Sprint Cup Series

Oct 24

2014 NSCS Goody’s 500 First Practice Session Speeds

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, walks in the garage area - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images Early Friday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway, it was NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver, Jeff Gordon - with a lap speed of 99.251 mph - posting the quickest speed during the first Goody's 500 practice session. Posting the second quickest lap speed of 99.199 mph. was Joey Logano followed by Denny Hamlin (99.141 mph) who was third, Jamie McMurray (99.115) fourth and last week's win at Talladega, Brad Keselowski (99.069) was fifth quickest. Rounding out the top-ten quickest drivers in the session were Paul Menard (99.038 mph) who was sixth, Matt Kenseth (98.929)) seventh, Kyle Busch (98.867) eighth, Tony Stewart (98.676) ninth and Martin Truex, Jr. (98.610) posting the tenth quickest lap speed. The teams will return to the track later this afternoon ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Goody’s 500 Q&A with Jimmie Johnson

2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's) - Photo Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media today at Martinsville Speedway. He discussed his outlook on the rest of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Martinsville’s history in NASCAR, short-track mentalities, readying for 2015 and ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Goody’s 500 Q&A with Greg Zipadelli

Greg Zipadelli, Stewart-Haas Racing vice president of competition - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images GREG ZIPADELLI, DIRECTOR OF COMPETITION FOR STEWART-HAAS RACING, met with members of the media at Martinsville Speedway and discussed the crew chief (Daniel Knost and Tony Gibson) and team swap of the No. 41 Chevrolet SS and No. 10 Chevrolet ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Goody’s 500 Q&A with Matt Kenseth

2014 NSCS Driver Matt Kenseth (Dollar General) in car - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images MATT KENSETH, No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Does this new Chase format change the dynamic of this race? "It probably changes the dynamic of the race somewhat I guess.  There are usually only a few that have a ... FULL STORY »

Richard Petty Motorsports Adds New Associate Partner

Richard Petty Motorsports Logo BLUE-EMU® to Partner with No. 9 Team and "The King" Richard Petty CONCORD, N.C. (October 24, 2014) - America's number one over-the-counter muscle and joint cream is joining an America icon, Richard Petty and Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM). RPM announced today ... FULL STORY »

Reed Sorenson 2014 NSCS Goody’s 500 Race Preveiw

2014 NSCS Driver Reed Sorenson (Zing Zang) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Event/Date: Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 (October 26th, 2014) Track: Martinsville Speedway, VA Track Length: 0.526 miles Race Distance: 263 miles (500 laps) Tune in: ESPN at 1:00 p.m. ET Huntersville, NC  - After a strong showing in Talladega, Sorenson and the No. 36 Zing ... FULL STORY »

BK Racing and Annouce Partnership for the Nos. 23 & 83 for Martinsville and Homestead

BK Racing Logo STATESVILLE, N.C. (October 24, 2014) - BK Racing is proud to announce a partnership with Coral Springs, Fla. based for the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) races at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on October 26 and the season finale ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS No. 26 Uponor Toyota Camry
BK Racing and Uponor Announce Partnership for Whitt at Martinsville
Posted 10.24.14
STATESVILLE, N.C. (October 24, 2014) - BK Racing is proud to announce a partnership with Uponor for the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on October 26. Uponor will ride-along with the No.26 car driven by Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Cole Whitt. Uponor is ...FULL STORY »
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Xtreme Changes for No. 44 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team
Posted 10.23.14
Mooresville, NC (October 23, 2014) - - Team Xtreme Racing, formerly known as Xxxtreme Motorsport has recently some major changes during their time off from their limited race schedule for the 2014 season. Along with the name change the team has also added a new but familiar face as ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin (FedEx Ground) - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images
Road Map to Glory: Martinsville, Homestead squarely in Denny Hamlin’s wheelhouse
Posted 10.23.14
It may seem strong talk from a driver who has only one win this season – but now that he has advanced to the Eliminator 8 Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Denny Hamlin said he figures his chances of winning it all are as good as anyone’s. “I ...FULL STORY »
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Hall-Of-Famer Junior Johnson Honorary Pace Car Driver For Goody’s 500
Posted 10.23.14
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Oct. 23, 2014) – One of the most successful and iconic drivers in the history of NASCAR will be back behind the wheel for Sunday’s Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500 at Martinsville Speedway. And, as he was most of his career, he will be leading the pack. Junior Johnson, ...FULL STORY »
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Hamlin’s Chase Strategy Changes at Martinsville
Posted 10.23.14
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Oct. 23, 2014) - For Denny Hamlin, the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500 at Martinsville Speedway couldn’t come at a more perfect time in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The Virginia native has four career Sprint Cup wins at the historic half-mile track and with the Oct. 26 ...FULL STORY »
Coke Zero 400
Tickets for the 2015 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola On Sale Friday
Posted 10.23.14
Approximately 50,000 New Seats Available for the Independence Day Holiday Classic; Race Fans to Receive Sneak Preview of New Amenities DAYTONA BEACH – On Friday, Oct. 24 at 9 a.m. (ET), tickets go on sale for the 57th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race scheduled ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Chip Ganassi Racing Drivers Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson 2014 NSCS Goody’s 500 Race Previews
Posted 10.23.14
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Advance Notes RACE SETUP Race: Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 – 500 laps/263 miles #GHRS500 Track: Martinsville Speedway (.526-mile oval) @MartinsvilleSwy Drivers: @jamiemcmurray McDonald’s Chevrolet SS, @KyleLarsonRacin No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS Television:  Sunday, October 26 ESPN (1:30 p.m. ET) Social: @CGRTeams #TeamTarget #TeamMcD I BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT Martinsville Success: Jamie ...FULL STORY »
ESPN Marty Smith
Marty Smith to Remain with ESPN as Bureau Reporter
Posted 10.22.14
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, ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kurt Busch (Haas Automation) - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Kurt Busch – Time for Another Win
Posted 10.22.14
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 journey to finally get back to victory lane that day ...FULL STORY »

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