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posted APRIL 26, 2017

Racing world reacts to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s retirement announcement on Twitter;
Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn't letting anyone down with retirement by Ryan McGee;
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s impending retirement leaves many questions open and
Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after 2017 season by Bob Pockrass

Allentown Morning Call
Pocono Raceway will get two chances to say goodbye to Earnhardt Jr. this summer by Keith Groller

Associated Press
NASCAR has huge hole to fill after Earnhardt retires by Jenna Fryer;
Junior will leave a big seat to fill in No. 88 next season by Dan Gelston;
Notable achievements in Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s racing career;
The Latest: NASCAR CEO calls Earnhardt a proven leader

Growing up with Dale Earnhardt Jr. by Matt Myftiu

Dale Earnhardt Jr. announces retirement from NASCAR by Al Pearce

Bristol Herald Courier
Junior made a transcendent impact in NASCAR by Allen Gregory

Charlotte Observer
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is retiring, and we should be thankful. Here are 4 reasons I am. by Scott Fowler

Richard Petty talks about Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s retirement, as NASCAR wonders what's next and
Dale Earnhardt Jr. doing it his way and
Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire from NASCAR after 2017 season by Greg Engle

Daytona Beach News-Journal
Junior Earnhardt will leave a big void for NASCAR and
This time, Junior's scripting could've been better by Ken Willis

Delaware State News
Local fans react to Earnhardt's retirement by Mike Finney

Fox Sports
Dale Earnhardt Jr. on father's pride: 'I'd have to go hear it from Rick' and
10 takeaways from Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s retirement press conference by Tom Jensen

Did You Notice?: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Retires On His Terms, Goes His Own Way by Tom Bowles;
The Frontstretch 5: Reasons to Thank Dale Earnhardt, Jr. for a Career Well Spent by Amy Henderson;
NASCAR Mailbox: Who Should Replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick Motorsports? by Joseph Wolkin;
Who's Hot and Who's Not: The Jimmie Johnson is Freaky Fast Edition by Jeff Wolfe;
The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Bristol by Frank Velate

Godfather Motorsports
Dale Junior Calls It a Career by Dave Moody

Initial thoughts on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s retirement decision and
Fan reactions weigh on Dale Jr. during retirement news conference and
NASCAR's Steve O'Donnell on life after Dale Jr.

Kickin the Tires
Playoff Points: Bristol I Edition by Aaron Bearden;
Dale Jr. Retirement is Bittersweet But He's Shown Us Family is First by Jerry Jordan

Motor Racing Network
Earnhardt Jr. Made His Mark and
Earnhardt Jr.: 'Out On My Own Terms' by Pete Pistone

Dale Jr.'s impact on NASCAR goes far beyond his driving career by Lee Spencer;
Dale Jr. - "I just wanted the opportunity to go out on my own terms" by Jim Utter

A kid, a son, a racer and fan favorite by Kenny Bruce

NBC Sports
Dale Earnhardt Jr. succeeded in desire to 'leave some kind of mark' from Hendrick tenure by Daniel McFadin;
Kevin Harvick addresses how he will know when it is time to retire and
Amid anxiety over retiring NASCAR drivers, a new era emerges and
Dale Earnhardt Jr. still plans to race during his Cup retirement and
Focus turns to JR Motorsports for Dale Earnhardt Jr. after 2017 season by Dustin Long;
Who are the candidates to replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the #88? Here's a short list by Nate Ryan

On Pit Road
NASCAR Will Survive Without Dale Jr. by Roger Holtsclaw

Popular Speed
Earnhardt Jr.: "Having Influence Over My Exit" Fueled Retirement Decision by Jason Schultz

Race Talk Radio
But Does Dale Earnhardt Jr Qualify as a Legend by Dennis Michelsen

Earnhardt Jr.: I'm retiring 'on my own terms' by Kelly Crandall

Richmond Times-Dispatch
Bad news for NASCAR is good move by Dale Earnhardt Jr. by Paul Woody;
Bickmeier, Campbell begin preparing for life A.E. (after Earnhardt) by Randy Hallman

SB Nation
Dale Earnhardt Jr. announces he'll retire after 2017 season by Jordan Bianchi

Speedway Media
Richmond International Raceway - Did You Know? by Angela Campbell;
Surprising and Not Surprising: Bristol Motor Speedway;
NASCAR Top-10 Power Rankings: Bristol by Jeffrey Boswell

