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NeXovation and Dover Motorsports, Inc. agree to final closing period on the Nashville Superspeedway

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 60 days.  As a show of good faith, NeXovation...

NASCAR Makes Changes to Superspeedway Qualifying

JOPLIN, Mo. - NASCAR announced changes to the qualifying format at the superspeedway tracks. The format changes will take effect during the May weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway and will be used in all three national series. The format includes: Two rounds of qualifying, with the top 12 fastest drivers advancing into the second and final round. NASCAR will allow each driver...

Busch Finishes 14th at Martinsville

Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), finished 14th in the Martinsville 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Busch started the race from the 26th position but was able to make passes early and often throughout the 500-lap race, despite struggling with handling issues that at times saw his Haas...

Biffle Finishes 19th after Late-Race Caution

Martinsville Speedway provided plenty of short-track racing action as the 500-lap race saw a total of 16 cautions.  Biffle started 25th in his No. 16 Ortho Ford Fusion and was poised to crack the top 10 when he was collected in one of the final cautions.  Biffle pitted multiple times to fix a pushed in grille and raised hood, all while staying on the lead lap to earn a 19th-place...

Stenhouse Jr. Finishes 40th at Martinsville

After a spin on lap 206 suddenly sent the Fastenal Ford to the garage, the Fastenal blue team worked feverishly to repair the mangled machine. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was able to pick up two additional positions after returning to the track to take the checkered flag in the 40th place during Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway. “That’s definitely not the finish we wanted for...

Bayne Overcomes Early Spin to Earn 18th-Place Finish in Martinsville

Trevor Bayne rallied back from an early spin to bring the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion home with an 18th-place finish on Sunday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway.   “I’m proud of everyone’s effort today,” said Bayne after the race.  “We were able to not get down after having that flat left-rear tire and spinning out early on and were able to get some of those breaks with...

Superspeedway Qualifying Format Updated for Talladega, Daytona

NASCAR today unveiled modifications to the qualifying format at superspeedways across all three national series. The updated format will take effect at Talladega Superspeedway for the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next month. Qualifying for May’s Talladega Superspeedway races, as well as the July events at Daytona International Speedway, will consist of the...

Beckman, Morgan, Brown and Hines Victorious at NHRA 4-Wide Nationals

Jack Beckman ended a 54-race winless streak by racing to the Funny Car victory Sunday at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Larry Morgan (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the unique event that features NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series teams racing in a four-lane configuration. Beckman powered his 10,000...

Ray Black Jr. brings home top-15 finish, improves points ranking in Martinsville

Ray Black, Jr. and the No. 07 ScubaLife Chevrolet Silverado team finished 13th on Saturday afternoon at the historic Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. After a mid-race spin, great pit strategy and strong driving helped Black quickly return to the lead lap of competition and allowed him to race back through the field. Making his first return-visit to a track on the NASCAR Camping World...

Strong Return for Patrick at Martinsville

Danica Patrick recovered from being a lap down and made a strong return at the height of tax season to finish seventh in the No. 10 TaxACT Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) in Sunday’s Martinsville 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Patrick’s effort marked her first top-10 of the season and the fifth top-10 of her 88-race Sprint Cup career...

Mears goes from the back to the front in thrilling top-15 Martinsville run

Casey Mears arrived at Martinsville Speedway looking to continue his run of solid finishes in the young 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. A favorite track of the GEICO driver, the Germain Racing team has always experienced success at the paperclip-shaped half-mile oval.   Mother Nature caused a little ruckus in the way of rain on Friday, which resulted in the delay of Sprint...

Tony Stewart: The Best Laid Plans…

Tony Stewart hovered in and around the top-10 throughout much of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. But when a late-race bid for track position didn’t work out as planned, Stewart finished 20th. The result was not indicative of the effort. Stewart qualified sixth on Friday in his No. 14 Code 3 Associates/Mobil 1 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing...

