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Mar 29
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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, Hamlin and the No. 11 FedEx Camry team are locked into the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup championship battle. The Chesterfield, Va.-native started 15th and led 91 laps (of 500) en route to the 66th Camry NSCS win since Toyota joined the series in 2007. The victory was Hamlin's 25th of his NSCS career tying him with NASCAR Hall of Famer Joe Weatherly for the most NSCS wins by a Virginia native. Fellow Camry drivers and Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Matt Kenseth ... 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 »

2015 NSCS STP 500 Race Results & Point Standings

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 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, ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2015 NSCS STP 500 Post-Race Recaps

Chevy Bowtie Symbol 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 ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards (Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn / Getty Images) CARL EDWARDS, No. 19 ARRIS Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing How much have you looked forward to this race at Martinsville? "This race has been marked on my calendar and I've been really looking forward to it because it's the first opportunity ... FULL STORY »



2015 NASCAR Regan Smith - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
2015 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with Regan Smith
Posted 03.29.15
NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES STP 500 MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT MARCH 29, 2015 REGAN SMITH, INTERIM DRIVER OF THE NO. 42 TARGET CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Martinsville Speedway to discuss when he got to call to drive the No. 42 Chevrolet SS this weekend, what preparations ...FULL STORY »
2015 NASCAR Team Owner Joe Gibbs - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
2015 NSCS STP 500 Q&A with owner Joe Gibbs
Posted 03.29.15
JOE GIBBS, Team Owner, Joe Gibbs Racing Statement: "I will address J.D.'s (Gibbs, president, Joe Gibbs Racing) situation. J.D. at our team meeting earlier this week, he got up and basically he said, 'I know God has a plan and God puts us through things for a reason.' I think J.D. gains ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kyle Larson on Track at Pocono Raceway in the No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Jared C, Tilton/Getty Images
Kyle Larson won’t race at Martinsville; Regan Smith in No. 42 Chevrolet
Posted 03.29.15
MARTINSVILLE, Va.— On doctors’ advice, Kyle Larson will not race in Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway (1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1), after fainting during an autograph session on Saturday afternoon. Regan Smith will take Larson’s place in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet. “After fainting yesterday at an ...FULL STORY »
STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway Logo
Short Strokes
Posted 03.28.15
Martinsville ace Denny Hamlin paced Saturday’s first practice session with a lap at 97.113 mph, and defending STP 500 winner Kurt Busch topped Happy Hour at 97.098 mph… Eight-time Martinsville winner Jimmie Johnson slowed during the first practice, thinking he might have lost a cylinder. But the crew diagnosed and fixed ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Aric Almirola on track in the No. 43 STP Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
A Case Of Deja Blue (Aric Almirola)
Posted 03.28.15
When Aric Almirola’s No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford pulled out of the garage for Saturday’s Sprint Cup Series practice at Martinsville, it recalled the halcyon days of Petty Enterprises when team owner Richard Petty won 15 Cup races at the .526-mile short track. Now, Aric Almirola is carrying the striking ...FULL STORY »
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Energizer Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Kyle Larson Being Evaluated At Local Hospital After Passing Out
Posted 03.28.15
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver Kyle Larson was taken to a local hospital as a precaution after fainting at an appearance Saturday afternoon at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Larson, 22, was at the Chevy Stage in the fan zone when he reportedly became ill and passed out. ...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 »
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 »


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