9:30 AM Jul 23, 2014
Area racer Skip McCord, with daughter Ella, is eager to get back in action.
"I'm looking for sponsorship that will allow me to run the All-American 400," says McCord, referring to Fairgrounds Speedway's premier race that concludes the season
11:30 AM Jul 8, 2014
with two straight victories
11:00 PM Jun 10, 2014
Robb Sexton
"It's a great facility and we're going to put it to use," he said.
11:00 PM May 29, 2014
George Page • The Lebanon Democrat/File NASCAR star Carl Edwards does his trademark backlip after winning the final race at Nashville Superspeedway, in 2011.
A spokesperson for NeXovation said details about how the Gladeville track will be utilized will be explained at a July press conference
12:30 PM May 10, 2014
Mt. Juliet racer Josh Weston is joined by his mother, Deborah Jones, as he celebrates his biggest career victory at Fairgrounds Speedway last Saturday night. The guitar is the track's signature trophy.
Josh Weston said the wait was worth it
12:30 PM Apr 25, 2014
"When I'm out there in my race car, that's when I'm most at peace," says Wright,
11:30 AM Apr 3, 2014
Several members of the Wilson County chapter of Friends of NRA hold banners proclaiming the chapter's progress.
. This year's event is Friday, April 4, at the James Ward Agricultural Center.
11:30 AM Mar 14, 2014
Lebanon racer Skip McCord, shown with daughter Ella, is looking for a ride this season.
even though he has yet to secure backing for his race car for the 2014 season, he has not given up.
8:30 AM Feb 20, 2014
Mt. Juliet's Hannah Garrett is ready for another season of racing at Highland Rim Speedway.
"I've run into some of that (male snipping)," she explains. "Back when I was racing Quarter-Midgets, a little boy felt like I was interfering with him. I didn't pay him any attention -- I just went out and beat him."
11:30 AM Feb 7, 2014
Chase Johnson, a second-grader at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, works on his Quarter-Midget race car. His father Andy, a former Fairgrounds Speedway track champion, is retiring this season to help Chase with his racing.
"I get a bigger kick out of seeing Chase win a race than I get out of winning one myself," Andy says.
8:30 AM Jan 16, 2014
Prominent music producer Scott Borchetta, left, joins Lebanon's Scott Fetcho, center, in Victory Circle following a race at Fairgrounds Speedway a few years ago. This season Borchetta will sponsor the race car of Fetcho's son Dylan (with his back to the camera), now 13.
Borchetta began promoting a teenaged singer named Taylor Swift, and predicted that someday she would be a superstar. Fetcho hopes Borchetta can work the same magic for his son Dylan, a student at Southside Elementary.
9:30 AM Jan 3, 2014
Lebanon's Scott Fetcho and son Dylan finished 1-1 in their races against each other at Highland Rim Speedway.
"We loved it," says Scott, a veteran Middle Tennessee driver who son is considered one of the area's most promising young racetrack talents. "Dylan and I get a kick out of racing against each other."
4:52 PM Nov 19, 2013
Doug Markham said "near the dam" in this case referred to an area above the dam, not below.
11:20 PM Nov 14, 2013
Lebanon's Kelli Lawson announces in the Highland Rim Speedway infield.
Lebanon's Kelli Lawson grew up listening to racetrack announcers -- and now she is one.
9:15 PM Nov 5, 2013
Joseph Meyer
"I was racing against some of the country's best short-track drivers," Meyer said. "My team had some problems during practice and qualifying, so to go out and finish 18th, on the lead lap, was pretty satisfying."
9:05 PM Oct 29, 2013
Roy Denney with a turkey he bagged with his crossbow.
During Tennessee's deer archery season, bow hunters are allowed to kill a turkey, and that's how most are taken -- random targets of opportunity that wander past a deer stand.
11:00 PM Oct 8, 2013
Wilson County resident Gretchen Wilson at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the taping of an ESPN segment.
Gretchen, whose hit song, “Redneck Woman” catapulted her to national fame, agreed to tape some promotional spots to be used during segments of ESPN’s coverage of the 10-race championship battle.