Stock Car Gazette
Why Dale, Jr. Retiring Is Such A Big Deal by Chuck Abrams;
The Crying Sob Heard Round the World by Heather Meyer

USA Today
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s biggest victory was raising concussion awareness by Nancy Armour;
Dale Earnhardt Jr. on retirement: I wanted 'to go out on my own terms' and
NASCAR takes serious blow with Dale Earnhardt Jr. retirement by Mike Hembree;
Dale Earnhardt Jr. retiring on his terms, like he did everything else in racing by Brant James

Washington Post
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s retirement is right for him, not for NASCAR by Liz Clarke

WSB Radio Race Blog
Who replaces Dale Jr. as both the driver of the 88 and the face of NASCAR? by Doug Turnbull

Yahoo Sports
Hendrick Motorsports has not decided on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s replacement and
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s retirement means NASCAR's future has arrived and
Dale Earnhardt Jr.: I wanted to step away on my own terms by Nick Bromberg

posted APRIL 25, 2017

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after 2017 season and
Jimmie Johnson leaned on crew chief Chad Knaus for Bristol win and
Kyle Busch: 'You've got to have tires that can last' and
Daniel Hemric finally sees more money, success, at Bristol by Bob Pockrass

Associated Press
NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season by Jenna Fryer

Alon Day: From Israel to latest NASCAR Next class by Alanis King

Bristol Herald Courier
Johnson prevails to claim Food City 500 at BMS and
So what kind of racing do fans want to see at BMS? by Allen Gregory;
Johnson alone in the stratosphere and
BMS NOTEBOOK: More bad luck for Junior by Nate Hubbard

Commercial breakdown and links related to the 2017 Food City 500 (Rain Postponed) by Cheryl Walker

Jimmie Johnson wins rain delayed, exciting, Bristol race and
Bizarre incident leaves Dale Earnhardt Jr. with terrible finish at Bristol and
The NASCAR food City 500 at Bristol as it happened by Greg Engle

Daytona Beach News-Journal
NASCAR Speed Freaks: Are you bored with Jimmie? by Ken Willis & Godwin Kelly

Evolve, Adapt and Overcome or Become Obsolete by Jay 'MJ' Husmann

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after the 2017 season by Chase Wilhelm;
Kyle Larson drives hard after speeding penalty to finish sixth and
Clint Bowyer on finishing second: 'We shouldn't hang our head about it' by Joe Menzer;
Carl Edwards not a candidate to replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. in #88 and
5 takeaways from the action-packed Food City 500 at Bristol by Tom Jensen

5 Points To Ponder: Should Kyle Larson Feel Good Or Bad About 2017? by Tom Bowles;
Beside the Rising Tide: Making The Call by Matt McLaughlin;
Thinkin' Out Loud: Bristol Pit Road Penalties Played Into Jimmie Johnson's Hands by Mike Neff;
The Big 6: Questions After The 2017 Food City 500 by Michael Finley;
Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Fans Needed FOX Sports GO For Bristol by Phil Allaway

Initial thoughts on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s retirement decision and
The Top Five: Breaking down the Bristol race

Kicklin' the Tires
ATW: Food for thought leaving Bristol Motor Speedway and
Kyle Busch re-ups on Goodyear criticism after flat tires doom Bristol run and
Dale Jr. ends promising weekend with spill into the wall at Bristol by Aaron Bearden

Chris Buescher's rough weekend results in two wrecked cars ande
Jordan Anderson sets second-longest last-place streak in NASCAR history by Brock Beard

Lexington Dispatch
Hard luck prevents rookie from having a great day at Bristol by Ben White

Motor Racing Network
Bowyer Finishes Second at Bristol by Jeff Wackerlin;
Kenseth Leads JGR at Bristol and
Larson's Comeback Falls Short and
Bristol Rear-View Mirror by Pete Pistone

Larson put on a show at Bristol, but victory eluded him and
Jimmie Johnson goes back-to-back with Bristol win by Lee Spencer;
Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire from NASCAR after 2017 and
Are Bristol's changes fair to all and does it really matter? and
Pit road speeding penalty derails Truex's chance at Bristol win and
Bowyer comes close to victory: "Damn it - I about had one!" by Jim Utter

Motorsports Tribune
Earnhardt's Day Comes to an Early End at Bristol and
Larson, Truex Rebound from Speeding Penalties, Finish in Top-10 at Bristol by David Morgan;
Ty Dillon Survives Trouble, Finishes Best of Rookies in Bristol by Seth Eggert

