NSCS: The Concrete King; Carl Edwards Dominates Food City 500 For Fourth Bristol Win

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Recap by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Matt Hazlett/Getty Images North America photo — While the battle for second was going on between Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kurt Busch in the closing laps Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, Carl Edwards saw them disappear in his rearview mirror. Edwards led 276 of 500 laps to score his …

AUDIO/RECAP: Hometown Hero Delivers; Chad Finchum Picks Up K&N East Win at Bristol

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Audio and recap by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — One of Tennessee’s own took home the trophy in Saturday’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Knoxville native Chad Finchum grabbed the lead from pole-sitter Harrison Burton on an early restart and never looked back …

KNPSE: Race Preview — PittLite 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Race preview by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Could the fifth time be the charm for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East running at Bristol Motor Speedway? Four races so far and four different winners have come at the .533-mile track, including three first-timers tasting victory lane in …

NXS: Surprise!; Blake Koch and Kaulig Racing Top Final XFINITY Bristol Practice

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Report by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Chris Trotman/Getty Images North America photo — A surprise name took the top spot in final XFINITY Series practice at Bristol Motor Speedway Kaulig Racing’s Blake Koch ran a 15.516 seconds (123.666 mph) to post the fastest lap of the day in the No.11 Chevrolet. The team formed …

NSCS: Hamlin Hammers Down; JGR Driver Paces Opening Sprint Cup Practice at Bristol

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Report by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Sean Gardner/Getty Images North America photo — The speed in the Joe Gibbs Racing stable hasn’t left them Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin set the fastest time in opening practice at 14.913 seconds (128.666 mph) in the No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota. Hamlin …

NSCS: Race Preview — Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Race preview by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda –Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo — The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the first of two short-tracks in as many weeks for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Right now, there’s no hotter driver in NASCAR than defending Cup champ Kyle Busch. The 30-year-old …

Flashback Friday: Oh No, Let It Snow; Wintry Weather Interrupts Busch Series Race at Bristol

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Story by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Mark Humphrey/AP photo — Bristol Motor Speedway’s spring NASCAR dates have hovered around March and April since the .533-mile track opened in 1961. A possible downside to running early in the season in Tennessee is the chance of inclement weather putting a damper on things. Most of …

MIDSOUTH: Five in Five; A Q&A Session With Tennessee Late Model Racer William Hale

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Hale Motorsports photo — Every young driver who grows up in motorsports dreams of breaking their way into the top levels of motorsports. Tennessee’s William Hale is no different. Hale, 15, is working to break into the spotlight by competing in the late model ranks at the …

ARCA: Down A New Path; Hamilton Jr. Parts Ways With Carter 2, Sets Up Shop in Tennessee

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TOLEDO, Ohio – official series release — ARCA photo — After competing in the first 10 events in 2015, Bobby Hamilton Jr., who had raced his way as high as seventh in ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards point standings, has officially parted ways with Carter 2 Motorsports. “We’re starting our own team, and we couldn’t be more excited about …

MIDSOUTH: McCarty goes the distance for second Kingsport Speedway NASCAR victory in 2015

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KINGSPORT, Tenn. – official track release – Randall Perry Photo – The calendar showed Friday to be the first day of May, but springtime temperatures around Northeast Tennessee were unseasonably chilly in the ModelCity for NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action at Kingsport Speedway. Ronnie McCarty of Kingsport jumped out into the lead at drop of the green flag and …

SOUTHEAST: Remembering East Tennessee Racer Layman Utsman

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JOHNSON CITY, TN — By Robert Walden — It’s been said through the years that the Utsman family from Bluff City was the “first family” in East Tennessee auto racing. Utsman family members that raced around the region over the years include “Pappy” John, W.A. “Dub,” Sherman, Layman, Gerald, Cecil, John A., Larry, Ricky, Cecil Jr. “Junior,” Ricky’s son Brandon, …

Kingsport Speedway: VanDyke explodes for $2,000 NASCAR Fourth of July ‘Independence Clash’ victory

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KINGSPORT, TN – Story and Photo By Robert Walden Kingsport Speedway Media/Public Relations – The Fourth of July is known for fireworks, and Kres VanDyke of Claypool Hill, Va., lit up the nighttime skies in impressive fashion over Kingsport Speedway Friday to record a convincing $2,000 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Wallace Kia Late Model Stock victory in the Independence Clash …