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SPRINT CUP 2015 RACE WINNERS

  Date TV Race Location Winner
  02/14/2015 FOX Sprint Unlimited Daytona Matt Kenseth
  02/19/2015 FOX Sports 1 Budweiser Duel #1 Daytona Dale Earnhardt Jr
  02/19/2015 FOX Sports 1 Budweiser Duel #2 Daytona Jimmie Johnson
1 02/22/2015 FOX Daytona 500 Daytona Joey Logano
2 03/01/2015 FOX Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Atlanta Jimmie Johnson
3 03/08/2015 FOX Kobalt 400 Las Vegas Kevin Harvick
4 03/15/2015 FOX CampingWorld.com 500 Phoenix Kevin Harvick
5 03/22/2015 FOX Auto Club 400 Auto Club Brad Keselowski
6 03/29/2015 FOX Sports 1 STP 500 Martinsville Denny Hamlin

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XFINITY SERIES 2015 RACE WINNERS

  Date TV Race Location Winner
1 02/21/2015 FOX Sports 1 Alert Today Florida 300 Daytona Ryan Reed
2 02/28/2015 FOX Sports 1 Hisense 250 Atlanta Kevin Harvick
3 03/07/2015 FOX Sports 1 Boyd Gaming 300 Las Vegas Austin Dillon
4 03/14/2015 FOX Axalta Faster Tougher Brighter 200 Phoenix Joey Logano
5 03/21/2015 FOX Sports 1 Drive4Clots.com 300 Auto Club Kevin Harvick

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CAMPINGWORLD TRUCK SERIES 2015 RACE WINNERS

2015 Truck  Winners

  Date TV Race Location Winner
1 02/20/2015 FOX Sports 1 Nextera Energy Resources 250 Daytona Tyler Reddick
2 02/28/2015 FOX Sports 1 Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 Atlanta Matt Crafton
3 03/28/2015 FOX Sports 1 Kroger 250 Martinsville Joey Logano

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Superspeedway Qualifying Format Updated for Talladega, Daytona

Superspeedway Qualifying Format Updated for Talladega, Daytona

New Structure to Feature Two Rounds to Determine Pole Winner

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 30, 2015) – NASCAR today unveiled modifications to the qualifying format at superspeedways across all three national series. The updated format will take effect at Talladega Superspeedway for the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next month.

Qualifying for May’s Talladega Superspeedway races, as well as the July events at Daytona International Speedway, will consist of the following:

  • Two rounds of qualifying, with the top-12 posted lap speeds advancing to the second round
  • Race vehicles taking one, timed lap in each round of qualifying
  • Each race vehicle will be released in a predetermined timed interval as determined by NASCAR, with the sanctioning body reserving the right to have more than one vehicle engaging in qualifying runs at the same time
  • Qualifying order for the first round will be determined by a random draw; final round qualifying order is determined by slowest to fastest speeds from the first round
  • A 10-minute break will occur between the first qualifying round and the final round
  • Upon completion of the first qualifying round, the field will be set with positions 13 and beyond determined from first round qualifying speed
  • The 12 fastest vehicles from the first round will have their speeds reset for the final round with starting positions 1-12 determined by the fastest laps in the final round
  • NASCAR will impound race vehicles following each qualifying lap; vehicles advancing to the final round will be allowed to adjust tape and utilize a cool-down unit during the 10-minute break only

 

The NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be at Talladega Superspeedway May 1-3. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying will air live May 2 on FOX at 1 p.m. ET. The Winn Dixie 300 and GEICO 500 will air live on FOX on May 2 (3 p.m. ET) and May 3 (1 p.m. ET), respectively.

 

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will utilize the format for the first time when the series returns to Talladega Superspeedway with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in October.

 

Qualifying procedures for the 2016 Daytona 500 will be announced at a later date.

