NSCS: Stewart-Haas Steals Front Row at Texas; Busch Notches His Second Pole This Season

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FORT WORTH, Texas and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Report by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Sarah Glenn/Getty Images North America photo – For once this season, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Knockout Qualifying was completed without controversy. But like the first six races this season, it was Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch topping the speed …

NSCS: Heading in the Right Direction; Trevor Bayne Records Top-20 Finish at Martinsville

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Jared Tilton/Getty Images North America photo – Sunday wasn’t the ultimate result that 2011 Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne envisioned at Martinsville Speedway, but the Roush Fenway Racing driver is finally moving in the right direction. Following a tenuous start to the 2015 NASCAR …

NSCS: ‘Young Money’ Sidelined; Smith Returns to Substitute Role in STP 500 This Afternoon

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Reid Spencer/NASCAR Wire Service — Justin Edmonds/Getty Images North America photo — On doctors’ advice, Kyle Larson will not race in Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway (1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1), after fainting during an autograph session on Saturday afternoon. Regan Smith will take Larson’s place in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet. “After fainting yesterday …

NSCS: Mentor’s Role; Gordon Enters Martinsville This Weekend With a New Responsibility

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Daniel Shirey/Getty Images North America photo – It will not be Jeff Gordon’s final race at the paperclip, but it will be an emotional one for the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion this weekend. Gordon, who announced that 2015 will be his final …

NSCS: Rocket Power; Ryan Newman Leads Opening Sprint Cup Series Practice at Martinsville

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MARTINSVILLE, V.A. — official series release — Daniel Shirey/Getty Images North America photo — Following a lengthy delay for rain, Ryan Newman led Friday’s lone Sprint Cup Series practice at Martinsville Speedway. Practice was originally slated to begin at noon ET, but cars didn’t get on the 0.526-mile track until 2:04 p.m. ET. When they did, Newman ran a session-best speed of 97.835 mph for a best time of …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Debut Derby; Paige Decker Making Her Truck Series Debut at Martinsville

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Audio and story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Paige Decker Racing photo – Following multiple starts in the Super Late Models, including a win in the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series two seasons ago, Eagle River, Wisc. native Paige Decker will make her NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut this …

NWAAS: Clint King To Race For Childhood Hero At Martinsville

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. — official release —  Clint King Motorsports photo — When Clint King decided to jump back in the seat of a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model for the MDCU 300 at Martinsville Speedway, he brought his motorsports passion full circle. He seized the opportunity to drive for his childhood hero, Late Model legend Greg Marlowe. Clint was …

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 …

NASCAR Sprint Cup: The Outlaw Returns; Kurt Busch Strikes Late to Score Martinsville Victory

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March 30, 2014 — race recap by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online — photo courtesy Chris Graythen/Getty Images — RIDGEWAY, VA — They call him the “Outlaw” because he’s taken the road less traveled, for reasons both good and bad, throughout his NASCAR Sprint Cup career. Today, the Outlaw returned home to Gatorade Victory Lane. Kurt Busch, in …

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 …

NASCAR Sprint Cup: David Stremme to Mace with Martinsville in Circle Sport No. 33

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MOORESVILLE, N.C.  (March 27, 2014) — HHP/Christa L Thomas photo — Circle Sport Racing announced today that the No. 33 Chevrolet will be sponsored by Mace® Brand this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Mace® is a manufacturer and provider of personal defense, safety and electronic security products for home, school, business and law enforcement use. Additionally, the team announced that NASCAR veteran racer …