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Justin Boston’s Concentration Shifts Towards 2015

Justin Boston (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images) When the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) garage opened for business on Thursday afternoon, Justin Boston’s No. 25 Toyota Tundra was noticeably missing at Texas Motor Speedway. Boston’s team, Venturini Motorsports announced in August that the Baltimore, Maryland native would compete in four NCWTS races this season, including the final three race stretch, beginning with Friday night’s WinStar World Casino & Resort 350k. With Boston and Venturini Motorsports absent, it’s obvious, Boston’s plans have been altered with a shifted concentration towards 2015. “I’m disappointed that I won’t be competing in the final stretch of truck races this season, but I’m (very) optimistic about 2015,” said Boston, who made his NCWTS debut at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway in August. “I’m ... FULL STORY »

Brad Keselowski back in the same hole he just escaped

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, looks on during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. - Photo Credit: Will Schneekloth/Getty Images Apparently, Brad Keselowski can’t stand prosperity. Or perhaps he’s just trying to extract every ounce of drama possible from the new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format. A week after keeping his championship hopes alive with a storybook victory at Talladega ... FULL STORY »

Runner-up finish is a mixed blessing for Jeff Gordon

2014 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon (AARP Drive to End Hunger) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va.— Finishing second to Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. wasn’t without substantial benefits to Jeff Gordon. When Gordon crossed the finish line .344 seconds behind Earnhardt in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, he ... FULL STORY »

Brad Keselowski’s Momentum Stalled Again…

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford, talks with his crew chief Paul Wolfe during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images A week after guaranteeing himself into the Eliminator round of the Chase, Brad Keselowski found trouble in Sunday’s Cup race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. It marked the second straight round where the opening race spelled potential doom for Team Penske. ... FULL STORY »

David Ragan Late Race Strategy Pays Off With Top-10 Finish

David Ragan, driver of the #34 Wendell Scott Hall of Fame Tribute Ford, races Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 McDonald's Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 26, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images) After falling off the lead lap early, a last-minute Hail Mary attempt by Front Row Motorsports didn’t exactly end up in Victory Lane, but David Ragan did score his first top-10 finish of the year in Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief ... FULL STORY »

Kevin Harvick’s Rally From The Back All For Not

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Outback Steakhouse Chevrolet, drives to the pits with smoke pouring from his car during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 26, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo Credit:  Jeff Zelevansky) Stewart-Haas Racing’s mission during Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway was to dig Kevin Harvick out of his 33rd place starting position and accelerate to the front, where they thought they’d be safe. It inadvertently backfired. Harvick, driving ... FULL STORY »

Ryan Newman Quietly Earning Shot At Final Four

2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman (Caterpillar) - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images In his first season driving for Richard Childress Racing, Ryan Newman appears to be the front-running dark horse in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, after earning a third place finish in Sunday afternoon’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at ... FULL STORY »



Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 26, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins At Martinsville As Calamity Strikes Chase Favorites
Posted 10.26.14
MARTINSVILLE, Va.— On a day that saw two of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup favorites suffer potentially catastrophic problems, Dale Earnhardt Jr. stole a victory from the title contenders on Sunday, passing Tony Stewart for the lead with less than four laps left in the Goody’s Headache Relief ...FULL STORY »
German Quiroga, driver of the#77 Otterbox Toyota, is involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway on October 25, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore / Getty Images)
Aggression or Not, German Quiorga Has To Act Now
Posted 10.26.14
You have to give Red Horse Racing’s German Quiorga credit. An ill-fated four-wide pass in the final 12 laps of Saturday’s Kroger 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway would have easily been the move of the year, if Quiroga had pulled it off. Instead, Quiroga’s ...FULL STORY »
Canada’s Alex Guenette Delivers Top-10 In Turner Scott Motorsports Debut
Posted 10.25.14
Many wondered whether NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (NCTS) driver Alex Guenette’s early weekend speed at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway would stick for Saturday’s Kroger 200. Simple answer. Yes. The Terrebonne, Quebec native showed that with the right equipment and patience, goals can be accomplished in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ...FULL STORY »
Matt Tifft (Photo Credit: ARCA)
Matt Tifft’s Worthy Performance Earns Attention In Truck Series Debut
Posted 10.25.14
Hinckley, Ohio’s Matt Tifft wasn’t sure what to expect in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut Saturday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Not only was the part-time ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards driver competing at one of the most demanding tracks on the circuit, but the Buckeye native was ...FULL STORY »
Darrell Wallace, Jr., driver of the #34 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Wendell Scott Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway on October 25, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Wallace Jr. wins at Martinsville in Wendell Scott Tribute Truck
Posted 10.25.14
MARTINSVILLE, Va.— Driving a No. 34 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota painted and numbered as a tribute to NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee Wendell Scott—and with Scott’s family in attendance at Martinsville Speedway—polesitter Darrell Wallace Jr. held off Timothy Peters to win Saturday’s Kroger 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Last ...FULL STORY »
Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 McDonald's Chevrolet, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 24, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Jamie McMurray Puts Chevrolet SS on the Pole at Martinsville
Posted 10.24.14
Five Chevy drivers qualify in top-12 positions for Sunday’s race MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Oct. 24, 2014) – Jamie McMurray drove his No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet SS to the pole position Friday at Martinsville Speedway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500. McMurray posted a lap of 18.954 seconds ...FULL STORY »
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, looks on during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 21, 2014 in Fontana, California. - Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Matt Kenseth A Man Of Few Words
Posted 10.24.14
Asked how he felt about advancing to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Matt Kenseth summed it up in one word during Friday morning’s question-and-answer session at Martinsville Speedway. “Good,” Kenseth said, and that was it. “Could you elaborate on that?” asked the moderator. “Great,” Kenseth deadpanned, then ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Danica Patrick (GoDaddy Breast Cancer Awareness) - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Danica Patrick Embraces Crew Chief Change
Posted 10.24.14
Though she has shown obvious progress in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this year with Tony Gibson on her pit box, Danica Patrick on Friday expressed an open-minded attitude toward the crew chief and team changes that will take Gibson to Kurt Busch’s car and Daniel Knost, Busch’s current crew ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's) - Photo Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson has no desire to change crew chiefs
Posted 10.24.14
MARTINSVILLE, Va.— Now that he’s eliminated from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship picture, Jimmie Johnson plans to spend as much time as possible working on his effort for 2015. On several occasions, including Friday at Martinsville Speedway, Johnson has referred to likely changes on his team next year. “This does open ...FULL STORY »


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