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Martin Truex Jr. Overcomes Multiple Scares to Claim Final Championship 4 Spot

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Martin Truex Jr. had several scares on Halloween but overcame them to grab the final spot in the Championship 4 by just three points. Truex started fourth and finished fourth in the Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 31), but the results fail to tell the tale of his up-and-down day. “I …

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Kyle Busch Narrowly Misses Out On Championship 4: ‘We Ran Like Dogs**t’

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On another up-and-down day, Kyle Busch came up a few points short of advancing to another Championship 4 in the NASCAR Cup Series at Martinsville Speedway Oct. 31. Not surprised about failing to advance, Busch was candid with his thoughts post-race on how the No. 18 team ran in Sunday’s Xfinity 500 and overall recently. …

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Alex Bowman Bumps Denny Hamlin From Lead at Martinsville, Claims 4th Win of 2021

#11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Ground confronts race winner #48: Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Ally after the checkered flag

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On Halloween afternoon at Martinsville Speedway, Alex Bowman bumped Denny Hamlin late in the race to set up an overtime restart and his fourth win of the season in the NASCAR Cup Series. Spooky vibes didn’t pervade the Xfinity 500 Sunday (Oct. 31) until late, when cautions started flying faster than the cars were running …

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Podcast: Martinsville’s Clay Campbell on Hosting NASCAR’s Penultimate Race, Getting Event Feel Back

Clay Campbell Martinsville Speedway President

(Graphic: Jared Haas)

Hosting the penultimate race of the 2020 NASCAR season, Martinsville Speedway holds the key to determining the Championship 4 field. Track president Clay Campbell joins Davey Segal this week to discuss what the race weekend entails in terms of preparation, how a track goes about securing a marquee date on the schedule, whether Martinsville has …

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Kevin Harvick, GearWrench Teaming Up for 5 Cup Races in 2022

Kevin Harvick at Darlington fall 2021 NASCAR Cup race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

GearWrench will hop on the hood of Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Ford for five NASCAR Cup Series races next year, he announced on FOX Sports’ Race Hub Wednesday (Oct. 27). The company joins Stewart-Haas Racing after sponsoring Chip Ganassi Racing for several races the past few years, including four primaries this year on Kurt Busch’s …

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Kyle Larson Once Again on Pole for Martinsville Cup Race

Kyle Larson smiles before Texas fall 2021 NASCAR Cup Series race, NKP

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For the third consecutive week Kyle Larson will start from the pole, this time in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway. The No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports driver is on a hot streak as he’s won the past three playoff races. His win at Texas Motor Speedway secured his spot in the Championship 4 …

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Adam Stevens Among Suspended Crew Members After Kansas Penalties

Christopher Bell Adam Stevens Kansas

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Christopher Bell‘s crew chief Adam Stevens has been suspended for one Cup Series event after failing post-race inspection following the Hollywood Casino 400 last weekend (Oct. 24) at Kansas Speedway. The No. 20 team was found to have two lug nuts loose during the inspection, resulting in the suspension of Stevens for the upcoming race …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart To Test Next Gen Car at Bowman Gray Stadium

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Clint Bowyer

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker NKP)

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer and Tony Stewart will drive the Next Gen car in a test at Bowman Gray Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 26, NASCAR announced Monday (Oct. 25). The test comes in an effort to prepare the car for The Clash at the Coliseum, a stadium race taking place at the iconic Los …

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Martin Truex Jr. Comes Back From Tire Problem to Earn Kansas Top 10

Martin Truex Jr.

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kansas City, Kansas — Things did not look good for Martin Truex Jr. 60 laps into Sunday’s  (Oct. 24) NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Kansas Speedway. Twenty laps before the end of the first stage, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver sat in 33rd, two laps off the pace. Like playoff drivers Brad Keselowski and …

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