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Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 'You can never do enough to be safe' in a race

Through the opening five weeks of the NASCAR season, safety has once again moved to the forefront of the conversation. Sprint Cup Series regular Kyle Busch suffered a compound fracture to his right leg and a mid-foot fracture of his left foot in an XFINITY Series wreck at Daytona International Speedway. During that incident Busch hit an unprotected concrete wall nearly head on. In...
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Newtown Building Supplies Returns to Hillman Racing for 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season

With the three-race West Coast swing in the books – capped off by a pair of lead-lap,  top-25 finishes the past two races – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Landon Cassill is looking to carry that momentum into this weekend’s race at Martinsville Speedway.  Cassill will pilot the No. 40 Newtown Building Supplies Chevrolet SS in Sunday afternoon’s STP 500, the first in a...
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Truck Series Returns From Hiatus At Martinsville

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return this weekend at the Martinsville Speedway after a month long hiatus. The Kroger 250 at the 0.526-mile oval will mark the third race of the year. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regulars look to continue the momentum after stealing the victory in the first two races of the brand-new season. Matt Crafton and Tyler Reddick are...
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NSCS: Ryan Newman Fastest in First Practice at Martinsville

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Elliott to debut as Dawsonville rises again

It's difficult to believe, sometimes, that the little boy Bill Elliott used to affectionately call "Slug" will be making his Sprint Cup debut this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. At the age of 19, Chase Elliott has covered all the hurdles, most recently winning the Xfinity Series championship. His talent has been evident since first cocking the wheel on the red clay tracks of Georgia...
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Kyle Busch Motorsports turns to new drivers to continue Martinsville success

In its first five seasons of existence, Kyle Busch Motorsports wasted no time climbing to the top of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The organization collected three owner's championships, 39 wins and 18 poles. One particular track where KBM has dominated is Martinsville Speedway, the home of Saturday's Kroger 250 (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1). The Mooresville, North Carolina...
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Hendrick Motorsports primed for Paperclip win

Heading into the eighth race of its debut 1984 season at Martinsville Speedway, Rick Hendrick was ready to shut down his fledgling All Star Racing team the next Monday. Winning changed everything. Geoffrey Bodine piloted Hendrick's No. 5 Chevrolet to Victory Lane, earning the organization sponsorship from Levi Garrett. The NASCAR juggernaut now known as Hendrick Motorsports was officially...
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McClure's Thoughts on Receiving Emory & Henry Alumni Award

Despite the NASCAR XFINITY Series experiencing its first off-week of the season, Eric McClure remained busy.  Prior to leaving town for scheduled business meetings this afternoon, McClure was presented with the A.L. Mitchell Young Alumnus of the Year Award at his Alma Mater, Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia.  Today, Emory & Henry College was holding its annual...
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No one factor responsible for Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row gains

Team owner Barney Visser isn't about to declare the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season a success for his Furniture Row Racing team. Not yet, anyway.   Visser, a tall, bearded and somewhat shy man, knows only too well how brutal the racing gods can be. In the 2014 Daytona 500, Martin Truex Jr. qualified the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet on the outside pole for the Daytona 500...
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JR Motorsports breaking new ground with Martinsville truck race

Cole Custer turned a lot of heads last year when at the tender age 16 he became the youngest driver in history to reach Victory Lane in one of NASCAR's top three divisions. Among those particularly impressed by Custer were Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his sister, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, whom made the young driver an offer he couldn't refuse -- to wheel a Camping World Truck Series entry...
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NCWTS: JR Motorsports Expanding Into New Territory at Martinsville

JOPLIN, Mo. - JR Motorsports will race in new territory on Saturday at the Martinsville Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Since the team began in 2006, JR Motorsports has competed in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The racing team will have Cole Custer behind the wheel of the No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet. Custer, 17, is one of the up and coming drivers that will...
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After brutal start to 2015, is Toyota ready to bounce back big?