NBC Sports
Dale Earnhardt Jr. retiring from NASCAR after 2017 season by Nate Ryan;
Clint Bowyer having fun, but says it 'sucks' to finish second in Food City 500 by Daniel McFadin;
Bristol could signal new era of short track racing by Dustin Long

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick's Brutal Seasons Keep Getting Worse by Dakota Randall

Popular Speed
Larson's Domination Spoiled by Speeding Penalty by Mitchell Breuer;
Radip Reaction: A Tale of Two Lanes and
Postponed Sunday Races Should Run on Monday Night by Jason Schultz;
Cut Tire Ruins Erik Jones' Day and
Five NCWTS Drivers to Watch at Kansas Speedway by Ashley McCubbin

Johnson as excited as ever at win #82 by Kelly Crandall

Raceway Insider
Power Rankings: Bristol I by Greg Atkins;
Bristol Motor Speedway Leaves Many Wondering What Might Have Been by Tyler Painter

Racin Today
Johnson Wins Bristol To Go Back To Bac by Jim Pedley

SB Nation
NASCAR Bristol recap: 100 career wins is becoming a reality for Jimmie Johnson by Jordan Bianchi

Skirts and Scuffs
Right Sides Only: Notes from the Food City 500 Winning Crew Chief, Chad Knaus by Stacey Owens

The Final Word - Bristol was the best of times and the worst of times by Ron Thornton

Stock Car Gazette
Mr. 7-Time Is Now Also Mr. 2017 2-Time by Chuck Abrams

USA Today
Healthy Dale Earnhardt Jr. stuck in neutral in return to NASCAR by Brant James;
Five takeaways from Bristol: From Jimmie Johnson to Clint Bowyer and
Jimmie Johnson wins rain-delayed NASCAR race at Bristol and
Kyle Larson gives Jimmie Johnson a run for his money at Bristol and
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s day ends early after crash at Bristol by A.J. Perez

Winston-Salem Journal
Need for speed fuels Reynolds sophomore Slade Parsons' Daytona dreams by Dan Collins

WSB Radio Race Blog
Did the Bristol of old return Monday? by Doug Turnbull

Yahoo Sports
Dale Earnhardt Jr. retires as the toughest athlete in sports history by Jay Busbee;
Quick takeaways from Bristol: Kurt Busch's start to 2017 is nothing like his start to 2016 by Nick Bromberg

posted APRIL 23-24, 2017

A rain postponement not what Bristol Motor Speedway needed by Bob Pockrass

Asheboro Courier Tribune
Go high, low or stay home? Questions abound for Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway by Tony Bolick

Associated Press
Drivers trying to figure out the sticky Bristol surface by Jenna Fryer;
Erik Jones makes it 2 straight this season with Xfinity win

Bristol Herald Courier
Diehard NASCAR fans prefer the old-school way of racing and
Food City 500 postponed until Monday and
Challenges abound for drivers in today's Food City 500 and
Mark Martin played a key role in transformation of BMS and
Harrison Burton wins K&N race and
Xfinity shows that young talent is on the rise in NASCAR by Allen Gregory;
BMS Notebook: Clements, Chastain fight spices up rain delay and
Late bump lifts Jones to another Xfinity win at BMS by Nate Hubbard;
NASCAR sang country in 1975 by Tom Netherland;
Food City's 25th anniversary of sponsoring NASCAR event brings memories by Robert Sorrell

Competition Plus
Bristol, Baby, Baby, It's a Wild World by Monte Dutton

NASCAR community reacts to soggy Sunday morning in Bristol and
Brutal forecast puts Food City 500 at Bristol in jeopardy by Tom Jensen;
Brad Keselowski on NASCAR: 'It's not meant to be a fair sport' and
Danica Patrick talks Indy 500, Bristol and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and
Jimmie Johnson got right with 'as many margaritas and beers' as he could handle in Mexico by Joe Menzer

Up to Speed: Erik Jones Pursues his First Win by Bryan Gable;
XFINITY Breakdown: Erik Jones Comes From the Back Late to Win by Dustin Albino;
2017 Frontstretch Cup: Food City 500 Predictions
Pace Laps: Rain at Bristol on Sunday, Erik Jones Leads the Way in XFINITY

Old Bristol shows a hint of returning, but drivers resist and
Social Spotlight with Mike Joy

Johnson City Press
Rains start, race doesn't; postponed to Monday and
Burton wins rain-shortened Zombie 125 by Dave Ongie

