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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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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SHR Teammates Bowyer, Almriola Have Had a Love/Hate Relationship With Martinsville

After coming off of a three race west coast swing, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars head back east for a race this weekend at the Martinsville (VA) Speedway. While most drivers look forward to the trek back east, some don’t love the first race back. While Stewart-Haas Racing has enjoyed a ton of success out of the gates to the 2018 season, a couple of drivers are a little wary of Sunday’s STP 500 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Clint Bowyer joked ahead of this weekend’s race that…

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Almirola To Make 250th Cup Start This Weekend in Martinsville

If mother nature cooperates, Aric Almirola will make his 250th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start this weekend at the Martinsville (VA) Speedway. Unfortunately, rain and snow are forecasted in the area of the .526-mile Virginia paperclip this weekend, but if the precipitation holds off, Almirola will be making a milestone start in Sunday’s STP 500 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The Stewart-Haas Racing driver first competed in the Cup Series in 2007 as a part-time driver. While the 34-year-old has enjoyed recent success at SHR, he knows it…

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5 Favorite, 5 Early Sleepers and 5 Don’t Touch Drivers For This Weekend in Martinsville

March Madness is still thriving as the term “favorites” and “sleepers” are stealing the headlines. Well, NASCAR can play to that role too. This weekend at the Martinsville Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will try to head into the off week with as much momentum as they possibly can. But, after tons of research, it’s looking like we have some clear cut favorites and sleepers to keep an eye out on for Sunday’s STP 500 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). There’s also some drivers to stay clear…

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Great STP 500 Out of JTG-Daughtery Racing in Martinsville

Martinsville, VA – Neither of the two JTG-Daughtery Racing cars went to victory lane in Sunday’s STP 500 at the Martinsville Speedway on Sunday. In fact, neither picked up a top five finish either. But, Sunday sure felt like a win for the group despite those statements. A.J. Allmendinger brought his No. 47 Chevrolet home sixth on Sunday while his teammate Chris Buescher took his No. 37 Chevy to an 11th place effort at the .526-mile Virginia paperclip. It was the best overall race weekend for the team this entire…

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In 1,000 Cup Start, Brad Keselowski Takes Team Penske to Victory Lane at Martinsville

Martinsville, VA – It was a historic weekend for the entire Team Penske bunch. The organization, was making their 1,000 career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Martinsville Speedway this weekend. On Sunday, Brad Keselowski gave them even more to celebrate. Over the final 160 laps of today’s STP 500 at the Martinsville Speedway, Keselowski was in an intense battle for the lead with Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch. In the end though, Keselowski prevailed in taking his Team Penske No. 2 Ford to victory lane for the second…

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STP 500 Qualifying Rained Out, Lineup Set by Owner Points Meaning Kyle Larson On the Pole

Martinsville, VA – This season keeps getting better and better for Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kyle Larson. The driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet had three straight runner-up finishes before his breakout win last weekend in Fontana. Then today, rain washed out qualifying for Sunday’s STP 500 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN) which means by virtue of leading the owners points, Larson will start on the pole for this weekend’s race. 98 of the 136 Martinsville races have seen their winners have come from a top 10 starting spot. Furthermore, the Coors Light pole…

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All the Information You Need for This Weekend’s STP 500 at Martinsville

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers hits the .526-mile Martinsville Speedway this weekend. It’s the sixth Cup race of the season, as the biggest storyline so far this year has to be the parity in the series. Among those five races are five different winners from five different teams. Also, all three manufacturers have won too. Will we see a sixth different winner from a sixth different team in Sunday’s STP 500 (2 pm ET/FS1/MRN)? STP 500 Entry-List: 1 Jamie McMurray Chip…

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Danica Patrick Hoping Past Success at Martinsville Helps With Good Effort This Weekend

The start of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season hasn’t gone the way Danica Patrick has hoped it would. After the first five races, Patrick has just one top 20 finish as that came with a 17th place effort at Atlanta in the second race of the year. The other results are 33rd, 36th, 22nd and 26th respectively. But, she’s looking forward to this weekend’s race at the Martinsville Speedway, as Patrick is hoping that her past success on the .526-mile Virginia short track would help her with…

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