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MENCS: Kurt Busch wins 1st Daytona 500

Kurt Busch led just one lap of Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500, but it was the one that counted the most. After race leader Chase Elliott slowed with a fuel pick-up problem and then Kyle Larson ran out of gas on the final lap, Busch’s Number-41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford was well-positioned …

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NASCAR: Field set for Sunday’s Daytona 500

(MRN)  Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin won Thursday’s qualifying races as the starting field was set for Sunday’s Daytona 500. Elliott started from the pole and finished at the front of the field in the first half of the Can-Am Duel at Daytona, leading the final twenty-four laps and beating …

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All D3AAA Tournament teams announced

Following Tuesday’s championship games at the District 3AAA basketball tournament, the All-Tournament teams for both the boys and girls were announced. The Girls Tournament MVP was Oak Ridge’s Mykia Dowdell, who was joined by Courtney Ellison, Jaymi Golden and Jada Guinn. The Lady Wildcats throttled Powell 59-34 for their second …

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District tourneys done, focus turns to Region

Wednesday, District basketball tournaments wrapped up. The final championship to be decided was in District 3A and was played in Tellico Plains, where the Grace Christian boys knocked off Harriman 68-66 to claim the title. Third place went to Tellico Plains, which beat Meigs County 52-44. That sets up the …

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Can-Am Duel to set field for Daytona 500

The 2017 NASCAR season begins in earnest tonight (Thursday February 23rd) at 6pm with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can Am Duel at Daytona, that will set the field for Sunday’s Daytona 500. 42 drivers will start tonight’s twin 150-mile qualifying races with forty advancing to Sunday’s fifty-ninth running …

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D3AAA Consolation Monday in the books

Monday was Consolation Night at the District 3AAA basketball tournament at Clinton High School. In the girls’ consolation game, the Anderson County Lady Mavs edged Campbell County 51-50 in overtime to take third in the District. The Lady Cougars forced overtime with a furious fourth-quarter rally to erase a double-digit …

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