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David Reutimann said the timing belt went bad in his car but for laps the #10 limped around Martinsville Speedway before stopping on the track and causing a race altering caution. After the race Dale Earnhardt Jr questioned why Reutimann was still driving around the track at a reduced speed. “I would like an explanation on why that happened — from him, his crew chief, somebody,” Earnhardt Jr. said. “It doesn’t seem like there could be a logical reason to end up stopped on the track. You got a problem, get on pit road. I don’t believe he had any trouble getting (to the pits). I would like to hear a good excuse, to be honest with you, because I’m sure it would be laughable.” Likewise Brad Keselowski was mindful of what happened at the end of Sundays race. “That was really, really uncalled for and ruined the day for a lot of people from having a lot better finishes. I think we’re all really, really frustrated with (Reutimann).” Timing belt or not, brakes or not, the truth is Reu...

Ryan Newman continues SHR hot streak

Hendrick Motorsports, owned by legendary car owner Rick Hendrick, was gunning for the 200th organizational Sprint Cup win. Geoff Bodine began the dynasty back in 1984. Therefore, much of the talk revolved around one of the four drivers conquering NASCAR's shortest ovals. Jeff Gordon was the dominant car. Jimmie Johnson rebounded from an early speeding penalty. Dale Earnhardt...

Newman takes victory at Martinsville

Ryan Newman took the win Sunday at Martinsville Speedway in a crazy finish, beating out Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, winners of multiple races here, thanks to a late-race pilep. AJ Allmendinger, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth and Martin Truex Jr. rounded out the top five. Gordon appeared to be on his way to a victory when he passed Johnson with only a few laps left and David...

Ryan Newman wins wild finish at Martinsville Speedway

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Ryan Newman needed help and was running out of time. Finally, Clint Bowyer provided an opening with two laps to go at Martinsville Speedway. Bowyer's aggressive move took out race leaders Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson entering the first turn, allowing Newman to slide into the lead, and he held off A.J. Allmendinger and Dale Earnhardt Jr. on another restart...

Newman goes from lap down to victory lane at Martinsville

Hendrick Motorsports looked to be on its way to claiming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win 200, as three of its drivers — Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. — ran first through third for several laps late in the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, and Gordon and Johnson combined to lead 440 of the 500 laps that made up the scheduled distance...

Danica Patrick Doesn't Race But RUINS The Day For Hendrick Motorsports

photo credit:  getty images  David Reutimann ruined any chance Hendrick Motorsport's had of tying Richard Petty Motorsport's record of 200-Sprint Cup wins when he stayed on the racetrack with a broken racecar to preserve a top-35 position in the owner standings  - all for Danica Patrick. Reutimann and Patrick are sharing the ride in the #10 for Tommy Baldwin Racing this...

Ryan Newman Steals Martinsville Victory in Goody's Fast Relief 500

If you said midway through the race that Ryan Newman would be in Victory Lane at the end of the day, I would have told you that you were crazy. Newman was caught speeding on the first pit-stop of the day and was forced to start 21st on the restart following the penalty. Then, due to the lack of track position, Newman found himself one lap down on Lap 218 when leader Jeff Gordon...

Back off David Reutimann

Brad Keselowski called for NASCAR to park David Reutimann. Dale Earnhardt Jr said that any explanation Reutimann would have provided is laughable. Clint Bowyer did not know what the hell Reutimann was thinking when he stalled on the track, forcing a green-white-checker that triggered more mayhem. David Reutimann was trying to stay on the race track as long as he could to finish...

Pit-road penalties hampering drivers

We saw a lot of pit-road penalties during Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. I am wondering if this new fueling deal and the readings that they are getting with it are throwing them off on figuring that out. I don't have a complete answer yet. I am going to get a hold of Tony Gibson, who is Ryan Newman's crew chief, to see what happened in their...

Ryan Newman Takes Advantage Of WILD Finish, Bloomin Onions For All

photo credit:  getty images MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- In the wake of a controversial late-race caution, Ryan Newman spoiled an afternoon of Hendrick hegemony with an opportunistic victory in the Goody's Fast Relief 500 Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. After Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson dominated the action for 497 laps, an untimely caution flag flew on Lap 497 and sent the race...
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