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Keselowski Grabs Pole at Kentucky

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    The 2012 NASCAR Champ was right at home at Kentucky Speedway.

 

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Martinsville Dupont Credit Union, Martinsville Speedway Join Forces Video included

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The Martinsville Speedway locked up a major local sponsor for their Late Model Stock car race in October.

 

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Junior Captures 2nd Win of Season at Pocono

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   Dale Earnhardt Jr. captured his second victory of the season--thanks in part to a piece of trash. More>>

Danville's Scott Voted Into NASCAR Hall of Fame Video included

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    Danville's Wendell Scott is the latest SW Virginia NASCAR legend to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. More>>

Johnson's Title Defense Back On After Win

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    Jimmie Johnson's win at Charlotte has all but locked him into the "new look" chase, and makes him an automatic contender for a 7th Cup title. More>>

Moonshiners Star "Tickle" Appearing at Franklin County Speedway

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    The Discovery Channel star will be greeting fans at Franklin County Speedway before the races on the Sunday May 18th. More>>

Local Racer Selected for Peak Stock Car Challenge

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     A Danville native gets a huge break in his racing career. More>>

Hamlin Avoids Wrecks, Wins at Talladega

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  There was no shortage of huge wrecks at NASCAR's widest Superspeedway, but the Commonwealth's own Denny Hamlin avoided them all--for his first Superspeedway points win. More>>

Merryman Makes U-Car Debut Video included

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Short tracks across the country fill up on weekends with drivers trying to prove their selves in classes from mini stock to late model. This weekend at Franklin County Jonathan Merryman was behind the wheel of a U-Car built by Winslow Motorsports. Earlier in the week Merryman turned a lap of 18.5, a lap that is solid for a rookie’s first outing in the U-Car division. Driving the 2 car, Merryman drew the 10th starti... More>>

Late Race Drama Propels Steele to First FCS Win.

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The 65 lap Late Model feature at Franklin County was full of drama. The 22 of Eric Winslow got turned around early on lap 2 ending his day, but it was the late race action that had everyone buzzing in the garage and in the pits. With laps winding down the 51 of Kyle Dudley was leading the 11 of Brian Sutphin, when Sutphin got under Dudley sending both cars in to the wall coming off of turn 2. That opened the door f... More>>

Merryman Set to Run at Franklin County Speedway

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     Franklin County Speedway should be an interesting place to be this Sunday--with WSLS-10's Jonathan Merryman making his racing debut. More>>

Ridgeway Driver Outduels NASCAR Stars at South Boston Video included

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   Denny Hamlin's short track showdown brought the stars to South Boston..but it was a local driver from Ridgeway the shined brightest. More>>

WSLS's Merryman Practices for Debut Video included

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   Jonathan Merryman knows his way around a newsroom. Now we get to find out if he knows his way around the racetrack. More>>

Harvick A Contender with Victory at Darlington

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  Kevin Harvick survived a pair of green-white-checkered restarts to win at Darlington. More>>

Defending Champ Dudley Starts Season with Victory at Franklin County Speedway

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  Kyle Dudley begins defense of Franklin County Track Championship in style with a win on Sunday. More>>

Young Gun Elliott Wins Second Straight Nationwide Race

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   Bill Elliott's son Chase is making quite a splash on the Nationwide circuit. More>>

Harvick Grabs Pole at the Track Too Tough to Tame

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    Stewart-Haas Racing got a boost when Kevin Harvick grabbed the pole at Darlington. More>>

Franklin County Speedway to Open Season Sunday

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Sunday is a big day for Franklin County Speedway. They open their season with several events and the last one is sure to pack a punch. Their final event will be a 100 lap late model race, one of the longest ever for the speedway. Tempers are sure to flare as the drivers look to win early this year, and the tracks cramped quarters will only add gas to a fire of flaring tempers. Track Promoter Langley Austin says th... More>>

Kurt Busch Runs Down 48 for Martinsville Win

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     It's an upset when somebody other than Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin or Jeff Gordon wins at Martinsville. Unless it's Tony Stewart...and now..maybe Kurt Busch. More>>

Kurt Busch Wins STP 500: Outlaw Back In Victory Lane

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 Kurt Busch's Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, in some ways, was like his career wrapped into one afternoon. It started with a pit road confrontation with Brad Keselowski, one that had Busch threatening over his radio to rearrange Keselowski's face when the race was finished, and ended with Busch ending an 83-race victory drought. The victory was his first for... More>>

