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Mar 29
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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 final caution of the race and was fourth off pit road, but the news was much worse than that. NASCAR had flagged Gordon for speeding in Sector 5, the stretch of pit road immediately before his stall. With his chances for a victory dashed, Gordon restarted from the rear of the field on Lap 467 of 500. “Oh, my gosh, I’m so disappointed in myself,” Gordon said after the race. “I know I was pushing the limit. I didn’t think I had ... FULL STORY »

Chase Elliott To Make NASCAR Sprint Cup Debut Sunday At Martinsville

Chase Elliott (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan / Getty Images) MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Cleary when Chase Elliott had plans of making his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut, he didn’t have a 27th place starting position in mind. But of course after spending Thursday night mad and worried about Friday’s erratic ... FULL STORY »

Historic Win For Dale Earnhardt Jr.

2014 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., Stands Next to the Martinsville Speeway Grandfather Clock after Winning the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images No one could fail to notice the depth of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s elation after he took the checkered flag in last fall’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville. Earnhardt told reporters on Friday at the legendary short track ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with Jeff Gordon

2015 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon on track in the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media and discussed what Martinsville Speedway means to him, his plans for the off week next week and many other topics. COMING BACK HERE TWO MORE TIMES HERE AND ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with Dale Earnhardt Jr

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 28, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 DIET MOUNTAIN DEW CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed what he’s learned about Martinsville over the years, safety barriers, the West Coast Swing, Kevin Harvick’s success, and more.  YOU WON YOUR FIRST RACE HERE IN ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with Alan Gustafson & Chad Knaus

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, his crew chief, Alan Gustafson, Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, and his crew chief, Chad Knaus, pose with the Daytona 500 Pole Award and Front Row Award after qualifying for the pole position and front row for the 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images ALAN GUSTAFSON, CREW CHIEF FOR THE NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS AND CHAD KNAUS, CREW CHIEF FOR THE NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Martinsville Speedway and discussed Hendrick Motorsports success at Martinsville Speedway, ... FULL STORY »

What to Expect from Chase Elliott’s Cup Debut?

2015 NXS Driver Chase Elliott (NAPA) - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Martinsville Speedway for this weekend’s STP 500, the series will welcome a future star to its ranks. Chase Elliott will make his debut in the No. 25 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet ... FULL STORY »



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Hendrick Motorsports Primed For Paperclip Win
Posted 03.26.15
Heading into the eighth race of its debut 1984 season at Martinsville Speedway, Rick Hendrick was ready to shut down his fledgling All Star Racing team the next Monday. Plans changed following the race, however. Geoffrey Bodine piloted Hendrick’s No. 5 Chevrolet to Victory Lane, earning the organization sponsorship from Levi ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS No. 88 Diet Mt. Dew Chevrolet SS
Dale Earnhardt Jr 2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Preview
Posted 03.24.15
No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet SS / Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driver: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hometown: Kannapolis, North Carolina Age: 40 Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina 2015 Season 4th in standings 5 starts 0 wins 0 pole positions 3 top-five finishes 4 top-10 finishes 37 laps led Career 546 starts 23 wins 13 pole positions 130 top-five finishes 228 top-10 finishes 7,884 laps led Martinsville Career  30 starts 1 win 0 pole positions 12 top-five ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson 2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Preview
Posted 03.24.15
No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet SS / Jimmie Johnson Driver: Jimmie Johnson Hometown: El Cajon, California Age: 39 Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina 2015 Season 7th in standings 5 starts 1 win 0 pole positions 2 top-five finishes 3 top-10 finishes 176 laps led Career 476 starts 71 wins 33 pole positions 195 top-five finishes 295 top-10 finishes 17,327 laps led Martinsville Career  26 starts 8 wins 3 pole positions 18 top-five finishes 22 top-10 finishes 2,746 laps ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS No. 25 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet SS Rendition
Chase Elliott 2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Preview
Posted 03.24.15
No. 25 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS / Chase Elliott Driver: Chase Elliott Hometown: Dawsonville, Georgia Age: 19 Resides: Dawsonville, Georgia DEBUTING IN THE NO. 25 HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS CHEVROLET: Chase Elliott will make his Sprint Cup Series debut in the No. 25 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports this Sunday, March 29, at ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon and Crew Chief Alan Gustafson - Photo Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
Jeff Gordon 2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Preview
Posted 03.24.15
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 ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Kasey Kahne (Farmers Ins.) - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Kasey Kahne 2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Preview
Posted 03.24.15
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 Career  22 starts 0 wins 1 pole position 3 top-five finishes 4 top-10 finishes 31 laps ...FULL STORY »
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Hendrick Motorsports 2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Preview
Posted 03.24.15
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, with Gordon just behind him in second. The organization now ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon (Axalta) - Photo Credit: Lori Tyler/Carchfence.com
2015 NSCS Auto Club 400 Q&A with Jeff Gordon
Posted 03.20.15
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Auto Club Speedway and discussed his California heritage, attending American Idol this week while in Los Angeles and many other topics.  DO YOU HAVE MANY MEMORIES FROM WINNING THE INAUGURAL RACE AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY IN 1997? ...FULL STORY »
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Hendrick Motorsports 2015 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Preview
Posted 03.17.15
HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS AT FONTANA: In 25 Cup events at Fontana, Hendrick Motorsports has nine wins, five pole positions, 31 top-five finishes and 44 top-10s. A victory this weekend would make Fontana the 11th track where Hendrick Motorsports has 10 or more wins. Johnson leads all drivers in wins, top-fives and ...FULL STORY »


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