Patrick Carpentier to Return to Sprint Cup with Go FAS Racing

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Patrick Carpentier will return to Sprint Cup Series competition this season at Sonoma Raceway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Go FAS Racing and its  No. 32 Ford. The 44-year-old Canadian last made a Sprint Cup start in 2011 at Kansas Speedway, finishing 30th for Frank Stoddard. “Even if I say that I’m retired, I could not …

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Carl Edwards Dominates Toward Wild Bristol Win

(Photo: Amy Henderson)

While the race shuffled, spread and scrambled behind him, Carl Edwards drove to victory from the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway, leading 276 of 500 laps in the Food City 500. For Edwards, the win is the first of his 2016 season and fourth at Bristol. “There was so many different things happening out there, …

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Kyle Busch Dominates Toward Martinsville Win

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Kyle Busch took his first victory at Martinsville Speedway in dominating fashion, leading a race-high 351 laps in Sunday’s STP 500. Holding off AJ Allmendinger in the final 11-lap run, Busch scored his 35th career Sprint Cup Series win and first of 2016. “To be able to finally put it all together is pretty cool,” Busch …

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The Kyle-and-Kyle Show Sweep Final Martinsville Practice

Zach Catanzareti

It was another case of the Kyle-and-Kyle show atop the boards as Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch swept the top spots in Sprint Cup Series Happy Hour at Martinsville Speedway. Posting a lap time of 19.835 seconds, Larson earned the best time after 61 laps on track. Kyle Busch ran the most laps of the day [83] as …

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Ben Rhodes Wins First Truck Series Pole in Martinsville

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Ben Rhodes, driving the No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Toyota, will start from the inside of the front row for Saturday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway. Posting a lap of 19.659 seconds [96.322 mph], Rhodes grabbed his first career Camping World Truck Series pole in just his seventh start. “All of our guys were so close …

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Kasey Kahne wins Saturday Morning Practice at Martinsville

Zach Catanzareti

The momentum continues for Kasey Kahne. After qualifying on the front row for Sunday’s STP 500, Kahne grabbed the top time in Saturday morning practice at Martinsville Speedway. With a 19.710-second lap on the half-mile track, he bested Ryan Newman by 0.046 seconds to claim top honors. Martin Truex, Jr. was third as Brian Vickers …

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Gray Gaulding to Announce XFINITY Series Plans for 2016

Though former Camping World Truck Series driver Gray Gaulding has not made a NASCAR-sanctioned start so far in 2016 there’s plenty to be excited for in terms of his future career. Gaulding will announce his plans to run select XFINITY Series races this season “next week,” saying he is excited to finally make the decision public. “[I’m] really looking …

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Cole Custer Wins Final Truck Practice in Martinsville

Zach Catanzareti

Cole Custer led the way in final practice for Saturday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway. The 18-year-old ran a 19.788-second lap to beat John Hunter Nemechek for the top spot on the speed charts. Ben Rhodes won practice No. 2 in his No. 41 Toyota and finished third in final practice. Kyle Busch and …

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Brian Vickers Tops Opening Cup Practice in Martinsville

Zach Catanzareti

Brian Vickers topped opening practice for the Sprint Cup Series at Martinsville Speedway. Filling in for an injured Tony Stewart, Vickers ran a quick time of 19.485 seconds [97.182 mph] to edge ahead of Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano by a mere 0.019 seconds. Ryan Newman and Kyle Larson – one week removed from a …

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William Byron Paces Opening Truck Practice in Martinsville

Zach Catanzareti

Even in practice, short tracks seem to naturally bring out young talent in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series. William Byron, a rookie for Kyle Busch Motorsports, led the way in opening practice at Martinsville Speedway posting a lap time of 19.868 seconds [95.309 mph]. The 18-year-old Rookie of the Year contender was 0.127 seconds ahead of …

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