03/30/2015 Posted by | NSCS ARTICLES, SPECIAL 2015 | | Leave a comment

Sprint Cup Martinsville Results

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – STP 500

Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville, Virginia

Sunday, March 29, 2015

 

  1. (15) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 500, $166760.
  2. (12) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 500, $157401.
  3. (1) Joey Logano, Ford, 500, $162418.
  4. (8) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 500, $142121.
  5. (20) David Ragan, Toyota, 500, $144061.
  6. (3) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 500, $118665.
  7. (16) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 500, $99570.
  8. (17) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 500, $144495.
  9. (4) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 500, $133206.
  10. (19) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 500, $118461.
  11. (9) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 500, $101200.
  12. (18) Aric Almirola, Ford, 500, $123811.
  13. (30) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 500, $120733.
  14. (26) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 500, $105750.
  15. (24) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 500, $112683.
  16. (7) Regan Smith(i), Chevrolet, 500, $113633.
  17. (11) Carl Edwards, Toyota, 500, $82000.
  18. (36) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 500, $125450.
  19. (25) Greg Biffle, Ford, 500, $115508.
  20. (6) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 500, $111839.
  21. (34) Landon Cassill(i), Chevrolet, 500, $83800.
  22. (37) Cole Whitt, Ford, 499, $99633.
  23. (13) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 499, $91175.
  24. (35) Chris Buescher(i), Ford, 499, $85075.
  25. (29) David Gilliland, Ford, 499, $104808.
  26. (42) JJ Yeley(i), Toyota, 497, $93933.
  27. (2) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 496, $116000.
  28. (33) Brett Moffitt #, Toyota, 496, $110339.
  29. (32) Jeb Burton #, Toyota, 495, $81450.
  30. (31) Josh Wise, Ford, 495, $82325.
  31. (43) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 494, $87722.
  32. (38) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 493, $104370.
  33. (41) Alex Kennedy #, Chevrolet, 492, $77800.
  34. (40) Mike Bliss(i), Ford, 491, $77675.
  35. (5) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 468, $125856.
  36. (14) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 453, $96970.
  37. (39) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 444, $77472.
  38. (27) Chase Elliott(i), Chevrolet, 427, $73047.
  39. (28) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 389, $68975.
  40. (23) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 364, $72975.
  41. (22) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, Electrical, 330, $97911.
  42. (21) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 328, $64975.
  43. (10) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, Oil Leak, 177, $71475.

Average Speed of Race Winner:  68.843 mph.

Time of Race:  03 Hrs, 49 Mins, 13 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.186 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  16 for 112 laps.

Lead Changes:  31 among 13 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   J. Logano 1-16; R. Newman 17-18; J. Logano 19-56; M. Bliss(i) 57; J. Logano 58-96; M. Truex Jr. 97-119; J. Logano 120-133; K. Harvick 134-147; D. Hamlin 148-164; B. Keselowski 165; K. Harvick 166-170; B. Keselowski 171-172; K. Harvick 173; K. Busch 174-194; K. Harvick 195-207; J. Logano 208; K. Kahne 209-237; K. Harvick 238-270; B. Keselowski 271; C. Edwards 272-284; K. Harvick 285-301; B. Keselowski 302-315; D. Hamlin 316-326; K. Harvick 327-357; M. Kenseth 358; K. Harvick 359-398; D. Hamlin 399-433; M. Kenseth 434-441; J. Gordon 442-462; T. Stewart 463-470; M. Kenseth 471-472; D. Hamlin 473-500.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  K. Harvick 8 times for 154 laps; J. Logano 5 times for 108 laps; D. Hamlin 4 times for 91 laps; K. Kahne 1 time for 29 laps; M. Truex Jr. 1 time for 23 laps; K. Busch 1 time for 21 laps; J. Gordon 1 time for 21 laps; B. Keselowski 4 times for 18 laps; C. Edwards 1 time for 13 laps; M. Kenseth 3 times for 11 laps; T. Stewart 1 time for 8 laps; R. Newman 1 time for 2 laps; M. Bliss(i) 1 time for 1 lap.

Top 16 in Points: K. Harvick – 263; J. Logano – 239; M. Truex Jr. – 231; B. Keselowski – 206; K. Kahne – 193; R. Newman – 180; P. Menard – 173; D. Hamlin – 172; D. Earnhardt Jr. – 172; A. Almirola – 170; J. Johnson – 168; M. Kenseth – 168; D. Ragan – 163; C. Mears – 161; J. Mcmurray – 154; D. Patrick – 148.

