this Talladega race is a tough one to figure. Do you lay back and wait until 30 to go to make your run through the field?
Simply put, no one dominates Talladega. Just when you think you’ve got a lock, you find out the man in question fails to finish half his plate-track events.
There were indelible images from this weekend at Martinsville, as there often are following a race within the close confines of everyone’s favorite paperclip.
Was Jimmie Johnson’s “rough” Sunday, his 17th straight top 10 at Martinsville enough to drop him from the top spot in our Power Rankings?
There was plenty of chatter in the week leading up to Martinsville that even though the No. 11 and the No. 29 teams were mathematically close to the No. 48 in points, the season was already careening inevitably to a fifth straight Jimmie Johnson title triumph
After Sunday’s thriller (Oct. 24) at Martinsville, I am sure that it has left everyone excited/nervous about Talladega this weekend.
After the two of them were running side-by-side for a dozen laps at Martinsville, Denny Hamlin finally passed Kevin Harvick for the lead on lap 471.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – “Every man for himself” may have been the rule of the day at Martinsville. But under this reign, Jimmie Johnson fell short for once.
FACT – Frustrations at Martinsville were a result of the upcoming race at Talladega.
Welcome to Running Their Mouth! Each week, we’ll go through media reports, interviews, PR and all of our own stuff to find the best quotes from the Sprint Cup race, capturing the story of how the weekend unfolded. It’s the most original commentary you’ll ever find: the truth, coming straight out of the mouths of the drivers, crew members and car owners themselves. This week, here’s a sneak peek at what they all were thinking following the TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
Taking the lead with 29 laps to go, Denny Hamlin scored his seventh victory of the year – a career high – and his fourth at Martinsville.
It was Martinsville, so almost nobody goes home with a clean racecar, but Kurt Busch drove like the Kurt Busch of his truck days for a lap or so on Sunday.