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Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his family is “truly blessed” that nobody was seriously injured when his plane crash-landed last week in Tennessee. The retired NASCAR driver, now a television analyst, issued a statement Monday on social media praising the “quick response of my pilots, local law enforcement, emergency personnel and hospital staff.” He thanked people
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BRISTOL, Tenn. — The winner climbed from his car and immediately apologized for denying an underdog his first career victory. The runner-up, in tears over his near miss, was raucously embraced by the crowd for his effort. Bristol Motor Speedway was a bizarre mix of emotions on Saturday after Denny Hamlin chased down Matt DiBenedetto
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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Tyler Reddick drove from last to first and won the Xfinity Series race on Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway after leader Justin Allgaier hit the wall late. Reddick, the Xfinity Series points leader and defending series champion, had to start last in the field because his car failed inspection four times before
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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Denny Hamlin won the pole for Saturday night’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway, a crucial short-track showdown for drivers trying to qualify for the playoffs. The Daytona 500 winner turned a lap at 129.230 mph in his Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in Friday’s qualifying session. His effort bumped Kyle Larson to
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Slayer got a farewell send-off, but not the one it wanted. The thrash metal band, which was announced last week as the primary sponsor of J.J. Yeley‘s No. 54 car for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night, announced its sponsorship has been
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ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — The plane carrying NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family bounced, veered off the runway and ended up on a Tennessee state highway during a crash landing, investigators said Friday. National Transportation Safety Board investigators obtained surveillance video that included footage of the crash. Investigators plan to issue a preliminary report
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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Brett Moffitt pulled away on a restart with three laps to go and won the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ playoff opener Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway to earn a spot in the Round of 6. Moffitt finished 0.743 seconds ahead of 17-year-old Chandler Smith for his 10th series victory and
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ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is safe and in a hospital for evaluation after his plane crashed in east Tennessee on Thursday afternoon, the sister of the NASCAR television analyst and retired driver tweeted. Earnhardt’s sister, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, tweeted that the driver’s wife, Amy, and 15-month-old daughter, Isla, also were on the plane
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Matt DiBenedetto has been told by Leavine Family Racing he will not be brought back for a second season with the NASCAR team in 2020. DiBenedetto called it “devastating news” in social media posts on Thursday. He’s enjoying the best season of his career while driving the No. 95 Toyota and is
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