RCR Post Race Report - Martinsville 500

Race Highlights: Richard Childress Racing teammates Paul Menard, Ryan Newman and Austin Dillon finished 23rd, 27th and 41st, respectively, in the Martinsville 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Newman ranks sixth in the Sprint Cup Series championship point standings, trailing current leader Kevin Harvick by 83 points, while Paul Menard ranks seventh and Austin Dillon ranks 23rd. Denny...

Harvick Finishes Eighth at Martinsville

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), finished eighth in the Martinsville 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Sunday. The eighth-place finish ended his streak of consecutive races finishing in the top-two at eight, dating back to November at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Harvick did,...

Martin Truex Jr. Finishes 6th; Overcomes Early Problem to Continue Top-10 Streak

A strong team effort propelled Martin Truex Jr. and the Furniture Row Racing team to a sixth-place finish in Sunday's STP 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.  It was the sixth straight top-eight finish to start the season for Truex, who set a career best of six consecutive top-10 results. He remains third in the driver point standings as the NASCAR circuit...

Denny Hamlin Wins First Race in Nearly a Year with Victory at Martinsville

Heading into Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Toyota hadn’t won a race since the beginning of May of 2013 at Talladega. Denny Hamlin won that race, as he did on Sunday. In the caution-filled race at Martinsville, Hamlin called his shot prior to the race on the paperclip. When asked who was the favorite in the garage area, Hamlin’s response was: “Me.” The No. 11...

STP 500 results from Martinsville

Joey Logano Martinsville Speedway Recap

Saturday afternoon was special for Joey Logano.   In a career already filled with trophies and fond memories, Logano (@joeylogano) scored his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and added a grandfather clock to his trophy case.  The driver of the Cooper Standard Ford F-150 won for the first time in seven starts in...

Tyler Reddick Martinsville Speedway Recap

Tyler Reddick (@TylerReddick) rebounded from an early spin to score a fifth place finish in the Kroger 250 Saturday afternoon at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.  Reddick is second in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship standings, two points behind the leader and is also the only driver in the series with three top fives in the first three races this season.   Tyler...

Brandon Jones Battles Back to Top-15 Finish at Martinsville

Brandon Jones, driver of the No. 33 MasterForce Chevrolet earned a 15th-place result in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Jones began the afternoon from the sixth position, and solidly ran near the top five for nearly half of the event. On lap 143, Jones got loose in another competitor’s oil and spun in turn two, ultimately losing a lap. Crew Chief Shane Huffman and...

Gallagher Endures the Martinsville Battle to Finish 14th

The second trip to Martinsville (Va.) Speedway for Spencer Gallagher, driver of the No. 23 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet, in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) resulted in a 14th place finish in the Kroger 250. Gallagher started from the 18th position, and maintained his position in the early stages while lacking front grip in the center of the corner. The Sunoco Rookie of...

Brake Issue Derails Good Run for Gilliland, RBR Team

Faulty break hoses left David Gilliland and the Ricky Benton Racing (RBR) Enterprise NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team wondering what could have been.    Gilliland had the BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors/Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network/Wynn's Ford F-150 securely in the top five in the early running of the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway  when the...

Tyler Young shows strength in Martinsville return

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) returned to Martinsville (Va.) Speedway for Saturday's Kroger 250, the third race on the 2015 schedule. Making his fourth start at the half-mile "paperclip," Tyler Young, driver of the No. 02 Randco Industries/Young's Building Systems Chevrolet Silverado, posted the seventh-fastest time on the speed charts in Friday's lone NCWTS practice...

Hayley finishes 11th in Martinsville debut

Cameron Hayley, driver of the No. 13 Cabinets by Hayley Toyota Tundra, made his debut at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Kroger 250, scoring an 11th-place finish. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender showed off his short-track racing prowess as the fastest Toyota Tundra driver in the lone practice session on Friday and followed...

John Wes Townley Martinsville Rewind/Texas Preview

Saturday’s Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway lived up to its reputation, with plenty of bent sheet metal and tempers flaring during the third stop of the season for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. After qualifying fifth then getting trapped one lap down and falling to 19th during what turned out to be the longest stretch of green flag laps in a Truck Series race at the...
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