Found October 25, 2012 on
The race at Martinsville Speedway this weekend features the only short track in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
To me, even though it's a 500-lap race, the competition this weekend truly begins on Friday with a good, solid qualifying run because that dictates your pit-road selection, which is truly very important at this .526-mile track.
It keeps you from having to beat and bang your way to the front -- you can kind of dictate the pace you run in the first half to two-thirds of that race. Then, even though there will probably be a fairly long green-flag run at the end, it's almost like a road course. When you tell those guys there's 10-to-15 laps to go, the wires start sparking inside those helmets and they start beating and banging.
You go back to the spring race there. What looked like it was going to be either a Jimmie Johnson or Jeff Gordon win ended up with a caution with two (laps) to go and they all got to beating and banging so bad there on that green-white chec...
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Jimmie Johnson exudes quiet confidence. He knows this could be the weekend when he returns to familiar ground - leading the standings in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Denny Hamlin, too, feels the potential for a big gain looming.
After all, these two men own Martinsville Speedway.
They have won nine of the last 11 races at the track. They bring the two best average finishes here...
If Denny Hamlin is to stay in contention for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title the 32-year-old will need to continue his impressive runs at Martinsville Speedway.
Hamlin is currently 20 points behind Brad Keselwoski in the Sprint Cup Series Chase. With four races remaining the series heads to Martinsville where Hamlin has won 4 races and has a 6.4 average finish.
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Denny Hamlin led the way with a lap of 19.616 seconds in the final practice for the Kroger 200 from Martinsville. Rounding out the top five was Ryan Blaney, Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter, and Kevin Harvick.
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