May 22, 2018

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Joe Gibbs Racing dry spell could come to an end at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — With five races in the books for the Monster Energy Cup Series, two of NASCAR’s most elite teams – Joe Gibbs Racing and Hendrick Motorsports – have yet to break into the win column. It’s also hard to believe that JGR hasn’t visited Victory Lane since Denny Hamlin won at Richmond in […]

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Starting lineup for STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway

Qualifying was rained out for Sunday’s STP 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway, so NASCAR set the field by practice speeds from earlier in the day on Friday. Here’s how the field will line up for Sunday’s race, with live television coverage starting at 12:30 p.m. ET on FS1. Getty Images […]

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Larson gets pole as qualifying washed out at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) Things keep going right for Kyle Larson. Hours after saying he hoped qualifying for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race would be rained out, he got his wish, giving him the pole position on a track where he has struggled. ”I think it will be a good advantage to start on […]

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Ranking all 23 of Team Penske's Monster Energy drivers

Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway is the 1,000 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race for Team Penske. Race coverage starts at 12:30 p.m. ET on FS1. Ever since Team Penske first competed in NASCAR IN the 1972 Winston Western 500 at Riverside International Raceway, the team has employed a total of 23 different drivers. […]

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Kyle Larson starting on pole as weather cancels Monster Energy Series qualifying

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Mother Nature won the battle Friday at Martinsville Speedway. After periods of rain plagued the day, NASCAR made the call to cancel Monster Energy Cup Series qualifying for Sunday’s STP 500 (2 p.m. ET, FS1). The field will be set by owner points, which means last week’s Auto Club Speedway race winner […]

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Daniel Suarez on Dave Rogers: 'The only thing I can do is wish him the best'

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Rookie Daniel Suarez was one of many who were shocked after Joe Gibbs Racing announced his crew chief, Dave Rogers, would take a personal leave for an indefinite period of time. “It was something that took me by surprise,” Suarez said Friday at Martinsville Speedway, saying he had no indication it was […]

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Denny Hamlin’s Final Four bracket is alive and well

If you’re a fan of Denny Hamlin, you know he’s a baller. Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota is a huge basketball fan. Away from the track, Hamlin plays basketball himself — drivers are pretty good athletes after all — he’s close buddies with Michael Jordan and he has courtside seats […]

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Super 7: Active Monster Energy drivers who have won at Martinsville

It’s almost hard to believe that there are only six active drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series who have won at Martinsville Speedway, but it’s true. With Jeff Gordon (nine wins) and Tony Stewart (three) no longer among the active crowd in NASCAR’s top series, the Super Six is all that’s left. And […]

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Jimmie Johnson finds amusement, not pressure in those who question slow start

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – At this point in Jimmie Johnson’s career, we should expect that a slow start to the season for the seven-time Monster Energy Cup Series champion is nothing to be alarmed about. But once again, that’s not the case so far this year. As many seriously question what might be wrong with Johnson […]

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Earnhardt says he has felt great all season after concussion

DALLAS (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he has felt great all this season after missing the final 18 races a year ago because of the lingering effects of a concussion. Earnhardt said Thursday that he wouldn’t be driving the No. 88 car if he didn’t feel like he was 100 percent healthy. ”You can’t go […]

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