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NASCAR Modifieds return to Martinsville Speedway in 2020

For the first time since 2010, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return to historic Martinsville (Va.) Speedway next season.

Chase Elliott thought he “could root (Keselowski) out of the way”

Chase Elliott turned out to be the only driver Sunday to pass race winner Brad Keselowski under green-flag conditions.

Denny Hamlin finishes fifth in a ‘top-three’ car at Martinsville

Denny Hamlin came away with another strong run on Sunday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway but continues to deal with a nagging problem.

Off to his best start, Aric Almirola now ready to “challenge for wins”

Stewart Haas Racing driver Aric Almirola is off to the best start of his NASCAR Cup Series career but wants his cars just a little better to contend for wins.

An afternoon to remember for Raphael Lessard

Quebec teenager Raphael Lessard finished 14th and on the lead lap in his first NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series start Saturday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

Ryan Preece returns to his roots at Martinsville Speedway

Rookie NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Preece ready to make his second start at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway this Sunday.

D.J. Kennington makes most of “learning experience” at Martinsville

Canadian D.J. Kennington made his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup start at Martinsville on Monday finishing 28th in his first short track race in a Cup car.

Analysis: Clint Bowyer says "racing is fun again," and so is he

You will never have to wonder how Clint Bowyer’s NASCAR season or career is going because he lays it all out for the world to see.

Hamlin says "classy" move by Harvick knocked him out of contention

It appeared for a while on Monday Denny Hamlin may be returning to form at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

Despite season-best result, Bowman still feeling frustrated

Alex Bowman scores his first top-10 finish of the season at Martinsville Speedway.

Kyle Busch second again: "It's not good enough"

Kyle Busch was second again and it’s not surprising to learn he thinks it’s “very frustrating.”

Clint Bowyer ends 190-race winless streak at Martinsville

Clint Bowyer won the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, ending a winless streak dating back to October 2012.

Ryan Blaney holds off Bowyer to win Stage 2 at Martinsville

Ryan Blaney held off a furious charge from Clint Bowyer to claim the Stage 2 victory at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

Denny Hamlin takes Stage 1 win at Martinsville

Denny Hamlin used a three-wide move to maintain his lead on the final lap and claimed the Stage victory.

Nemechek fends off Benjamin in thrilling Martinsville Truck finish

Old tires were good enough as John Hunter Nemechek held on to win Monday’s snow-delayed NASCAR Truck race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

Five most memorable NASCAR Cup Series finishes at Martinsville

Take a look at the five of the most memorable Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finishes at Martinsville Speedway from the 21st century.

NASCAR Cup Martinsville starting lineup in pictures

With qualifying cancelled due to inclement weather, the field was set by owner's points for the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Take a look at the complete starting lineup.

Chase Elliott “can’t turn back time” on Hamlin wreck at Martinsville

After his late-race incident with Denny Hamlin last fall at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, Chase Elliott is ready to return to the track on which he almost scored his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win.

Martinsville Cup qualifying rained out; Truex on pole

It’s three in a row for Martin Truex Jr. … sort of.

Martin Truex Jr. fastest in final Cup practice; Stenhouse wrecks

Martin Truex Jr. completed a sweep atop the leaderboard of both Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions on Saturday.

Martin Truex Jr. fastest in Saturday's first Cup practice at Martinsville

Martin Truex Jr., who has never won at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, was fastest in Saturday morning’s practice session.

Paul Menard: "It's an honor" to drive for the Wood Brothers

Paul Menard has made 21 starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway but this weekend will be the first as his “home” track.

2017 K&N Pro series champs set to kick-off NASCAR Truck campaigns

Last season’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series champions are set to kick-off their 2018 campaigns in the Camping World Truck Series this weekend.

Hamlin: "There was absolutely no intent" to wreck Elliott

Denny Hamlin might regret dumping Chase Elliott at Martinsville Speedway but if he’s feeling remorse, it sure didn’t show it on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Thursday.

Logano's crew chief admits he made "poor call" by not bringing car in

Todd Gordon issued a mea culpa on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Tuesday.

Martinsville was "a breath of fresh air" for Clint Bowyer

Clint Bowyer is a big advocate for more short tracks like Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule.

Johnson and No. 48 team have yet to find playoff 'magic' in 2017

It will take more than milk and cookies to put the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team back together again.

Kevin Harvick: "It's time to get physical" as season finale nears

After a rough-and-tumble race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Sunday, Kevin Harvick’s battered No. 4 Ford limped down pit road.

Hamlin apologizes for Elliott incident: "I regret the outcome"

Denny Hamlin took to Twitter to share his thoughts after tempers cooled following Sunday's chaotic finish at Martinsville Speedway.

