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NASCAR Newscast – Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 Recap
Sunday, 29 Mar, 2009 – 18:24 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast – Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 Recap
NASCAR Newscast – Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 Recap

Three-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and Prerace Driver Rating favorite Jimmie Johnson claimed his first win of the season with a late-race pass of Denny Hamlin at Martinsville Speedway. It was Johnson’s fifth win in the last six starts at the track. Hear from Johnson and Hamlin as both moved into the top […]

Johnson Wins Martinsville
Sunday, 29 Mar, 2009 – 16:51 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins Martinsville
Johnson Wins Martinsville

  
(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Jimmie Johnson bumped his way to the lead past Denny Hamlin with 16 laps to go in Sunday’s Goody’s Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway and then held on to get his first victory of the season.
Hamlin finished second and Tony Stewart was third.
Hamlin had dominated the second half of the […]

Goody’s Can Be A Pain For Drivers
Sunday, 29 Mar, 2009 – 16:50 | One Comment
Goody’s Can Be A Pain For Drivers

   
(Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway may not seem like a physically demanding race, given the relative shortness of the half-mile oval, but there well could be several drivers seeking some of the title sponsor’s products after 500 laps.
 “It’s a […]

Flag to Flag with Nick Bromberg
Sunday, 29 Mar, 2009 – 9:00 | 66 Comments
Flag to Flag with Nick Bromberg

Watching the Goody’s 500 today? Do you simply have to talk about it with someone? Join RacinToday.com’s Nick Bromberg as he chats “Flag to Flag” about the Martinsville Cup race.
Nick Bromberg has written for The Kansas City Star and The Big Lead, as well as the Columbia Missourian. Nick graduated from the University of Missouri’s […]

Busch Brothers’ Act Is Boffo
Saturday, 28 Mar, 2009 – 20:15 | One Comment
Busch Brothers’ Act Is Boffo

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Martinsville, Va. – Kyle Busch was mature, friendly, engaging and cooperative Friday morning as he made his weekly appearance in front of the NASCAR media.
His performance behind the microphone wasn’t surprising, even given his past behavior in similar situations. In fact, Kevin Harvick, once one of the more vocal critics […]

Analysis: Thoughts On Martinsville
Saturday, 28 Mar, 2009 – 9:25 | One Comment
Analysis: Thoughts On Martinsville

 
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Tony Stewart has always been big on thinking. When it comes to racing, Stewart is huge on thinking. Some say that Stewart should do less talking, but hey, what good is thinking if you can’t verbalize those thoughts.
Anyway, Stewart has obviously done some thinking about race tracks. About their   […]

On The Track: Rick Minter
Friday, 27 Mar, 2009 – 21:55 | Comments Off on On The Track: Rick Minter
On The Track: Rick Minter

 

Rain Makes Gordon An Unqualified Success
Friday, 27 Mar, 2009 – 16:19 | Comments Off on Rain Makes Gordon An Unqualified Success
Rain Makes Gordon An Unqualified Success

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Martinsville, Va. – Jeff Gordon’s good Martinsville Speedway fortunes continued Friday as he inherited the pole for Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 after rain washed out qualifying.
The line-up for Sunday was set according to the NASCAR rule book, with positions being allotted according to car-owner points and qualifying attempts.
Gordon, […]

All Martin Asks for is a Miracle
Friday, 27 Mar, 2009 – 0:30 | 4 Comments
All Martin Asks for is a Miracle

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Like so many middle-age-crazy ideas – buying that sports car convertible, getting matching tattoos with Darlene down at the Waffle House, returning Bernie Madoff’s phone call – it seemed like a good idea at the time.
That’s what 50-year-old Mark Martin would tell you.
He decided to end a perfectly good semi-retirement […]

Martinsville: Small Track, Big Tradition
Friday, 27 Mar, 2009 – 0:29 | One Comment
Martinsville: Small Track, Big Tradition

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – When it comes to NASCAR tradition, there’s no place like Martinsville Speedway, which is hosting NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series races this weekend.
Like Bristol Motor Speedway, the other half-miler on the Sprint Cup circuit, the garage is a crowded place on Friday morning. The […]