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Three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Teams Hit with Post-Race Penalty
April 1st, 2014 at 8:24 PM
Following Sunday's Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway NASCAR confiscated suspension parts from three trucks for further evaluation. On Tuesday those three teams were hit with penalties. ***PHOTO1*** The No. 54 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota of Darrell Wallce Jr that finished second, the No. 31 Turner Scott...

Brad Keselowski/Kurt Busch Incident Proves NASCAR Fans are Confused
April 1st, 2014 at 10:10 AM
It was the battle of the weekend. While Kurt Busch's triumph of the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway was something that got far too little attention, the on-track battle between Busch and Brad Keselowski got too much publicity. So much in fact that when I went on racing pages this weekend...

Timothy Peters’ Frustrating Race Ends with Damaged Truck in Feud with Teammate
March 31st, 2014 at 8:46 PM
Timothy Peters led six different times for a total of 49 laps during Sunday's rain delayed Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway. He looked to have a truck worthy of winning but typical short-track racing cost him a chance at his eighth career victory. All the...

Kurt Busch Snaps 83 Race Winless Streak, Beating Jimmie Johnson at Martinsville
March 30th, 2014 at 5:45 PM
It's been since September 2011 since Kurt Busch last finished in victory lane, but Sunday at Martinsville Kurt Busch brought his #41 Chevrolet to victory lane for the 25th time in his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career. Busch passed Jimmie Johnson with 11 laps to go to take the victory in...

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway Postponed Due to Rain
March 29th, 2014 at 4:56 PM
Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway never got started due to rain and has been postponed to Sunday at approximately 5:30 p.m. ET following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500. ***PHOTO1*** At about 4:15 p.m. ET Saturday NASCAR officials officially postponed the Kroger 250. The race was...

Jeff Gordon Raises Questions About Goodyear After Auto Club Speedway Tire Problems
March 28th, 2014 at 8:59 PM
Jeff Gordon was not happy after having a potential shot at an all-important victory on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway fizzle into a 13th place finish. Throughout the race teams were having tires come apart after about 20 laps and while Gordon's No. 24 Chevrolet team never had one of their...

Kyle Busch Wins Pole for STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway
March 28th, 2014 at 6:06 PM
Kyle Busch won the pole for Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Friday during knock out qualifying. Busch was the quickest of the final 12 drivers and won his 14th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole. It's Busch's first pole of the 2014 season. Starting alongside Busch is teammate...

Martinsville Brings Back Memories for Petty Enterprises
March 27th, 2014 at 8:39 AM
On the week that the Petty family lost one of the most influential people in their lives this weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits the Martinsville Speedway for the running of the STP 500. The racetrack is the site of the last victory for Petty Enterprises as a company....

Denny Hamlin Cleared to Race at Martinsville on Wedensday After Bizarre Incident
March 26th, 2014 at 8:42 PM
NASCAR received notice today that Denny Hamlin has been cleared by doctors to return to the seat of his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Hamlin missed Sunday's race at Auto Club Speedway with vision issues and a severe headache. ***PHOTO1***It was determined by doctors at...

Seven Drivers Will Try to Make Their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Debut at Martinsville
March 25th, 2014 at 9:34 PM
Youth will overrun the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Seven drivers will attempt to start their first Truck Series race in Saturday's Kroger 250. ***PHOTO1*** Cole Custer, 16, will attempt to qualify in a No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet. Custer's father is an executive at Stewart-Haas Racing...

Ray Black Jr to Race Limited Schedule for SS Green Light Racing
March 11th, 2014 at 8:22 PM
SS Green Light Racing has signed Ray Black Jr to drive at least six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races for the team during the 2014 season. His NASCAR debut will come on March 29th when the Truck Series heads to Martinsville Speedway for the Kroger 200. ***PHOTO1*** Black currently drives super...

Penalties Issued to Richard Childress Racing Team After Saturday’s Altercation at Martinsville
October 31st, 2013 at 8:56 PM
NASCAR has issued penalties to Richard Childress Racing on Thursday after there was an incident involving the team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday.  NASCAR penalized the team for being in violation of section 12.1 (Actions Detrimental to Stock Car Racing; throwing an...

Great Weekend at Martinsville is a Clear Call for More Short Tracks on NASCAR’s Schedule
October 29th, 2013 at 1:24 AM
This weekend at Martinsville was the best weekend of the year and NASCAR should take the hint about why this weekend was so amazing.    Martinsville Speedway is one of three short tracks currently on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit. Bristol Motor Speedway and Richmond International Raceway are the other two...

Jeff Gordon’s Race at Martinsville Speedway was an Impressive Display
October 28th, 2013 at 8:43 PM
Everyone was expecting Sunday's Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway to be a Jimmie Johnson runaway. That never materialized as a rash of 17 cautions kept the field close and made restart positioning a key to the race. Instead it was Jeff Gordon finally coming home with another...

Jeff Gordon Wins 88th Career Race at Martinsville Speedway
October 27th, 2013 at 7:16 PM
It was a long day that saw 17 caution flags fly while Jeff Gordon prevailed to win his 88th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race after taking the lead with 21 laps to go in the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway Sunday. It's Gordon's first win of...

Denny Hamlin Wins Pole for Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway
October 25th, 2013 at 5:26 PM
Denny Hamlin's 2013 season has been a bit of a disappointment but a win at Martinsville this weekend could change all that. Hamlin is on his way to a nice weekend after taking the pole for Sunday's Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 Friday at Martinsville Speedway. It's Hamlin's 17th career...

Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway Notes & Entry List
October 24th, 2013 at 9:07 PM
Race number 33 of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, and Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 7, will be the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway. There are 43 cars on the entry list which means all of the teams will make Sunday's race. Event Schedule: Friday: Noon...

Motorsports 101 Debate: Should Denny Hamlin Run a Lap in Each Race?
April 10th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
In last week's interviews at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Serie, Denny Hamlin was asked when he thinks he can return. He immediately said that it would be Martinsville, but that it is just took risky with his spine injury to get in the car that soon after suffering a fractured vertebra....

Danica Patrick’s Run at Martinsville Speedway was Very Impressive
April 9th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Danica Patrick was the story at Daytona International Raceway to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and rightfully so. She did win the pole and brought new eyes to the sport. Her race in the Daytona 500 was very strong as well and ended with an eighth place finish, the...

Jimmie Johnson Wins 8th Career Race at Martinsville in STP Gas Booster 500
April 7th, 2013 at 5:51 PM
Jimmie Johnson won the STP Gas Booster 500 at Martinsville Speedway. It's Johnson's eighth career win at Martinsville Speedway and his second of  the 2013 season. It's also Johnson's 62nd career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Johnson beat runner-up Clint Bowyer by over three car lengths. Johnson dominated the race...