Alex Bowman steals victory at Martinsville

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Six laps remained, and Denny Hamlin sat in the catbird seat. He held off Alex Bowman, who overtook him once for the lead, lap after lap for close to 20 laps. Then came contact. Bowman got loose into Turn 3, hit Hamlin and turned him into the wall. “For anybody that wants to think I […] READ MORE


NASCAR Xfinity Series: Team reports from the Cook Out 250

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway was dominated by two race shops. It was clear from the beginning that the winner of the Cook Out 250 would either come from Jr. Motorsports or Joe Gibbs Racing. Both camps have four cars in their Xfinity Series programs, and all eight cars finished in the […] READ MORE


Three big stories: Martinsville

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What’s not to love about Martinsville? Sunday wrapped up a wet, but chaotic race weekend in victory lane at Martinsville Speedway, NASCAR’s last charter track. Between Martin Truex Jr. developing into a short track racing ace, Denny Hamlin reminding everybody of his Martinsville prowess and the inconsistencies of NASCAR on rain delays, here’s what I consider the three […] READ MORE





Cup Series race preview: Blue Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500

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The NASCAR Cup Series competes at the first paved short track of the 2021 season, Saturday. The historic Martinsville Speedway hosts the Blue Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. Martinsville is one of the most challenging tracks on the Cup Series schedule, thanks to its paperclip design, low banking and curbs at the apron of the […] READ MORE


Kevin Harvick Misses Championship Cut, Despite Late Rally

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Kevin Harvick found a secluded spot in his motorhome and talked to the media. Sporting a hoodie and glasses, he answered everyone’s questions like the professional he is. Not one to wear his heart on his sleeve, but not the stone cold stoic, either, he hid his disappointment well. Most people wouldn’t take missing the cut […] READ MORE


The White Zone: NASCAR has an identity crisis

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Kevin Harvick summed up the problem with the NASCAR playoffs. “That’s the system that we work in and it’s obviously skewed more towards entertainment than the whole year,” he said. NASCAR stared into the abyss for years. Now, it’s staring back at us. NASCAR is at an identity crossroad. What we witnessed, Sunday, at Martinsville […] READ MORE


Truex wins at Martinsville on historic day for NASCAR

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While 75% of the Joe Gibbs Racing stable finished off the lead lap, Martin Truex Jr. recovered from a commitment line violation to take the checkered flag, Wednesday, at Martinsville Speedway. His 27th career Cup Series victory, however, took a back seat to news from the big NASCAR office in Daytona Beach, Florida. Martin Truex Jr. […] READ MORE