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NSCS: Jamie McMurray plays spoiler en route to Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 pole

While the focus is on the Chase for the Sprint Cup, there have been drivers who have been trying to play spoiler. One of those is Jamie McMurray as he has ran up front throughout the Chase so far. His good runs came to a top as he would top the qualifying chart on Friday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway, scoring the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 pole. McMurray’s 1th career...
Via On Pit Road
31 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Friday notebook: Harvick struggles in qualifying at Martinsville

All season long, Kevin Harvick has shown blazing speed in qualifying, with eight poles, two more than he had posted in his entire NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career from 2001-13. But in qualifying for Sunday's Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Harvick's No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet struggled mightily, potentially putting the driver in a big...
Via Fox Sports
40 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Gordon hopes to make most of being last Hendrick driver left in Chase

After advancing to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Jeff Gordon heads to Martinsville Speedway the lone Hendrick Motorsports driver left in championship contention. A rough stretch of races during the Contender Round led to eliminations for defending champion Jimmie Johnson, Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr., as well as Kasey Kahne. Although his teammates...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Jamie McMurray bests Chase drivers to win pole

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) Jamie McMurray pulled off a surprise at Martinsville Speedway with a pole-winning run in Friday qualifying. McMurray is not one of the eight drivers qualified to race for the Sprint Cup title, and his qualifying record of 99.905 mph nudged six championship-eligible drivers in the final round of qualifying. Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth, who are both in the...
Via AP on Fox
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NSCS: Jamie McMurray Scores Pole at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — After the qualifying fiasco last weekend at Talladega, things settled down and got back to normal on Friday afternoon at Martinsville for knockout qualifying. After the two rounds of qualifying, Jamie McMurray was fastest with a lap of 18.954 seconds, 99.905 mph. McMurray was followed by Joey Logano, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Martinsville starting lineup: Qualifying results for Goody's 500

Jamie McMurray is on the pole for Sunday's Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500, the sixth race in the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, after turning a fast lap of 99.605 mph in Friday's qualifying session at Martinsville Speedway. This race marks the first event of the Eliminator round, which means only 8 drivers remain in contention for the series championship....
Via Fox Sports
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Jamie McMurray bests Chase crowd to claim Martinsville pole

Jamie McMurray isn't a title challenger, but he won the pole for Sunday's Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway, the opening race in the semifinal Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. McMurray put his No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Chevrolet on the pole with a lap of 99.905 miles per hour, enough to edge Joey Logano...
Via Fox Sports
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SHR prepares for future with crew chief swap

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) When Kurt Busch was eliminated from NASCAR title contention, it became apparent to both the driver and his owner that if a change was going to be made to his team it had to be done soon. The change was a dramatic one: Stewart-Haas Racing will swap the crew chiefs for Busch and Danica Patrick beginning next week, giving each driver three races to work with...
Via AP on Fox
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Jamie McMurray wins pole at Martinsville, full qualifying for Goody’s 500

Jamie McMurray will lead a field of 43 cars into the Eliminator Round this weekend when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Martinsville Speedway. In orrder to win the pole, McMurray set a new qualifying record in the second round of qualifying . Joining McMurray on the front row for the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 will be Joey Logano. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will...
Via Tireball.com
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Edwards, Biffle and Stenhouse driving pink cars at Martinsville

The three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars of Roush Fenway Racing will all be dressed in pink paint schemes for the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will all be bringing awareness to Breast Cancer Foundation and its early detection plan. Carl Edwards is the lone driver of RFR who remains eligible to win the...
Via Tireball.com
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Danica upset after boyfriend misses race, questions diversity program

Give Danica Patrick credit for standing by her man. After Patrick's boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. failed to qualify for last weekend's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, Patrick marched down to the NASCAR hauler to complain. Stenhouse failed to make the race because his Roush Fenway Racing Ford wasn't fast enough to make the race on speed -- and being 27th in owner...
Via Fox Sports
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NCWTS: Ryan Blaney Leads Opening Kroger 200 Practice

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Looking for job security? Don't apply to be a Sprint Cup crew chief

You don't decide to become a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew chief because job security is your top priority. Yes, a top-flight crew chief gig at a frontline team can pay to the tune of a seven-figure salary, but the position is about as stable as being president of a military junta in a third-world banana republic smack in the middle of an armed insurrection. Which is to say nowhere...
Via Fox Sports
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Hendrick Motorsports marks 10-year anniversary of tragic plane crash

