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While driving a 320-plus mph Top Fuel car never will be classified as easy, Richie Crampton insists his comfort level is growing exponentially with each pass this season in the Lucas Oil dragster.
The NHRA’s reigning Rookie of the Year, Crampton hasn’t lost a first-round matchup through five races in 2015 – a streak capped by […]

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Cup Stars Out Of Alignment As Eliminator Kicks Off
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, former NASCAR champion Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne and Greg Biffle; a stellar list of drivers that are always viewed as title contenders – but that’s no longer the case this season.
Johnson, Kyle Busch and Kahne were surprisingly […]

Sun, 10/26/14 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Cup Stars Out Of Alignment As Eliminator Kicks Off
Wallace Wins Martinsville Truck Race; Honors Wendell Scott
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By Reid Spencer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va.— Driving a No. 34 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota painted and numbered as a tribute to NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee Wendell Scott—and with Scott’s family in attendance at Martinsville Speedway—polesitter Darrell Wallace Jr. held off Timothy Peters to winSaturday’s Kroger 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.
Last year at Martinsville, […]

Sat, 10/25/14 – 18:12 | Comments Off on Wallace Wins Martinsville Truck Race; Honors Wendell Scott
Memory Of Plane Crash That Gutted HMS Won’t Fade
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Ten years ago race day at Martinsville Speedway dawned with a heavy fog enveloping the half-mile track and the surrounding countryside.
The fog was so thick on Oct. 24, 2004 that team owner Roger Penske’s plane was among those who diverted to Danville, Va. However, the Hendrick Motorsports Beechcraft Super King Air 200 […]

Sat, 10/25/14 – 17:41 | Comments Off on Memory Of Plane Crash That Gutted HMS Won’t Fade
McMurray Edges Chase Drivers To Win Martinsville Pole
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Jamie McMurray posted a lap in 18.954 seconds (99.905 mph) to win the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
The pole was the second at Martinsville and the 11th of McMurray’s career.
Second fastest in qualifying were Chase drivers Joey Logano (99.605 mph) and Matt Kenseth (99.318 mph).
Tony Stewart (99.297 mph) qualified fourth, […]

Fri, 10/24/14 – 19:29 | Comments Off on McMurray Edges Chase Drivers To Win Martinsville Pole
Big Stewart-Haas Shakeup Is Quest For Consistency
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Swapping Danica Patrick’s and Kurt Busch’s crew chiefs and road crews had been discussed for quite some time, Stewart-Haas Racing Competition Director Greg Zipadelli said Friday at Martinsville Speedway.
The personnel exchange that was announced earlier this week becomes effective for the Oct. 31-Nov. 2 AAA Texas 500 […]

Fri, 10/24/14 – 19:15 | Comments Off on Big Stewart-Haas Shakeup Is Quest For Consistency
Jimmie: Knaus Will Decide When To Step Down
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Chad Knaus, the only crew chief Jimmie Johnson has known while winning six NASCAR Sprint Cup championships, isn’t on the chopping block.
But Johnson, who was eliminated from this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on Sunday at Talladega, Ala., made it clear that he knows the […]

Fri, 10/24/14 – 15:37 | Comments Off on Jimmie: Knaus Will Decide When To Step Down
Prock And Force Split In Middle Of Countdown
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NHRA Funny Car icon John Force accepted the resignation of crew chief Jimmy Prock on Wednesday, accelerating an exit process Prock was targeting for the end of the Countdown to the Championship next month.
On Thursday, Don Schumacher Racing announced it had hired Prock for a position yet to be determined, […]

Wed, 10/22/14 – 17:05 | One Comment
Keselowski Vow: I Will Not Be ‘Run Out Of The Sport’
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Brad Keselowski will continue his pursuit of a second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship with team-owner Roger Penske’s blessing to be his own Bad Self.
Keselowski qualified for the eight-driver Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup with a dramatic victory in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Needing a […]

Tue, 10/21/14 – 8:04 | Comments Off on Keselowski Vow: I Will Not Be ‘Run Out Of The Sport’
Racing Pioneer Beadle Passes Away
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Raymond Beadle, an icon of Texas motor racing, passed away Monday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. The three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion was 70.
At the peak of his success, Beadle campaigned cars in NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and was owner of Chaparral Trailer Company.
Widely-credited […]

Mon, 10/20/14 – 15:03 | Comments Off on Racing Pioneer Beadle Passes Away
Flat Spot On: Why No Fights At Talladega?
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – I went to Talladega to see a fight and a race broke out.
Following the car bashing by Brad Keselowski and the headlocking by Matt Kenseth in Charlotte, it was reasonable to think more tempers would flare in the elimination race of the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup […]

Mon, 10/20/14 – 8:19 | One Comment