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Man fatally shot in Kentucky after wounding Tenn. officer

Jun. 29, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police fatally shot a suspect who fled after allegedly shooting an officer in Tennessee. Nashville Metro Police said a warrant was issued Tuesday night charging Samuel Quinton Edwards, 34, with attempted murder of a Hendersonville police...

Court lets Tennessee 6-week abortion ban take effect

Jun. 28, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal court on Tuesday allowed Tennessee's ban on abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy to take effect, citing the Supreme Court's decision last week overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights case. The action by the 6th U.S. Circuit...

Bonnaroo, a leader in green fests, faces climate change risk

Jun. 28, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Since its debut on a rural Tennessee farm two decades ago, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival strived to be one of the country’s greenest music festivals, investing in recycling, composting, solar energy and other improvements. But last August Tennessee...

Column: Chase Elliott pushes to race Nashville Fairgrounds

Jun. 27, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — To be clear, Chase Elliott will take a victory anywhere he can get one. But not long after lifting the celebratory guitar he earned for winning at Nashville Superspeedway, Elliott couldn't help but wonder if NASCAR is still at the wrong race track. ...

Chase Elliott needs nearly 7 hours to win at Nashville

Jun. 27, 2022 00:48 AM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Chase Elliott salvaged a crummy day for Hendrick Motorsports and interrupted a potential Toyota rout by winning the rain-drenched race at Nashville Superspeedway on Sunday night. Elliott recovered from an early issue that dropped him deep into the field to...

Speedway Motorsports founder remembered at NASCAR race

Jun. 26, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — The man who founded Speedway Motorsports had a presence Sunday during NASCAR's Ally 400 race at the track his company bought last November. Bruton Smith died Wednesday at the age of 95. The Hall of Famer who was one of the biggest track owners and most...

Allgaier dominates at Nashville to win Xfinity Series race

Jun. 25, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Allgaier routed the field at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday for his second Xfinity Series victory of the season. The JR Motorsports driver led 134 of the 188 laps in his Chevrolet and beat Trevor Bayne by 4.513-seconds on a hot, steamy afternoon...

Hamlin to lead field to green at hot Nashville Superspeedway

Jun. 25, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin will lead the field to green at Nashville Superspeedway while debuting a heat-combating device for the first time in his career. The Sunday forecast calls for temperatures in the high 90s, which would raise the heat inside the race car closer to...

Free legal clinic on wheels launches for Tennessee clients

Jun. 25, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has launched a free legal clinic on wheels. The court used federal pandemic aid to retrofit a blue sprinter van to make stops in mostly rural places across the state. It’s called the “Justice Bus” and it’s essentially a...

Truex Jr. tells Joe Gibbs Racing he's returning in 2023

Jun. 25, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — It took Martin Truex Jr. only seven words to end the season-long speculation about his future in NASCAR. “I’m back in the 19 next year,” Truex said at Nashville Superspeedway. A statement from Joe Gibbs Racing was even more brief: ”I'm coming back,"...