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Appeals Denied: Kenseth Pulled From Cup Car
Thursday, 5 Nov, 2015 – 19:30 | 2 Comments
Appeals Denied: Kenseth Pulled From Cup Car

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Matt Kenseth lost a pair of appeal rulings on his NASCAR-imposed suspension Thursday, black-flagging his return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
NASCAR suspended Kenseth on Tuesday from participating in the Chase for the Sprint Cup races at […]

Kenseth Parked By NASCAR
Tuesday, 3 Nov, 2015 – 18:30 | 2 Comments
Kenseth Parked By NASCAR

NASCAR has suspended Matt Kenseth for two races, the sanctioning body announced Tuesday evening.
The suspension was levied because NASCAR believes that Kenseth wrecked Joey Logano during last Sunday’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway on purpose.
Joe Gibbs Racing released a statement that indicated driver it will appeal the penalty to the driver […]

Winner Gordon Revels In His ‘Rock Star Moment’
Monday, 2 Nov, 2015 – 9:02 | Comments Off on Winner Gordon Revels In His ‘Rock Star Moment’
Winner Gordon Revels In His ‘Rock Star Moment’

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Jeff Gordon is no stranger to Martinsville Speedway’s victory lane, but perhaps his ninth trip in Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 will be among his sweetest.
With his first victory this season and the 93rd of his illustrious career, Gordon has guaranteed himself a position in the […]

Kenseth Dumps Logano; Did What Went Around Come Back Around?
Sunday, 1 Nov, 2015 – 19:01 | One Comment
Kenseth Dumps Logano; Did What Went Around Come Back Around?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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James Brown once sang in his angry classic, The Big Payback, “Get ready that’s a fact, Get ready you Mother for the big payback.”
Joey Logano succumbed to the big payback during Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway with just under 50 laps to go and while in the […]

Gordon Wins M’ville, Earns Shot At Championship
Sunday, 1 Nov, 2015 – 17:36 | Comments Off on Gordon Wins M’ville, Earns Shot At Championship
Gordon Wins M’ville, Earns Shot At Championship

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Jeff Gordon will head to the season-ending Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway later this month with a chance to win his fifth championship and in his final season as a driver.
That, thanks to winning Sunday’s Chase Eliminator Round-opening race at Martinsville Speedway.
Gordon got the win by avoiding a series of late race wrecks – […]

Logano Can Make Personal, Professional History
Sunday, 1 Nov, 2015 – 7:47 | Comments Off on Logano Can Make Personal, Professional History
Logano Can Make Personal, Professional History

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Joey Logano has yet to win a race at the tough Martinsville Speedway, but with the momentum the Team Penske driver possesses, Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 could be the one he checks off his list.
A victory Sunday would make Logano the first driver to win […]

White Hot Logano Claims Martinsville Pole
Friday, 30 Oct, 2015 – 17:25 | Comments Off on White Hot Logano Claims Martinsville Pole
White Hot Logano Claims Martinsville Pole

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The hottest driver in Sprint Cup got even hotter on Friday when he won the pole for Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway.
Logano, who has won the last three races, won the Martinsville pole by edging fellow Chaser Martin Truex Jr.
Logano’s pole winning numbers were 19.215 seconds and 98.548 mph.
“It’s an amazing run we’re on right […]

SAFER Means Tougher At Martinsville Short Track
Friday, 30 Oct, 2015 – 17:13 | Comments Off on SAFER Means Tougher At Martinsville Short Track
SAFER Means Tougher At Martinsville Short Track

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – With the addition of SAFER barriers on Martinsville Speedway’s straightaway walls, drivers said Friday the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ shortest track had become an even tougher place to negotiate.
“It seems driving down the straightaway, trying to pass cars, even in practice, it just seems really tight,” Carl […]

Notes: Haters Cast Wide Net In Wake Of Junior ‘Wronging’
Friday, 30 Oct, 2015 – 17:00 | Comments Off on Notes: Haters Cast Wide Net In Wake Of Junior ‘Wronging’
Notes: Haters Cast Wide Net In Wake Of Junior ‘Wronging’

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Perhaps no races generate more emotion from fans than those at Talladega Superspeedway. And with the way last Sunday’s race ended, the “hate mail” to a few drivers has been abundant.
Jeff Gordon said he had even received some and he wasn’t even involved in anything.
“That’s what happens when you ‘wrong’ (Dale Earnhardt) […]

Hamlin Says NASCAR Bailed Harvick Out At ‘Dega
Friday, 30 Oct, 2015 – 8:35 | 2 Comments
Hamlin Says NASCAR Bailed Harvick Out At ‘Dega

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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IRVING, Texas – Sprint Cup star Denny Hamlin says NASCAR opted to play-it-safe Tuesday when it absolved Kevin Harvick of “bricking the field” and intentionally causing a race-altering wreck during Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Hamlin was among four drivers failing to advance into the Eliminator 8 Round of the […]