 

03/29/2015 Posted by | NSCS RESULTS | | Leave a comment

Camping World Truck Martinsville Results

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race – Kroger 250

Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville, Virginia

Saturday, March 28, 2015

 

  1. (1) Joey Logano(i), Ford, 258, $51336.
  2. (13) Matt Crafton, Toyota, 258, $31542.
  3. (4) Erik Jones #, Toyota, 258, $25488.
  4. (9) Johnny Sauter, Toyota, 258, $19518.
  5. (7) Tyler Reddick, Ford, 258, $18458.
  6. (11) Daniel Suarez(i), Toyota, 258, $16574.
  7. (15) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 258, $14158.
  8. (5) John Wes Townley, Chevrolet, 258, $16352.
  9. (19) Matt Tifft, Toyota, 258, $16297.
  10. (21) Justin Boston #, Toyota, 258, $17191.
  11. (3) Cameron Hayley #, Toyota, 258, $16186.
  12. (14) Daniel Hemric #, Chevrolet, 258, $16046.
  13. (26) Ray Black Jr. #, Chevrolet, 258, $15990.
  14. (18) Spencer Gallagher #, Chevrolet, 258, $15935.
  15. (6) Brandon Jones #, Chevrolet, 258, $16252.
  16. (2) Cole Custer, Chevrolet, 258, $15769.
  17. (12) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 257, $13663.
  18. (17) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 257, $15658.
  19. (22) Ben Kennedy, Toyota, 257, $15602.
  20. (10) Tyler Young, Chevrolet, 257, $16019.
  21. (23) Caleb Holman, Chevrolet, 257, $13241.
  22. (20) Mason Mingus, Chevrolet, 256, $13213.
  23. (27) Korbin Forrister #, Chevrolet, 255, $15436.
  24. (31) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, 250, $14130.
  25. (30) Tommy Regan, Chevrolet, 248, $14197.
  26. (24) Jake Griffin, Chevrolet, Handling, 218, $12992.
  27. (28) Cody Ware #, Chevrolet, Vibration, 216, $12964.
  28. (29) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, Rear Gear, 174, $12716.
  29. (16) John H. Nemechek #, Chevrolet, Transmission, 173, $12660.
  30. (8) David Gilliland(i), Ford, Brakes, 132, $12160.
  31. (25) Bryan Silas, Chevrolet, Overheating, 120, $10660.
  32. (32) Travis Kvapil, Chevrolet, Rear Gear, 83, $9660.

 

Average Speed of Race Winner:  68.214 mph.

Time of Race:  01 Hrs, 59 Mins, 22 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.431 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  9 for 61 laps.

Lead Changes:  14 among 5 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   J. Logano(i) 1-36; M. Mingus 37-40; J. Logano(i) 41-110; M. Crafton 111-161; J. Logano(i) 162; M. Crafton 163-178; J. Logano(i) 179-180; M. Crafton 181-193; E. Jones # 194-195; M. Crafton 196-205; J. Logano(i) 206-244; M. Crafton 245; C. Custer 246-247; M. Crafton 248-256; J. Logano(i) 257-258.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  J. Logano(i) 6 times for 150 laps; M. Crafton 6 times for 100 laps; M. Mingus 1 time for 4 laps; C. Custer 1 time for 2 laps; E. Jones # 1 time for 2 laps.

Top 10 in Points: M. Crafton – 128; T. Reddick – 126; E. Jones # – 122; J. Sauter – 112; J. Buescher – 100; J. Townley – 90; R. Black Jr. # – 89; C. Hayley # – 84; S. Gallagher # – 84; B. Kennedy – 83.

 

03/28/2015 Posted by | NCWTS RESULTS | | Leave a comment

SPRINT CUP MARTINSVILLE LINE UP

1. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 98.461 mph.

2. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 98.328.

3. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 98.048.

4. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 97.613.

5. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 97.583.

6. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 97.468.

7. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 97.463.

8. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 97.392.

9. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 97.282.

10. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 97.262.

11. (19) Carl Edwards, Toyota, 97.177.

12. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 97.038.

13. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 97.387.

14. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 97.302.

15. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 97.267.

16. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 97.267.

17. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 97.257.

18. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 97.237.

19. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 97.222.

Joey Logano with Miss Coors Light Rachel Rupert (Getty Images)

20. (18) David Ragan, Toyota, 96.8.

21. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 96.79.

22. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 96.76.

23. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 96.558.

24. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 97.312.

25. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 96.983.

26. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 96.944.

27. (25) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 96.919.

28. (46) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 96.899.

29. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 96.666.

30. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 96.617.

31. (98) Josh Wise, Ford, 96.607.

32. (26) Jeb Burton, Toyota, 96.494.

33. (55) Brett Moffitt, Toyota, 96.357.

34. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 96.298.

35. (34) Chris Buescher, Ford, 96.259.

36. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 96.254.

37. (35) Cole Whitt, Ford, Owner Points.

38. (9) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, Owner Points.

39. (7) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

40. (32) Mike Bliss, Ford, Owner Points.

41. (33) Alex Kennedy, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

42. (23) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, Owner Points.

43. (83) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, Owner Points.

To the Back: #13-Mears (transmission), #51-Allgaier (backup car), #42-Smith (driver change)

Failed to Qualify

44. (62) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 95.632.

45. (30) Ron Hornaday Jr., Chevrolet, 95.395.

03/28/2015 Posted by | NSCS RESULTS | | Leave a comment

Sprint Cup Series 2015 Top 16 at Martinsville

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2015 Top 16 at Martinsville Speedway

Rank Driver Races Poles Wins Top Fives Top 10s DNFs Average Finish Driver Rating
1 Kevin Harvick 27 0 1 3 12 1 16.4 91.8
2 Joey Logano 12 0 0 3 4 0 14.0 85.1
3 Martin Truex Jr. 18 0 0 2 4 2 23.1 68.7
4 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 30 0 1 12 17 2 12.4 101.2
5 Brad Keselowski 10 0 0 1 5 0 15.2 83.4
6 Ryan Newman 26 3 1 8 12 2 15.0 87.4
7 Jimmie Johnson 26 3 8 18 22 1 6.2 122.5
8 Kasey Kahne 22 1 0 3 4 5 21.1 76.4
9 Paul Menard 15 0 0 0 1 1 20.5 63.4
10 Aric Almirola 12 0 0 1 3 3 23.8 66.0
11 AJ Allmendinger 13 0 0 1 3 1 19.7 72.2
12 Casey Mears 23 0 0 0 3 2 23.5 64.0
13 Matt Kenseth 30 0 0 4 11 2 14.7 84.9
14 Denny Hamlin 18 3 4 9 14 1 8.7 110.1
15 David Ragan 17 0 0 0 2 1 22.0 64.5
16 Jamie McMurray 24 2 0 1 12 2 17.3 85.1

 

* – Based on last 20 races at Martinsville Speedway (2005 – 2014).

03/25/2015 Posted by | NSCS STATS | | Leave a comment

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the STP 500

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the STP 500

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 23, 2015) – Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia going into the STP 500 on March 29 (1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1).

 

MARTINSVILLE-SPECIFIC STATISTICS
 

Clint Bowyer (No. 15 5-Hour Energy Toyota)

  • Four top fives, 12 top 10s
  • Average finish of 12.1
  • Average Running Position of 12.1, sixth-best
  • Driver Rating of 95.0, seventh-best
  • 296 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 91.276 mph, sixth-fastest
  • 6,586 Laps in the Top 15 (72.9%), seventh-most
  • 613 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), sixth-most

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet)

  • One win, 12 top fives, 17 top 10s
  • Average finish of 12.4
  • Average Running Position of 10.6, fourth-best
  • Driver Rating of 101.2, fourth-best
  • 523 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
  • Series-high 1,181 Green Flag Passes
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 91.386 mph, fourth-fastest
  • 7,860 Laps in the Top 15 (78.3%), third-most
  • 719 Quality Passes, second-most

Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet)

  • Eight wins, 28 top fives, 35 top 10s; seven poles
  • Average finish of 6.8
  • Series-best Average Running Position of 6.6
  • Driver Rating of 119.8, second-best
  • Series-high 1,105 Fastest Laps Run
  • 1,000 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 91.689 mph, second-fastest
  • 8,848 Laps in the Top 15 (88.2%), second-most
  • Series-high 754 Quality Passes

 

Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota)

