Articles tagged ‘Martinsville (VA)’

Oct 23

Martin Truex Jr 2013 NSCS Goody’s 500 Race Preview

Martin Truex Jr - Photo Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR CORNELIUS, N.C. —  There was a time when Martin Truex Jr. dreaded racing at the half-mile Martinsville Speedway. Now, it’s not the case. He believes he can win there. Since Truex started driving the No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota, he has earned two top-five and three top-10 finishes. It’s a huge boost to his confidence when considering his average finish was 24th before joining Michael Waltrip Racing. “I really didn’t like going there in the beginning. I actually hated the place,” stated Truex. “We definitely have figured it out as a team and it’s now turned into one of my favorite short tracks. This NAPA team has figured out what we need to run well in practice does not apply to the race. ... FULL STORY »

Danica Patrick – Repeat Performance?

Danica Patrick drives the #10 "Pink for a Cause" Chevrolet SS during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 13th Annual Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 4, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas. - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Oct. 23, 2013) – When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series headed to Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in April, history was going to be made no matter how Danica Patrick finished. Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS for ... FULL STORY »

Leavine Family Racing Looking to Build Momentum for the Future at Martinsville Speedway

Leavine Family Racing Logo CONCORD, N.C. (October 23, 2013)-A handful of drivers will be at the fabled Martinsville Speedway this Sunday with hopes of winning a championship. But for Reed Sorenson and Leavine Family Racing, there's just one plan for the Goody's Headache Relief Shot ... FULL STORY »

Martinsville Speedway Hasn’t Been a Typical Track for Kurt Busch

2013 NSCS Driver Kurt Busch - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images DENVER (Oct. 23, 2013) – You just have to take a quick look at Kurt Busch’s Martinsville Speedway record to understand why he has a love/hate relationship with the southern Virginia short track. Though he has one win at Martinsville (October ... FULL STORY »

Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – Oct. 21 – 27, 2013

Toyota Racing Logo CAMRY CHASERS: After six races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup championship playoff, Toyota driver Matt Kenseth is second in the standings -- four points behind leader Jimmie Johnson. Kyle Busch sits third ... FULL STORY »

Mark Martin – Once Upon a Time

2013 NSCS Driver Mark Martin (No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS) - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Oct. 23, 2013) – Mark Martin made his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut on April 5, 1981 in a Pontiac at North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway, and in the 32 years that have followed, Martin has scored 40 wins, ... FULL STORY »

Matt Kenseth 2013 NSCS Goody’s 500 Race Preview

Matt Kenseth (L), driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, talks with crew chief Jason Ratcliff (R) in the garage - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images Matt Kenseth/No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes: JOE GIBBS RACING AT MARTINSVILLE:  Joe Gibbs Racing has 89 Sprint Cup Series starts at Martinsville Speedway earning a total of ... FULL STORY »

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Bobby Labonte 2013 NSCS Goody’s 500 Race Preview
Posted 10.23.13
BOBBY LABONTE NO. 47 CLOROX® TOYOTA CAMRY MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY PREVIEW Track: Martinsville Speedway Event: Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 Powered by Kroger Date: Sunday, October 27th Time: 1:30 PM ET TV/Radio: ESPN / MRN / SiriusXM BOBBY LABONTE NOTES: In 41 starts at Martinsville Speedway, Bobby Labonte has one pole, one win, six top-five and 14 top-10 ...FULL STORY »
2013 NSCS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Ricky Stenhouse Jr 2013 NSCS Goody’s 500 Race Preview
Posted 10.23.13
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Advance Team: No. 17 ‘Driven for a Cause’ Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Scott Graves Primary Chassis: RK – 858 – last raced at Richmond – finished 10th Backup Chassis: RK – 801 - 2012 No. 99 chassis ADVANCE NOTES ·         Stenhouse at Martinsville o   In his first career start at the paper-clip shaped ...FULL STORY »
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Goodyear Racing 2013 Oct. NASCAR Martinsville Speedway Fast Facts
Posted 10.22.13
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Race No. 33 – Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 19 – Kroger 200 Martinsville Speedway (0.526-mile oval) – Martinsville, Va. Fast Facts for October 25-27, 2013 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Short Track Radials (Sprint Cup); Goodyear Wrangler Short Track Radials ...FULL STORY »
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Jamie McMurray & Juan Pablo Montoya 2013 NSCS Goody’s 500 Race Previews
Posted 10.22.13
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Advance Notes  RACE SETUP  Race: Goody`s Fast Relief Shot 500 Drivers:  @jamiemcmurray @jpmontoya Cars: No. 1 McDonald`s Chevrolet SS, No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS Track: Martinsville Speedway TV: ESPN (1:30 p.m. ET) Social: @EGRTeams #TeamGanassi #TeamTarget I BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT We are the Champions: Target Chip Ganassi Racing celebrated their 10th IndyCar championship last weekend in Fontana, ...FULL STORY »
2013 Greg Biffle (3M) - Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
Greg Biffle 2013 NSCS Goody’s 500 Race Preview
Posted 10.22.13
Greg Biffle – Martinsville Advance Team: No. 16 3M Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Matt Puccia Primary Chassis: RK-856  Last ran Richmond – finished 12th Backup Chassis: RK-867  Last ran Loudon – finished 3rd ADVANCE NOTES ·        Biffle at Martinsville        o   Biffle has 21 Sprint Cup Series starts at Martinsville.  In those starts he has earned four top-10 finishes. ·        3M Goes Pink      o   In ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy 2013 NSCS Goody’s 500 Pre-Race Notes & Quotes
Posted 10.22.13
TEAM CHEVY ADVANCE GOODY’S HEADACHE RELIEF SHOT 500 POWERED BY KROGER MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA OCTOBER 27, 2013 DID YOU KNOW? Chevrolet – which has raised over $2.2 million since 2011 for the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” initiative through dealership walks, national test drive promotions and national service rebate promotions – will ...FULL STORY »
Almirola Will Race No. 41 Ford This Weekend to Honor Maurice's Hall of Fame Career
Richard Petty Motorsports to Honor Maurice Petty at Martinsville
Posted 10.22.13
Almirola Will Race No. 41 Ford This Weekend to Honor Maurice's Hall of Fame Career CONCORD, N.C. (October 22, 2013) - Richard Petty Motorsports will make special tribute this weekend to the latest Petty family member to be elected into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The team announced today that current ...FULL STORY »
2013 NSCS Driver Joey Logano - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
2013 NSCS Goody’s 500 Q&A with Driver Joey Logano
Posted 10.22.13
Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion, heads to this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Martinsville Speedway 12th in the point standings, trailing leader Jimmie Johnson by 75 points. Logano was this week’s guest on the NASCAR teleconference. JOEY LOGANO – No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion ...FULL STORY »
2013 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards in the No. 99 Geek Squad Ford Fusion car - Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Carl Edwards 2013 NSCS Goody’s 500 Race Preview
Posted 10.22.13
Carl Edwards – Goody’s 500 Team: No. 99 Geek Squad Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig Primary Chassis: RK- 857 last ran at Richmond Backup Chassis: RK – 866 last ran at Loudon ADVANCE NOTES ·         Edwards at Martinsville o    In 18 starts at the 0.526-mile track, Edwards has one top-five and five top-10 finishes. His average start is 17.6, and ...FULL STORY »

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