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Hamlin Knows He Needs To Be Good Boy At Mville
Saturday, 2 Apr, 2016 – 17:01 | Comments Off on Hamlin Knows He Needs To Be Good Boy At Mville
Hamlin Knows He Needs To Be Good Boy At Mville

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – With Jeff Gordon’s retirement, Martinsville Speedway’s top three race winners no longer compete, leaving Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin as the only active drivers in the top 10 of this statistic.
In a category NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty leads with 15 victories, Johnson ranks fourth […]

Earnhardt Jr. Pledges Brain To Scientific Research
Friday, 1 Apr, 2016 – 17:52 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Pledges Brain To Scientific Research
Earnhardt Jr. Pledges Brain To Scientific Research

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Information Dale Earnhardt Jr. received four years ago when he suffered two concussions in a six-week period as well as inspiration garnered from other athletes convinced the third-generation driver to pledge his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation after his death, the NASCAR driver said Friday.
“I […]

Logano Wins Pole In Martinsville
Friday, 1 Apr, 2016 – 16:13 | Comments Off on Logano Wins Pole In Martinsville
Logano Wins Pole In Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Joey Logano claimed his third straight pole at Martinsville Speedway Friday and readily admitted that last year’s incident with Matt Kenseth at the half-mile track had become a major motivator for him.
“You have to use things like that to motivate you and your team,” Logano said following qualifying for Sunday’s STP 500. […]

Rookie Blaney No Stranger To Martinsville
Friday, 1 Apr, 2016 – 15:14 | Comments Off on Rookie Blaney No Stranger To Martinsville
Rookie Blaney No Stranger To Martinsville

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Ryan Blaney is no stranger to Martinsville Speedway, having produced four top-10 finishes in five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at the half-mile track; a fact the 22-year-old believes will benefit him in his Sprint Cup debut Sunday in the STP 500.
“Even though they are completely […]

Johnson Works Overtime To Get Win In Fontana
Sunday, 20 Mar, 2016 – 17:56 | Comments Off on Johnson Works Overtime To Get Win In Fontana
Johnson Works Overtime To Get Win In Fontana

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jimmie Johnson passed Kevin Harvick for the lead in overtime and went on to win at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway oval on Sunday afternoon in Fontana, Calif.
Harvick, who led 142 laps and had a big lead when a wreck brought out a caution with two laps to go, finished […]

Dillon On Pole In Fontana
Saturday, 19 Mar, 2016 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Dillon On Pole In Fontana
Dillon On Pole In Fontana

 
Austin Dillon collected his first Sprint Cup Series poll of the season on Friday, and the second of his career, when he laid down a lap at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway oval in 38.200 seconds (188.482 mph).
The pole was Dillon’s first since he topped qualifying for the season-opening Daytona 500 in his 2014 rookie season. […]

Harvick Ekes Out Yet Another Victory In Arizona
Sunday, 13 Mar, 2016 – 17:44 | Comments Off on Harvick Ekes Out Yet Another Victory In Arizona
Harvick Ekes Out Yet Another Victory In Arizona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kevin Harvick continued to feast on the bright sunshine and low humidity of cactus-dotted Arizona on Sunday as he collected his eighth career win at Phoenix International Raceway.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver has now won six of the last eight races at the Phoenix mile.
But the latest victory may have been […]

Busch Leads Gibbs Qualifying Parade
Saturday, 12 Mar, 2016 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Busch Leads Gibbs Qualifying Parade
Busch Leads Gibbs Qualifying Parade

 
Kyle Busch on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Right behind the defending series champion in qualifying were two of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates – Carl Edwards and Denny Hamlin.
Busch posted a fast lap at 26.014 seconds (138.387 mph) in the third round of the three-round […]

Analyzing Races Can Put Loyalties To The Test
Thursday, 10 Mar, 2016 – 16:39 | Comments Off on Analyzing Races Can Put Loyalties To The Test
Analyzing Races Can Put Loyalties To The Test

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Four months removed from the driver’s seat, Jeff Gordon remains a fixture at the racetrack.
Ditto Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds, just three of the many former drivers and a crew chiefs now applying their talents in front of the television camera instead of behind it, undoubtedly hired in […]

Stewart’s Driving Career Remains On Hold
Thursday, 10 Mar, 2016 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Stewart’s Driving Career Remains On Hold
Stewart’s Driving Career Remains On Hold

The start-me-up date of Tony Stewart’s 18th and final NASCAR season remains open-ended following the latest evaluation of the back injury the three-time Sprint Cup Series champion suffered in a dune buggy accident on Jan. 31.
Stewart was examined by doctors in Kannapolis, N.C., on Wednesday, 39 days after suffering a burst fracture of the […]