Usual Suspects Ready to Roll at Martinsville

Usual Suspects Ready to Roll at Martinsville

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     Friday was a news and action filled day at Martinsville. More>>

Martinsville "App" Should Make Race Day More Enjoyable

Martinsville "App" Should Make Race Day More Enjoyable

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   Martinsville Speedway's app can find your friends on race day and get you to the nearest concession stand. More>>

Local Crew Chief in Action This Weekend in Martinsville

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     A Ridgeway man has been wrenching on race cars at the Martinsville half mile since he was 15. This weekend he'll be the crew chief for the youngest driver ever to race in the truck series. More>>

Jeb Burton's Career Boosted by ThorSport Racing

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    Despite a standout season a year ago, Jeb Burton needed a phone call to scuecure a ride in 2014. More>>

NASCAR: Bizarre Race Ending Caution Explained.

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JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - If two rain delays totaling more than five hours weren't enough, the water-logged race at Bristol Motor Speedway had a battery fly out of a car and spread a toilet paper-looking substance all over the track. And that wasn't even the strangest occurrence Sunday. Moments before Carl Edwards closed in on what should have been the white flag lap, the caution ligh... More>>

Edwards Wins Soggy Bristol Cup Race

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JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Carl Edwards claimed a rain-soaked win at Bristol Motor Speedway, where weather wreaked havoc on yet another Sprint Cup race this season. The rain caused two delays lasting more than five hours. Just as Edwards closed in on the checkered flag, the yellow caution lights came on with two laps remaining. No one was sure what the caution was for, and Edwards' cre... More>>

NASCAR: Rain Stalls Race at Lap 125

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JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Matt Kenseth had the early lead Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, where rain is disrupting a Sprint Cup race for the second time this season. The start was delayed nearly two hours. NASCAR dried the track in about 45 minutes with its year-old Air Titan drying system, but drivers got in only 124 laps before rain forced a delay again. The Feb. 23 season-opening... More>>

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  • Looney Snaps Bad Luck Streak in Franklin Co. Feature Race

    Looney Snaps Bad Luck Streak in Franklin Co. Feature Race

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 12:43 AM EDT2014-05-27 04:43:11 GMT
      Memorial Day Racing Action at Franklin County Speedway did not disappoint.
      Memorial Day Racing Action at Franklin County Speedway did not disappoint.
  • Dale Jr. Faces Full Schedule After Daytona 500 Win

    Dale Jr. Faces Full Schedule After Daytona 500 Win

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 2:01 PM EST2014-02-26 19:01:05 GMT
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is all over the place. No time at all to process the significance of his second Daytona 500 victory. Earnhardt has been traveling almost non-stop since he won NASCAR's premier race Sunday night. He made a couple of national TV appearances before arriving in Austin for a stop on behalf of Texas Motor Speedway on Tuesday afternoon. NASCAR's most popular driver snapped a 55-race...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is all over the place. No time at all to process the significance of his second Daytona 500 victory. Earnhardt has been traveling almost non-stop since he won NASCAR's premier race Sunday night. He made a couple of national TV appearances before arriving in Austin for a stop on behalf of Texas Motor Speedway on Tuesday afternoon. NASCAR's most popular driver snapped a 55-race...
  • Jr Wins Daytona 500

    Jr Wins Daytona 500

    Sunday, February 23 2014 11:37 PM EST2014-02-24 04:37:50 GMT
    JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Through rain and wrecks, Dale Earnhardt Jr. ended the only drought that mattered. NASCAR's most popular driver won the Daytona 500 for the second time, a decade after his first victory in the "Great American Race." Earnhardt snapped a 55-race winless streak Sunday night that dated to 2012. It ended a streak of futility at Daytona International Speedway, ...
    JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Through rain and wrecks, Dale Earnhardt Jr. ended the only drought that mattered. NASCAR's most popular driver won the Daytona 500 for the second time, a decade after his first victory in the "Great American Race." Earnhardt snapped a 55-race winless streak Sunday night that dated to 2012. It ended a streak of futility at Daytona International Speedway, ...
  • Kvapil Will Drive Despite Charges

    Kvapil Will Drive Despite Charges

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 10:44 AM EST2013-11-06 15:44:13 GMT
    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Travis Kvapil will compete in Saturday night's race at Charlotte Motor Speedway despite his arrest on misdemeanor assault on a female and false imprisonment. NASCAR said Thursday
      Kvapil will race in Saturday night's race in Charlotte.
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