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American Heart Association Recognizes NASCAR As Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite

NASCAR Logo NASCAR Earns American Heart Association’s Worksite Innovation Award DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 30, 2015) – In recognition of its initiatives to help employees live healthier lifestyles, the American Heart Association has named NASCAR a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite. “Our employees are passionate about NASCAR and we are passionate about empowering them to focus on health and wellness,” said Paula Miller, NASCAR senior vice president of human resources. “Through our initiatives and offerings, we try to make it easier for our employees to make healthy living a habit, whether traveling to races or at home. We are proud to be honored by the American Heart Association as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly worksite.” A Platinum-Level honor is the highest tier of recognition awarded ... FULL STORY »

Superspeedway Qualifying Format Updated for Talladega, Daytona

NASCAR Logo New Structure to Feature Two Rounds to Determine Pole Winner DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 30, 2015) – NASCAR today unveiled modifications to the qualifying format at superspeedways across all three national series. The updated format will take effect at Talladega Superspeedway ... FULL STORY »

Hamlin Holds Off Keselowski for Fifth Martinsville Speedway Victory

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 29, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 29, 2015) – Denny Hamlin rekindled his Martinsville Speedway magic Sunday afternoon to capture the STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race. It was Hamlin’s fifth Martinsville Speedway win, but his first since the fall of 2010. The win ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2015 NSCS STP 500 Post-Race Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo Denny Hamlin claimed the first victory of 2015 for Toyota in Sunday afternoon's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Virginia's Martinsville Speedway. The victory was the fifth for both Toyota and Hamlin at the half-mile Virginia short track. With this win, ... FULL STORY »

Denny Hamlin holds off Brad Keselowski for Martinsville Sprint Cup win

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 29, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va.— With Brad Keselowski beating a tattoo into his rear bumper, and with his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota sliding sideways as it approached the checkered flag, Denny Hamlin held on to his car and held off Keselowski ... FULL STORY »

Martin Truex Jr Leads the Way for Team Chevy at Martinsville

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet, leads AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Bush's Beans Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 29, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan Photography/Getty Images Chevrolet SS Race Cars Take Five of Top 10 MARTINSVILLE, Va. – March 29, 2015 – Martin Truex, Jr., No. 78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet SS, earned his sixth consecutive top-10 finish of 2015 with a sixth-place effort in the STP 500 at Martinsville ... FULL STORY »

Ford Racing 2015 NSCS STP 500 Post-Race Recaps

Ford Racing Logo BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion – PRESS CONFERENCE – “It was a good run.  Up and down day for us and we finished on a strong note, just not quite as strong as we wanted to.  ... FULL STORY »



Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 29, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images
2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Results & Point Standings
Posted 03.29.15
Early Sunday evening at Martinsville Speedway, Denny Hamlin held off last week's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race winner, Brad Keselowski - by 0.186 seconds - to win the STP 500. This was Hamlin's first series victory of the 2015 season, his 25th series career victory and his fifth series victory ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy 2015 NSCS STP 500 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 03.29.15
MARTIN TRUEX, JR., NO. 78 FURNITURE ROW/VISSER PRECISION CHEVROLET SS – FINISHED 6TH YOU HAD ONE HECK OF A DAY: “To say the least.  That is what I was just telling him (one of his crew members) I can’t believe after losing the power steering the first run we finished sixth.  It ...FULL STORY »
Joey Logano (right), driver of the #29 Cooper Standard Ford, poses with team owner Brad Keselowski in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway on March 28, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images
Joey Logano pulls out wild overtime win in Martinsville Truck race
Posted 03.28.15
MARTINSVILLE, Va.—Race runner-up Matt Crafton said Joey Logano barreled into Turn 1 on the final restart "like he was shot out of a cannon." Ducking to the inside with the accelerator mashed was the move Logano, the Coors Light Pole Award winner, had to make to vault from third to first ...FULL STORY »
Joey Logano, driver of the #29 Cooper Standard Ford, and Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Hormel/Menards Toyota, race into turn one during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway on March 28, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images
2015 NCWTS Kroger 250 Race Results & Point Standings
Posted 03.28.15
After a green-white-checkered (flags) dash to the finish, pole-sitter Joey Logano on Saturday, held off the reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion, Matt Crafton - by 0.431 seconds - to win the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway. Logano, who led the most laps - 150 out of 258, received ...FULL STORY »
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, climbs into his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images
2015 NSCS STP 500 Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 03.28.15
During the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, it was Kurt Busch - with a lap speed of 97.098 MPH - posting the fastest lap of the session. Jimmie Johnson, with a lap speed of 96.810 MPH, was second fastest and was ...FULL STORY »
Joey Logano, driver of the #29 Cooper Standard Ford, qualifies for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway on March 28, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
2015 NCWTS Kroger 250 Starting Lineup
Posted 03.28.15
Joey Logano sweeps the pole positions for this weekend's Martinsville Speedway races, as Logano adds the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWT) Kroger 250 pole to his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) STP 500 pole. Logano, with a new NCWTS qualifying track record speed of 97.088 MPH, captured his first series ...FULL STORY »
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, drives through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images
2015 NSCS STP 500 Second Practice Session Speeds
Posted 03.28.15
Denny Hamlin, with a lap speed of 97.113 MPH, was the quickest Saturday morning during the second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) STP 500 practice session at Martinsville Speedway. Second quickest with a lap speed of 96.988 MPH was Jimmie Johnson, and he was followed by fellow Hendrick Motorsports teammates, Jeff ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Aric Almirola (STP) - Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images
2015 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with Aric Almirola
Posted 03.28.15
Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 43 STP Fusion, is currently 10th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings.  He stopped by the Martinsville Speedway infield media center to talk about the start to his season and hopes of taking this weekend’s race sponsor to victory lane tomorrow. ARIC ALMIROLA ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Paul Menard on track in the No. 27 Pittsburgh Paints Menards Chevy SS - Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images
2015 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with Paul Menard
Posted 03.28.15
PAUL MENARD, NO. 27 PITTSBURGH PAINTS/MENARDS CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Martinsville Speedway and discussed his solid start to the season, his outlook for this weekend at Martinsville Speedway and many other topics. YOU ARE OFF TO VERY GOOD START, NINTH IN POINTS RIGHT NOW. JUST TALK ...FULL STORY »


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