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Joey Logano “Disgusted” By Fan Reaction at Martinsville

Martinsville Green Flag 2015 Cup Mike Neff

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Heading into Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, all eyes were on Matt Kenseth‘s two-race suspension and the failed appeal, so naturally, many of Friday’s press conference questions surrounded the incident at Martinsville Speedway. That, of course, includes Joey Logano, who currently sits eighth in the standings, 38 points behind leader Jeff Gordon, with two races …

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Brad Keselowski Snags 2015 AAA Texas 500 Pole

2015 Cup Texas Brad Keselowski Pole Winner Beth Lunkenheimer

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After leading the lone practice session Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski backed up that fast lap by taking the pole for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500. The driver of the No. 2 Ford posted a 196.929 mph lap, enough to best Kevin Harvick‘s 195.993 mph speed. Kyle Busch starts third, followed by Joey Logano. …

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Brad Keselowski Paces 2015 AAA Texas 500 Practice

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Brad Keselowski led the lone Sprint Cup Series practice at Texas Motor Speedway this afternoon with a fast lap of 197.059 mph. During the nearly two-hour session, the driver of the No. 2 Ford sat atop the leaderboard for much of the time. Kevin Harvick ran second-quickest at 196.421 mph, though he briefly spent time …

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Matt Kenseth Loses Appeals, Will Not Race At Texas Or Phoenix

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(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Matt Kenseth‘s usual calm demeanor was not displayed last Sunday at Martinsville Speedway and it will cost him as he and his Joe Gibbs Racing team lost the final appeal as National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer Brian Moss found that Kenseth did indeed violate Sections 12.1 and 12.8 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rulebook, …

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Joe Gibbs Racing, Matt Kenseth Lose Penalty Appeal, File Another

Martinsville Matt Kenseth Rolling Wreck 2015 Cup Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

The National Motorsports Appeals Panel found today (Nov. 5) that, after Matt Kenseth and Joe Gibbs Racing’s initial appeal following his two-race suspension and six-month probation after an incident with Joey Logano last weekend in Martinsville, that Kenseth did indeed violate Sections 12.1 and 12.8 of the 2015 NASCAR rulebook. As such, the panel has upheld …

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Matt Kenseth Appeal Set for Thursday Morning

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Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Matt Kenseth and his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team will have their appeal heard on Thursday morning, according to NASCAR. Kenseth is appealing the penalties levied by NASCAR for his actions during last weekend’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. The penalties include a two-race suspension and six months of probation following the …

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NASCAR Penalties: Matt Kenseth Suspended, Danica Patrick Fined

Matt Kenseth leads the field in the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway

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NASCAR issued penalties to two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers following the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. The strongest consequences were for Matt Kenseth, officially suspended from NASCAR competition through the completion of the next two races. Kenseth was popped with a behavioral penalty for violating sections 12.1 and 12.8 of …

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Entry List: 2015 AAA Texas 500

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After an eventful afternoon in Martinsville the Chase for the Sprint Cup rolls on to Texas Motor Speedway. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Nov. 8 AAA Texas 500 on Monday (Nov. 2). There’s a total of 45 entrants, meaning two teams will fail to make Sunday’s race. Should qualifying be rained out, …

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Jeff Gordon Victorious in 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville

2015 Martinsville Ii Cup Jeff Gordon Celebrates Cia

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You wouldn’t think the man hoisting the checkered flag had done it 92 prior times in the Sprint Cup Series. Jeff Gordon, in his final race at Martinsville Speedway in his final full-time season in the Sprint Cup Series, held off Jamie McMurray in a two-lap shootout to grab the victory in the Goody’s Headache …

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Jimmie Johnson Fastest in 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Happy Hour at Martinsville

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Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Did you count Jimmie Johnson out at Martinsville Speedway after an uncharacteristically slow start to the weekend at Martinsville Speedway? Not so fast. Johnson, who is tied among active drivers for the most Martinsville wins with eight, posted the fastest speed in the final practice session of the weekend, under what will be the closest …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Tops Saturday Morning Martinsville Practice, Tony Stewart Wrecks

2015 Martinsville Ii Cup Tony Stewart Practice Crash Damage Amy Henderson

(Photo: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. may be down after being eliminated from the Chase last week at Talladega, but he’s not out as he guns for a repeat win in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500. Earnhardt, Jr. turned the fastest lap in the morning practice session at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 96.998 mph. Martin Truex …

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