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Bill Elliott, Raymond Parks among NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees

Dawsonville's Bill Elliott, the 1988 Winston Cup Champion, is among 20 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame's 6th induction class.

February 21, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Elliott makes Nationwide debut Saturday at Daytona

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott makes his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut in the DRIVE4COPD 300 tomorrow at Daytona International Speedway.

February 21, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Elliott starts season with top-10 finish at superspeedway

Saturday's ARCA race run at Daytona didn't go as well as Chase Elliott had hoped, but the 18-year-old from Dawsonville will take what he learned at the famed superspeedway as he prepares for his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut this weekend.

February 18, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Young Elliott’s career on track

It's been more than 25 years since Bill Elliott won the Winston Cup Championship and thrust Dawsonville into the spotlight as a powerhouse racing community.

February 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

New rules make Elliott hall of fame eligible

Bill Elliott is among a handful of legends now eligible for nomination into the NASCAR Hall of Fame after racing officials announced procedural changes in December intended to broaden the slate of available candidates.

Any driver that competed for 30 years is now eligible for induction in to the hall of fame, as are drivers that have reached their 55th birthday after competing for 10 years.

February 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

YEAR IN REVIEW: Chase Elliott to drive for Dale Jr.

As if 2013 wasn't Dawsonville's Chase Elliott's year, the announcement came Monday that he would compete fulltime in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports with Atlanta-based NAPA Auto Parts as his primary sponsor for 2014.

January 07, 2014 | From staff reports | SPORTS

Elliott named GRHOF 2013 Driver of the Year

Second generation racer Chase Elliott, 17, has been named the 2013 Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Driver of the Year.

November 20, 2013 | By David Renner | SPORTS

Local youth shines in rifle events

Dawson County High School freshman Tristan Melton has managed to do what few other 14 year olds can lay claim to.

October 30, 2013 | From staff reports | SPORTS

Fans savor pit stop by ‘The King’ of racing

Fans gathered Friday night for the opportunity to see, hear and meet one of NASCAR's greatest drivers, "The King" Richard Petty.

September 04, 2013 | By Charles Phelps DCN regional staff | SPORTS

Elliott makes history

In just his sixth start, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott made history as the youngest winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series when he took the checkered flag in Monday's inaugural race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

September 03, 2013 | | SPORTS

Elliott takes first truck series pole

Chase Elliott made history last week as the youngest driver to sit on the pole in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series at Bristol Motor Speedway.

August 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Player advances to Auburn

Former Dawson County High School Lady Tiger standout softball player Jenna Abbott will continue her career at Auburn University next season.

August 20, 2013 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Standout headed to Union College

Former Tiger football standout Zack Martin will attend Union College in Barbourville, Ky. this fall following an outstanding prep career at Dawson County High School.

August 06, 2013 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Dawsonville’s McIntosh dominates at Dixie

Dawsonville-native Donald McIntosh took the checkered flag after starting on the outside pole and leading every lap of the Super Late Model feature at Dixie Speedway Saturday in Woodstock.

August 06, 2013 | From staff reports | SPORTS

Chase Elliott has climbed up racing’s ranks faster than dad

Their entrances to the 2013 Eastern Grands at the Cumming Fairgrounds last week were fitting for their stature in the racing world and place in life.

July 30, 2013 | By Brian Paglia DCN regional staff | SPORTS

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Ladies rally to win 7-6

Freshman Maggie Schandera singled to drive in teammate Kaila Billingsley in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Dawson County High School varsity ...

October 06, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Tigers take down Vikings

The weather didn't stop the Dawson County offense on Friday night in Valhalla.

October 06, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Rain dampens Unicoi finishes

The Dawson County High School varsity cross country teams competed at Unicoi State Park in the Mountain Invitational last week.

October 06, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Elliott jumps to second in standings

Chase Elliott finished seventh in Saturday's Hisense 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway.

October 06, 2015 | From staff reports | SPORTS

‘Georgia Shaker’ dies at the age of 83

One of the state's most decorated drag racers and a 2006 inductee of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame died Saturday.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Elliott nets 11th top-five at Kentucky

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, finished fourth in Saturday's 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kentucky ...

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | SPORTS

Elliott breaks 39-race winless streak by taking Richmond

The thunderous SI-RENE atop the world famous Pool Room woke up Dawsonville as Chase Elliott took the checkered flag Friday night at Richmond International Raceway ...

September 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


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