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Busch wins XFinity race at Bristol

(MRN) Race leader Chris Buescher’s gas tank ran dry on an overtime restart Friday night in Bristol, opening the door for Kyle Busch to grab his third victory of the season. Buescher dominated the second half of the race, leading for a stretch of 106 laps when the night’s final …

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Logano leads Sprint Cup pack at Bristol

(MRN) Team Penske’s Joey Logano kept a hard-charging Kevin Harvick in his rear-view mirror throughout the closing laps Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, winning under the lights in “Thunder Valley” for the second year in a row. Logano kept the Number-22 Ford in front over the final sixty-three trips …

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Biscuits pound Smokies

Biscuits designated hitter Daniel Robertson and third baseman Cameron Seitzer combined for seven hits and nine RBI, while Smokies center fielder Jacob Hannemann homered and made two spectacular diving catches as Montgomery mashed four home runs in a 17-4 toppling of Tennessee on Thursday evening at Smokies Stadium. The Biscuits’ …

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Smokies, Biscuits split doubleheader

Smokies center fielder Jacob Hannemann’s safety squeeze bunt in the ninth inning gave the Smokies a 7-6 walk-off victory in game one, while the Montgomery Biscuits defeated Tennessee 4-2 in a five-inning rain-shortened nightcap as the two teams split their doubleheader on Wednesday evening at Smokies Stadium.  With the split, …

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Blaney pulls off come-from-behind win at Bristol

Ryan Blaney got the best of Matt Crafton on the night’s final restart Wednesday at Bristol Motor Speedway, pulling away from the field as Crafton’s Toyota sputtered and failed to come up to full speed. Blaney took the checkered flag a half-second in front of runner-up Kyle Busch to give …

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ET well-represented in preseason football polls

The preseason high school football polls were revealed Monday and East Tennessee is ridiculously well represented. In Class 6A, Maryville is #1. The Class 5A top 10 includes five East Tennessee squads, including two on the Clinton Dragons’ 2015 schedule. West is #1, with Rhea County (a Dragon opponent) #2, …

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Smokies weekend wrap-up

Friday, the Chattanooga Lookouts blasted the Tennessee Smokies 14-2, collecting 19 hits in the process.  Saturday, the Smokies rebounded with a 4-1 victory on the road.  Sunday, the Lookouts took the rubber match in the five-game set with an 11-4 win.  The Smokies are off Monday but return to Smokies …

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CWTS: Busch claims win at MIS

(MRN) Kyle Busch drove past race leader Ryan Blaney four laps from the finish and kept his Number-51 Toyota in front the rest of the way on Saturday to win at Michigan International Speedway. He started tenth and led a race-high forty-four laps in notching his second win of the …

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XFinity: Smith nudges Tagliani for win

(MRN) Regan Smith pushed race leader Alex Tagliani out of the way in the next-to-last corner of the final lap Saturday, ending a fifty-two-race winless streak with a victory at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Tagliani started from the pole and led a race-high thirty-eight laps, including a stretch of …

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