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Trevor Bayne "Backs Pat" at Food City 250

Tennessee Head Women's Basketball Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt served as the grand marshal of the Food City 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race Friday night, giving the command for the drivers to "start your engines" at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Another Knoxville celebrity, NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne, drove the No. 60 Roush Fenway "We Back Pat" themed car.

"I'm Excited to be back here in Bristol at the Nationwide series again," Bayne said before the race.

"I don't want to get too far ahead of myself, it's racing at Bristol and anything could happen."

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Erin and John preview Outdoor KnoxFest

Outdoor KnoxFest is a three-day adventure for outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels. There are a total of 8 events this weekend, ranging from a bike rides and paddle boarding, to rock climbing.

The City of Knoxville offers hundreds of acres of flowers and fields, miles of greenway, and quarries and lakes alike. Outdoor Knoxville is using KnoxFest as a gateway to all that Knoxville has to offer.

Recycled art exhibit starts Friday night

The Fountain City Art Center hosts the opening of and reception for an unusual exhibit Friday, August 24, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

It is called "The Recycled Kingdom."

Garage fire sends explosions sky high

A Knoxville garage fire sent sparks and explosions flying into the air, Thursday night.

It happened at 3033 Harris Road, just off Millertown Pike.

According to Rural Metro, nine units responded to the scene of the fire. By the time they arrived the structure was engulfed in flames, forcing firefighters to begin defensive measures.

No other structures were affected in the blaze and Rural Metro says no one was inside at the time.

There is no word on what started that fire.

 

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Man rams car into Helen Ross McNabb Center

An East Tennessee mental health organization is cleaning up after a patient rammed his car into the building.

Maryville police say there's thousands of dollars worth of damage at the Helen Ross McNabb Center on East Broadway.

Police say a patient was at the center for treatment earlier Thursday, then came back just before 5 p.m. and appeared agitated.

When he left that second time, police say he ran his car into the building at least twice.

Nobody was hurt.

Cross-country walk leads couple through East Tennessee

What do you do after graduating college? If you're a California couple, you start walking...across the country.

 Levi Stiles and Shikira Severson left New York in July and plan to walk the 3500 miles back to San Franciso.

"We've been  on the road for 44 days so far," Stiles tells Live at Five at 4, we first heard about them from a Knoxville couple, Betty and Ron, who had met the pair and offered them a place to stay the night and also a home-cooked breakfast.

Third generation doctor shares words of wisdom

Third generation doctor shares words of wisdom

A long time physician in Knoxville is a third generation doctor whose gained a lot of medical and non-medical wisdom over the years.

He often shares his timeless advice with patients.

There's never a charge for homespun wisdom at the Christenberry Clinic.

"Rapid weather change causes pressure head aches. And you know in East Tennessee if you don't like the weather wait three days and it will change. So we'll hope it will change for the better next time," Dr. Ken Christenberry explained to one patient.