Kickin' the Tires
FBI Documents Show Patricia Driscoll Used Charity $$$ in Legal Fight Against Kurt Busch by Jerry Jordan

Morning News
Short tracks throwbacks for NASCAR by Cathy Elliott

A new winner could come out of Bristol by Lee Spencer;
Burton scores first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East win by Tim Southers

Motorsports Tribune
Quin Houff Impresses in Xfinity Debut, Finishes 15th at Bristol by Seth Eggert

Larson, McMurray surge as CGR work bears fruit by Kenny Bruce;
Meet Dr. Fiege: Physician to help further enhance medical efforts by Holly Cain;
Burton Victorious in Bristol by Zach Catanzareti

NBC Sports
NASCAR drivers should remember that Bristol was built on the bottom, baby by Jeff Burton;
Family affair: Harrison Burton celebrates first K&N Pro Series East win with parents and
Jeremy Clements receives swollen left eye after punch from Ross Chastain by Dustin Long;
Erik Jones overcomes penalty to win Xfinity race at Bristol in three-lap shootout by Daniel McFadin

The Podium Finish
In the Fast Lane with Michael McDowell by Rob Tiongson

Popular Speed
Impressive Run Leads Hemric to 'Dash 4 Cash' Prize by Jason Schultz;
Three Takeaways: Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 by Travis Barend

The Racing Experts
All tracks should move victory lane to the frontstretch by Geoff Bodine;
Will Kyle Busch recapture his Bristol magic? and
Food City 500 fantasy picks and
Big surprises through seven races and
Jones captures back-to-back XFINITY wins by Taylor Goins

'Dirty' Drivers Should Have An Edge At Bristol by Deb Williams

Richmond Times-Dispatch
Rusty Wallace still passionate about racing 12 years after retirement by Randy Hallman

Bubba Wallace Could Lose His Ride...So What? by Dennis Michelsen

SB Nation
Bristol NASCAR race day weather forecast: Wet all day (and night) Sunday by Brian Neudorff

Skirts and Scuffs
Weathering It All: Five Questions for Bristol by Kristen Schneider

Toronto Star
Fawning over Alonso becoming irritating by Norris McDonald

USA Today
Some big names missing from NASCAR's win column by A.J. Perez

posted APRIL 22, 2017

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne getting results for Roush Fenway Racing by Bob Pockrass

Asheboro Courier-Tribune
Wallace Jr. all smiles heading into Xfinity race by Tony Bolick

Associated Press
Busch and Gibbs team hope for breakthrough at Bristol by Jenna Fryer

Bluefield Daily Telegraph
XFinity driver Hemric a curious driver by Larry Edens

Bristol Herald Courier
It's time for all NASCAR fans to appreciate Junior and
Martin-McClure are hoping for repeat of 2016 in K&N race and
Blake Koch hopes to be center of attention in Xfinity Series and
Kyle Busch offers his opinion on BMS by Allen Gregory;
Cup leader Larson, Allgaier, Gaughan share BMS stories with Weaver students and
BMS Notebook: Kurt Busch hopes to rediscover winning ways at BMS by Nate Hubbard

Elmiria Star Gazette
Q&A: Printup talks future of WGI, IndyCar, Phish by Andrew Legare

Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: Food City 500 by Corey Brewer;
Eric McClure on XFINITY Series: 'There Are Days I Miss it Terribly' by Zach Catanzaretti

Motor Racing Network
Bristol Currently No Fun for Larson and
Johnson Has His Mojo Back and
Busch Knows Bristol's Challenges by Pete Pistone;
Kenseth Eyes Bristol Turnaround by Jeff Wackerlin

Five things to watch for in Saturday's Xfinity race by Jim Utter

NBC Sports
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Larson have a message for the rain: Stay away and
Kyle Busch isn't fretting how Joe Gibbs Racing has started season by Dustin Long;
Good news, race fans: few conflicts with NFL games during 2017 NASCAR playoffs and
To bump-and-run or not to bump-and-run, that is the question by Jerry Bonkowski

NASCAR's Impromptu Scheduling Changes Punish Fans Who Plan Ahead by Pat McAssey

Nevada Appeal
Bristol features short track - and tempers by Roger Diez

Popular Speed
Matt Tifft Hopes Familiarity Leads to Another Top-10 by Ashley McCubbin;
Bristol Favors Surprise Contenders by Jason Schultz

Race Fans Forever
It's Bristol Baby, but Which Bristol? by PattyKay Lilley

Insight: NFL star tackles NASCAR diversity by Mark Glendenning


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