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No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. enters Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway already locked into the 12-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup.But there’s plenty of motivation for the Michael Waltrip Racing driver on the three-quarter mile Virginia track. Truex saw an untimely caution turn a three-second lead with five laps remaining into a fourth-place finish at Atlanta last weekend. The desire to revenge Atlanta combined with the bonus points awarded in the Chase for regular season victories means the Michael Waltrip Racing team will have a little extra incentive to bring home the checkered flag.With 11 races left, Truex has already tied his single-season record for top-10 finishes with 14 and is one top-five finish away from tying his single-season record (seven) for top fives. Both records were set in 2007, the only other year he qualified for the Chase. Truex is also on pace to break his personal single-season record of most l...
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CORNELIUS, N.C. — No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. enters Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway already locked into the 12-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup.
But there’s plenty of motivation for the Michael Waltrip Racing driver on the three-quarter mile Virginia track.
Truex saw an untimely caution turn a three-second...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. hadn’t won a Sprint Cup pole since the 2011 Daytona 500. That day, he didn’t take the green flag from the front row after a practice crash sent him to the back of the field for the start.
Now Earnhardt Jr. has another pole after taking the top spot in qualifying for Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Being the second...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. did exactly what was necessary to win the pole for Saturday's Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway -- and teammate Jeff Gordon did more than enough to make Kyle Busch very nervous.
The 44th of 45 drivers to make a qualifying attempt in Friday's time trials, Earnhardt toured the .75-mile speedway in 21.526 seconds (127.023 mph) to claim...
CORNELIUS, N.C. — When the checkered flag fell at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night and Michael Waltrip Racing drivers Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex Jr. earned the team’s first berths in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup, the smile on Mark Martin’s face was a large as anyone’s.
The No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver won’t be one of the 12 Chase drivers, but his work...
HAMPTON, Ga. — Shell-Pennzoil Dodge driver Sam Hornish Jr. started 15th and finished 11th in tonight’s ADVOCARE 500 here at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Hornish ran as high as fifth in the running order, but had to settle for the spot just outside the top 10 after getting caught up in a late-race incident.
“Too bad that we got caught up in that wreck,” Hornish said of the incident...
Jeff Burton led the way with a lap of 21.529 seconds in the first practice for the Federated Auto Parts 400 from Richmond. Rounding out the top five was Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Clint Bowyer, Sam Hornish, Jr., and Kevin Harvick.
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