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Is Bristol back? The Kyle Busch-Kyle Larson door banging battle at the conclusion of Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race provides hope. Bristol has undergone a series of changes in the last decade. The track was repaved, and reconfigured in the process, and last year the top grove of the track was destroyed by a track owner hoping to again reach sellout status. There were thoughts that the old Bristol would never be back. Once one of the series most physically demanding tracks, Bristol had been reduced to a two lane cruise for drivers while at times boring fans. Saturday’s battle provided fans with something they had not seen often enough at Bristol in recent years. Good ole fashioned beating and banging. The race had a share of cautions but those did not get in the way of watching a race long battle for the top spot on the scoring pylon. Tony Stewart’s helmet toss may have been interesting but it is this type of style that had become synonymous with Bristol. Sunday will be th...

Kyle Larson Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300 Race Preview

One Year Anniversary: One year ago at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kyle Larson made his first career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East start en route to Rookie of the Year honors and the 2013 championship title. Starting sixth and finishing ninth that day, Larson picked up experience on the half-mile bull ring that he hopes will assist him this weekend in the Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips...

Michael Johnson inks franchise tender

The third of eight players given a franchise tag this offseason has re-signed with his current team. Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson has inked his one-year, $11.2 million contract tender. Johnson's agent announced the news Friday on Twitter. Johnson, 26, is coming off his best season with the Bengals. He notched 11.5 sacks in 2012, which matched Johnson'...

Bengals eyeing Fitzpatrick for backup duty

Buffalo Bills GM Buddy Nix's prophetics words, "we just can't afford to pay that kind of money for a guy who's fighting for probably a backup job" look to ring true as Ryan Fitzpatrick has met with the Cincinnati Bengals at the league meeting in Arizona about backing up starter Andy Dalton, according the team's official website.

Report: Bengals close to re-signing Adam Jones, Rey Maualuga

According to, the Cincinnati Bengals are close to re-signing  linebacker Rey Maualuga and cornerback Adam Jones. The 29 year-old Jones recorded 40 tackles, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble in 2012.  Maualuga had 122 total tackles last season.  He was recently released, but it looks like the Bengals want to re-sign him at a lower salary.     Need NFL Tickets? var _CI...

Cincinnati Bengals: Five Free Agents They Still Need to Re-Sign

The Cincinnati Bengals have secured their special teams unit. They have kept the defensive line solid. Most players on this back-to-back playoff team were not free agents, anyway, so the Bengals are looking good as the off season progresses.With the Pittsburgh Steelers faltering last season as they were finally overcome by age, and, seemingly in the process of rebuilding, they...

A Failure To Communicate

Frustration with the lack of activity from the Bengals is reaching a level I haven’t seen since Mike Brown’s press conference following the 2010 season announcing Marvin Lewis’ new contract. Fans see the mountain of cash that the Bengals are sitting on (the tallest in the league) then look at the short list of transactions made by the team while other teams make move after...

Bengals Notes: Andre Smith, Adam Jones, Rey Maualuga, Ryan Fitzpatrick

Here are some notes from Geoff Hobson’s recent article published on Andre Smith Hobson writes that Andre Smith will most likely wait until OT Jake Long signs with either the Rams or the Dolphins before figuring out where he’ll be playing next season. Interestingly enough, offensive tackles Long, Smith and Sebastian Vollmer are all represented by the same agency...

Larson, Buescher spark new interest

On Saturday, it was clear that there's a new Kyle on the block. Yes, Kyle Busch continued his winning ways at Bristol Motor Speedway while extending his record for most career victories in the Nationwide Series to 53. But in the closing laps of the 300-circuit bout, it was Kyle Larson not only nipping at Busch's bumper but actually muscling alongside to contend at the finish...
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