Greg Biffle Keeps It Clean At Bristol Motor Speedway

Friday, August 16, 2013

Greg Biffle knows how to avoid trouble at Bristol Motor Speedway. In a matter of days, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran hopes to use that working knowledge to reel off another strong finish at BMS in the IRWIN Tools Night Race – this time, maybe a win.

Currently ninth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings, the driver of the Roush Fenway Racing Ford has competed in nearly 40 events at the Last Great Colosseum during his career. In his 21 Sprint Cup starts at BMS, he has completed more than 98 percent of the laps, amassing six top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. Perhaps even more impressive is the fact that his resume at BMS includes only one DNF – the result of an engine failure. 

In spite of his experience, the Vancouver, Wash., native is adamant about the variety of challenges that are associated with the World’s Fastest Half-Mile.

“This place (BMS) is tough,” Biffle says. “It’s your worst nightmare and it’s very unforgiving. It will not let you make mistakes and get away with it, so you have to be on your toes and you have to be lucky as well. You can be caught up in someone else’s accident very easily here. This racetrack will reach out and bite you.”

Biffle’s BMS debut came in the 1998 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event. Fifteen years later, his enthusiasm for the speedway remains intact as he looks forward to the IRWIN Tools Night Race on Aug. 24.

“The night race is pretty unique,” Biffle says. “It’s like you’re in a stadium; you can feel the electricity when you walk in here. I think a lot of drivers are asked what race should I go to and one of the first responses is, ‘Go to a Bristol night race.’ It’s so spectacular of a venue, and it’s so neat to see at least once. The problem is, (if) you come once, you’re coming back.”

August race weekend ticket packages for the IRWIN Tools Night Race on Saturday, Aug. 24, and the Food City 250 Nationwide event on Friday, Aug. 23, remain available, starting at $99. Great seats remain around the facility with lower-row seating for the Night Race starting at $75. Tickets for the Food City 250 start at $35 for adults and $17 for youth 15-and-under.

Guests are encouraged to purchase in advance while the price is $5 less per grandstand ticket than the race-week cost for the same seat. Race-week pricing takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 18.

The Wednesday night doubleheader features the Titan Roof 150 Whelen Modified race and the UNOH 200 Camping World Truck Series event. Considered by many to be one of the best nights of racing in NASCAR, tickets are $30 and free for youth 15-and-under with the purchase of an adult ticket.

In addition, BMS fans may renew their season tickets for 2014.

For more information or to purchase tickets, fans may call toll free at 866 415-4158 or 423-BRISTOL or visit www.bristoltix.com.


Soddy-Daisy Wins Big Over Notre Dame

Soddy-Daisy's Andy Wright had 27 points and Carter Tre had 19 points in the Trojans 86-56 win over Notre Dame Thursday night. Soddy-Daisy scored 29 points in a big second quarter to take a 44-33 lead at the half. The Trojans out scored Notre Dame 26-11 in the third quarter to take a big lead.  Soddy-Daisy went on to win 86-56. Notre Dame was led by Tyler Byrd ... (click for more)

UTC's Coach Foster and Mocs Play At National Ranked Notre Dame Women Friday

While Chattanooga and Notre Dame have no history, their head coaches do. Jim Foster hired a young high school coach, former professional player and former St. Joe’s student-athlete, to be his assistant after the departure of his first assistant, Geno Auriemma. Muffett McGraw learned from Foster for the next two years before taking her knowledge and experience out on her own. ... (click for more)

County Schools Have Plan To Put Security Cameras At Every School

The Hamilton County Schools have a plan to put security cameras in every school, Supt. Rick Smith told the County School Board Thursday night. He said the money would come from the $2,201,000 the schools received last year from the sale of the old Ooltewah Elementary School property. The proposal must get approval from the School Board at the December meeting, then from the ... (click for more)

Bryant Found Guilty Of Aggravated Rape, Robbery In Finley Stadium Jogger Case

A Criminal Court jury on Thursday afternoon, found Devontavious Bryant guilty of aggravated rape and robbery in the October 20, 2012 rape of a woman jogging past Finley Stadium.   Sentencing by Judge Don Poole is Jan. 5. Bryant decided to testify, saying, "I didn't rape that woman." He told prosecutor Cameron Williams, "I can't force the jury to believe nothing ... (click for more)

Always Read The Fine Print - And Response (2)

So, Chief Dodd retired before 25 years of service and is angry that he's being charged a five percent fee for surviving spouse benefits, even though that change was enacted prior to his retiring? Well, welcome to the real world, Mr. Dodd. Always read the fine print. City employees were also once able to carry their health insurance with them if they retired earlier than 25 years, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Pre-Thanksgiving Nudge

This time next week it will be Thanksgiving and, as I was browsing on the Internet yesterday, I was absently searching for something to catch the holiday mood when I found it. In 1978 Ronald Reagan was running hard to become the President of the United States, which he became in 1981-89, and, as fate would have it, suddenly it came that time during the week when he would record ... (click for more)