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Busch Completes Personal Reconstruction Job
Monday, 31 Mar, 2014 – 7:20 | 2 Comments
Busch Completes Personal Reconstruction Job

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – When the checkered flag waved Sunday on Martinsville Speedway’s STP 500, Kurt Busch felt a sharp chill go through his body that he had done it, he was back, and he was a winner for the first time in two years.
The self-proclaimed “Outlaw” had snapped an 83-race [...]

Martinsville A Special Place For Rick Hendrick
Sunday, 30 Mar, 2014 – 19:24 | Comments Off
Martinsville A Special Place For Rick Hendrick

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – “If it wasn’t for Martinsville, I wouldn’t be racing today.”
Those were the words of Rick Hendrick Sunday at Martinsville Speedway prior to the STP 500. Thirty years ago in Martinsville’s spring race, Hendrick obtained his first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory with driver Geoff Bodine and crew chief [...]

Kurt Busch Uses Late Pass To Win Martinsville
Sunday, 30 Mar, 2014 – 16:01 | One Comment
Kurt Busch Uses Late Pass To Win Martinsville

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Kurt Busch held off Jimmie Johnson over the final 12 laps and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.
The victory was Busch’s first of the season, second at Martinsville and first as a driver for Stewart-Haas Racing.
It was his first win since the fall race at Dover in 2011. And it [...]

Sixteen Winners? Could Happen Some Are Saying
Saturday, 29 Mar, 2014 – 8:06 | Comments Off
Sixteen Winners? Could Happen Some Are Saying

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Five different winners in the first five NASCAR Sprint Cup races is a trend that existed last year, but with the rule change for Chase admittance this season if the trend continues team strategy could be in flux until the September Richmond event.
“If we get into week [...]

Kyle Busch Nabs Pole At Martinsville
Friday, 28 Mar, 2014 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Nabs Pole At Martinsville

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Kyle Busch ran the fastest lap in the round that counted, edging Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin for the top starting spot in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
The pole was Busch’s first of the season, his first at Martinsville and the 14th of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career. The only [...]

Hamlin Rips Critics; Vows Martinsville Victory
Friday, 28 Mar, 2014 – 16:42 | One Comment
Hamlin Rips Critics; Vows Martinsville Victory

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Denny Hamlin lost his ride for one race last weekend. But the Virginia native definitely hasn’t lost his passion and swagger.
Nursing what was initially thought to be a sinus infection, the driver of the No. 11 Toyota Camry was forced to sit out Sunday’s NASCAR race in Fontana, Calif. for what turned [...]

Sons Of Air Titan On Site In Martinsville
Friday, 28 Mar, 2014 – 13:15 | Comments Off
Sons Of Air Titan On Site In Martinsville

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The days of dragging tires around a race track during a rain delay are long gone.
Over the past two decades, NASCAR tackled wet race surfaces with jet dryers.
In February 2013, NASCAR revolutionized track drying by introducing the Air Titan.
Today at Martinsville Speedway, NASCAR officials unveiled a new-and-improved [...]

Penske Head Of Texas Hall Of Fame Class
Thursday, 27 Mar, 2014 – 7:21 | Comments Off
Penske Head Of Texas Hall Of Fame Class

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Team-owner Roger S. Penske’s proficiency for finding Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway will be recognized next month when “The Captain” is inducted as 16th member of the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.
The only car-owner to score victories on TMS’ 1.5-mile quadoval in NASCAR and INDYCAR-sanctioned [...]

Hamlin Cleared To Drive At Martinsville
Wednesday, 26 Mar, 2014 – 15:01 | Comments Off
Hamlin Cleared To Drive At Martinsville

Denny Hamlin will race in this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway after NASCAR received official confirmation from his doctors that he has been medically cleared to return to regular racing activities, his Joe Gibbs Racing team said in a press release Wednesday.
Hamlin missed last weekend’s race at Auto Club Speedway. Sam Hornish Jr. [...]

Some Special Thoughts About A Special Person
Wednesday, 26 Mar, 2014 – 8:09 | 2 Comments
Some Special Thoughts About A Special Person

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Throughout life there are certain people who touch your heart in a special way. Lynda Petty was one of those people.
In 1992 the paper I worked for assigned me to shadow the Petty family, specifically Richard, during his final season as a driver. Little did I know it was a [...]