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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Petty Clan, NASCAR Loses A Queen
Tuesday, 25 Mar, 2014 – 19:18 | Comments Off
Petty Clan, NASCAR Loses A Queen

Lynda Gayle Owens Petty, wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, lost her long battle with cancer on Tuesday.
“On behalf of the France Family and everyone at NASCAR, I want to offer since condolences to the Petty Family regarding the loss of their beloved matriarch, Lynda Petty,” said Brian France, NASCAR Chairman and CEO. [...]

Long List Of Suspects To Grill After Fontana
Tuesday, 25 Mar, 2014 – 10:06 | One Comment
Long List Of Suspects To Grill After Fontana

So, wrong tires, bad decisions by teams or a race track in need of a new surface? The correct answer – though not one that those wanting to pick a fight on this one will want to hear – is: Yes.
NASCAR’s latest tire drama was one which featured three anti-heroes.
Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at [...]

Kyle Busch Keeps Tires On Car, Wins Fontana
Sunday, 23 Mar, 2014 – 17:36 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Keeps Tires On Car, Wins Fontana

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch held off rookie Kyle Larson to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Busch, who took the lead by passing brother Kurt Busch and Kurt’s boss Tony Stewart on the final lap after a green/white/checkered restart, became the fifth winner in five Cup [...]