Martinsville Clocks and Hot Dogs

The Martinsville Virginia Speedway has been on the NASCAR schedule since NASCAR’s early days. One of the speedway’s oldest traditions has been to award the race winner a grandfather clock since 1964. Another tradition that pre-dates the grandfather clock is the famous Martinsville Jesse Jones famous hot dog. Track founder Henry Clay Earles began awarding a Ridgeway grandfather clock, to the winner, when they were manufactured three miles down the road from the speedway. The tradition continues to today and is one of the more coveted trophies among NASCAR race…

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AJ Allmendinger With a Strong 8th Place Finish In Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, VA – The cancellation of qualifying hurt no one worse than AJ Allmendinger. That track position he could have had at the start of Monday’s rain/snow delayed STP 500 at the Martinsville (VA) Speedway would have aided him to likely a top five finish when it was all said and done. See, Allmendinger was strong this weekend. In practice, he was 13th and sixth respectively. Plus, he’s had a top 10 starting spot in four of the last six races on the .526-mile Virginia paperclip. Instead, he started 26th because…

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Truex Earns 4th Straight Top 5 Finish With 4th Place Run In Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, VA – Martin Truex Jr. has never won at the Martinsville (VA) Speedway before. After Monday’s rain/snow delayed STP 500, he still never has. But, he’s been close recently. Last Fall, Truex brought his No. 78 Toyota home second on the .526-mile Virginia paperclip. On Monday, he finished fourth for his fifth top seven finish in his last seven starts on the short track. It was also his sixth top three start in those seven races too. 

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Bowyer Ends 190 Race Skid Wins STP 500, Main Takeaways Of Monday’s Snow Delayed Race In Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, VA – The drought is finally over. Clint Bowyer ended a near six year winless streak in dominating fashion on Monday in Martinsville. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver took his No. 14 Ford to victory lane for the first time in 190 races in Monday’s rain/snow delayed STP 500 at the Martinsville (VA) Speedway. Bowyer, took over the lead for the first time on Lap 285 and would lead 215 of the final 216 laps en route to his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory since 2012. The laps led…

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Kyle Benjamin Earns A Ton Of Respect In Runner-Up Finish on Monday In Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, VA – It was an impressive Martinsville debut for young NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Kyle Benjamin. The Toyota developmental driver was making his first start on the Martinsville (VA) Speedway and here he was finishing second in his No. 54 Toyota. It was a good as it gets. Benjamin, 20, has raced in a little bit of everything while coming up through the ranks. Last year, he made five NASCAR XFINITY Series starts with Joe Gibbs Racing. He returned to the team to race for them in Atlanta…

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Top 3 Drivers In Monday’s Snow Delayed Truck Series Race in Martinsville Falter In Closing Laps

MARTINSVILLE, VA – For most of Monday’s snow delayed NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Martinsville (VA) Speedway, it looked like the victory in the Alpha Energy Resources 250 would be either Ben Rhodes, Matt Crafton or Johnny Sauter. Rhodes, led the opening 25 laps and 72 of the first 76 laps, but a bad pit stop in the final stage ruined his chances of winning a brand new Grandfather clock. In fact, Rhodes was untouchable in winning the first two stages of Monday’s race and having the Truck…

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Nemechek Wins Snow Delayed Truck Series Race In Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, VA – Rainy and snowy conditions stopped the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday afternoon after just 23 laps. With Sunday being completely snowed out, the race was resumed nearly 48 hours later on Monday. Despite the delay, the race didn’t disappoint. John Hunter Nemechek cruised to his sixth career Truck Series victory in the snow delayed Alpha Energy Resources 250 on the Martinsville (VA) Speedway. Nemechek, led the final 31 laps en route to his fourth top three finish in his last six starts on the .526-mile…

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5 Storylines and Trends For Sunday’s STP 500 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Martinsville

After a west coast swing that lasted the last three weeks, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns east for a short track showdown. The STP 500 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Martinsville (VA) Speedway will make the sixth race of the 2018 season and the first on a true short track. While Phoenix races like a short track, this is the first true short track of the year. With that being said, there’s so many storylines for this weekend’s race. 

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Crafton Eyeing Redemption Saturday in Martinsville

After two weekends off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series gets back to action with this weekend’s Alpha Energy Resources 250 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Martinsville (VA) Speedway. After how his last race of the season ended three weeks ago in Vegas, and how is last race at Martinsville ended last Fall, Matt Crafton is eyeing redemption in Saturday’s race. Crafton, a two-time Martinsville Speedway winner, was on the fast track to his third Grandfather Clock in the series last stop at the “Paperclip” (October 2017). A…

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Virginia Youngsters Hoping To Perform On High Level In Front Of Home Fans This Weekend in Martinsville

Virginia has always a rich history of race car drivers. In fact, several big stars in the NASCAR world have hailed from the state. Now, there’s two more youngsters that will be racing in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Martinsville (VA) Speedway that are hoping to be next in line. Both are looking for success in front of their home fans. This weekend, Virginia natives Myatt Snider and Harrison Burton will pilot two very good Trucks in Saturday’s Alpha Energy Resources 250 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR…

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