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Stock Car Scoop: How Will NASCAR Shortening Martinsville Impact Racing?

Denny Hamlin Alex Bowman 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series stays in Virginia for another week but heads south, this time to Martinsville Speedway for a date with “The Paperclip.” Joe Gibbs Racing is coming off a race at Richmond Raceway that featured all four of its Toyotas in the top 10 and Denny Hamlin rolling into victory lane at its …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2022 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400

2022 Martinsville I Cup Chase Elliott NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series stays in Virginia for the second straight week for some more short-track racing at Martinsville Speedway. Let’s set your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings lineups for Saturday’s (April 9) Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400, airing at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1. Martinsville is much tighter than Richmond Raceway, as it’s …

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NASCAR 101: Joe Gibbs Racing’s Short-Track Dominance

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With NASCAR in the midst of its short-track swing and on the heels of Joe Gibbs Racing’s sweep at Richmond Raceway, Denny Hamlin‘s win continued the trend of the Toyota stable’s dominance at tracks less than a mile in length. Saturday (April 3) afternoon’s NASCAR Xfinity Series ToyotaCare 250 was all JGR through and through, …

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Chase Elliott Wins Pole for Cup Race at Martinsville

Chase Elliott wearing sunglasses and a white hat, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chase Elliott won his 10th career Cup Series pole and his first at Martinsville Speedway. The 96.151 mph lap in the final round of qualifying Friday afternoon (April 8) marks his first pole since March 2020. With one career Cup victory at Martinsville already, Elliott will lead the field to green for the Blue-Emu Maximum …

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Did You Notice?: The Cracks in the NASCAR Point System?

Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott racing each other during the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway, 4/3/2022 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Did you notice the first three drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series point standings haven’t won a race yet? William Byron (fourth) is the first driver with a victory in a competitive year where no single driver has stood out seven races in.

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