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Mar 29
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Lack of Sprint Cup practice doesn’t worry Joey Logano

2014 NSCS Driver Joey Logano (Shell-Pennzoil) - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va.— When it comes to making the cut, Joey Logano is in elite company. The only two drivers to make the final 12 in each of the five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series knockout qualifying sessions so far are Logano and six-time series champion Jimmie Johnson. In fact, Logano set a track record (100.201 mph) Friday at Martinsville Speedway in leading the first round of qualifying for Sunday’s STP 500. In the second round, which determined the Coors Light Pole Award winner, Logano was third-fastest behind Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin. Logano has topped the speed chart in five of the 12 rounds of knockout qualifying held so far, under a format that features two rounds at tracks under ... FULL STORY »

Darlington Raceway is still a magical place for NASCAR racing
By NASCAR Wire Service

Darlington Raceway Logo Darlington Raceway LogoDARLINGTON, S.C.— By now, everyone has heard the rumors. When I left Darlington Raceway after Saturday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500, I turned to a friend who has worked at the track for years and said what I always say: “See you next year.” The response I got was decidedly different this time. “I hope so,” he said. In the rumor mill, Darlington’s place on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule is tenuous. That being the case, it was gratifying to sit in on a Saturday noon press conference at the venerable speedway, where track president Chip Wile and NASCAR president Mike Helton talked about plans for the 2015 event. No, Darlington doesn’t have a specific date for next year’s race. That won’t be set ... FULL STORY »

STP 500 Tickets Give Fans Daily Double At Martinsville Speedway

STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway Logo MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 29, 2014) – The most affordable track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit has found yet another way to treat its fans to the most racing for the lowest price. Race fans will have the chance ... FULL STORY »

STP 500, Kroger 250 Double-Header Set For Sunday At Martinsville Speedway

An Air Titan 2.0 track dryer runs on track prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 29, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images STP 500 Tickets Give Fans Daily Double At Martinsville Speedway MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 29, 2014) – The most affordable track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit has found yet another way to treat its fans to the most racing for the lowest ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with Driver Aric Almirola

2014 NSCS Driver Aric Almirola on track in the No. 43 STP Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 43 STP Ford Fusion, knows the history his car has here at Martinsville Speedway and understands Richard Petty has more NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins at this track than any other driver.  He spoke with ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with Driver Joey Logano

2014 NSCS Driver Joey Logano (Shell-Pennzoil) - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images Ford Racing driver Joey Logano, fresh off his Martinsville Speedway track qualifying record run from Friday in the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Fusion, is a top contender to win tomorrow’s STP 500.  Logano spoke with Ford Racing during a rain delay on ... FULL STORY »

Teammates Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin sweep Martinsville front row

(L-R) Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Freight Toyota, Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Toyota, and Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, talk in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 28, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Last week's race winner and last week's absentee combined to sweep the front row for Joe Gibbs Racing in Friday's knockout qualifying session at Martinsville Speedway. Kyle Busch ran the fastest lap in the round that counted, edging teammate ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS STP 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 M&M’s Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position:  1st What does it mean to earn your first NSCS pole at Martinsville? “It feels good to put the M&M’s Camry on the pole here at Martinsville is something that doesn’t happen very ... FULL STORY »



NSCS No. 24 Axalta (Jeff Gordon) and the No. 48 Lowes (Jimmie Johnson) Chevrolets - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon Lead Team Chevy in Qualifying at Martinsville Speedway
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Five Team Chevy Drivers will Start in the Top-Ten MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 28, 2014) – Chevy SS drivers and Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon led the way for Chevrolet in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) qualifying at Martinsville Speedway.   Johnson posted the fourth fastest time in his No. 48 ...FULL STORY »
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Ford Racing 2014 NSCS STP 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps
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JOEY LOGANO – No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion – NOTE: Logano set a Martinsville Speedway track record in winning the first qualifying session when he turned a lap of 18.898 seconds (100.20 mph).  Logano will start third on Sunday after placing in that position during the final qualifying round.  LOGANO PRESS CONFERENCE – WHAT ARE YOUR PROSPECTS ...FULL STORY »
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Toyota, sits in the garage area during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 28, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
2014 NSCS STP 500 Starting Lineup
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Kyle Busch, with a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Martinsville Speedway qualifying track record lap speed of 99.674 m.p.h., captured the STP 500 Coors Light Pole Award early Friday evening. Busch, who broke his fellow Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Denny Hamlin's record speed of 99.595 m.p.h. - set last October, ...FULL STORY »
Landon Cassill, drives the #40 CRC Brakleen / FiberLock Chevrolet during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 28, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
CRC Industries Returns with Cassill to Promote K&W Fiberlock at Martinsville
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 28, 2014) – For the third consecutive week CRC Automotive will partner with Hillman Racing and driver Landon Cassill as the primary sponsor of the No. 40 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry. The exposure generated at the end of last Sunday’s event at Auto Club Speedway in ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon drives the #24 Axalta Chevrolet during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 14, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
2014 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with Driver Jeff Gordon
no responses - Posted 03.28.14
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Martinsville Speedway and discussed his winning record at Martinsville Speedway, tire testing at Sonoma this past weekend and many other topics.  HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN YOUR AND JIMMIE JOHNSON’S SUCCESS HERE AT MARTINSVILLE? “Great race cars, great race ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin in car - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
2014 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with Driver Denny Hamlin
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DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing How are you feeling? “I feel good -- definitely ready to get going here.” Was it important to be fast in practice? “It wasn’t a goal to go out there and be first in practice.  We didn’t set out to -- of course that’s a ...FULL STORY »


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