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Articles tagged ‘Martinsville (Va.) Speedway’

Mar 31
Monday

Did Sunday’s race mark a fundamental change in racing at Martinsville?

Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane with champagne after winning during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 30, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images Parity at Martinsville? What an alien concept! And what a dichotomy we saw in Sunday's STP 500. The sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event of the season produced a track-record 33 lead changes, even though Jimmie Johnson, the current master of Martinsville, led 296 of the 500 laps. Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Denny Hamlin had combined to win 17 of the previous 22 races at the .526-mile short track. But there was no sense on Sunday that Johnson was head-and-shoulders above the rest of the field, even though he led almost 60 percent of the race. Winner Kurt Busch passed Johnson in the closing laps -- twice. Busch grabbed the top spot on Lap 473, lost it to Johnson on Lap 483 and made ... FULL STORY »

Jeb Burton fights back at Martinsville; Still in top-10 in points

No. 13 VAMP / VaporBrands International Inc. Toyota Tundra MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 30, 2014) -- Jeb Burton had perhaps the most frustrating weekend of his career at his home track, Martinsville Speedway, but both Burton and his ThorSport Racing crew showed great resolve to make up two laps in ... FULL STORY »

Johnny Sauter shares point lead after Martinsville fourth

No. 98 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Toyota Tundra MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 30, 2014) -- Johnny Sauter was frustrated after a paint-swapping battle Sunday resulted in a fourth-place finish for his No. 98 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff / Curb Records Toyota Tundra in the Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World ... FULL STORY »

Gray Gaulding’s Debut gets Turned Around late in the Kroger 250

No. 20 Gemini Southern Chevrolet Silverado (Photo Credit: Jeff Curry / Getty Images) Quick Facts: Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race: 2 of 22 - March 29, 2014 Driver: Gray Gaulding Truck: No. 20 Gemini Southern Chevrolet Silverado Driver's Point Standings: 30th (-57) Owner's Point Standings: 18th (-36) Track: Martinsville Speedway Race: ... FULL STORY »

Germán Quiroga Scores Second Top-10 Finish of the Season in a Thrilling Martinsville Speedway Race

Germán Quiroga Germán Quiroga rolled off eighth in the No. 77 NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra for the Kroger 250 after Saturday's qualifying was cancelled due to rain and the field was set per the NASCAR rule book. The NASCAR Camping World Truck ... FULL STORY »

Timothy Peters Finishes Sixth at Martinsville Speedway; Retains NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Points Lead

Timothy Peters (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland / Getty Images) Hometown favorite, Timothy Peters and the No. 7 Parts Plus Toyota Tundra team started the rain-delayed Kroger 250 from the third position and remained a fixture near the front of the field at Martinsville Speedway until the final restart, when ... FULL STORY »

Brian Ickler Perseveres at Martinsville Speedway to Bring Home a Top-10 Finish

Brian Ickler (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland / Getty Images) Brian Ickler started the postponed Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway from the seventh position on Sunday evening, and battled in the closing laps to finish 10th in the second race on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. The 36-truck ... FULL STORY »



Spencer Gallagher (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland / Getty Images)
Spencer Gallagher’s Debut At Martinsville Speedway Cut Short
Posted 03.31.14
RIDGEWAY, Va. (March 31, 2014) – Making his 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut, Spencer Gallagher, driver of the No. 23 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Silverado for GMS Racing, finished in the 32nd position in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Gallagher ran consistently inside the top-25 and was ...FULL STORY »
Joey Coulter (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images)
Martinsville Shuffle Relegates Joey Coulter To 17th-Place Finish
Posted 03.31.14
RIDGEWAY, Va. (March 31, 2014) – Joey Coulter, driver of the No. 21 Alamo Rent A Car Chevrolet Silverado for GMS Racing, finished in the 17th position in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Coulter ran competitively inside the top-15 for the majority of the evening before a ...FULL STORY »
No. 30 Rheem Comfort Products Chevrolet Silverado
Ron Hornaday Jr. Finishes Ninth in Rain-Delayed Race at Martinsville Speedway
Posted 03.31.14
RIDGEWAY, Va. (March 31, 2014) - Ron Hornaday Jr. finished ninth for Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday evening after rain on Saturday forced the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race to be pushed after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. The veteran driver started ...FULL STORY »
No. 33 Exide Chevrolet Silverado
Brandon Jones Brings Home 15th Place Result at Martinsville
Posted 03.31.14
RIDGEWAY, Va. (March 31, 2014) - Brandon Jones was able to bring home the No. 33 Exide Chevrolet Silverado in the 15th position in the rain-delayed Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway. The 15th-place finish is a career best for the 17-year-old in just his fourth-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ...FULL STORY »
No. 31 ALS Association Chevrolet Silverado (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan / Getty Images)
Ben Kennedy Brings Home Impressive Third-Place Finish at Martinsville in ‘Overtime’
Posted 03.31.14
RIDGEWAY, Va. (March 31, 2014) - Ben Kennedy posted an impressive third-place finish at Martinsville Speedway, bettering his career-best finish of fourth in his strong Martinsville debut last fall. After laying down the fifth and 15th-fastest lap times in the first and final practice sessions, respectively, Kennedy secured a ...FULL STORY »
No. 32 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet Silverado
Ben Rhodes Scores Top-10 Finish in Truck Series Debut
Posted 03.31.14
RIDGEWAY, Va. (March 31, 2014) - In his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut, Ben Rhodes proved he had what it took to contend on the national level. Currently competing full time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East for Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM), the 17-year-old was calm, cool ...FULL STORY »
Mason Mingus, driver of the No. 35 Call 811 Before You Dig Toyota Tundra in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) for Win-Tron Racing
Impressive Run For Mason Mingus; Win-Tron Racing Cut Short At Martinsville
Posted 03.31.14
MARTINSVILLE, Virginia (March 31, 2014) - - Mason Mingus (@Mason_Mingus) once again showed the strength of his Win-Tron Racing team at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in the postponed Kroger 250 late Sunday afternoon, but a turn three incident on Lap 92 halted the team’s opportunity to post a strong finish ...FULL STORY »
John Wes Townley (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner / Getty Images)
John Wes Townley Spun on Last Lap While Running Fourth; Relegated to a 20th-Place Finish in Martinsville
Posted 03.31.14
‘Driver set to have career best finish until a last lap altercation’ Martinsville, VA (March 31, 2014)- John Wes Townley was poised to have his career best NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finish Sunday in the running of the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway, until he was spun on the last ...FULL STORY »
Matt Crafton Wins Kroger 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway
Matt Crafton grabs Martinsville clock with Kroger 250 win
Posted 03.31.14
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 30, 2014) -- Defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers' champion Matt Crafton kicked his 2014 title run into high gear with a cherished first career victory -- and the grandfather clock that comes with it -- Sunday evening in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway ...FULL STORY »


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