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Denny Hamlin Wins 2015 STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway

Joe Gibbs Racing is having a great year, but Toyota needs two successful teams to compete with Chevrolet and Ford. (Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

It had been over a year since Toyota won on a non-restrictor plate track but on Sunday Denny Hamlin and his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team ended that drought when he won the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. It’s Hamlin’s first win of the season and the 25th of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series …

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Kyle Larson Out of 2015 STP 500 at Martinsville, Regan Smith to Sub

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Kyle Larson will miss Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Larson fainted during an autograph session on Saturday (March 28) and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. From there Larson then flew to Charlotte to be further evaluated. The driver of the No. 42 arrived there late Saturday evening and it was concluded …

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Kyle Larson Faints in Martinsville, Awaiting Final Evaluation from Neurologist

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Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing, was taken to Martinsville Memorial Hospital on Saturday afternoon after fainting during an autograph session at Martinsville Speedway, according to FOX Sports’ Alan Cavanna. Larson was awake and alert on the way to the hospital. Late Saturday night, the team released this statement: …

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Kurt Busch Fastest in Final 2015 STP 500 Practice at Martinsville

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Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kurt Busch was fastest in the final 50-minute practice session for the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Busch, the defending winner of the race, ended the session with a fast time of 19.502 seconds. Runner up in this race one year ago, Jimmie Johnson was second in practice with a 19.560-second lap time. …

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Denny Hamlin Fastest in Morning 2015 STP 500 Practice at Martinsville

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Four-time Martinsville Speedway winner Denny Hamlin topped the opening Saturday practice (19.499 sec.) for Sprint Cup team at Martinsville Speedway for this weekends STP 500. Hamlin was one of two Joe Gibbs Racing drivers in the fast five, with Carl Edwards completing the session in fifth. Hendrick Motorsports, the dominant team at Martinsville as of …

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Joey Logano Claims 2nd Pole of 2015 at Martinsville

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No matter the type of track, Team Penske keeps finding ways to shine. A week after teammate Brad Keselowski’s win at Auto Club Speedway, Joey Logano ran a 19.232-second lap to claim the pole for Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Logano’s second pole of the season. Following Logano was Richard Childress Racing’s Ryan Newman, …

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Ryan Newman Tops Rain-Delayed 2015 STP 500 Practice at Martinsville

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While one Richard Childress Racing teammate struggled, the other was the quickest on the track. Ryan Newman ran a lap time of 19.355 seconds to top the charts for the Sprint Cup Series’ lone Friday practice session. He was joined by RCR affiliates AJ Allmendinger and Martin Truex Jr. in second and fifth, along with Hendrick Motorsports …

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Team Xtreme Racing Withdraws From Martinsville, Worker Reports Unpaid Work on Reddit

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The problems for Team Xtreme Racing extend beyond the owner. A worker for the team, which competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the No. 44 Chevrolet, took to Reddit to accuse team owner John Cohen of going two weeks without paying his employees’ salaries. Using the name Daegoba, the worker indicated that this problem is not …

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NASCAR Issues Penalties for Auto Club Infractions

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The No. 33 Circle Sport Sprint Cup team and crew members from the No. 8 Xfinity Series team have been penalized for infractions taking place during this past weekend’s events at Auto Club Speedway. According to NASCAR, the No. 33 Chevrolet SS driven by Brian Scott in the Sprint Cup Series was found to have …

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