NCWTS: Standings Shuffle — Crafton Becomes Cream Of The Crop After Martinsville

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — official series release — Matt Sullivan/Getty Images North America photo — Following his runner-up showing at Martinsville, defending two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton leapfrogged Tyler Reddick for the standings lead. Reddick dropped to second (-2), followed by Sunoco Rookie of the Year frontrunner Erik Jones (-6), Johnny Sauter (-16) and 2012 NCWTS title-winner James …

NCWTS: Triple Threat — Logano Joins Exclusive Club Of Winners In All Three NASCAR National Series

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — official release — Daniel Shirey/Getty Images North America photo — NASCAR Sprint Cup cars, NASCAR XFINITY Series rides, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series trucks. Joey Logano can drive them all. And win. The Middletown, Conn. native piloted his No. 29 Brad Keselowski Ford to Victory Lane in Saturday’s Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway for his first NASCAR Camping World Truck …

NCWTS: Tifft Returns to Venturini Motorsports for Second Truck Start at Martinsville

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CONCORD, N.C. – official team release — Venturini Motorsports photo — Matt Tifft will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) this Saturday, March 28 in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway. Tifft, a Kyle Busch Motorsports driver, will pilot the Venturini Motorsports (VMS) prepared No.25 Clinical Research Management (ClinicalRM) Toyota Tundra and carry a special message honoring …

NCWTS: Impressive Run For Mason Mingus and Win-Tron Racing Cut Short At Martinsville

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MARTINSVILLE, Virginia (March 31, 2014) — photo courtesy Chris Knight — Mason Mingus once again showed the strength of his Win-Tron Racing team at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in the postponed Kroger 250 late Sunday afternoon, but a turn three incident on Lap 92 halted the team’s opportunity to post a strong finish in the second race of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck …

NCWTS: Long Overdue; Grandfather Clock Finally Chimes for Matt Crafton at Martinsville

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March 30, 2014 — recap by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online — Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images photo — RIDGEWAY, VA — Matt Crafton has had to listen to the grandfather clocks ticking in Martinsville for 13 long years. This evening, he finally got to take one home. Crafton held off defending Martinsville winner Darrell Wallace Jr. on a second …

NCWTS: Mother Nature Wins Martinsville; Truck Race Moves to Sunday

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March 29, 2014 — staff report by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online — NASCAR photo — MARTINSVILLE, VA – Some days you just can’t beat Mother Nature. Despite continued efforts by NASCAR and Toyota Tundra Air Titan 2.0 track dryers Saturday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway, continued rain showers, including a pouring deluge just after 4 PM Eastern time, forced NASCAR …

NCWTS: Truck Qualifying Scratched Due to Rain; Wallace Jr. to Start from Pole

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March 29, 2014 — staff report — NASCAR photo — RIDGEWAY, VA — The last time Darrell Wallace Jr. was at Martinsville Speedway, he ended the race at the front of the field. In his return to the Virginia short track, he’s once more ahead of the pack. The 20-year-old Kyle Busch Motorsports driver will lead the field to green in …

NASCAR: Air Titan 2.0 Unveiled at Martinsville

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 29, 2014) – NASCAR introduced an evolution in innovation yesterday – the results of which will continue to elevate a fan’s race-viewing experience to an even greater level. The Toyota-hauled next generation of Air Titan, the cutting-edge track-drying technology, makes its race weekend debut at Martinsville Speedway this weekend. Air Titan 2.0 is a more compact, more …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Change of Pace; Brandon Jones Shifts Gears to Tackle Truck Series

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March 28, 2014 — story and audio by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio and Race Chaser Online — photo courtesy Brandon Jones Racing — RIDGEWAY, VA — Time for something different. For Brandon Jones, that comes in the form of his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race of the season on Saturday. Jones has competed full …

NCWTS: Ben Kennedy Optimistic Headed to Martinsville after Daytona Strength

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March 28, 2014 — photo courtesy — RIDGEWAY, VA — The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) returns to action for the first time since the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway as the series heads to Martinsville Speedway for the Kroger 250. The 0.526-mile ‘paperclip’ is one of only five tracks on the schedule where Turner-Scott Motorsports (TSM) driver Ben …

NCWTS: Hornaday Re-Energized, Ready to Tackle Martinsville with TSM

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March 27, 2014 — photo courtesy Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America — RIDGEWAY, VA — Four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion Ron Hornaday Jr. will make his third-career start for Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) in Saturday afternoon’s event at Martinsville Speedway. The 55-year-old veteran is no stranger to success at the half-mile “paper clip”, having 23 starts with one win, 10 …

NCWTS: Mason Mingus Anxiously Awaits Martinsville Speedway Debut

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MARTINSVILLE, Virginia (March 26, 2014) — Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Mason Mingus’ lifelong dream of competing at the historic Martinsville (Va.) Speedway will come to fruition, as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) resumes action in Saturday’s running of the Kroger 250. Mingus, driver of the No. 35 Call 811 Before You Dig Toyota Tundra, is anxious for …