Kevin Harvick Wins Kroger 250

March 31, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Kevin Harvick Wins Kroger 250

Kevin Harvick once against returned to the winners circle as he drove the his No. 2 Chevrolet past Kyle Busch and into the front with 10 laps to the finish Monday and then held off his competitors to win the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway, his fourth victory lap in the Truck Series in his 97th career start. Harvick was able to stay on Busch’s bumper, until he was able to get under him, and then ran the last 186 laps to victory.
Busch lost ground when he was penalized for a line violation because he ran against the inside backstretch … [Read More]

Johnson and Gordon Own Martinsville

March 27, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Johnson and Gordon Own Martinsville

The start flag will drop Sunday on a race track that owner Richard Petty is the current title holder for the most wins, the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. A record that could be in jeopardy if Rick Hendrick continues its record of running hard and fast on the oval of Martinsville Speedway. Rick Hendrick and drivers, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon, have won nine of the last twelve races at Martinsville, and the owner is second only to the king, Richard Petty, who has a total of 17 wins at the Paperclip. Jimmie Johnson has earned … [Read More]

Big Weekend Ahead for the Wallace Bunch

July 17, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Big Weekend Ahead for the Wallace Bunch

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It’s going to be a big weekend coming up for the Wallace’s as the NASCAR Nationwide Series makes a trip to St. Louis this weekend for the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway International Raceway, hometown to brothers Mike and Kenny Wallace. Considered to be the home track for the Wallace family, the track has been kind enough to name the grandstands in Turns 1 and 2 after the Wallace’s, and even honored them by placing their name on the race itself during older brother, Rusty’s retirement year.
Despite all of the … [Read More]

3 Teams Under the Radar & On the Move

June 10, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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3 Teams Under the Radar & On the Move

We all know that Joe Gibbs Racing has established themselves as the powerhouse of the field at this point in time. We know that Roush-Fenway Racing has come a long way in figuring out this new car and that Hendrick Motorsports seems to have lost the edge that they had on everyone else last year. We’ve analyzed potential contractual signings every which way we could, and still found ourselves locked in a guessing game. Been there, done that, but perhaps one of the stories that we haven’t talked nearly enough about are two teams that are holding out hope of … [Read More]

the Big Ten: Best Kyle Busch Wrecks

May 19, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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the Big Ten: Best Kyle Busch Wrecks

With all of the controversy that Kyle Busch has managed to cause already this year due to his reckless on-track behavior, I thought it would only be fitting to compile a list of his most shining moments … or, rather, his top-ten wrecks. Enjoy!
10. Busch gets spun by Jeff Burton at the finish line as they race for the win at the Sam’s Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2007.

9. Kyle Busch sets off “the big one” in the 2006 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega.

8. Richmond wasn’t the first time that Kyle Busch has been involved in an accident … [Read More]

Mark Martin Continues to Race Against Time

May 6, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Mark Martin Continues to Race Against Time

Image details: The Dan Lowry 400 Qualifying served by picapp.com
Mark Martin is regarded by nearly every driver, fan, and anyone associated with NASCAR as being one of the greatest drivers in the history of our sport, despite not having a Cup Series championship on his resume. He’s won 35 Cup Series points races, has the Nationwide Series record for wins with 48, and has finished 2nd in the Cup Series points standings on four occasions … so, yes, like him or not, I would be inclined to agree that he does indeed rank amongst NASCAR’s all-time elite.
Mark Martin’s status in … [Read More]

the Big Ten: Potential Stars in the Waiting

May 5, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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the Big Ten: Potential Stars in the Waiting

This week, I’ve decided to compile a list of the top-ten future potential stars in NASCAR. The basis for this list isn’t based purely on driving skill, but also on other aspects that can contribute to their future success such as their organization, or even gender.
10. Justin Allgaier - 21 years-old, currently driving in his third full season in the ARCA/REMAXX Series. Has compiled one victory in each of the past three seasons.
9. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. - 20 years-old, has recorded 2 wins and 4 top-five’s through his first 20 races in the USAC Series.
8. Brad Keselowski - 24 years-old, … [Read More]

Women Charging on Cup Series’ Week Off

April 22, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Women Charging on Cup Series’ Week Off

Image details: Goody’s Cool Orange 500 Qualifying served by picapp.com
The Sprint Cup Series was off this past week while the Nationwide Series took to the streets of Mexico City for the Corona Mexico 200 as Kyle Busch cruised to his third consecutive Nationwide Series victory. That, however, was not the headline that the sports world took away from auto racing on that day because while Kyle Busch was debating whether or not to dump Scott Pruett, Danica Patrick was out in Japan making history en route to winning the first IRL race of her career, as well as becoming the … [Read More]

3-Peat is in the Works

September 30, 2007 by Tim Zaegel  
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3-Peat is in the Works

So, why exactly does it appear that Tony Stewart could be in line for his third Cup Championship in just six years?  Stewart has a history of being one of the hottest drivers this time of the year every season, and 2007’s not looking much different.  Despite leading the most laps on the circuit in the early portion of the year, various on track mishaps and mechanical failures prevented the driver of the no. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet from picking up what appeared to be inevitable victories.  Stewart finally broke his string of bad luck on July 15 when he … [Read More]

NASCAR In Martinsville Today

April 1, 2007 by admin  
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NASCAR In Martinsville Today

Technical difficulties prevented me from posting the entire schedule for this weekend but here is what’s on today.
NASCAR Raceday 11:30 SPEED
NASCAR Nextel Cup Race 1:30 Fox
Speed Report 7:00 SPEED
Victory Lane 8:00 SPEED
Wrap up  so far:
Mike Skinner started on the pole and won the Craftsman Truck race.
The Busch Series has the week off.
Denny Hamlin in the #11 will start on the pole today.  Next to Denny on the front row will be Jamie McMurray.  Michael Waltrip didn’t make the race again.  Dale Jarrett made it but thanks to Matt Kenseth last week at Bristol, Dale dropped out of the top 35 … [Read More]


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