No point in sugar coating it: So far the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season has been brutal for Toyota's top two teams, Joe Gibbs Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing. Both squads have been hampered by medical issues off the track and disappointing performances on the track, but help may be on the way. Wednesday afternoon news broke that JGR president J.D. Gibbs is being treated for...
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Party! Danica Patrick, Dale Jr.'s girlfriend celebrate birthdays

Both Danica Patrick and Amy Reimann - a.k.a. Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s girlfriend - celebrated birthdays on Wednesday. Here's a quick look at how they partied. Looks like they both started a little early.
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Fantasy NASCAR Preview: STP 500

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels back East this week as the series pulls into the small town of Martinsville, Virginia for the STP 500. The Martinsville event marks the return to short tracks after the just-completed race at the two-mile oval in Fontana, California. Martinsville Speedway is very flat track with only 12 degrees of banking in the turns and is truly flat on the...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. explains his method for dealing with angry drivers

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports While some drivers resort to shoving and even throwing punches during post-race confrontations, NASCAR’s most popular driver deals with angry drivers by taking them to dinner. Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke with Jeff Gluck of USA Today Sports in a wide-ranging interview recently and was asked what he does to deal with an angry driver. Q: What’s your...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. explains his method for dealing with angry drivers

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY SportsWhile some drivers resort to shoving and even throwing punches during post-race confrontations, NASCAR’s most popular driver deals with angry drivers by taking them to dinner. Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke with Jeff Gluck of USA Today Sports in a wide-ranging interview recently and was asked what he does to deal with an angry driver. Q: What’s your preferred...
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Joey Logano goes drag racing, screams 'like a little girl'

Joey Logano swapped rides with an NHRA superstar on Wednesday. Logano and two-time NHRA Funny Car Champion Cruz Pedregon - both sponsored by Snap-On - hit the pavement at Charlotte Motor Speedway and ZMAX Dragway, as Pedregon got behind the wheel of a Cup car and Logano powered a Cobra Jet. “It was a pretty awesome experience for sure,” said Logano. “I’ve been to several...
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David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports STP 500 Race Preview

"Martinsville is a lot like the short tracks that we grew up racing on. It's good old-fashioned short-track racing. Your emotions go through a roller-coast ride there. You're constantly getting run into or you're running into somebody. You've just got to control those emotions for four hours and 500 laps. It's tough. Whoever can do that the best comes out on top.   "Wow, 300...
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Cole Whitt Front Row Motorsports STP 500 Race Preview

"Our last race at Martinsville in the fall went pretty well, better than the spring race. So, we're getting better. I can go over those same notes and put those same things to work this week. Martinsville is always fun, and it gives us a good chance. There are always things that can happen, and that's just what short-track racing always comes back to. A lot of these guys grew up...
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Chris Buescher Front Row Motorsports STP 500 Race Preview

"I've only had one test session at Martinsville, and I know how tough it was by myself to get around that racetrack. So, putting 43 cars on a track that small, it's going to get tight in a hurry. I just need to be patient and try to take care of my equipment. "I think last week's race, my Cup debut, went extremely well. I had a lot of fun, and learned a bunch about the cars and...
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NSCS: Throwback Thursday – 1984 Sovran Bank 500 at Martinsville

Before Hendrick Motorsports became the powerhouse organization that it is today, the team had much more humble beginnings when it began operations back in 1984 under the name All-Star Racing. On the brink of closing its doors, the team made their way to Martinsville Speedway, where everything changed and as they say “the rest is history”. In this week’s “Throwback Thursday”...
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NSCS: Front Row Motorsports STP 500 Race Preview

STP 500 kamagra zsel rendels Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va. Chris Buescher | No. 34 A&W All American Food Ford “I’ve only had one test session at Martinsville, and I know how tough it was by myself to get around that racetrack. So, putting 43 cars on a track that small, it’s going to get tight in a hurry. I just need to be patient...
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Brett Moffitt No. 55 Aarons Dream Machine Toyota Martinsville Preview

It’s been an eventful year for 22-year-old Brett Moffitt. He began the 2015 season without a ride but working with Michael Waltrip racing and Toyota Racing Development. That changed when he filled in for Brian Vickers at Atlanta on March 1 and drove the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine to an eighth-place finish. Moffitt was in high demand after the race and agreed to drive the No...
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Danica Patrick Continuing to Make Progress

As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits the first short track on its 2015 schedule, Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 10 TaxACT Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), looks to continue making gains in Sunday’s Martinsville 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. As Sprint Cup teams enter their sixth race of the year, Patrick’s season has gotten off to a solid start with an average...
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Clint Bowyer No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Preview

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to Martinsville Speedway this weekend. The circuit’s shortest track is notorious for its race-time drama with real estate at a premium with 43 cars jammed into the 0.526-mile oval. Success is all about finding the space to race and Bowyer has done just that on the Virginia track. He has posted top-10 finishes in more than half of his 18 starts...
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