NASCAR gave a brief timeline Saturday of the response to Monday night’s accident that was so startling many drivers feared Ryan Newman dead.
Ross, from Mount Carmel, was Hawkins County's only selection this year. She is currently ranked No. 1 in her class academically, serves as SGA vice president, and volunteers as a peer mentor with the Unified Sports Program and Special Olympics.
Ryan Newman’s survival of a horrific wreck at the end of the Daytona 500 served as a reminder of how far NASCAR safety innovations have come since one of the most tragic eras in the sport.
Denny Hamlin won his second straight Daytona 500 and third overall, beating Ryan Blaney in an overtime photo finish marred by a terrifying crash that sent Ryan Newman to the hospital on Monday.
“It’s really tough on me getting back in the plane and it will never be the same now that you know the real realities and dangers. It will never, ever be the same again.”
The Daytona 500 was postponed by rain for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR’s season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump.
Late Model Stock track champions Nik Williams and Kres VanDyke are ready to hit the racetrack.
The Kingsport Speedway race car show returns to the Mall at Johnson City on Saturday.
The first race of the NASCAR season was a demolition derby that turned Daytona International Speedway into a giant junkyard. The Busch Clash? More like the Busch Crash.
The wait is almost over for NASCAR fans. The engines roar to life Sunday with qualifying for the Daytona 500 at noon, followed by the Busch Clash at 3 p.m.
It is the opportunity that Chad Finchum has always dreamed of. The former Kingsport Speedway track champion recently announced he will be driving the No. 49 MBM Motorsports Toyota in an attempt to qualify for the upcoming Daytona 500.
Teams will now use a separate rules package at Bristol, Dover, Martinsville, New Hampshire, Phoenix, Richmond, the Charlotte Roval, Sonoma and Watkins Glen.
NASCAR drivers stayed busy over the holidays in short track events in America and overseas, and Kyle Larson scooped up four of the biggest dirt track wins.
Dobyns-Bennett had its best football season in seven years, winning 10 games and reaching the third round of the TSSAA Class 6A playoffs. The Tribe’s success is the Times News’ top Northeast Tennessee sports story for 2019.
“As always, our schedule is packed with a lot of racing action through the spring and summer. We’re also very excited to have the Tour of Destruction returning to the speedway for the first time since 2014.”