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William Byron leads Hendrick Motorsports’ podium sweep at Martinsville

 

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April 7, 2024

By Reid Spencer

NASCAR Wire Service 

 

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – William Byron has a penchant for milestones, and in Sunday’s Cook Out 400 at Martinsville Speedway, he got another.

 

Last year Byron picked up the 300th NASCAR Cup Series victory for Hendrick Motorsports at Texas Motor Speedway.

 

On Sunday, in a race that went to overtime, Byron led an unprecedented 1-2-3 finish for owner Rick Hendrick at the 0.526-mile short track, as the organization celebrated its 40th anniversary in NASCAR’s premier division.

 

In front of a throng of employees and supporters gathered in tents overlooking Turn 2, Hendrick became the only organization to sweep the podium positions in a Cup race at Martinsville. Byron’s victory was the 29th for Hendrick Motorsports at the track, most for an organization at a single NASCAR venue.

 

“Just so proud of everyone at Hendrick Motorsports,” Byron said. “Grew up a big Hendrick fan. To be here for the 40th anniversary, all that goes into just this organization, all the people, it's all about the people. Just want to thank Mr. Hendrick and (wife) Linda and everyone involved.

 

“It's pretty awesome. Bad-ass to win at Martinsville. We've been struggling at the short tracks. Just kept inching up on it. I’ve got a great team. They just kept my head in it. It stunk to do a restart there at the end like that, but that's the way it goes.”

 

An early green-flag pit stop proved the difference for the driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet, who earned his third victory of the season, his second at Martinsville and the 13th of his career.

 

With Denny Hamlin in the lead, crew chief Rudy Fugle called Byron to pit road on Lap 297 as the first of the lead-lap drivers to get fuel and fresh tires. Hendrick teammates Kyle Larson, the pole winner, and Chase Elliott followed a lap later.

 

The early stops allowed the Hendrick drivers to leap-frog Hamlin, who pitted on Lap 299 and could not advance past the fourth position before caution for John Hunter Nemechek’s accident in Turn 4 on Lap 398 of 400 sent the event to overtime.

 

On Lap 310, Byron passed Elliott for the ninth position, and as the drivers ahead of him made pit stops, he worked his way forward, passing Daniel Suarez for the lead on Lap 327 before Suarez came to pit road.

 

Byron led the next 86 laps, and after Elliott was credited with leading Lap 413 at the overtime restart, Byron surged ahead for the final two circuits and crossed the finish line 0.550 seconds ahead of Larson.

 

“Congrats to William,” said Larson, who won the first 80-lap stage wire-to-wire. “He did a really good job. Kind of schooled us all there after that green flag stop. Did a really good job passing all of us. He was able to set a good pace, still get through traffic good.

 

“My car felt really good. I think we were all kind of the same speed, honestly. Just lost a little bit of track position there in the second stage. Was never able to overcome it.”

 

Byron held a lead of more than two seconds before the fifth and final caution of the race. On the overtime restart, he survived a bump from Elliott, who slipped to third behind Larson at the finish.

 

Bubba Wallace ran fourth, followed by reigning series champion Ryan Blaney. Joey Logano, Tyler Reddick, Alex Bowman, Ryan Preece and Chase Briscoe completed the top 10. Hamlin pitted for fresh tires before the overtime, restarted 10th and came home 11th.

 

“We were just trying to do anything we could to steal one with our Sport Clips Toyota,” Hamlin said. “The tires didn’t wear enough to matter. We saw that when Joey (Logano) stayed out on those 80-lap lefts and led most of the stage (Stage 2).

 

“Tires didn’t wear, and we just struggled to pass all day. Once I came out of that cycle, third or fourth, that’s kind of just where I stayed.” 

 

Larson, who led 86 laps, took over the series lead by 14 points over Martin Truex Jr., who finished 18th on Sunday, and by 17 over Hamlin.

