Sat, 22/09/18 – 17:53 | No Comment

RICHMOND, Va. – Ryan Newman’s engineering degree coupled with his knowledge of various race cars made him the ideal driver for Roush Fenway Racing’s flagship No. 6 Ford in 2019, Roush Fenway Racing executives said Saturday at Richmond Raceway.
“We think Ryan is fairly unique in the garage with his engineering background, with the number of […]

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Bowyer And His One-Liners Are Back, Baby
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – When Tony Stewart tapped Clint Bowyer to succeed him in the No. 14 at Stewart-Haas Racing it really didn’t surprise anyone. After all, they are cut from the same cloth – old school racers.
Bowyer viewed it as team owners Stewart and Gene Haas giving him a […]

Tue, 03/27/18 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Bowyer And His One-Liners Are Back, Baby
Bowyer Storms To Monday Cup Win At Martinsville
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Big things were expected to happen to Clint Bowyer when he signed on to take over the ride of three-time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart two years ago. On Monday at the series’ smallest track, that just happened.
Bowyer, driving the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, grabbed the lead for the first time on the final […]

Mon, 03/26/18 – 16:21 | Comments Off on Bowyer Storms To Monday Cup Win At Martinsville
Nemechek Gets Timely Truck Victory At Martinsville
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Tick Tock. John Hunter Nemechek finally won a grandfather clock.
After two second-place finishes and a third in nine NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Martinsville Speedway, the 20-year-old Nemechek held off rookie Kyle Benjamin to claim his sixth career truck series victory in Monday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250.
“I knew the […]

Mon, 03/26/18 – 15:10 | Comments Off on Nemechek Gets Timely Truck Victory At Martinsville
Miscues Cost Haas In F1 Opener
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix was shaping up as historic for the America-based Haas F1 Team as the race neared its half-way point. Then, disaster struck, leaving Gene Haas’s organization wondering how things could go so disappointingly bad.
The Haas team, with drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen teaming […]

Sun, 03/25/18 – 13:13 | Comments Off on Miscues Cost Haas In F1 Opener
Martinsville Cup Race Moved To Monday Afternoon
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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All activity at Martinsville Speedway for Sunday, March 25, has been postponed until Monday because of rainy and snowy weather.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is scheduled for 11 a.m. EST on Monday, followed by the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at 2 p.m. EST.”
Both races will be broadcast on FS1, MRN […]

Sun, 03/25/18 – 8:42 | One Comment
Rain Puts Truex Jr. On Pole At Martinsville
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Martin Truex Jr. will start Sunday’s schedule NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway from the pole position. Truex, driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, was awarded the pole based on owner points as Saturday’s qualifying session was cancelled because of rain.
Truex will start from the pole for the third straight week […]

Sat, 03/24/18 – 17:28 | Comments Off on Rain Puts Truex Jr. On Pole At Martinsville
ESPN And F1 Are Together Again
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After an absence of more than 20 years, the FIA Formula One World Championship returns to its original television home in the United States this weekend with the launch of the 2018 season in Australia. ESPN and ABC will televise all 21 races in the championship as part of a multi-year linear and digital partnership.
The Rolex […]

Fri, 03/23/18 – 16:50 | 5 Comments
Rhodes Not Lonesome During Slack Schedule
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – In the 2018 season’s first three months, NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series has only four races. It’s a schedule a driver doesn’t like, but Ben Rhodes admitted Friday the lengthy breaks at the season’s beginning were good for ThorSport Racing which switched from Toyota to Ford this […]

Fri, 03/23/18 – 16:44 | Comments Off on Rhodes Not Lonesome During Slack Schedule
The Current Stars And Cars Of NASCAR Just Do Not Inspire
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In a perfect world, spectator sports would be comprised of great competition and salable personalities – i.e., stars. When auto racing is the spectator sport being discussed, you can add cool vehicles to the cocktail.
And therein resides some serious problems for NASCAR in 2018.
The cars being put onto NASCAR tracks […]

Fri, 03/23/18 – 8:58 | One Comment
Mercedes, Haas Get Off To Fast Starts In Australia
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Led appropriately enough by Lewis Hamilton, the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship roared to life Friday with a pair of 90-minute free practice sessions for the Australian Grand Prix.
Hamilton, the four-time/reigning World Driving Champion from Great Britain and Mercedes AMG, posted the day’s fastest lap around the 3.295-mile/5.303-kilometer/16-turn Melbourne […]

Fri, 03/23/18 – 8:01 | Comments Off on Mercedes, Haas Get Off To Fast Starts In Australia