Daily Archives March 4, 2018

Kingsport Speedway drivers ready to take on new challenges

At Saturday’s annual Kingsport Speedway Car Show at The Mall at Johnson City, drivers talked about how a strong field of cars at the 3/8-mile concrete oval could be even deeper this season with so many of the paved tracks in the region closing down.

Kingsport Speedway is the only NASCAR-sanctioned track in Northeast Tennessee or Southwest Virginia running a weekly program these days. Newport (Tenn.) Speedway, Lonesome Pine Raceway in Coeburn, Va., and the Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va., have completely closed or will run only special events in 2018.

Ronnie McCarty, the 2015 and 2016 track champion from Kingsport, has the goal of regaining the title this season...

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