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Apr 10
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2015 NSCS Duck Commander 500 Final Practice Session Speeds

Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Great Clips Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 10, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images Kasey Kahne, with a lap speed of 190.975 MPH, was the fastest Friday afternoon during the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Duck Commander 500 practice session at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). Second fastest in the session with a lap speed of 190.523 MPH was Jimmie Johnson, and he was followed by Jamie McMurray (189.653 MPH) who was third, Denny Hamlin (189.560) fourth and Casey Mears (189.062) was fifth. Rounding out the top-10 fastest drivers in the "Happy Hour" (final) practice were Ryan Blaney (188.910 MPH) who was sixth, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (188.785) seventh, Kurt Busch (188.706) eighth, Alex Bowman (188.679) ninth and Ryan Newman (188.646) posting the 10th-fastest lap speed. The teams will return to the track this evening at 6:45 p.m ... FULL STORY »

Dale Earnhardt Jr 2015 NSCS Duck Commander 500 Race Preview

2015 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr (Nationwide Ins.) - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS / Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driver: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hometown: Kannapolis, North Carolina Age: 40 Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina​ 2015 Season 8th in standings 6 starts 0 wins 0 pole positions 3 top-five finishes 4 top-10 finishes 37 laps led Career 547 starts 23 wins 13 pole positions 130 top-five finishes 228 top-10 finishes 7,884 ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson 2015 NSCS Duck Commander 500 Race Preview

2015 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's Pro Services) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images No. 48 Lowe's ProServices Chevrolet SS / Jimmie Johnson Driver: Jimmie Johnson Hometown: El Cajon, California Age: 39 Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina​ 2015 Season 10th in standings 6 starts 1 win 0 pole positions 2 top-five finishes 3 top-10 finishes 176 laps led Career 477 starts 71 wins 33 pole positions 195 top-five finishes 295 top-10 finishes 17,327 laps ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon 2015 NSCS Duck Commander 500 Race Preview

2015 NSCS No. 24 Panasonic Chevrolet SS No. 24 Panasonic Chevrolet SS / Jeff Gordon Driver: Jeff Gordon Hometown: Pittsboro, Indiana Age: 43 Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina 2015 Season 16th in standings 6 starts 0 wins 2 pole positions 0 top-five finishes 3 top-10 finishes 111 laps led Career 767 starts 92 wins 79 pole positions 320 top-five finishes 457 top-10 finishes 24,775 laps led Texas Career  28 ... FULL STORY »

Kasey Kahne 2015 NSCS Duck Commander 500 Race Preview

2015 NSCS Driver Kasey Kahne (Great Clips) - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet SS / Kasey Kahne Driver: Kasey Kahne Hometown: Enumclaw, Washington Age: 34 Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina 2015 Season 5th in standings 6 starts 0 wins 0 pole positions 1 top-five finish 2 top-10 finishes 29 laps led Career 402 starts 17 wins 26 pole positions 84 top-five finishes 148 top-10 finishes 4,570 laps led Texas ... FULL STORY »

Hendrick Motorsports 2015 NSCS Duck Commander 500 Race Preview

Hendrick Motorsports Logo HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS AT TEXAS: In 28 Cup events at Texas, Hendrick Motorsports has six wins, six pole positions, 28 top-five finishes and 49 top-10s. Johnson most recently went to Victory Lane for the organization in November 2014 after starting third. ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon rallies from penalty, but disappointment lingers

2015 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon - 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 ... FULL STORY »



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Chase Elliott To Make NASCAR Sprint Cup Debut Sunday At Martinsville
Posted 03.28.15
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 weather forecast at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, the reigning XFINITY Series ...FULL STORY »
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
Historic Win For Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Posted 03.27.15
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 why the victory meant so much to him. “It’s a real ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon on track in the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images
2015 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with Jeff Gordon
Posted 03.27.15
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 IN OCTOBER, TALK ABOUT MARTINSVILLE AND THE SUCCESS YOU’VE HAD ...FULL STORY »
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
2015 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with Dale Earnhardt Jr
Posted 03.27.15
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 THE FALL. WHAT IS IT ABOUT THIS TRACK THAT WORKS ...FULL STORY »
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
2015 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with Alan Gustafson & Chad Knaus
Posted 03.27.15
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, what is happening with the tires in the NASCAR Sprint ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver Chase Elliott (NAPA) - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
What to Expect from Chase Elliott’s Cup Debut?
Posted 03.27.15
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 for Hendrick Motorsports as he prepares to replace Jeff Gordon ...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 »


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