As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series kicked off the weekend at Martinsville Speedway, the Hendrick Motorsports organization did so with heavy hearts. Friday marks the 10th anniversary of a Hendrick Motorsports plane crash that claimed the live of all 10 people on board. On Oct. 24, 2004 a Hendrick Motorsports Beech 200 King Air crashed seven miles from the Blue Ridge Regional Airport...
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First Practice Times: Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500

Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 24 Jeff Gordon Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet 19.079 Leader 2 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 19.089 -0.010 3 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 19.100 -0.021 4 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Chevrolet 19.105 -0.026 5 2 Brad Keselowski Alliance Truck Parts[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
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First Practice Times: Kroger 200

Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 29 Ryan Blaney Cooper Standard Ford 19.894 Leader 2 20 Gray Gaulding Gemini Southern/Krispy Kreme Chevrolet 19.895 -0.001 3 33 Brandon Jones Russell/Grupo Friopecas Chevrolet 19.907 -0.013 4 92 Austin Hill BTS Tire/Goodyear Fleet HQ/Wynns Ford 19.915 -0.021 5 98 Johnny Sauter Smokey[...]
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Keselowski, Logano & Edwards want to win title ... for Detroit

Ford drivers Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Carl Edwards are all battling for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship ... and they're not just doing it for themselves.   In this new Ford Racing video called "Detroiters Are Proud," Keselowski (a Michigan native), Logano and Edwards talk about what it would mean to bring a title back to Detroit - home of the Ford Motor...
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Edwards and Newman are surprises of NASCAR's Chase

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) NASCAR's new championship format came with fan-friendly brackets that likely had fans advancing Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. deep into the playoffs. Instead, both drivers were eliminated last week and the third round begins Sunday at Martinsville Speedway with a few surprises. Among them? Carl Edwards and Ryan Newman, two drivers few predicted...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Gordon Kicks Off Eliminator Round by Being Fastest in Opening Martinsville Practice

RIDGEWAY, Va. — After a quiet day at Talladega Superspeedway where the four-time champion finished 26th, Jeff Gordon did what was needed to advance to the pivotal Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Now the attention of the Sprint Cup Series turns the tight half-mile Martinsville Speedway in Southern Virginia — a track that the series veteran has won at eight times...
Via Rubbings Racing
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Who's the favorite to win in the Chase? It depends on the track

I look at each of the three racetracks in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and give a tip of the hat to different drivers. I think Jeff Gordon and Denny Hamlin are going to be hard to handle this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. And you've also got to realize that there are going to be some guys outside of the Chase, including Jimmie Johnson, Jeff...
Via Fox Sports
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Richard Petty Motorsports Adds Associate Partner

America's number one over-the-counter muscle and joint cream is joining an America icon, Richard Petty and Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM). RPM announced today their newest partner, BLUE-EMU, the odorless, non-greasy and deep-penetrating topical emu oil formula that soothes muscles and joints.   BLUE-EMU will be an associate sponsor of RPM with their logo appearing on the roof...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
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BK Racing and Uponor announce partnership for Whitt at Martinsville

BK Racing is proud to announce a partnership with Uponor for the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on October 26. Uponor will ride-along with the No.26 car driven by Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Cole Whitt. Uponor is a leading manufacturer and supplier of plumbing, fire sprinkler and radiant heating and cooling systems for commercial...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
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Somebody is tweeting out pics of Danica Patrick as a young cheerleader

Since my last #TBT got so much buzz, I'm giving another TBT out to all of you! @DanicaPatrick you rocked the hair ❤️ pic.twitter.com/bhAWaQZiU0— WE LOVE DANICA! (@danicadevoted) October 24, 2014And for Throwback Thursday, Twitter user Christian Carver posted these pictures of Danica Patrick as a cheerleader.@danicadevoted I think this is a great #TBT of @DanicaPatrick as...
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NCWTS: CRAFTON LOOKS TO SWEEP MARTINSVILLE – WRITE HIS OWN HISTORY

Sandusky, Ohio (Oct. 22, 2014) – Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra, enters Saturday’s Kroger 200 looking to sweep both NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races in 2014 at the half-mile “paper clip.” After escaping last weekend’s “wild card” race with a 14th-place finish and a 16 point lead in the 2014 NCWTS driver point standings...
Via On Pit Road
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: SAUTER EYES ANOTHER WIN AT MARTINSVILLE

Sandusky, Ohio (October 22, 2014) – Johnny Sauter will once again carry the colors of America’s original and best-selling tobacco-free smokeless brand, Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff, inSaturday’s Kroger 200 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. With a solid resume in toe at the half-mile “paper clip,” Sauter enters the 19th race on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ...
Via On Pit Road
18 hours ago  |  Discuss
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