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Jeff Gordon 2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Preview

2015 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon and Crew Chief Alan Gustafson - Photo Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS / Jeff Gordon Driver: Jeff Gordon Hometown: Pittsboro, Indiana Age: 43 Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina 2015 Season 22nd in standings 5 starts 0 wins 2 pole positions 0 top-five finishes 2 top-10 finishes 90 laps led Career 766 starts 92 wins 79 pole positions 320 top-five finishes 456 top-10 finishes 24,754 laps led Martinsville Career  44 starts 8 wins 7 pole positions 28 top-five finishes 35 top-10 finishes 3,723 laps led TOPS AT MARTINSVILLE AMONG ACTIVE DRIVERS: The four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion leads active drivers in several statistical categories at the paper-clip track. Jeff Gordon has the most pole positions (seven – four more than any active competitor), top-five finishes (28; 10 more than second), top-10s (35; 13 more than second), laps led (3,723) and best average start (7.3). The driver of the No. 24 Chevy SS is tied for most ... FULL STORY »

Denny Hamlin dominates XFINITY Series race at Richmond
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Denny Hamlin, driver of the #20 Hisense Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images RICHMOND, Va.— Domination must be contagious. Six days after Joey Logano led all 300 laps in a NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Bristol, Denny Hamlin led 248 of 250 circuits in winning Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway. The only two laps that spoiled a Hamlin no-hitter were Brian Scott’s dive bomb off Turn 4 to lead Lap 154 by inches and Elliott Sadler’s contrarian fuel strategy, which allowed him to lead Lap 226 during a cycle of green-flag pit stops before Hamlin, on fresh tires, roared back past him on Lap 227. Aside from those fleeting moments, however, it was no contest. "He was so fast—we had nothing for him," said Logano, who could keep Hamlin in sight for five or ... FULL STORY »

Kasey Kahne 2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Preview

2015 NSCS Driver Kasey Kahne (Farmers Ins.) - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS / Kasey Kahne Driver: Kasey Kahne Hometown: Enumclaw, Washington Age: 34 Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina 2015 Season 8th in standings 5 starts 0 wins 0 pole positions 1 top-five finish 2 top-10 finishes 0 laps led Career 401 starts 17 wins 26 pole positions 84 top-five finishes 148 top-10 finishes 4,541 laps led Martinsville ... FULL STORY »

Hendrick Motorsports 2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Preview

Hendrick Motorsports Logo HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS AT MARTINSVILLE: Hendrick Motorsports has recorded its most wins, top-five finishes and top-10s at Martinsville. The organization has 22 victories there, with Earnhardt most recently reaching Victory Lane for the first time at the short track last season, ... FULL STORY »

With Learning Curve Behind Him, Bowyer Ready for Martinsville Win

Clint Bowyer Address the Media at Martinsville Speedway MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 24, 2015) – Clint Bowyer chuckles when asked about his first trip to Martinsville Speedway and replies in his usual candid manner. “I hated it when I first came here. There is no other way to describe it: ... FULL STORY »

David Ragan – Time Management

2015 NSCS Driver David Ragan (Crispy M M's) - Photo Credit: Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (March 24, 2015) – The winner of Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, like every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race winner there since the mid-1960s, will receive the traditional grandfather clock trophy in victory lane. Martinsville track president ... FULL STORY »

Truex Jr. Taking Hot Streak to NASCAR’s Puzzling Half-Mile

NSCS Driver Martin Truex Jr (Furniture Row) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images DENVER, Colo. (March 24, 2015) – As Martin Truex Jr. heads to one of the more perplexing racetracks for this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, the Furniture Row Racing driver can find solace with how his ... FULL STORY »

Trevor Bayne 2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Preview

2015 NSCS Driver Trevor Bayne (AdvoCare) - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Trevor Bayne – Martinsville Advance Team: No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Bob Osborne Twitter: @Tbayne6, @RFR6PR and @RoushFenway STP 500 – Sunday, March 29 at 1:00pm EST. on FOXSports 1 ADVANCE NOTES Bayne at Martinsville Trevor Bayne makes his second career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Fastenal) - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Ricky Stenhouse Jr 2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Preview
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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Martinsville Advance Team: No. 17 Fastenal Ford Fusion Crew Chief:  Nick Sandler Twitter: @PR17RFR, @stenhousejr, @FastenalRacing and @roushfenway ADVANCE NOTES Stenhouse Jr. at Martinsville Speedway Stenhouse has four Sprint Cup starts at Martinsville with an average starting position of 22.0 and average finishing position of 27.8. Stenhouse has completed 95.1% (1902 of 2000) of ...FULL STORY »
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FOX Sports 1 Clocks in for Maiden NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES Race Telecast Live from Martinsville
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Network Offers NASCAR Special and Expanded Martinsville-Themed Programming Throughout the Week; FOX Sports 1 Airs 26 Hours of Weekend Programming from “The Paperclip” Martinsville Speedway is one of the most storied race tracks on the NASCAR circuit, and this week it takes a place in FOX Sports 1’s history when the network ...FULL STORY »
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Leavine Family Racing Sponsor, K-LOVE Radio, Launches Digital Racing Game
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Long-Time Partner of Michael McDowell Provides New Platform for Fans & Families CONCORD, N.C. (March 24, 2015) – Through its partnership with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Michael McDowell and Leavine Family Racing, K-LOVE Radio has launched a digital racing game featuring the No. 95 Ford. The K-LOVE RACING game is an ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Mike Bliss - Photo Credit: Brenda Robertson Owen
Mike Bliss 2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Preview
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Mike Bliss STP 500 Race Advance News and Notes: Going into Sunday's Goody's 500,Bliss will be making his 11th career start in the NSCS at Martinsville Speedway. The Oregon native has a best NSCS finish of 14th, which came back in 2002. Bliss also earned a runner up finish in the Camping ...FULL STORY »
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Martinsville Speedway Honors Longtime Martinsville Bulletin Photographer Mike Wray
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 24, 2015) – The first year Mike Wray shot photos at Martinsville Speedway, Cale Yarborough and Richard Petty visited victory lane, the Beatles were still a band and Lyndon Johnson was in the White House. Since those first races in 1968 the recently-retired Martinsville Bulletin photographer shot more ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Matt Kenseth (Dollar General) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Matt Kenseth 2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Preview
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Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes: JOE GIBBS RACING AT MARTINSVILLE:  Joe Gibbs Racing has 98 Sprint Cup Series starts at Martinsville Speedway earning a total of seven wins, 31 top-five, 51 top-ten finishes, and eight poles.  ...FULL STORY »
Ryan Newman (Quicken Loans) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Ryan Newman 2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Preview
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Ryan Newman No. 31 Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS Race Notes and Quotes: This Week's Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS at Martinsville Speedway ... Ryan Newman will drive chassis No. 490 on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. This is a brand new Chevrolet SS that will be utilized under race conditions for the first time this ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Paul Menard (FVP/Menards) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Paul Menard 2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Preview
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Paul Menard No. 27 Pittsburgh Paints/Menards Chevrolet SS Race Notes and Quotes: This Week's Pittsburgh Paints/Menards Chevrolet at Martinsville Speedway ... Paul Menard will utilize chassis No. 488 during the 263-mile event at Martinsville Speedway. This Richard Childress Racing-prepared Chevrolet SS will make its first laps of the 2015 season during Friday's practice ...FULL STORY »

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