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David Ragan does his part in a special day for Joe Gibbs Racing

For the first time since 2013, the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota finished in the top five at Martinsville Speedway. This time, though, it was David Ragan piloting the car while filling in for the injured Kyle Busch, who is out indefinitely. Part of an impressive run for JGR -- which also saw Denny Hamlin earn the win and Matt Kenseth finish fourth -- Ragan had a solid day all around...
Via Fox Sports
23 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Denny Hamlin ends Toyota’s 32-race winless streak

  Denny Hamlin passed teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead with 28 laps to go Sunday and ended Toyota’s 32-race winless streak in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. The driver of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 held off a late charge by Brad Keselowski in Sunday’s STP 500  for his 25th career race. Joey Logano, Matt Kenseth and David Ragan rounded...
Via Sports-Glory
38 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Denny Hamlin holds off Brad Keselowski to win STP 500 at Martinsville

Denny Hamlin broke a 31-race winless streak to capture Sunday's STP 500 at the historic Martinsville Speedway. The victory was the first for Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota since the Virginia driver triumphed at Talladega Superspeedway last May. And with team President J.D. Gibbs suffering from neurological issues and driver Kyle Busch sidelined by injury so far this season,...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Denny Hamlin wins STP 500, full NASCAR results from Martinsville

Denny Hamlin won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Martinsville Speedway. The driver of the No. 11 Fed Ex Toyota finished ahead of Brad Keselowski to go to victory lane in the STP 500. Joey Logano began the race on the pole and led much of the early portion of the race but a spin at the mid-way point forced him to work his way back up the field. Last year’s winner...
Via Tireball.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Kroger 200 Halfway Report – Logano Dominates Early, But Crafton Leads Halfway Lap

Joey Logano led 106 of the first 111 laps, but has since lost the lead as Matt Crafton would take the lead just before the halfway mark. Crafton started the race 13th and carefully worked his way up through the field. Crafton won this event back in the spring. Logano, meanwhile, is searching for his first truck victory. He commented on the radio that as they went along in the run...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Joey Logano Scores Kroger 250 Pole at Martinsville Speedway

At the end of Camping World Truck Series qualifying for the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway, it’d be Joey Logano topping the charts with a lap of 19.504 seconds. The lap of Logano sets a brand new track record and marks his first career pole in the Camping World Truck Series. After setting the quick time, though, Logano would go for a spin after catching the curb slightly off...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

OPR Staff and Fan Fantasy Pick ‘Em Picks for Martinsville Speedway

After running a bunch of wide tracks to start the year, it’s time for the drivers to tackle the tight confines of the Martinsville Speedway this weekend.   PICKS FOR THE NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES Ronald Costigan picked Cole Custer and Joey Logano. Custer is making his first of 10 starts this season and led Friday’s practice. Logano has ran multiple truck races, but never...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Elliott, Ragan, and Peters Highlight NASCAR Drivers Committed Early to Race Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown

2014 NASCAR XFINITY Series Champion Chase Elliott joins NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Ragan and Virginia’s own Timothy Peters as early headliners to race against host Denny Hamlin in the eighth-annual Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at South Boston Speedway on April 23. This 200-lap charity Late Model race showcases the best Late Model racers in the region against NASCAR...

Elliott to debut as Dawsonville rises again

It's difficult to believe, sometimes, that the little boy Bill Elliott used to affectionately call "Slug" will be making his Sprint Cup debut this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. At the age of 19, Chase Elliott has covered all the hurdles, most recently winning the Xfinity Series championship. His talent has been evident since first cocking the wheel on the red clay tracks of Georgia...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. explains his method for dealing with angry drivers

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports While some drivers resort to shoving and even throwing punches during post-race confrontations, NASCAR’s most popular driver deals with angry drivers by taking them to dinner. Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke with Jeff Gluck of USA Today Sports in a wide-ranging interview recently and was asked what he does to deal with an angry driver. Q: What’s your...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Kevin Harvick Looking to Keep Dominant Streak Going Through the Track that Last Bit Him

The last time the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was at the Martinsville Speedway, Kevin Harvick was left down and out. The California native had a rough day where he finished a disappointing 33rd place. Since,...
Via Race Review Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Almirola Hopes to Continue His Career-Best Start to Season with Good Finish at Martinsville

Will Run Historic No. 43 STP Ford at Storied Petty Track kamagra zsel rendels Sitting 10th in points, Aric Almirola is off to his best career-start after five races. As the No. 43 team enters a track filled with Petty history, they will bring the historic STP paint scheme and hope to continue the success that Richard Petty tallied at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Petty...
Via On Pit Road
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Takeaways from the Auto Club 400

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series closed out its West Coast Swing on Sunday at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. with the running of the Auto Club 400.  Four races through the 2015 season, Kevin Harvick rolled in to the two-mile oval on a two-race winning streak, and used the momentum to qualify on the outside of the front row, just behind Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kurt Busch...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Brian Vickers Out Atleast Three Months Due to Blood Clots

Addressing the media on Sunday morning at Auto Club Speedway, Brian Vickers announced that he will be out for at least three months due to a re-occurrence of blood clots. “Needless to say, it’s pretty frustrating, but I’ve been here before,” he commented, having experienced them twice before. “That’s life and you just have to keep fighting and not give up. Just keep pushing...
Via On Pit Road
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Brad Keselowski passes Kurt Busch on final lap to win at Fontana

  Brad Keselowski somehow went from 18th place to victory lane after yellow flags started flying. A caution for debris allowed Keselowski to move up to sixth.  On a second flag, he took four new tires while Harvick and Busch got only two. Keselowski passed Kurt Busch on the final lap of a second attempt at a green-white-checkered finish to win at Auto Club Speedway. “At...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Broken Axle On Final Stop Ruins Good Finish for Matt Kenseth

Fontana, Calif- Matt Kenseth looked like he was primed to end a long winless drought in today’s Auto Club 400 as he had a commanding lead at the two-mile Auto Club Speedway in the...
Via Race Review Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Greg Biffle Lets Frustration Out Against Roush

Fontana, Calif- Frustration is growing in the Roush/Fenway Racing camp and the lead driver of the organization finally let his frustrations boil over on Friday from the Auto Club Speedway. Greg Biffle who’s been...
Via Race Review Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bar Refaeli: Danica Patrick is 'amazing,' could be a model

Danica Patrick has fought the perception that she’s just a pretty face ever since joining NASCAR in 2012. Her racy Go Daddy commercials certainly don’t help that perception, and neither will this latest comment from supermodel Bar Refaeli. Refaeli, who starred with Patrick in a 2013 Go Daddy spot, recently told USA TODAY’s For The Win that she believes Danica would be a great...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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