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Danica: Walking On Track Was Not A Problem
Thursday, 7 Apr, 2016 – 19:49 | One Comment
Danica: Walking On Track Was Not A Problem

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – A composed Danica Patrick continues to defend her in-the-moment behavior that drew a $20,000 fine and probation from NASCAR following a crash involving Kasey Kahne at Auto Club Speedway on March 20.
NASCAR slapped Partrick with the monetary hit after officials determined she violated safety rules when […]

A.J. Allmendinger Rediscovers His Rhythm
Monday, 4 Apr, 2016 – 7:50 | Comments Off on A.J. Allmendinger Rediscovers His Rhythm
A.J. Allmendinger Rediscovers His Rhythm

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – After a dismal 2015 season in which A.J. Allmendinger produced no top-five and only three top-10 finishes, the Los Gatos, Calif., native’s fickle NASCAR career appeared Sunday to have again found solid footing.
In Martinsville Speedway’s STP 500, Allmendinger trailed winner Kyle Busch by a mere 0.663 second […]

Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race, Sweeps Martinsville
Sunday, 3 Apr, 2016 – 15:50 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race, Sweeps Martinsville
Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race, Sweeps Martinsville

Kyle Busch arrived at Martinsville Speedway this weekend without ever having won a NASCAR race at the series’ smallest and oldest track. He left the Martinsville half-mile on Sunday having won twice.
Busch followed up his Camping World Truck Series victory from Saturday with a dominating Sprint Cup Series win on Sunday.
“To win here in Martinsville […]

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 […]