Tempers flare between Elliott and Hamlin after "uncalled for" contact

Virginia native Denny Hamlin lost fan-favorite status at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, at least for a day.

Chaos ensues in closing laps at Martinsville, Kyle Busch takes win

Kyle Busch survived at Martinsville Speedway to punch his ticket to the final four at Homestead Miami Speedway.

Keselowski takes Stage 2 win after dramatic battle with Kyle Busch

Brad Keselowski swept the first two stages of the First Data 500 on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.

Brad Keselowski wins Stage 1 of Martinsville Cup race

Brad Keselowski picked up his seventh stage win of 2017 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday.

Pole-sitter Logano: "I have something to race with this weekend"

Joey Logano was absolutely giddy after topping the speed chart in Happy Hour on Saturday at Martinsville Speedway.

Joey Logano captures Martinsville pole, Truex second

Joey Logano needed some good news and got it Sunday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

The Gray Ghost roars to life once more

Last year Dale Earnhardt Jr. was supposed to race the Gray Ghost at Darlington Raceway. Unfortunately, he suffered a concussion and missed Darlington and the rest of the season.

Logano leads final practice at Martinsville

Joey Logano posted the fastest single-lap speed in Happy Hour at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday.

Noah Gragson claims his first NASCAR Truck win at Martinsville

Noah Gragson interrupted the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs to claim his first series victory.

Denny Hamlin rockets to top of first Cup practice at Martinsville

Five-time Martinsville (Va.) Speedway winner Denny Hamlin rocketed to the top of the speed chart just before the conclusion of Saturday’s first practice session.

Ben Rhodes "definitely believes" he has shot at Truck title

The next time Ben Rhodes hears, ‘Let’s get ready to rumble,’ don’t count him out.

It's Burton vs. Burton in this weekend's Martinsville Truck race

Jeb Burton is anxious to race whenever he can, but this weekend is especially special.

Martinsville could see its first NASCAR Cup night race this weekend

Is iconic Martinsville (Va.) Speedway set to host its first ever Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series night race?

Dale Jr.'s wife, Amy, named honorary pace car driver at Martinsville

Regardless of where he qualifies for this month’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won’t have as good a starting spot as his wife, Amy.

Despite repeated issues, Logano says "the trophies are right there"

Team Penske teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski have each opened the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season with impressive performances but they differ in one important regard.

Dale Jr.'s strong day ends prematurely: "We’ve got to finish better"

While Dale Earnhardt Jr. believed he had a really good car Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, he left the track with an unwelcome streak.

Keselowski prevails in battle with Kyle Busch to win at Martinsville

For the first time since 2002, a Ford found its way to Victory Lane at Martinsville Speedway.

Could a new rivalry be brewing in NASCAR?

Kyle Busch led the most laps, had the fastest pit stops but still couldn’t outrun Brad Keselowski at the end of the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday.

Truex wins hectic first stage at Martinsville

Martin Truex Jr. won Stage 1 of Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Ford searching for their first Martinsville victory in 15 years

The last time a Ford visited Victory Lane at Martinsville Speedway was with Kurt Busch behind the wheel in 2002.

Chase Elliott takes Martinsville Truck win after Bell's misfortune

Chase Elliott’s goal was to log a lot of laps at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and get better in preparation for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.

Bowyer leads final practice at Martinsville

Clint Bowyer set the quick pace early in Happy Hour with a lap of 93.863mph — and held onto the top spot until the finish.

Keselowski tops Saturday morning Cup practice at Martinsville

Brad Keselowski posted the fastest single-lap run (94.406mph, 20.058-seconds) in second practice at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday.

Five things to watch for in Saturday's Martinsville Truck race

After nearly a month off since its last race, the Camping World NASCAR Truck Series returns to action Saturday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

Loss of Cup crew chief came as "a surprise" for Daniel Suarez

Daniel Suarez said the departure this week of his crew chief, Dave Rogers, came “as a surprise” but he fully supports Rogers’ decision to take a personal leave of absence.

Hamlin tops Friday Cup practice, teammate Suarez crashes

First practice for the STP 500 was delayed on Friday due to early morning rains at Martinsville Speedway.

JGR Martinsville radio drama: "You got to be (expletive) kidding me"

Joe Gibbs Racing makes up half of the remaining Chase teams, so it's not entirely surprising that tempers flared between the title-contending teammates.

Suspect charged in fan injuries at Martinsville

Gary T. Edem has been charged with reckless driving and placed on an unsecured $7,500 bond following an accident involving 22 pedestrians following Sunday’s Goody’s 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Allmendinger enjoys a career-first at Martinsville

AJ Allmendinger enjoyed a career-first on Sunday — he scored his third-consecutive top-10 finish in NASCAR racing.