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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column by Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images photo — NASCAR put on a race at Martinsville yesterday, and two nasty things happened. First, Danica Patrick got all fussed, crashing David Gilliland for spinning her earlier in the race and then driving her car into the back of his car under the resulting …

NSCS: No Signs of Slowing Down; Logano Wins Pole for Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. — official series release — Sarah Crabill/Getty Images North America photo — Too much emphasis is put on track position and pit stall selection at Martinsville Speedway, NASCAR’s smallest track, and Joey Logano will start Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 (1:15 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM) will the best of both after winning the Coors Light Pole Award with the fastest speed in …

NSCS: Gilliland to Honor Hall of Fame Inductee Cook With Throwback Scheme at Martinsville

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STATESVILLE, N.C. — official team release — FRM photo — Front Row Motorsports will pay tribute to 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Cook with a throwback paint scheme on David Gilliland’s No. 38 Ford this weekend at Martinsville (Va. ) Speedway. The old-school red scheme will replicate the look of a car run by the six-time NASCAR Modified champion …

NSCS: Busch Hoping for ‘Monster’ Weekend in Martinsville; Looking to Advance to Homestead

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – official team release — Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Kurt Busch will have added incentive to put the No. 41 Chevrolet in Victory Lane for the third time this year when he takes the green flag Sunday for the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Just last week, Monster Energy …

NSCS: Long-Awaited; Earnhardt Jr. Finally Claims Martinsville Grandfather Clock

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. — By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service — Jonathan Moore/Getty Images North America photo — On a day that saw two of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup favorites suffer potentially catastrophic problems, Dale Earnhardt Jr. stole a victory from the title contenders on Sunday, passing Tony Stewart for the lead with less than four laps left in the Goody’s Headache Relief …

NSCS: The Battle for the Clock; Who to Watch Sunday at Martinsville

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Story by Race Chaser Online West Coast Correspondent Ryan O’Hara — Chris Graythen/Getty Images North America photo — For the final time in 2014, NASCAR fans will get a taste of beating, banging and short-track racing Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. With just eight drivers remaining in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the stakes are high as the …

NSCS QUALIFYING: Top Of The Heap; McMurray Claims Coors Light Pole at Martinsville

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. — By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service — Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — When the green flag waves to start the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway (1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN), it won’t be a Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup driver who leads the field to the start/finish line. Touring the .526-mile short track in …

NSCS PRACTICE: Gordon Fast At Martinsville; Tops Opening Sprint Cup Session

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RIDGEWAY, Va. — official release — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon led opening Sprint Cup Series practice on Friday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway. Gordon, the defending race-winner, will look to pick up his second victory of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and advance from the Eliminator Round to Homestead-Miami Speedway’s Championship Round race on …

NSCS: Retaliation at Martinsville? Come on Now, Let’s Get Real…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Nick Laham/Getty Images North America photo — So, there’s been a lot of people this week that have said that there’s going to be some torn-up equipment and torn-up tempers at Martinsville. After yesterday’s Eliminator Round media day at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, you know what the …

Marshall’s Mind Blog: Is Hamlin A Title Threat? Count On It.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Blog by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America photo – Sometimes it’s hard to remember that Joe Gibbs Racing pilot Denny Hamlin has been unable to climb the highest mountain and capture an elusive Sprint Cup Series championship following a successful eight seasons in the league – however, in a …

NSCS: Team Penske Tandem In Title Contention With Four Races Left

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RIDGEWAY, Va. — official release — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — Here is a trivia question that is likely to stump fellow NASCAR fans around the water cooler: Q: Which of the remaining eight Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup contenders has not won a race at the final four tracks? A: Brad Keselowski The No. 2 Miller …

NSCS: Martinsville Magic? Gordon Ready to Defend 2013 Victory, Advance to Championship Round

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RIDGEWAY, Va. — official release — Martinsville Speedway photo — Eight drivers enter the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday afternoon with a shot at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. However, with a win guaranteeing a berth in the championship finale, seven of those drivers should be quite concerned about Jeff Gordon and his Martinsville magic. For two …