Before the weekend Kyle Busch had never won a race at Martinsville Speedway. He took care of that by first winning Saturday's Camping World Truck race, then completed the sweep by winning Sunday's Cup race for his 35th career victory.
For the seventh time in his last 14 races at Martinsville Jimmie Johnson comes away the winner. It’s his 8th career victory at Martinsville and with it comes his 8th Martinsville grandfather clock trophy. Johnson also becomes the first driver with multiple wins to go along with his Daytona 500 victory.
Dale Earnhardt, Junior has been cleared to race again this weekend at Martinsville after sitting out the last two races because of concussion concerns. He ran over a hundred laps in a test session at a track in Georgia on Monday. After an evaluation the following day he was given medical clearance. He hasn’t had any headaches since last Friday. There haven’t been any other symptoms, so he’s good t
David Reutimann apologized for his mistake that had a huge impact on the outcome of yesterday’s race at Martinsville. With a broken suspension he elected to stay on the track to build points, but then his engine quit and he coasted to a stop just three laps from the scheduled end of the race. It brought out a yellow flag and that’s when the fun began.
Seven races down in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship and Tony Stewart has won three of them. Five-time defending Cup champion Jimmie Johnson was in the lead with 3 laps to go yesterday at Martinville, but Stewart passed Johnson on a restart and held on during the final lap to move up two spots in the Chase
standings to second place with three races left.
Johnson settled for second and sh
Both Sprint Cup and the Truck Series are racing this weekend at Martinsville. It’s the shortest track on the Sprint Cup Chase schedule, but it’s also a track where Carl Edwards has had a tough time on. In 14 races there he’s finished in the Top 10 only four times. He’s only ever led 3 laps there and his best finish was third.
Finally a win for Clint Bowyer. He ran out of gas while leading last month at New Hampshire and last spring at Talladega Jimmie Johnson got a push from Dale Earnhardt, Junior past Bowyer for the victory. Bowyer had to settle for second.
Yesterday at Talladega, Bowyer was pushing Jeff Burton around the track until the final turn when he pulled out and around Burton to take the lead. Burton expec
Chalk up a second straight win for Kevin Harvick. Harvick took the lead with four laps to go when he passed Dale Earnhardt, Junior and held on to take the checkered flag at Martinsville Speedway.
Kyle Busch had the dominant car, leading 151 laps and was in the lead when Earnhardt passed him by bumping him out of the way with 20 laps left...
NASCAR heads back to the short track this weekend as the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series head to the paper-clip shape half-mile Martinsville Speedway – long straightaways and tight corners.
So far this season there have been five different Sprint Cup winners in five races this season...