  • Four wins, nine top fives, 14 top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 8.7
  • Average Running Position of 8.8, third-best
  • Driver Rating of 110.1, third-best
  • 612 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 91.473 mph, third-fastest
  • 7,503 Laps in the Top 15 (83.1%), fourth-most
  • 659 Quality Passes, fifth-most

 

Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Budweiser / Jimmy John’s Chevrolet)

  • One win, three top fives, 12 top 10s
  • Average finish of 16.4
  • Average Running Position of 14.4, eighth-best
  • Driver Rating of 91.8, eighth-best
  • 255 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most
  • 1,016 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 91.130 mph, eighth-fastest
  • 6,475 Laps in the Top 15 (64.5%), eighth-most
  • 593 Quality Passes, seventh-most

 

Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet)

  • Eight wins, 18 top fives, 22 top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 6.2
  • Average Running Position of 6.8, second-best
  • Series-best Driver Rating of 122.5
  • 1,041 Fastest Laps Run, second-most
  • Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 91.700 mph
  • Series-high 8,932 Laps in the Top 15 (89.0%)
  • 689 Quality Passes, third-most

 

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Dollar General Toyota)

  • Four top fives, 11 top 10s
  • Average finish of 14.7
  • Average Running Position of 15.7, 11th-best
  • Driver Rating of 84.9, 12th-best
  • 178 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most
  • 1,097 Green Flag Passes, third-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 91.043 mph, 11th-fastest
  • 5,235 Laps in the Top 15 (52.2%), 12th-most

 

Joey Logano (No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford)

  • Three top fives, four top 10s
  • Average finish of 14.0
  • Average Running Position of 15.1, 10th-best
  • Driver Rating of 85.1, 10th-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 91.036 mph, 12th-fastest

 

Jamie McMurray (No. 1 CESSNA Chevrolet)

  • One top five, 12 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 17.3
  • Driver Rating of 85.1, 11th-best
  • 195 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 91.060 mph, 10th-fastest
  • 5,471 Laps in the Top 15 (54.5%), 10th-most
  • 452 Quality Passes, 12th-most

 

Ryan Newman (No. 31 Quicken Loans Chevrolet)

  • One win, eight top fives, 12 top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 15.0
  • Average Running Position of 15.0, ninth-best
  • Driver Rating of 87.4, ninth-best
  • 1,071 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most
  • 5,843 Laps in the Top 15 (58.2%), ninth-most
  • 568 Quality Passes, ninth-most

 

Tony Stewart (No. 14 Code 3 Associates / Mobil 1 Chevrolet)

  • Three wins, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 13.6
  • Average Running Position of 11.2, fifth-best
  • Driver Rating of 97.6, fifth-best
  • 397 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 91.253 mph, seventh-fastest
  • 6,711 Laps in the Top 15 (70.4%), sixth-most
  • 471 Quality Passes, 10th-most

03/25/2015 Posted by | NSCS STATS | | Leave a comment

Martinsville Speedway: History

Martinsville Speedway:

History

  • Opened in September 1947 by Clay Earles, Martinsville, originally a dirt track, is one of the oldest continuously-operating race tracks in the United States.
  • The first NASCAR-sanctioned race at Martinsville was on July 4, 1948.
  • The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race was Sept. 25, 1949.
  • The track was paved in 1955.
  • The first 500-lap event at Martinsville was in 1956.
  • Concrete corners were added atop asphalt in 1976.

Notebook

  • There have been 132 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Martinsville Speedway, one in the inaugural year and two races per year since 1950.
  • 602 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville; 380 in more than one.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty has the all-time most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Martinsville with 67; Jeff Gordon has the most starts among active drivers with 44.
  • Curtis Turner won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Martinsville Speedway in 1949.
  • 58 drivers have Coors Light poles at Martinsville, led by NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip with eight; Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with seven.
  • 12 drivers have won two or more consecutive Coors Light poles at Martinsville Speedway. Four of the 12 have won three consecutive poles at Martinsville: Glen Wood (Fall of 1959 and 1960 sweep); Darrell Waltrip (1979 sweep and spring 1980); Mark Martin (fall of 1990 and 1991 sweep); Jeff Gordon (2003 sweep and spring 2004).
  • Youngest Martinsville pole winner: Ricky Rudd (4/26/1981 – 24 years, 7 months, 14 days).
  • Oldest Martinsville pole winner: Morgan Shepherd (4/26/1987 – 45 years, 6 months, 14 days).

