Found April 09, 2013 on Total Sports Blog:
PLAYERS: Richard Petty
On Tuesday afternoon, NASCAR announced the qualifying and race procedures for the inaugural “Mudsummer Classic” at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday, July 24th. The event is the first in NASCAR national touring series event held on dirt since Richard Petty won on September 30, 1970 at the State Fairgrounds Speedway in Raleigh, N.C. The “Mudsummer Classic” will feature a traditional two-lap qualifying session, five qualifying races, one last-chance race, and a champion’s provisional to determine the 30-truck starting field.  The top-20 in owners’ points entering the race event will have a guaranteed starting position. “NASCAR and Eldora Speedway have collectively worked together to come up with a format that embraces the history of dirt track racing while also ensuring that full-time competitors have an opportunity to be a part of this special event,” said Chad Little, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series director. “This will also add an exciting element for the fans and we look forward to ...

Jimmie Johnson wins at Martinsville

Jimmie Johnson pulled away on a restart with eight laps to go and won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday. It was his eighth career victory on the shortest track the series races. Only Richard Petty with 15, and Darrell Waltrip with 11 have won more. The five-time champion picked the inside line for the restart with Clint Bowyer on the outside...

Aric Almirola NRA 500 Race Preview

CONCORD, N.C. – Aric Almirola and the Richard Petty Motorsports team will travel to the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway this weekend with familiar logos. Returning for its first of six primary events, Eckrich, part of the John Morrell Food Group, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, will once again be featured on the hood and sides of the famed No. 43. The car will continue to showcase...

Jimmie Johnson Dominates Martinsville

Jimmie Johnson celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP Gas Booster 500. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images) At least once a year, Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Lowe’s Racing team find one race on the schedule that they truly dominate and on Sunday afternoon, it was the STP Gas Booster 500 from Martinsville Speedway. Johnson started on the pole...
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