Thu, 18/12/14 – 16:11 | No Comment

Roush Fenway Racing announced that Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang for the team in the NASCAR’s second-tier Xfinity Series next season.
The 21-year-old Wallace has posted five wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – where, a year ago, he drove at Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports – including four [...]

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Junior’s Win, Kenseth’s Spin Shake Up The Chase
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – With Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory Sunday in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway, the third-generation driver secured the grandfather clock trophy he had wanted since he was a boy. He also provided a twist to the Chase’s Eliminator Round.
With only two races remaining to [...]

Mon, 10/27/14 – 7:58 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Holds Off Gordon To Win Martinsville
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won’t win his first Sprint Cup championship this season but he will head into the off season with at least four race victories.
Earnhardt, who was bumped from the Chase last week when he failed to advance to the Eliminator Round of the series playoffs, held off Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon [...]

Sun, 10/26/14 – 16:57 | Comments Off
Cup Stars Out Of Alignment As Eliminator Kicks Off
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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
Wallace Wins Martinsville Truck Race; Honors Wendell Scott
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By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
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
Memory Of Plane Crash That Gutted HMS Won’t Fade
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

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
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
Big Stewart-Haas Shakeup Is Quest For Consistency
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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
Jimmie: Knaus Will Decide When To Step Down
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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
Prock And Force Split In Middle Of Countdown
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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’
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

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