Kyle Busch scored his 199th NASCAR national event victory Sunday at ISM Raceway, drawing the inevitable comparisons to Richard Petty’s 200 Cup Series wins.
Saturday, April 6 is the busiest day of the spring race weekend at BMS with Cup Series practice, Xfinity Series qualifying, the Xfinity Alsco 300 and the Zombie Auto 150 for the NASCAR K&N Series.
As expected, the Joe Gibbs Racing organization and two Ford teams have sprinted out of the gate the first two races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
In its third year being held in Johnson City, the event showcases competitors and cars from the different divisions that compete at the NASCAR-sanctioned, three-eighths-mile concrete oval track.
With the transformation of the former Lonesome Pine Raceway to Clay Valley Speedway now complete, the track is scheduled to host the inaugural Wishbone Classic this weekend.
It rarely works out, whether it’s NASCAR or the NCAA basketball tournament, that the four best teams reach the final four.
Remember back in January when there was major concern in the Ford camp that their teams would be at a disadvantage with this the last year of the Focus model in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series?
Also in the Racing Notes, testing has been going on the newly installed dirt surface at Clay Valley Speedway, formerly Lonesome Pine Raceway, and drivers are raving about the racing surface.
Local drivers Tim Maupin, Jackie Hughes and Tim Byrd decided to go topless Sunday at Volunteer Speedway’s “Think Pink 2.0 — Pink Out” racing program in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Vehicles from the Bandit Big Rig Series and Monster Trucks did laps around the track and infield on Tuesday in Bristol, Tenn., to promote the upcoming Metro by T-Mobile Halloween Monster Truck Mash.
Hometown driver Derek Lane charged from the back of the field to outrun the Gripp Limited Late Model Series regulars and win the second of two 35-lap features on Saturday night at Kingsport Speedway.
Cherokee Race Park recently wrapped up its weekly points racing and drivers from Hawkins and Sullivan counties were among the top finishers at the Rogersville dragstrip.
Also in this week’s Racing Notes, Nick Saban added fuel to the fire concerning rumors about the next Battle at Bristol football game involving Alabama and NASCAR drivers are bracing to take on the Charlotte roval.
Robbie Ferguson went out a winner and a championship contender in his final season as a full-time driver at Kingsport Speedway.
Championship Night at Kingsport Speedway will crown track champions in five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions plus include a Fan Appreciation program and fireworks show.