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OPINION: Thoughts Left to Ponder Following Martinsville

Looking at both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Martisnville Speedway this past weekend, here are some thoughts are left on my mind to ponder.   Racing for the Win: The Right Way vs. The Wrong Way Both races featured close battles for the victory, but each took a slightly different turn. One route was the right way, while the other route...
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VICS: Juan Pablo Montoya – Aggressive, But Respected by Competitors

Juan Pablo Montoya over the year has been critized about his aggressive driving style, but says that’s something that he has never worried about. “I’ve never been a big believer what people say about me, to be honest,” he said. “As long as I feel I’m doing a really good job, I’m driving the wheels off the car, the people I drive for are happy, that’s all that really...
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NCWTS: GEAR TROUBLE SLOWS JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY

NEMECHEK FINISHES 29TH AT MARTINSVILLE NEMCO Motorsports was within striking distance of a top finishing slot before a bout of bad luck struck at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway this weekend. A broken rear-end gear relegated John Hunter Nemechek and the No. 8 SWM International Inc. Chevrolet Silverado team to a 29th-place finish in the Kroger 250 at the Martinsville Speedway. Nemechek...
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ST: Deuser Kicking off 2015 Season in the Music City

Charlotte, NC (March 31, 2015) – Corey Deuser is heading to the Music City this Easter Weekend. He will pilot the No. 71 Deuser Motorsports Ford Fusion during the 58th Season Opener at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN). The event is the first in the Big Machine Records Pro Late Model Challenge Series presented by Hunter Sand & Gravel. Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN),...
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DIRT: Coulter Pulls off Double Duty at Carolina Speedway

Charlotte, N.C. (March 30, 2015) - This past weekend NASCAR Camping World Truck veteran Joey Coulter spent the weekend at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina. He competed in both the SECA Racing Crate Late Model Series and the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series in his No. 2 Rum Runner Racing Chevrolets. The weekend kicked off with hot laps and qualifying for the SECA...
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NSCS: Governor McCrory Proclaims March 31 “Richard Petty Day”

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 31, 2015) - Governor Pat McCrory celebrated a living legend today at the Executive Mansion, proclaiming March 31, 2015 “Richard Petty Day” in North Carolina.    “It’s an honor to have ‘The King’ of NASCAR here today to celebrate what Richard has accomplished for motorsports in our state,” said Governor McCrory.  “Richard retired in...
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NSCS: No. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team Penalized For Rules Violations Following Event At Auto Club Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 31, 2015) — The No. 31 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been penalized for rules infractions discovered as a result of NASCAR’s post-event tire audit conducted following the March 22 race at Auto Club Speedway.   These infractions amount to a P5 level penalty and violate the following Sections in the 2015 NASCAR rule book:  ...
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Statement from NASCAR about the Indiana Legislation

NASCAR Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer Brett Jewkes: “NASCAR is disappointed by the recent legislation passed in Indiana. We will not embrace nor participate in exclusion or intolerance. We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our sport and therefore will continue to welcome all competitors and fans at our events in the state of Indiana and anywhere...
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NSCS: Kyle Larson Out of Hospital, Not Cleared to Race

Chip Ganassi Racing released a statement on Tuesday, March 31st saying that Kyle Larson was released from hospital last night, finishing up the final medical tests that he was required to do today. “He is currently waiting for final doctor recommendations in order to clear him to return to all NASCAR related activities,” the statement continues. Larson was hospitalized after...
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TSS: Chase Elliott, Regan Smith Headline NASCAR XFINITY Series Autograph Session at Talladega Superspeedway, Friday May 1

TALLADEGA, AL – NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers’ Chase Elliott, Daniel Suárez, Regan Smith, and Ryan Reed are the first four competitors scheduled to appear at the NASCAR XFINITY Series autograph session at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday, May 1, kicking off the Winn-Dixie 300 and GEICO 500 weekend.   Elliott, the defending NASCAR XFINITY Series Champion and son of two-time...
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TSS: Hotty Toddy, Gosh Almighty!

Ole Miss Football Coach Hugh Freeze to Serve as Honorary Pace Car Driver at Talladega Superspeedway’s GEICO 500, May 3 kamagra zsel rendels TALLADEGA, AL – University of Mississippi Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze, who has adopted the name “Talladega” for the Rebels’ fast-paced offensive plays, will serve as the Honorary “Pace Car Driver” for the GEICO...
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DIS: Dover International Speedway and Dover Downs Hotel & Casino will again ‘Light It Up Blue’ for Autism Awareness Month

DOVER, Del. (March 30, 2015) – Dover International Speedway and Dover Downs Hotel & Casino are pleased to once again support Autism Speaks’ global Light It Up Blue campaign. The Monster Monument and hotel exterior will participate by both being illuminated in blue throughout the month of April.  With both companies partaking in this event, this will mean that two of the...
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American Heart Association Recognizes NASCAR As Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite

ASCAR Earns American Heart Association’s Worksite Innovation Award   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 30, 2015) – In recognition of its initiatives to help employees live healthier lifestyles, the American Heart Association has named NASCAR a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite.   “Our employees are passionate about NASCAR and we are passionate about empowering them to focus on...
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NeXovation and Dover Motorsports, Inc. agree to final closing period on the Nashville Superspeedway

