BLOOMINGDALE, TN :: After three seasons with former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Robert Pressley at the helm of Kingsport Speedway, 2014 brings about some changes.
Those changes include Pressley’s departure from the management position at the 3/8 mile concrete track.  Ervin and Keith Stiltner will be taking over the facility for the 2014 season.  After three seasons of working side by side with Robert Pressley, Karen Tunnell will take over the management role at the track.
Tunnell has been in racing her whole life and has worked for both Kingsport Speedway and Lonesome Pine Raceway in the past and her husband, a competitor in the Street Stock division at Kingsport, Chris Tunnell has been racing in the region for years.  Tunnell is poised for the opportunity.
“This has always been my dream,” said Tunnell.  “I just want to take what Robert (Pressley) built and continue it.”
Tunnell says she intends to continue with all the things that Pressley made work over the last three seasons which has made Kingsport one of the more racer friendly tracks in the country.
Pressley likely won’t fade into the night and will likely be a part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series scene in 2014 just not as a promoter.  Pressley is expected to take a job within NASCAR.  Pressley was unvailable for comment at press time.