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Four Burning Questions: Which Short Track Talent Will Reign in Martinsville?

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Who Will Knock the Rust Off Best in the Truck Series? Finally, they are back! After more than a month of sleeping and waiting patiently for the Camping World Truck Series, they are back for round No. 3 of the 2016 season at Martinsville Speedway. It sure is a funny …

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Tech Talk: Trent Owens On Martinsville Handling, Truck Arms & Tire Wear

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The No. 43 and Martinsville Speedway are synonymous with each other. Richard Petty took the car to victory lane 15 times in his career. North Wilkesboro was the only other track where The King took as many checkered flags first. Prior to Aric Almirola’s win at Daytona in 2014 the …

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Holding A Pretty Wheel: NASCAR Perfection in Half a Mile

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Nothing is perfect.  That’s true of life as well as racing.  2016 has been a very solid NASCAR season so far; the racing is as good as it’s been in 15 or 20 years, particularly on the intermediate tracks.  There’s stability for teams to grow into the future.  Optimism flourishes. …

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NASCAR 101: First-Time Wins Among Active Drivers

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Things this week started off innocently enough: who of NASCAR’s current active drivers (for these purposes, those still competing in one of the three national series) had scored their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at Martinsville Speedway? You’d think it’d be a decently sized number. After all, recent races …

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Friday Faceoff: Can Martinsville Surprise?

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. came out this week saying that he is going to donate his brain after he dies for scientists to study it. What implications could this have on the future of safety in racing if they were to find anything different in his brain?  Mark Howell, Senior Writer: …

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