Sprint Cup Series

Oct 22

Marty Smith to Remain with ESPN as Bureau Reporter

ESPN Marty Smith Marty Smith, who has been lead NASCAR reporter for SportsCenter and other ESPN platforms since 2007, has agreed to a new contract and will remain with ESPN as a bureau reporter. From his base in Charlotte, N.C., Smith will travel to cover a variety of sports for the network, including NASCAR, pro and college football and basketball, and other sports. He also will still write for on NASCAR and other topics and will continue the popular Marty & McGee podcast on, which he co-hosts with ESPN the Magazine senior writer Ryan McGee. Smith’s new role officially begins January 1 but as he focuses on covering the final four weeks of the NASCAR season, he will be expanding his duties, including ... FULL STORY »

Kurt Busch – Time for Another Win

2014 NSCS Driver Kurt Busch (Haas Automation) - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Oct. 22, 2014) – An unbelievable feeling. That’s how Kurt Busch described his No. 41 Haas Automation team’s breakthrough win at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway earlier this season. For the Las Vegas native, it was a long and oftentimes difficult ... FULL STORY »

Stewart-Haas Racing Announces Personnel Swap Between Nos. 10 and 41 Teams

Stewart-Haas Racing Logo KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Oct. 22, 2014) – Stewart-Haas Racing, the championship-winning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team, will swap crew chiefs and road crews between its Nos. 10 and 41 teams beginning with the AAA Texas 500 race weekend Oct. 31-Nov. 2 ... FULL STORY »

Biffle, Roush Fenway Racing To Team with Cheez-It Crackers in 2015

Greg Biffle and Cheez-It together in 2015 ‘Cheez-It’ Crackers to serve as primary partner for Greg Biffle, No. 16 Roush Fenway Sprint Cup Series team CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 22, 2014) – Roush Fenway Racing has announced a multi-year partnership with Kellogg Company’s  Cheez-It brand to serve as a ... FULL STORY »

Michael Annett 2014 NSCS Goody’s 500 Race Preview

2014 NASCAR Driver Michael Annett - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 22, 2014) - Michael Annett and the No. 7 Allstate Peterbilt Group Chevrolet SS team head to Martinsville Speedway this Sunday, as the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season draws closer to its conclusion. Annett, a Rookie of the ... FULL STORY »

Edwards Hopes To Avoid Drama and Win at Martinsville

Martinsville Speedway Logo MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Oct. 22, 2014) - When talking about the favorites to win the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Carl Edwards’ name is not one that immediately jumps out. However, the driver of the No. 99 Ford ... FULL STORY »

Clint Bowyer – It’s Time

2014 NSCS No 15 AAA Insurance Toyota Camry CORNELIUS, N.C. — The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to the final short track race of the season, Martinsville Speedway. The .533-mile track typically produces plenty of beating and banging with the winner getting one of the most coveted trophies ... FULL STORY »

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Kevin Harvick – Bloomin’ at the Right Time
Posted 10.22.14
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Oct. 22, 2014) – Kevin Harvick knows the name of the game this time of year is to survive and advance to the next and final round of NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup. The three races on the Sprint Cup Series schedule that make up the Eliminator ...FULL STORY »
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Goodyear Racing 2014 Martinsville Speedway NASCAR (Oct.) Tire Fast Facts
Posted 10.22.14
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Race No. 33 – Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 19 – Kroger 200 Martinsville Speedway (0.526-mile oval) – Martinsville, Va. Fast Facts for October 24-26, 2014 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Short Track Radials Set limits: Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying ...FULL STORY »
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Three Team Chevy Chasers Enter ‘Eliminator’ Round at Martinsville
Posted 10.21.14
Chevrolet’s Success Unmatched at Virginia Short-Track DETROIT - (October 21, 2014) – After the dust settled at Talladega Superspeedway last weekend, three Chevrolet SS drivers emerged still in contention for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title.  Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick and Ryan Newman all enter this weekend’s race at Martinsville Speedway ...FULL STORY »
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Brian Vickers 2014 NSCS Goody’s 500 Race Preview
Posted 10.21.14
CORNELIUS, N.C.  — Martinsville Speedway is a special place to No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driver Brian Vickers. The half-mile, concrete track in southern Virginia is one of the places where a young Vickers fell in love with NASCAR. Just 60 miles from his Thomasville, N.C. boyhood home, the Vickers ...FULL STORY »
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Gordon’s Martinsville Success May Give Him Goody’s 500 Edge
Posted 10.21.14
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (October 21, 2014) – Eight drivers enter the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500 at Martinsville Speedway Sunday afternoon with a shot at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. With a win guaranteeing a berth in the championship finale, seven of those drivers should be quite concerned about Jeff Gordon and ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards on track in the No. 99 Ford EcoBoost Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images
Carl Edwards 2014 NSCS Goody’s 500 Race Preview
Posted 10.21.14
Carl Edwards – MARTINSVILLE ADVANCE Team: No. 99 Ford EcoBoost Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig Primary Chassis: RK-866 Backup Chassis: RK-886 Twitter: @RandyFuller99 ADVANCE NOTES Talladega Recap o   After a barrage of late race cautions and two attempts at a green-white-checker finish and when the dust settled, Edwards finished 21stand had survived the 194-lap race on the ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Matt Kenseth on track in the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Matt Kenseth 2014 NSCS Goody’s 500 Race Preview
Posted 10.21.14
Matt Kenseth/No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes: JOE GIBBS RACING AT MARTINSVILLE:  Joe Gibbs Racing has 95 Sprint Cup Series starts at Martinsville Speedway earning a total of seven wins, 31 top-five, 49 top-ten finishes, and eight ...FULL STORY »
No. 34 Wendell Scott Hall of Fame Tribute Ford Fusion
No. 34 Goes Old-School for Wendell Scott at Martinsville
Posted 10.21.14
Ragan Pays Tribute to Hall of Fame Inductee with Throwback Scheme STATESVILLE, OCTOBER 21, 2014 - David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 Wendell Scott Hall of Fame Tribute Ford, comments on racing at Martinsville Speedway: "It's going to be really cool to have our No. 34 Ford on the track at ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver David Gilliland on track in the No. 38 A&W All American Food Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Kevin C, Cox/Getty Images
Martinsville Is a Return to Gilliland’s Short-Track Roots
Posted 10.21.14
A&W Scheme Returns to No. 38 Ford for 500 Laps at Series' Shortest Track STATESVILLE, OCTOBER 21, 2014 - David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 A&W All American Food Ford, comments on racing at Martinsville Speedway: "Martinsville is a cool track. It's tough to get a hold of and hard to ...FULL STORY »

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