MARTINSVILLE, Va. — (Photo Credit: NASCAR) — The thrill and competitive tension for this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship doesn’t get much tighter than this. The two season-long top trophy contenders – Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick – are separated by a single point as the series heads into Sunday’s First Data 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway (2:30 …
If you looked around Martinsville Speedway and on social media Sunday night, there was a legion of fans believing Denny Hamlin should have been penalized for his late-race bump of Chase Elliott at the end of the First Data 500.
Chase Elliott appeared headed to certain victory and a spot in the championship race at Homestead-Miami during the closing stages of Sunday’s First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
Kyle Busch openly admitted Sunday night at Martinsville Speedway that his car wasn’t the fastest in the field, and yet he was the one who survived a myriad of late-race chaos to earn a golden ticket into the Championship 4.
Amid scattered raindrops Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, Joey Logano played spoiler in Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the First Data 500, pacing the field for his second pole of the year.
New era Martinsville master Denny Hamlin took fresh colors to the top of the board on Saturday, topping the opening round of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice for the First Data 500.