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Hamlin wins XFinity Series at Charlotte

(MRN) Denny Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing team made a late pit stop for four fresh tires that paid big dividends Saturday as Hamlin charged past Joey Logano after an overtime restart to claim victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway. While Hamlin’s Number-18 Toyota got new rubber, Logano and Kyle Larson declined …

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Truex dominates Coca-Cola 600

(MRN) Martin Truex Junior started from the pole and led all but eight of the four hundred laps run Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, rolling to one of the most lopsided Cup Series wins in NASCAR’s sixty-eight-year history. He darted away from the field at the drop of the green …

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Local Sports Update May 25th

The high school spring sports championships—aka the Spring Fling—got underway Tuesday in Murfreesboro. In AAA baseball, the Sevier County Smoky Bears coached by former Clinton head coach Casey Taylor, got a no-hitter from pitcher Devante Matthews as they downed Collierville 3-0. Sevier County faces Summitt in a winners’ bracket game …

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Local Sports Update May 24th

Several East Tennessee teams will open up what they hope are long runs through the state tournaments this week in Murfreesboro. On the baseball diamond, Sevier County and Collierville will tangle this evening in AAA action and Farragut opens up against Arlington. In Class AA, CAK opens up play today …

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Crafton takes checkers in CWTS at Charlotte

(MRN)  Matt Crafton started in the middle of the pack but ended the day at the front of the field Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, posting his second straight victory of the 2016 season. After starting seventeenth in the thirty-two-truck field, Crafton had his ThorSport Racing Toyota in front for …

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Logano wins Sprint All-Star Race

(MRN)  Joey Logano chased race leader Kyle Larson down in the late stages of the final segment Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, grabbing his final lead of the night just two laps from the finish and keeping the Number-22 Ford in front the rest of the way to notch his …

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Cove Lake 5K June 11th

The annual Cove Lake 5K will be held Saturday, June 11 at Cove Lake State Park in Campbell County. The race begins at 8 am, with registration from 6:45 to 7:30 am. The entry fee is $25 for through midnight on June 10.  The fee the day of the race …

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XFS: Jones wins at Dover

Erik Jones led a race-high seventy-six laps, including the final forty-three, and drove away from Darrell Wallace Junior on the final restart to notch his second win of the season on Saturday at Dover International Speedway. Jones’ margin of victory over Wallace was a second-and-a-half with Alex Bowman, pole sitter …

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