BRISTOL LEGENDS CRASH

BRISTOL, Tenn. _ What was slated to be a fun race between some of NASCAR’s biggest legends quickly took a turn for the worse on Lap 30 when Larry Pearson cut a tire in Turn 2. The No. 21 spun into the outside wall, then slid down the track. Unable to slow down, Charlie Glotzbach plowed into the driver side door of Pearson’s car in one of the most vicious wrecks in recent memory. After the cacophonous boom of the hit, an immediate hush fell on the Bristol Motor Speedway as people on p ...

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BRISTOL, HERE THEY COME

You can't get too Bristol too early, as the folks who arrived in Jelloville on Friday already have proved. If this video - and great song - don't make you want to pack up the RV and head down to Thunder Valley, I am not sure what will. I have to think this will be a pretty lively St. Patrick's Day scene today. ...

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Kyle Busch: Just What NASCAR Needs

Sunday's Food City 500 was uncharacteristically characteristic. That is, if the race lacked the drama, intrigue, and anger most NASCAR fans associate with Bristol Motor Speedway, it was just another piece of data for the Kyle Busch kicks some serious ass file. And whether it was a result of Busch's unparalleled ability or the track's recent reconfiguration, that the race more closely resembled something you might find at California or Vegas -- virtually all of the race's nine caution ...

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LiveBlogging Mayhem: Bristol Motor Speedway

Kyle Busch took no prisoners, burying the field and leading 378 laps on his way to his second win and third top-three finish in five races. Pole sitter Mark Martin, who needed a good day to avoid falling out of the top 35 in points, finished sixth, moving to 31st overall. Jeff Gordon finished fourth and will hold onto first place overall.22 Laps InFirst car, Sterling Marlin, goes a lap down. Now, things should get interseting, as slower traffic slows the leaders. Quiet start though.. ...

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Mike Harmon Lived to Tell About It

Yes, Crash of the Week is a Wednesday feature and I'm batting out of order, but, in honor of this weekend's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, we give you Mike Harmon's staggeringly violent 2002 crash, which was, for my money, worse than Michael Waltrip's 1990 Bristol crash. Somehow, Harmon walked away from this with barely a scratch. ...

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This Week’s Nominee For ‘Stat Least Likely To Mean Anything’

In a 21st-century world overwhelmed by data and numbers and all manner of superfluous information, this one, this one right here, is at least a nominee in the category of Statistics Least Likely To Mean Anything In The Real World.  According to a pearl at Jayski.com, Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads all Sprint Cup drivers with 1,468 points over the last 10 races at Bristol Motor Speedway. That's 50 more than Kevin Harvick has earned over the same span!Obviously, this nugget is ...

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NASCAR Versus March Madness

This coming Sunday could prove to be an interesting one for NASCAR. Or, rather, next Monday could prove to be interesting for NASCAR. Monday, of course, is when overnight TV ratings are released ... and, on the heels of the less-than-stellar numbers out of Atlanta, it will be interesting to see how this weekend's race at Bristol Motor Speedway (above) does against the competition.On the face of it, things stack up pretty well for NASCAR. Bristol is a legendary short track, ...

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