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Noah Gragson Wins Martinsville, Clinches Championship 4 Berth

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Noah Gragson had to win to advance to the Championship 4 Saturday night (Oct. 30) at Martinsville Speedway, and was willing to do anything to win the Dead On Tools 250. After driving and willing his way to the lead, he faced challenges from Daniel Hemric passing him late and battled to retake the lead …

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Comcast Is Gearing Up for Big NASCAR Xfinity 500 Weekend at Martinsville Speedway

Bubba Wallace leads a pack of cars at Martinsville Speedway, April 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the second year in a row, Comcast has the naming rights to the NASCAR Cup Series’ penultimate race of the season at Martinsville Speedway. After 500 laps on the famed paperclip, the four drivers with a chance at the 2021 championship will be determined. By design, Comcast went after Martinsville to be its entitlement …

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Austin Hill Moving to Xfinity With RCR in 2022

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Austin Hill will move to the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Richard Childress Racing in 2022, RCR announced Oct. 29. Hill will run full time alongside fellow RCR newcomer and soon-to-be-former Camping World Truck Series competitor Sheldon Creed, who was announced earlier this fall to drive RCR’s No. 2. Hill’s car number was not announced at …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Series Provides NASCAR Gateway for F1 & IndyCar Drivers

Santino Ferrucci NASCAR IndyCar

#26: Santino Ferrucci, Sam Hunt Racing, Toyota Supra Moery / Manatawny Still Works

On the same day that Ty Gibbs won his fourth NASCAR Xfinity Series race of the season at Kansas Speedway last Saturday (Oct. 23), a connection between two very different racing series was being made in Austin, Texas. The Circuit of the Americas in Austin hosted the United States Grand Prix weekend in front of …

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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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Austin Cindric Has Xfinity Pole for Martinsville

Austin Cindric races in 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Kansas fall race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff contenders have one last shot to make it into the Championship 4 and Austin Cindric will lead the way in Saturday’s (Oct. 30) race at Martinsville Speedway. The reigning Xfinity champion earned the pole after he finished second to Ty Gibbs last week at Kansas Speedway. Gibbs will start second …

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From Daytona to Dagobah: Is Matt Mills NASCAR’s Biggest Star Wars Fan?

Matt Mills poses on pit road at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

#5: Matt Mills, B.J. McLeod Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro J.F. Electric

What if I told you that the NASCAR Xfinity Series field now had one of biggest Star Wars nerds in racing?  Matt Mills is in the midst of his third full year in the series driving the No. 5 (or Red Five) — and sometimes the No. 99 — for BJ McLeod Motorsports. He’s having …

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Adam Stevens Among Suspended Crew Members After Kansas Penalties

Christopher Bell Adam Stevens Kansas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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. to Race Martinsville Xfinity Event in Spring 2022

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Xfinity Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced his planned entry in next year’s spring NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Martinsville Speedway on April 8 on his Dale Jr. Download podcast Tuesday (Oct. 26). “I love short tracks. People ask me all the time, ‘What was your favorite track?’ I either say Martinsville or Bristol,” Earnhardt Jr. said on his podcast. …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Kansas Provides Better Racing, New Issues for NBC Sports

Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 19, Chase Elliott’s No. 9, Alex Bowman’s No. 48 and Joey Logano’s No. 22 race four-wide at Kansas Speedway in the fall 2021 NASCAR Cup series race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After a fairly unsatisfactory race at Texas Motor Speedway, viewers got a much more enjoyable race to watch Sunday (Oct. 24) at Kansas Speedway. However, there were problems early. Hollywood Casino 400 Knowing that the race started about 14 minutes after the Formula 1 race, then almost immediately got red-flagged due to lightning, I do …

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