Gibbs Racing he’s returning in 2023

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — It took Martin Truex Jr. only seven words to end the season-long speculation about his future in NASCAR. The 2017 NASCAR champion told Joe Gibbs Racing that he’ll again drive the No. 19 Toyota in 2023. Truex had been contemplating his future for several months and his struggles in NASCAR’s new Next Gen car had made many wonder if he’d walk away at the end of the year. He turns 42 next week and says his competitive drive wants him to continue for an 18th season in Cup.

This Week Overton Considers Budget, Putnam Hears ARP Report

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Overton County Commission will vote on its new fiscal year budget Monday. Before the commission meeting begins, a 4:00 p.m. budget committee meeting will take place. Following that, residents will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the budget at 4:30 p.m. At...

Hamlin to lead field to green at hot Nashville Superspeedway

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin was awarded the pole at Nashville Superspeedway when a surprise rain shower washed out the second round of qualifying. The session was halted right before the fastest 10 drivers were set for the shootout to determine who will lead the field to green Sunday. It will be Hamlin in his No. 11 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing on the front row next to Joey Logano in the No. 22 Ford for Team Penske. Gibbs and Penske are two of the elite Cup organizations who have struggled some this year with the introduction of the new Next Gen stock car.

Kyle Larson Favored to Take Home NASCAR Ally 400

The NASCAR Ally 400 will take place at the Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tennessee, on Sunday, June 26 at 5:00 p.m ET. Kyle Larson won the Inaugural Ally 400 in 2021 and is the favorite to repeat at +500. The 300-lap race was one that Larson came out on top with ease last year, but he has yet to win any of his past 14 races overall. A lot of that has to do with NASCAR’s parity, making it a bit more difficult for bettors to lean into races with confidence.

Cookeville Krystal reopens after remodel

COOKEVILLE – Friday, the Cookeville Krystal reopened after a months-long closure to completely remodel the restaurant. “Everything in here is new. We basically took it down to the steel studs and started over,” said John Jones, a partner in the Hale Group, owner of Cookeville Krystal. “We redid the roof, the HVAC, all new equipment. We redid the parking lot. Everything is new. There are new high-tech grills with 30% more through-put capacity. We can cook an extra 30% more burgers in the same timeframe. It’ll make us more efficient.”

Cookeville’s CityScape Designated As Main Street America Accredited Program

Cookeville’s CityScape has been designated as a Main Street America™ Accredited program. Each year, Main Street America and its partners recognize their exceptional commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization. In 2021, CityScape reported some $1.3 million reinvested into Cookeville’s historic commercial districts through 17 building rehabilitation...