Truex Wins Martinsville Under Cover of Darkness
Mon, 12/04/21 – 8:17 | No Comment
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The darkness of a spring evening in Virginia fell at a perfect time for Martin Truex, Jr. on Sunday. It fell just in time to give him his second victory of the 2021 NASCAR Cup …

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Cup Series’ Big Three Are Looking Huge
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Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex, Jr., fought each other for the victory at Martinsville on Sunday. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Despite Joe Gibbs Racing’s domination of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Martinsville Speedway, the Hall of Fame team owner believes Hendrick Motorsports and Team Penske remain on par with his organization.

“I think it’s up in the air as to who you could say is the strongest team right now,” Joe Gibbs said following Martin Truex Jr.’s Martinsville victory, which made him the first driver to win two races this season. “I think it’s going to be hard-fought all year.” 

Through the season’s first eight races, those three organizations have dominated the Cup landscape. JGR drivers have three victories while Hendrick and Penske possess two each. To date, Front Row Motorsports is the only team that has managed to steal a victory from the big three.

In the driver standings, the top three organizations possess nine of the top 10 positions with JGR’s Denny Hamlin and Truex sitting first and second, respectively. Stuart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick is the only driver in the standings’ top 10 not associated with the series’ top three powerhouses. 

At Martinsville on Sunday, three JGR drivers combined to lead all but 195 of the event’s 500 laps. Hamlin dominated the event, setting the pace seven times for 276 laps. However, when the race littered with 15 caution flags for 102 laps changed to a long green-flag in the final 41 laps, the situation favored Truex.

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Mon, 04/12/21 – 13:50 | No Comment
Truex Wins Martinsville Under Cover of Darkness
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The darkness of a spring evening in Virginia fell at a perfect time for Martin Truex, Jr. on Sunday. It fell just in time to give him his second victory of the 2021 NASCAR Cup …

Mon, 04/12/21 – 8:17 | No Comment
Josh Berry Gets His First Xfin Win
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Josh Berry, the winner of Sunday’s rain-delayed Cook Out 250 NASCAR Xfinity race, is no silver-spoon driver.
Nothing has come easy for the Hendersonville, Tennessee, driver known best …

Sun, 04/11/21 – 19:32 | No Comment
Rain Hits Martinsville; Cup To Conclude on Sunday
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – For the second straight night, rain at Martinsville Speedway has forced NASCAR to postpone an event at the historic short track.
The Cup Series race scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday began about 80 …

Sat, 04/10/21 – 21:39 | No Comment
Goodale Races His Way To A Brand New Clock
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – After winning the first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Martinsville Speedway in 11 years, Eric Goodale admitted his perspective on a grandfather clock, the track’s trophy …

Fri, 04/9/21 – 15:23 | No Comment
Open-Wheel Modifieds Return To Martinsville
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – When the 2021 Whelen Modified season opens Thursday night with the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 200, the race marks the return of NASCAR’s inaugural series to …

Thu, 04/8/21 – 9:08 | No Comment
Twin Bill at Texas Is  A First For IndyCar Series
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas _ The risk/reward element in-play whenever INDYCAR competes at Texas Motor Speedway will multiply next month, when the track plays host to its first bona fide, back-to-back …

Fri, 04/2/21 – 19:29 | No Comment
Pavement Guys Ruled On Bristol’s Dirt Surface
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Expect the unexpected.
That was the norm for the NASCAR Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. In the first dirt race for NASCAR’s Cup Series since …

Wed, 03/31/21 – 10:37 | No Comment
Logano Earns Gritty Victory In Bristol Dirt Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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When the dust had settled, literally, early Monday evening at Bristol Motor Speedway, Joey Logano had become the first NASCAR Cup Series driver since 1971 to win a race on …

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Dirt Novice Truex Captures Truck Win at Bristol
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Martin Truex Jr. had never run a “serious” race on dirt until the Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway, but that didn’t keep him from dominating the 150-lap event …

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Rain, Flooding Moves NASCAR To Monday
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – All activity scheduled for Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway has been postponed due to rain and flood warnings at the Tennessee track.
The NASCAR Cup Series Food City …

Sun, 03/28/21 – 11:44 | Comments Off on Rain, Flooding Moves NASCAR To Monday