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Mar 29
Saturday

2014 NCWTS Kroger 250 Starting Lineup

Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the #54 Toyota No. 1 For Everyone Sales Event Toyota, sits in his truck in the garage at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images Saturday morning rain forced NASCAR officials at Martinsville Speedway to cancel the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Kroger 250 qualifying session. The starting lineup will be based upon the NASCAR rule book -speeds from Friday's two practice sessions, qualifying draw and the 2013 owner points. This also makes the second consecutive time this season that the NCWTS teams failed to get a qualifying session in the books, and has yet been able to qualify under the new procedures. Starting on the "pole" will be Darrell Wallace, Jr., who ran the fastest lap speed (96.662 m.p.h.) betweeen the two practice sessions that were held Friday, and he will be followed by Ryan Blaney starting second, Timothy Peters third, Erik Jones fourth ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with Driver Aric Almirola

2014 NSCS Driver Aric Almirola on track in the No. 43 STP Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 43 STP Ford Fusion, knows the history his car has here at Martinsville Speedway and understands Richard Petty has more NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins at this track than any other driver.  He spoke with ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with Driver Joey Logano

2014 NSCS Driver Joey Logano (Shell-Pennzoil) - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images Ford Racing driver Joey Logano, fresh off his Martinsville Speedway track qualifying record run from Friday in the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Fusion, is a top contender to win tomorrow’s STP 500.  Logano spoke with Ford Racing during a rain delay on ... FULL STORY »

Denny Hamlin: ‘I don’t know why people question who I am’

NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin (FedEx Freight) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va.— Cleared to race after a shard of metal and rust residue were removed from his eye, Denny Hamlin fielded questions Friday from reporters in the media center at Martinsville Speedway. Before he left the dais, Hamlin forcefully defended his ... FULL STORY »

Teammates Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin sweep Martinsville front row

(L-R) Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Freight Toyota, Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Toyota, and Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, talk in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 28, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Last week's race winner and last week's absentee combined to sweep the front row for Joe Gibbs Racing in Friday's knockout qualifying session at Martinsville Speedway. Kyle Busch ran the fastest lap in the round that counted, edging teammate ... FULL STORY »

Logano Breaks Record But Busch Wins Alpha Energy Solutions Pole At Martinsville Speedway

(L-R) Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Toyota, and Miss Coors Light Rachel Rupert pose with the Coors Light Pole Award after Busch qualified for the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 28, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 28, 2014) – Joey Logano shattered the track record Friday during Alpha Energy Solutions Pole Day for the STP 500, but will be starting third in Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway. Logano turned the .526-mile oval in 18.898 seconds, 100.201 ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS STP 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 M&M’s Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position:  1st What does it mean to earn your first NSCS pole at Martinsville? “It feels good to put the M&M’s Camry on the pole here at Martinsville is something that doesn’t happen very ... FULL STORY »



NSCS No. 24 Axalta (Jeff Gordon) and the No. 48 Lowes (Jimmie Johnson) Chevrolets - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon Lead Team Chevy in Qualifying at Martinsville Speedway
Posted 03.28.14
Five Team Chevy Drivers will Start in the Top-Ten MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 28, 2014) – Chevy SS drivers and Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon led the way for Chevrolet in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) qualifying at Martinsville Speedway.   Johnson posted the fourth fastest time in his No. 48 ...FULL STORY »
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Ford Racing 2014 NSCS STP 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 03.28.14
JOEY LOGANO – No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion – NOTE: Logano set a Martinsville Speedway track record in winning the first qualifying session when he turned a lap of 18.898 seconds (100.20 mph).  Logano will start third on Sunday after placing in that position during the final qualifying round.  LOGANO PRESS CONFERENCE – WHAT ARE YOUR PROSPECTS ...FULL STORY »
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Toyota, sits in the garage area during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 28, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
2014 NSCS STP 500 Starting Lineup
Posted 03.28.14
Kyle Busch, with a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Martinsville Speedway qualifying track record lap speed of 99.674 m.p.h., captured the STP 500 Coors Light Pole Award early Friday evening. Busch, who broke his fellow Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Denny Hamlin's record speed of 99.595 m.p.h. - set last October, ...FULL STORY »
Landon Cassill, drives the #40 CRC Brakleen / FiberLock Chevrolet during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 28, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
CRC Industries Returns with Cassill to Promote K&W Fiberlock at Martinsville
Posted 03.28.14
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 28, 2014) – For the third consecutive week CRC Automotive will partner with Hillman Racing and driver Landon Cassill as the primary sponsor of the No. 40 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry. The exposure generated at the end of last Sunday’s event at Auto Club Speedway in ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon drives the #24 Axalta Chevrolet during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 14, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
2014 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with Driver Jeff Gordon
Posted 03.28.14
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Martinsville Speedway and discussed his winning record at Martinsville Speedway, tire testing at Sonoma this past weekend and many other topics.  HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN YOUR AND JIMMIE JOHNSON’S SUCCESS HERE AT MARTINSVILLE? “Great race cars, great race ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin in car - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
2014 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with Driver Denny Hamlin
Posted 03.28.14
DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing How are you feeling? “I feel good -- definitely ready to get going here.” Was it important to be fast in practice? “It wasn’t a goal to go out there and be first in practice.  We didn’t set out to -- of course that’s a ...FULL STORY »
This 2001 Jaguar XKR SilverStone, one of only 30 ever made, will highlight the Dealer Auctions Inc. collector car auction at the Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair hosted by OldRide.com. (Photo Credit: Dealer Auctions Inc.)
Unique Mustang Makes Return, a Collector Car Auction with Rare Jaguar, Lawn Mower Racing and So Much More at AutoFair
Posted 03.28.14
CONCORD, N.C. (March 28, 2014) – Elvis, Mustangs and lawn mowers, oh my! The Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair hosted by OldRide.com has all of that and so much more, April 3-6. In addition to unique vehicles in the Nationwide Insurance Classic Car Showcase Pavilion and the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, ...FULL STORY »
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Second Annual NASCAR Race To Green Initiative To Highlight Mass Adoption Of Sustainable Practices Across The Sport
Posted 03.28.14
NASCAR Galvanizing Fans, Industry And Partners Around Theme Of Protecting, Preserving The Environment   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 28, 2014) — Celebrating the sport’s commitment to protecting and preserving the environment, NASCAR today officially kicked off its second annual NASCAR Race to Green™ initiative at Martinsville Speedway. NASCAR is sports’ sustainability leader and this effort is intended ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards (Fastenal) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
2014 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with Driver Carl Edwards
Posted 03.28.14
Ford Fusion driver Carl Edwards, who pilots the No. 99 Fastenal entry for Roush Fenway Racing, holds the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point lead going into this weekend’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.  Edwards stopped by the infield media center for a Q&A session with reporters and discussed a variety of ...FULL STORY »


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