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Martinsville Delivers the Racing NASCAR Needs

2017 Martinsville Cup Zach Catanzareti Night Lights

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It is a well-known fact that NASCAR has been in the decline since it peaked in the mid-2000s. Ratings are down and the seats at the track have not been in as high of demand as they were a decade ago. People have chalked that up to various things, such as the introduction of playoffs, …

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Grandfather Clock Escapes Brad Keselowski at Martinsville

2017 Martinsville Cup Zach Catanzareti Team Penske Brad Keselowski

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Brad Keselowski was one of the dominant cars in the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday  and was cruising to a victory… until everything spiraled out of control. Keselowski won the first two stages of the event and led a total of 108 laps, gapping second-place Chase Elliott with eight laps to go …

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Ryan Blaney Salvages Top 10 at Martinsville

2017 Martinsville Cup Zach Catanzareti Ryan Blaney

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His best friend, Darrell Wallace Jr., said earlier in the week that Ryan Blaney used to hate racing at Martinsville Speedway. After seeing the carnage and tempers that Blaney survived en route to an eighth-place finish in the First Data 500 on Sunday, it’s easy to see why. The race weekend started with good times …

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Joey Logano Fastest in First Data 500 Final Practice

2017 Cup Charlotte Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

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With the clock draining on the session, Joey Logano turned in a lap at 20.054 seconds (94.416 mph) to place him at the top of the leaderboard in the final practice for the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday evening (Oct. 28).  Chase Elliott (20.075 seconds, 94.326 mph) had held the top spot until Logano’s …

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Harrison Burton Scores 1st Truck Series Top 5 at Martinsville

Nascar Camping World Truck Series Texas Roadhouse 200 Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville Va Usa Friday 27 October 2017 Harrison Burton, Dex Imaging Toyota Tundra World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

Harrison Burton certainly benefits from his last name but other young drivers need other attention (Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Harrison Burton has already won the K&N Pro Series East title this year. Now, he has gotten his first taste of success in the Camping World Truck Series, scoring a fourth-place finish in the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday (Oct. 28). The transition to Trucks had been a difficult one for Burton, …

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Matt Crafton Disappointed by 2nd-Place Finish at Martinsville

2017 Martinsville Trucks Zach Catanzareti Matt Crafton

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The Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 28) was Matt Crafton‘s race to lose… and well, he lost it. The two-time Camping World Truck Series champion dominated the race, leading 102 laps and winning Stage 1, but he lost the lead with 10 laps to go on a final restart to …

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John Hunter Nemechek’s Title Hopes Take a Crash Early at Martinsville

2017 Martinsville Trucks Zach Catanzareti John Hunter Nemechek

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John Hunter Nemecheck’s season hit a huge roadblock early in the going in the Camping World Truck Series’ Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway. The No. 8 Chevrolet lost brakes going into Turn 1 on lap 37, resulting in a totaled Silverado and a DNF for Nemechek. “I really don’t have an emotion right now,” Nemechek …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 Apache Warrior 400

Kybusch Dover Win

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Who…gets the shoutout of the week? Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s crew chief Brian Pattie made the bold call to leave the No. 17 car on the track during a cycle of green-flag pit stops during stage 1. A caution came out when Jeffrey Earnhardt hit the sand barriers protecting the pit wall, leaving Stenhouse as one …

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Darian Grubb Is Kasey Kahne’s New Crew Chief

2017 Richmond Cup Zach Catanzareti Kasey Kahne

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Kasey Kahne will have a championship-winning crew chief calling the shots for the rest of 2017. Hendrick Motorsports announced in a press release on Monday afternoon (Sept. 18) that Darian Grubb will replace No. 5 crew chief Keith Rodden for the remaining nine races of the season. Grubb, a Floyd, Va., native, is a 23-time …

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Modified Legend Ted Christopher Dead at 59

2011 Stafford Wmt Ted Christopher Victory Lane Darren Mccollester/nascar Via Getty Images

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Ted Christopher, a legendary driver in NASCAR’s modified division ranks and an occasional competitor on the NASCAR national series level,  died in a plane crash in his home state of Connecticut on Saturday, Sept. 16. He was 59. According to Speed 51, Christopher died in a crash in Guilford, Conn., while on his way to a race …

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Justin Allgaier Takes XFINITY Race at Chicagoland

2016 Xfinity Homestead Miami Speedway Justin Allgaier Zach Catanzareti

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It is not too often that dual burnouts happen after a NASCAR race, but that was the sight after the XFINITY Series’ TheHouse.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway Sept. 16 when JR Motorsports teammates Justin Allgaier and Elliott Sadler joined each other for post-race burnouts. Allgaier emerged victorious at the race for his second win of …

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Entry List: Chevrolet Silverado 250

2016 Camping World Truck Mosport

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While the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series are at Darlington Raceway, the Camping World Truck Series will have a standalone event north of the border. The CWTS stars will head to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for the Chevrolet Silverado 250 on Sunday, Sept. 3. 33 trucks were originally entered attempt to qualify …

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