Nashville, Tenn. – Monday, March 30, 2015 – NeXovation has secured the funding to close on the Nashville Superspeedway. However, the combination of the bond issue and the necessary due diligence have caused recent delays in closing. NeXovation, in cooperation with Dover, agreed on Friday, March 27th to a final closing period, which stipulates that the closing will occur within...
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NSCS: Earnhardt Jr. Says NASCAR Done Well With Safety, But Progress Needs to Continue

Over the last 10 to 15 years, NASCAR has made a lot of safety changes within the sport -and that’s something that’s appreciated by the driver. From making the HANS device mandatory, to improvements to the cars and the seats, to the SAFER barriers. So far this year, those SAFER barriers have been a highlight of discussion following Kyle Busch’s injury at Daytona International...
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VICS: Will Power Comes Up One Spot Short on Victory at St. Petersburg

Starting on the pole and having led all the practices, Will Power knew his shot at a victory was high. However, he didn’t allow himself to go into the race over confident. “Doesn’t matter where you start, anything can happen,” he said. “If you just hang in there, you can have a good day.” He showed his dominance throughout the day, leading 75 of the laps. However, in...
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NSCS: Dave Rogers Says Monkey is Off Their Back with Martinsville Victory

Surrounded by new guys on the No. 11 team and kicking off a new driver/crew chief relationship this season, Denny Hamlin and Dave Rogers have had a semi-rough start to the season with some struggles. However, on Sunday at Martinsville, they were able to put the pieces together and score the victory. For Rogers, it simply means that the No. 11 FedEx team has the monkey off of their...
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NSCS: Danica Patrick Scores First Top 10 of Season at Martinsville

Martinsville Speedway can be known as a tough track for drivers. However, for Danica Patrick, it seems to be a track that she can get around well. For the second time in five starts at the paperclip, she finished in the top 12, crossing the finish line in the eighth spot. The race didn’t start off as well as she hoped as starting in the 16th starting spot, she fought a tight condition...
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NWSM: Seuss Seals Whelen Southern Modified Win Late

Defending Champ Holds Off Goodale on GWC Finish kamagra zsel rendels SOPHIA, N.C. – What a difference one race can make. After finishing last in the season opener two weeks ago at Caraway Speedway, Seuss held off Eric Goodale on a green-white-checkered finish to win the Charles Kepley Memorial 150 Saturday in a return to Caraway. When Andy Seuss looks back on his...
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NKNPS: Dalton Sargeant Dominates at Kern County Raceway, Picks up First NASCAR K&N Pro Series Win and Pole Award

Dalton Sargeant and the No. 55 GALT machine with newly formed Jefferson Pitts Racing accomplished a long list of firsts on Saturday night, March 28. In Sargeant’s very first K&N Pro Series West event, the 17-year-old took home the victory in the Napa 150 at Kern County Raceway Park, after scoring his first ever pole position in qualifying. The No. 55 GALT machine lead the final...
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NCWTS: CRAFTON FINISHES SECOND AT MARTINSVILLE – TAKES OVER POINTS LEAD

Matt Crafton, No. 88 Hormel® Pepperoni/Menards Toyota Tundra NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Martinsville Speedway – Kroger 250 Race No. 3 of 23     Stats: Started: 13th Finished: 2nd Laps: 258/258 Status: Running Driver Points: 1st (+2) Owner Points: 1st   CRAFTON FINISHES SECOND AT MARTINSVILLE – TAKES OVER POINTS LEAD   Ridgeway, Va. (March 28, 2015) – Martinsville...
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NCWTS: SAUTER “SURVIVES” MARTINSVILLE – FINISHES FOURTH

Johnny Sauter, No. 98 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff/Curb Records Toyota Tundra NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Martinsville Speedway – Kroger 250 Race No. 3 of 23   Stats: Started: 9th Finished: 4th Laps: 258/258 Status: Running Driver Points: 4th (-16) Owner Points: 5th   SAUTER “SURVIVES” MARTINSVILLE – FINISHES FOURTH   Ridgeway, Va. (March 28, 2015) – When it comes...
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NCWTS: HAYLEY FINISHES 11TH IN MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY DEBUT

Cameron Hayley, No. 13 Cabinets by Hayley Toyota Tundra NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Martinsville Speedway – Kroger 250 Race No. 3 of 23   Stats: Started: 3rd Finished: 11th Laps: 258/258 Status: Running Driver Points: 8th Owner Points: 11th   HAYLEY FINISHES 11TH IN MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY DEBUT   Martinsville, Va. (March 29, 2015) - Cameron Hayley, driver of the No. 13...
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NCWTS: GMS Racing Martinsville Speedway Race Recap

Event:              Kroger 250 kamagra zsel rendels Date:                March 28, 2015 Venue:             Martinsville Speedway Spencer Gallagher Martinsville Speedway Start – 18thFinish – 14thLaps Led – 0Driver Points Position – 8th (Tie) Gallagher Endures the Martinsville Battle to Finish 14th The second trip...
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ST: Todd Gilliland Earns First Late Model Stock Car Win

14-Year-Old Makes Late-Race Pass to Take Checkers kamagra zsel rendels  at Southern National   SHERRILLS FORD, N.C. (March 29, 2015) – Todd Gilliland earned his first Late Model Stock Car victory with a dramatic come-from-behind effort at Southern National Motorsports Park Saturday night. Veteran Deac McCaskill dominated most of the 150-lap race, but Gilliland...
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