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Mar 29
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Hamlin Holds Off Keselowski for Fifth Martinsville Speedway Victory

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 29, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 29, 2015) – Denny Hamlin rekindled his Martinsville Speedway magic Sunday afternoon to capture the STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race. It was Hamlin’s fifth Martinsville Speedway win, but his first since the fall of 2010. The win also ended a 32-race winless streak for Toyota dating back to May of last year. “Every time we got to the lead our car just got so loose that it was very hard for me to hang onto it,” Hamlin said after his 15th top-10 finish in 19 races at Martinsville Speedway. “The success that I’ve had at this race track comes from watching guys like Bugs Hairfield, Roy Hendrick, Ray Hendrick, Eddie Johnson and those guys that I idolized growing ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon rallies from penalty, but disappointment lingers

2015 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon (AARP) - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va.— Exiting pit road after his final stop on Lap 462 of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Jeff Gordon got the bad news. Gordon had entered the pits as the leader under the 16th and ... FULL STORY »

Danica Patrick Hustles To Fifth Career Top-10 Finish At Martinsville

2015 NSCS Driver Danica Patrick (TaxACT) - Photo Credit: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va. – You would have never known that Danica Patrick struggled in the early stages of the STP 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. But through willpower and a better-handling racecar, Patrick made her trek back through the field to ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2015 NSCS STP 500 Post-Race Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo Denny Hamlin claimed the first victory of 2015 for Toyota in Sunday afternoon's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Virginia's Martinsville Speedway. The victory was the fifth for both Toyota and Hamlin at the half-mile Virginia short track. With this win, ... FULL STORY »

Denny Hamlin holds off Brad Keselowski for Martinsville Sprint Cup win

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 29, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va.— With Brad Keselowski beating a tattoo into his rear bumper, and with his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota sliding sideways as it approached the checkered flag, Denny Hamlin held on to his car and held off Keselowski ... FULL STORY »

Martin Truex Jr Leads the Way for Team Chevy at Martinsville

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet, leads AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Bush's Beans Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 29, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan Photography/Getty Images Chevrolet SS Race Cars Take Five of Top 10 MARTINSVILLE, Va. – March 29, 2015 – Martin Truex, Jr., No. 78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet SS, earned his sixth consecutive top-10 finish of 2015 with a sixth-place effort in the STP 500 at Martinsville ... FULL STORY »

Ford Racing 2015 NSCS STP 500 Post-Race Recaps

Ford Racing Logo BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion – PRESS CONFERENCE – “It was a good run.  Up and down day for us and we finished on a strong note, just not quite as strong as we wanted to.  ... FULL STORY »



Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 29, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images
2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Results & Point Standings
Posted 03.29.15
Early Sunday evening at Martinsville Speedway, Denny Hamlin held off last week's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race winner, Brad Keselowski - by 0.186 seconds - to win the STP 500. This was Hamlin's first series victory of the 2015 season, his 25th series career victory and his fifth series victory ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy 2015 NSCS STP 500 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 03.29.15
MARTIN TRUEX, JR., NO. 78 FURNITURE ROW/VISSER PRECISION CHEVROLET SS – FINISHED 6TH YOU HAD ONE HECK OF A DAY: “To say the least.  That is what I was just telling him (one of his crew members) I can’t believe after losing the power steering the first run we finished sixth.  It ...FULL STORY »
Dalton Sargeant celebrates his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory Saturday night at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif (Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore / Getty Images for NASCAR)
Dalton Sargeant Finishes What He Started wins NASCAR K&N West Series Opener
Posted 03.29.15
Rookie Earns K&N Pro West Victory At Kern Bakersfield, Calif. – Rookie Dalton Sargeant earned his first NASCAR victory and he held off a series veteran to do it. Sargeant out-lasted David Mayhew to win the K&N Pro Series West season opener Saturday night at Kern County Raceway Park, as a ...FULL STORY »
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2015 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with Carl Edwards
Posted 03.29.15
CARL EDWARDS, No. 19 ARRIS Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing How much have you looked forward to this race at Martinsville? "This race has been marked on my calendar and I've been really looking forward to it because it's the first opportunity for me to race one of these JGR (Joe Gibbs ...FULL STORY »
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2015 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with Regan Smith
Posted 03.29.15
NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES STP 500 MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT MARCH 29, 2015 REGAN SMITH, INTERIM DRIVER OF THE NO. 42 TARGET CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Martinsville Speedway to discuss when he got to call to drive the No. 42 Chevrolet SS this weekend, what preparations ...FULL STORY »
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2015 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with owner Joe Gibbs
Posted 03.29.15
JOE GIBBS, Team Owner, Joe Gibbs Racing Statement: "I will address J.D.'s (Gibbs, president, Joe Gibbs Racing) situation. J.D. at our team meeting earlier this week, he got up and basically he said, 'I know God has a plan and God puts us through things for a reason.' I think J.D. gains ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kyle Larson on Track at Pocono Raceway in the No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Jared C, Tilton/Getty Images
Kyle Larson won’t race at Martinsville; Regan Smith in No. 42 Chevrolet
Posted 03.29.15
MARTINSVILLE, Va.— On doctors’ advice, Kyle Larson will not race in Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway (1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1), after fainting during an autograph session on Saturday afternoon. Regan Smith will take Larson’s place in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet. “After fainting yesterday at an ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Kyle Larson (Target) - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Kyle Larson Fine, But Awaiting Further Evaluation After Fainting At Martinsville
Posted 03.28.15
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Larson was awaiting a final evaluation from a neurologist late Saturday night in Charlotte after fainting earlier in the day at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. According to a report by USA Today Sports, Larson’s public relations representative Davis Schaefer indicated that the ...FULL STORY »
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Short Strokes
Posted 03.28.15
Martinsville ace Denny Hamlin paced Saturday’s first practice session with a lap at 97.113 mph, and defending STP 500 winner Kurt Busch topped Happy Hour at 97.098 mph… Eight-time Martinsville winner Jimmie Johnson slowed during the first practice, thinking he might have lost a cylinder. But the crew diagnosed and fixed ...FULL STORY »


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