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NASCAR To See If Gen-6 Cars Mesh With Texas
Thursday, 11 Apr, 2013 – 20:27 | Comments Off
NASCAR To See If Gen-6 Cars Mesh With Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – When NASCAR’s Gen-6 race cars finally are fully-sorted, they’ll be branded as “Texas Tough.”
On-track teething of the Chevrolet SS, Ford Fusion and Toyota Camry continued Thursday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway in preparation for Saturday’s NRA 500, Race No. 7 of the Sprint Cup Series schedule. [...]

Candidates For 2014 Hall Of Fame Announced
Wednesday, 10 Apr, 2013 – 20:05 | 2 Comments
Candidates For 2014 Hall Of Fame Announced

Five new candidates joined 20 past candidates as the NASCAR Hall of Fame announced its list of contenders for the Class of 2014 on Wednesday.
The new candidates include track owner/promoter O. Bruton Smith, former Sprint Cup champion Dale Jarrett, Petty Enterprises engine builder Maurice Petty, short-track specialist and 1960 Cup champion Rex White and five-time [...]

Finish Puts Smile On Patrick’s, Team’s Faces
Monday, 8 Apr, 2013 – 8:18 | One Comment
Finish Puts Smile On Patrick’s, Team’s Faces

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Entering the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season the motorsports community pointed to the demanding Martinsville Speedway as possibly Danica Patrick’s biggest challenge in her rookie year.
The flat, half-mile, paper-clipped short track had been the nightmare for many drivers, both rookies and veterans, throughout its storied history. [...]

Johnson Picks Up His Eighth Win At Martinsville
Sunday, 7 Apr, 2013 – 16:05 | Comments Off
Johnson Picks Up His Eighth Win At Martinsville

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Jimmie Johnson won the STP Gas Booster 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the second of the six-race season for the Hendrick Motorsports driver and the eighth for the five-time Cup champion at the Martinsville short track. His other victory of 2013 came in the season-opening Daytona [...]

Hometown Honors Pioneer Scott
Saturday, 6 Apr, 2013 – 19:27 | Comments Off
Hometown Honors Pioneer Scott

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Frank Scott, son of the late NASCAR driver Wendell Scott, said Saturday there were two words his siblings were never permitted to use – “can’t” and “never.”
Scott’s remarks came in the Martinsville Speedway media center just a day after his hometown of Danville, Va., honored his [...]

Tradition Trumps Feuds At Martinsville Speedway
Friday, 5 Apr, 2013 – 17:27 | Comments Off
Tradition Trumps Feuds At Martinsville Speedway

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Blocking, Denny Hamlin’s injury and the Joey Logano-Tony Stewart feud were popular topics of conversation at Martinsville Speedway on Friday.
But when it comes to what is arguably the most tradition-filled race track on the NASCAR circuit, seven-time Martinsville winner Jeff Gordon summed it up best when he [...]

Johnson On Cup Pole At Martinsville
Friday, 5 Apr, 2013 – 17:23 | Comments Off
Johnson On Cup Pole At Martinsville

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Jimmie Johnson won the pole for this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.
Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s STP Gas Booster 500 with a lap in 19.244 seconds (98.400 mph).  The top six drivers in the field topped the former track record of 98.084 mph established by Tony Stewart in October 2005.
Johnson edged Marcos [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Provides A View From The Top
Tuesday, 2 Apr, 2013 – 16:49 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Provides A View From The Top

By Jm Pedley | Managing Editor
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A decent-size batch lot of interesting stories accompanied NASCAR when the series headed into the Easter weekend bye. Stories featuring topics like drivers calling other drivers nasty names like “chicken” and “little rich kid”; unprotected concrete walls; a return of good racing; a big crowd at Fontana; blocking.
The race at [...]

Roush Set To Hang Hat In Texas’ Hall Of Fame
Tuesday, 2 Apr, 2013 – 12:06 | Comments Off
Roush Set To Hang Hat In Texas’ Hall Of Fame

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Beginning with a sweep of the track’s inaugural NASCAR race weekend by Mark Martin and Jeff Burton in April 1997, Texas Motor Speedway has morphed into a “Roush House.”
Jack Roush’s run of success at “The Great American Speedway!” in Fort Worth features 18 victories as a car-owner across NASCAR’s top [...]

Vickers Joins Martin As Fill-Ins For Hamlin
Thursday, 28 Mar, 2013 – 18:13 | Comments Off
Vickers Joins Martin As Fill-Ins For Hamlin

Mark Martin’s stint as substitute for injured NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin has been revised to a one-race deal.
Michael Waltrip Racing announced Friday that Martin will fill-in for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver in the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry only at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Martin will then return to [...]