·         48 different drivers have won at Martinsville Speedway, led by Richard Petty with 15; Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon lead the series among active drivers with eight wins each.

  • 24 drivers have multiple wins at Martinsville Speedway only five active drivers have multiple wins: Jimmie Johnson (eight), Jeff Gordon (eight), Denny Hamlin (four), Tony Stewart (three) and Kurt Busch (two).
  • Hendrick Motorsports leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in wins at Martinsville Speedway with 22.  
  • 21 of 132 races (15.9%) at Martinsville Speedway have been won from the Coors Light pole; seven of those 21 wins came from active drivers: Tony Stewart (2000), Jeff Gordon (2003 twice), Jimmie Johnson (2008, 2012, spring 2013) and Denny Hamlin (2010).
  • The Coors Light pole is the most proficient starting spot in the field at Martinsville producing more wins (21) than any other starting position.
  • 36 of the 132 (27.2%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Martinsville Speedway have been won from the front row: 21 from the pole and 15 from second-place.
  • 95 of the 132 (71.9%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Martinsville Speedway have been won from a top-10 starting position.
  • Seven of the 132 (5.3%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Martinsville Speedway have been won from a starting position outside the top 20 – including both races last season.
  • The deepest in the field that a race winner has started was 36th, by Kurt Busch in the fall of 2002.
  • Youngest Martinsville winner: Richard Petty (04/10/1960 – 22 years, 9 months, 8 days).
  • Oldest Martinsville winner: Harry Gant (09/22/1991 – 51 years, 8 months, 12 days).
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt leads the series in runner-up finishes at Martinsville Speedway with seven; Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with five, followed by his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson with four.
  • Richard Petty leads the series in top-five finishes at Martinsville Speedway with 30; Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 28, followed by Jimmie Johnson with 18.
  • Richard Petty leads the series in top-10 finishes at Martinsville Speedway with 37; Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 35, followed by Jimmie Johnson with 22.
  • Jeff Gordon leads active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at Martinsville Speedway with a 7.318. Denny Hamlin (9.500) and Ryan Newman (9.654) are the only other active drivers with an average starting position at Martinsville inside the top 10.
  • Three active drivers have a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series average finish in the top 10 at Martinsville: Jimmie Johnson (6.231), Jeff Gordon (6.841) and Denny Hamlin (8.722).
  • There have been five NSCS green-white-checkered finishes at Martinsville Speedway: fall 2007 (500/506), fall 2008 (500/504), fall 2009 (500/501), spring 2010 (500/508), and spring 2012 (500/515).
  • Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions eight times in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Martinsville Speedway; the most recent was the fall race of 2011.
  • Jeff Gordon has participated in the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Martinsville Speedway without a DNF (44).
  • Tony Stewart (4/18/1999) and Scott Riggs (4/10/2005) won their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light poles at Martinsville Speedway.  
  • Mike Bliss (09/27/1998), Travis Kvapil (10/24/2004) and Michael McDowell (3/30/2008) are active drivers that made their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career starts at Martinsville Speedway.
  • 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers have posted consecutive wins at Martinsville Speedway. Fred Lorenzen won four NSCS races straight (the most) from the fall of 1963 through the spring of 1965. Jimmie Johnson is the most recent driver to win consecutive races (Fall of 2012 / Spring of 2013) at Martinsville.
  • All eight active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers who have won at Martinsville Speedway participated in at least two or more races before visiting Victory Lane. Tony Stewart won at Martinsville (2000) with the fewest previous appearances (three).
  • Ryan Newman competed at Martinsville Speedway 20 times before winning in the spring of 2012; the longest span of any the eight active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners.
  • Two active drivers have made 10 or more attempts before their first win at Martinsville Speedway: Kevin Harvick (19) and Ryan Newman (20).
  • Chevrolet leads series in wins at Martinsville Speedway with 54 victories – including the last eight consecutive races.
  • Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Martinsville Speedway is the April 1, 2007 race won by Jimmie Johnson with a MOV of 0.065 second.
  • Danica Patrick is the only female driver to compete at Martinsville Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Below are Patrick’s stats at Martinsville.

03/25/2015 Posted by | NSCS ARTICLES | | Leave a comment

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