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Austin Dillon 2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Preview

NSCS Driver Austin Dillon (Cheerios) - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images Austin Dillon No. 3 Cheerios Chevrolet SS Race Notes and Quotes: This Week's Cheerios Chevrolet at Martinsville Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 489 in the Martinsville 500 at Martinsville Speedway. This is the same Chevrolet SS that Dillon raced at Martinsville Speedway in October 2014, securing a 12th-place finish. Dillon at Martinsville Speedway .... Dillon has two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts to his credit at Martinsville Speedway, posting a 12th-place finish in October 2014 and a 15th-place finish in March 2014. He has made four appearances at the track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, earning his best finish of third in October 2011. #CheerThe3 ... Dillon continues a long-standing Richard Childress Racing tradition this weekend by carrying General Mills' ... FULL STORY »

Brian Vickers Out For At Least Three Months
By NASCAR Wire Service

Brian Vickers, driver of the Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, answers questions from media during a press conference before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 22, 2015 in Fontana, California. Vickers was forced to withdraw from competition due to blood clots. - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images The reappearance of blood clots has sidelined Vickers from the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota for the third time, dating to May 2010. In addition, Vickers missed the first two races of the 2015 season while recovering from offseason heart surgery. To combat the medical issue, Vickers must resume the use of blood thinners, which in turn will keep him out of a race car for at least three months. NASCAR will not approve a driver to race while using blood thinners because of the obvious risk. Whether the latest recurrence of blood clots will jeopardize Vickers’ career remains a germane question. “Am I worried?” Vickers asked. “Of course. Have I given up hope? No. What I know right now is that ... FULL STORY »

Richard Childress Racing 2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Preview

Richard Childress Racing Logo Race: Martinsville 500     Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015                      Location: Martinsville Speedway Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history at Martinsville Speedway ... In 146 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Martinsville Speedway, Richard Childress Racing has earned four ... FULL STORY »

Hornish Hopes Historic Petty Past Leads to Success at Martinsville

2015 NSCS Driver Sam Hornish Jr., on track in the No. 9 Mercury Marine/Medallion Bank Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Harry How/Getty Images No. 9 Team Earned Top-Five Finish at Half-Mile Track in Spring of Last Year Throughout the years, there hasn't been an organization that has dominated at Martinsville Speedway like the Pettys. From 1949-2008, Petty Enterprises accumulated 19 wins, 53 top-five and ... FULL STORY »

Almirola Hopes to Continue His Career-Best Start to Season with Good Finish at Martinsville

NSCS Driver Aric Almirola on track in the No. 43 STP Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Will Run Historic No. 43 STP Ford at Storied Petty Track Sitting 10th in points, Aric Almirola is off to his best career-start after five races. As the No. 43 team enters a track filled with Petty history, they will bring ... FULL STORY »

Statement from Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell on Safety Initiatives

STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway Logo MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 23, 2015) – After a full track evaluation by NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation (ISC), Martinsville Speedway will add to its existing barrier system in advance of the STP 500 weekendMarch 27-29. Tire pack barriers will be ... FULL STORY »

United States Army Herald Trumpet Band to Perform Anthem before STP 500

Martinsville Speedway Logo MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 23, 2015) – The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Band (TRADOC) Herald Trumpets will perform a traditional version of the National Anthem prior to the start of Sunday’s STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at ... FULL STORY »

Sherwin-Williams Renews As The ‘Official Paint Of NASCAR’

Sherwin-Williams FORTUNE 500 Company Leverages Multi-Faceted Official Partnership to Continue Driving Business On and Off the Track DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 23, 2015) — NASCAR® and Sherwin-Williams, the nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and paint supplies, announced a three-year extension to their ... FULL STORY »



Brian Vickers, driver of the Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, answers questions from media during a press conference before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 22, 2015 in Fontana, California. Vickers was forced to withdraw from competition due to blood clots. - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
Brian Vickers Out For At Least Three Months
no responses - Posted 03.23.15
The reappearance of blood clots has sidelined Vickers from the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota for the third time, dating to May 2010. In addition, Vickers missed the first two races of the 2015 season while recovering from offseason heart surgery. To combat the medical issue, Vickers must resume the ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin (Sport Clips) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Promising starts end badly for Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth
no responses - Posted 03.23.15
FONTANA, Calif.— At the track closest to Toyota Racing Development’s headquarters in Costa Mesa, Toyota drivers Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin had their most promising runs of the season—until the promises were broken, that is. In Kenseth’s case, it was a broken axle. After NASCAR called a caution on Lap 185 ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Chris Buescher - Photo Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
Strong Top-20 Finish For Chris Buescher In Cup Debut
no responses - Posted 03.22.15
FONTANA, Calif. – “I’m ecstatic.” Those were the words from Chris Buescher immediately following his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut Sunday at Auto Club (Calif.) Speedway with Front Row Motorsports. And for all intents and purposes, Buescher had every right to feel that way after wrestling a top-20 lead lap finish ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Martin Truex Jr (Furniture Row) - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Hot Streak Continues For Martin Truex Jr.; Furniture Row Racing
no responses - Posted 03.22.15
FONTANA, Calf. – While Kevin Harvick is dominating the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tour with eight consecutive top-two finishes, Furniture Row Racing has spawned its own streak too. With their eighth place finish in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club (Calf.) Speedway, driver Martin Truex Jr. matched the total ...FULL STORY »
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Wurth Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 22, 2015 in Fontana, California. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Four-tire call propels Brad Keselowski to surprise victory at Fontana
no responses - Posted 03.22.15
FONTANA, Calif.— After Sunday’s Auto Club 400, there may be a warrant issued for Brad Keselowski. After all, the driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford committed his own version of "Grand Theft Auto" at Auto Club Speedway—he stole an entire race. Benefitting from a four-tire call on the last lap ...FULL STORY »
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Ford Racing 2015 NSCS Auto Club 400 Post-Race Recaps
no responses - Posted 03.22.15
JOEY LOGANO – No. 22 AAA Ford Fusion – “We were OK.  We got ourselves up to third and it felt like we were pretty good.  We were every bit as good as the 20 if we could ever get out front, but we just made a mistake on pit ...FULL STORY »
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2015 Martinsville Speedway NASCAR (March) Weekend Track Event Schedule
no responses - Posted 03.22.15
MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY 2015 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES EVENT SCHEDULE Thursday, March 26th 12:30 PM 3:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN 1:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER & ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman (Caterpillar) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Ryan Newman Rides Consistency Into Top-Five Finish In Fontana
no responses - Posted 03.22.15
FONTANA, Calif. – Following a 38th place finish in the season-opening race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, Ryan Newman hasn’t finished outside the top-10. In fact, Newman, the driver of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing hasn’t finished outside the top-five since the first race of the West ...FULL STORY »


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