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Kingsport Times-News

Earnhardt has an affinity for East Tennessee

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a long history with East Tennessee. Most of it is good with the obvious exception of his August 2019 plane crash at the Elizabethton Airport. Earnhardt, his wife, Amy, their daughter, Isla, and two pilots escaped the aircraft without major injuries. On Saturday,...
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The Eagle-Tribune

Pines Speedway reunion set for Oct. 2

GROVELAND — The popular Pines Speedway reunion, now in its 18th year, will feature a long list of vintage race cars, custom cars and former well-known drivers as part of the program. Presented by the Groveland Historical Society, the event will be Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4...
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IndyCar to open 17-race schedule in February next season

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — IndyCar’s extended partnership with NBC Sports yielded an additional bonus for next year’s schedule, which was already earmarked to air the most races ever on network broadcast. The three-year extension announced with the network in July touted a record 13 races on main NBC. That number was actually expanded to 14 races on the 17-race schedule released Sunday. The season will start in February for the first time since 2004. The Feb. 27 opener on the downtown streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, is a week after NASCAR’s season-opening Daytona 500 and the earliest start for the IndyCar Series since 2003.

NASCAR: Time, Channel and How to Watch Bass Pro Shops Night Race

Saturday is a big day for NASCAR as 14 drivers will be battling for 10 playoff spots. Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. have advanced to the Round of 12, and the rest of the field will be determined at the Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. The race will start at 7:30 p.m. ET and will air on NBCSN and the NBC Sports App.

Sugarlands, Earnhardts announce partnership

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Sugarlands Distilling Co., along with racing legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife Amy Earnhardt, together announced a strategic partnership that includes existing and new Sugarlands products to bear the Earnhardt‘s names. The partnership was announced Saturday before the NASCAR Playoffs race at Bristol Motor Speedway. As part...

Bristol Sends 4 Playoff Drivers Packing

For Kyle Larson, his Sept. 18 night consisted of burning his tires down on the frontstretch at Bristol Motor Speedway. For 11 of his fellow competitors, they were moving on to the next round of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. And, for Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch, Michael McDowell and Tyler...

Hendrick Star Dodge Playoffs Elimination in Bristol

The stunning start of the Joe Gibbs Racing playoffs (2 races, 2 wins, 2 drivers locked in the second round) put Hendrick Motorsport in an unstable position and the first elimination race. I went to. Both Alex Bowman and William Byron started the Saturday night race at the Bristol Motor...
Caledonian Record-News

Strap In By Big Bigelow: Beech Ridge Speedway in Scarborough Is Being Sold

Last weekend was more than likely the last race run at the 1/3-mile track. Track owner Andy Cusack announced the track was under contract to real estate developers at the year-end awards ceremony after the races last Saturday night. The Cusack family has owned the track since 1981 when Ralph...
NBC Sports

NASCAR exec: Clash at L.A. Coliseum will be open invitational for all Cup Series teams

NASCAR confirmed the 2022 Clash at the Los Angeles Coliseum will be an invitational format that is open to all Cup Series teams. In a Wednesday interview, NASCAR executive senior vice president and chief racing development officer Steve O’Donnell told SiriusXM host Dave Moody that the process for determining the field still was being finalized, but that it likely would involve heat races to set the lineup of a main event that would feature “probably 20 to 25 cars max” on the temporary quarter-mile oval.

First look: NASCAR's L.A. Coliseum track

NASCAR his hitting the track next February at a legendary track and field venue. The season-opening Clash race will be held for the first time on a temporary track in the L.A. Coliseum, which hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games and will do so again in 2028. The quarter-mile...

Could the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season be the best ever?

A series which just two years ago was overwhelmingly dominated by oval tracks – including 19 of 36 races held on tracks with 1-mile, 1.5-mile or 2-mile configurations – will in 2022 feature a far more diverse portfolio. Cup Series racing in 2022 will include competition on four superspeedways, six...

Daytona International Speedway and MotoAmerica Team for 2022 DAYTONA 200

80th Edition of DAYTONA 200 Weekend set for March 10-12, 2022; New Rules, New Partner and, for the First Time Ever, King of The Baggers Racing on the High Banks. Daytona Beach, FL – MotoAmerica, home of AMA Superbike and North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is thrilled to announce that it will partner with Daytona International Speedway to host one of the world’s most prestigious races – the DAYTONA 200 – during the weekend of March 10-12, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida.