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Texas Cup Race Pushed Back Until Monday
Sunday, 6 Apr, 2014 – 19:27 | Comments Off
Texas Cup Race Pushed Back Until Monday

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Wet-and-cold weather barely fit for waterfowl, much less NASCAR racing, forced postponement of Sunday’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
The seventh race of the Sprint Cup Series season has been rescheduled for Monday, with the green flag now set to drop at 11 a.m. (CDT). [...]

Look Out: Tony Stewart Is Back ‘On His Game’
Saturday, 5 Apr, 2014 – 18:58 | Comments Off
Look Out: Tony Stewart Is Back ‘On His Game’

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Like any championship-caliber sports organization, Stewart-Haas Racing doesn’t believe in rebuilding. Stewart-Haas Racing reloads.
SHR’s revised four-car lineup began reintroducing itself to NASCAR Nation last Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, where newcomer Kurt Busch ended a maddening, 83-race winless streak with a victory in the STP 500.
Saturday [...]

Tire Concerns Have Teams Zoned Out In Texas
Friday, 4 Apr, 2014 – 21:04 | One Comment
Tire Concerns Have Teams Zoned Out In Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas – Looking to avoid the possibility of a repeat of the blowout issues that factored into the outcome of NASCAR’s Auto Club 400 last month, Goodyear has mounted-and-aired-up its Zone Tread compound at Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s Duck Commander 500.
And Sprint Cup regular Joey Logano says it couldn’t hurt.
“I don’t really [...]

Multi-Zone Tires To Hit The Track In Texas
Thursday, 3 Apr, 2014 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Multi-Zone Tires To Hit The Track In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Goodyear’s multi-zone tread tire will make its competitive debut on Texas Motor Speedway’s 1.5-mile quadoval during this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500.
The multi-zone tread concept, combining two distinct rubber compounds on the same right-side tire, was run at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Kansas [...]

Busch Completes Personal Reconstruction Job
Monday, 31 Mar, 2014 – 7:20 | 2 Comments
Busch Completes Personal Reconstruction Job

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – When the checkered flag waved Sunday on Martinsville Speedway’s STP 500, Kurt Busch felt a sharp chill go through his body that he had done it, he was back, and he was a winner for the first time in two years.
The self-proclaimed “Outlaw” had snapped an 83-race [...]

Martinsville A Special Place For Rick Hendrick
Sunday, 30 Mar, 2014 – 19:24 | Comments Off
Martinsville A Special Place For Rick Hendrick

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – “If it wasn’t for Martinsville, I wouldn’t be racing today.”
Those were the words of Rick Hendrick Sunday at Martinsville Speedway prior to the STP 500. Thirty years ago in Martinsville’s spring race, Hendrick obtained his first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory with driver Geoff Bodine and crew chief [...]

Kurt Busch Uses Late Pass To Win Martinsville
Sunday, 30 Mar, 2014 – 16:01 | One Comment
Kurt Busch Uses Late Pass To Win Martinsville

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Kurt Busch held off Jimmie Johnson over the final 12 laps and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.
The victory was Busch’s first of the season, second at Martinsville and first as a driver for Stewart-Haas Racing.
It was his first win since the fall race at Dover in 2011. And it [...]

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 [...]