 

The only negative aspect of the Hendrick party was the absence of the team owner, who underwent knee replacement surgery and couldn’t attend. But NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon was there to serve as grand marshal and represent the organization.

 

“These guys, these three guys, as well as Bowman, they drove their butts off,” Gordon said. “How about that William Byron, the 24 car? Every time we have a milestone day or opportunity or moment, he steps up.

 

“He got number 300. This is going to be a huge win for him and the whole organization.”

 

 

NASCAR Cup Series Race - Cook Out 400

 

Martinsville Speedway

 

Martinsville, Virginia

 

Sunday, April 7, 2024

 

 

 

          1. (18)  William Byron, Chevrolet, 415.

 

          2. (1)  Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 415.

 

          3. (3)  Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 415.

 

          4. (2)  Bubba Wallace, Toyota, 415.

 

          5. (9)  Ryan Blaney, Ford, 415.

 

          6. (6)  Joey Logano, Ford, 415.

 

          7. (19)  Tyler Reddick, Toyota, 415.

 

          8. (10)  Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 415.

 

          9. (22)  Ryan Preece, Ford, 415.

 

          10. (5)  Chase Briscoe, Ford, 415.

 

          11. (8)  Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 415.

 

          12. (17)  Erik Jones, Toyota, 415.

 

          13. (16)  Todd Gilliland, Ford, 415.

 

          14. (12)  Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 415.

 

          15. (30)  Chris Buescher, Ford, 414.

 

          16. (11)  Kyle Busch, Chevrolet, 414.

 

          17. (25)  Carson Hocevar #, Chevrolet, 414.

 

          18. (4)  Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 414.

 

          19. (15)  Ty Gibbs, Toyota, 414.

 

          20. (26)  Noah Gragson, Ford, 414.

 

          21. (35)  Michael McDowell, Ford, 414.

 

          22. (21)  Daniel Suarez, Chevrolet, 414.

 

          23. (14)  Austin Cindric, Ford, 414.

 

          24. (13)  Brad Keselowski, Ford, 414.

 

          25. (7)  Josh Berry #, Ford, 413.

 

          26. (31)  Kaz Grala #, Ford, 413.

 

          27. (33)  Josh Williams(i), Chevrolet, 413.

 

          28. (36)  Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 413.

 

          29. (23)  Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chevrolet, 413.

 

          30. (27)  Justin Haley, Ford, 413.

 

          31. (24)  Zane Smith #, Chevrolet, 412.

 

          32. (32)  Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 412.

 

          33. (34)  Harrison Burton, Ford, 412.

 

          34. (28)  Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 412.

 

          35. (20)  Christopher Bell, Toyota, 411.

 

          36. (29)  John Hunter Nemechek, Toyota, Accident, 396.

 

          37. (37)  David Starr(i), Ford, Steering, 311.

 

 

Average Speed of Race Winner:  76.096 mph.

 

Time of Race:  2 Hrs, 52 Mins, 7 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.550 Seconds.

 

Caution Flags:  5 for 51 laps.

 

Lead Changes:  13 among 8 drivers.

 

Lap Leaders:   K. Larson 1-86;J. Logano 87-169;D. Hamlin 170-193;C. Elliott 194-252;D. Hamlin 253;C. Elliott 254-257;D. Hamlin 258-298;J. Logano 299;C. Briscoe 300-307;A. Cindric 308-313;D. Suarez 314-326;W. Byron 327-412;C. Elliott 413;W. Byron 414-415.

 

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  William Byron 2 times for 88 laps; Kyle Larson 1 time for 86 laps; Joey Logano 2 times for 84 laps; Denny Hamlin 3 times for 66 laps; Chase Elliott 3 times for 64 laps; Daniel Suarez 1 time for 13 laps; Chase Briscoe 1 time for 8 laps; Austin Cindric 1 time for 6 laps.

 

Stage #1 Top Ten: 5,23,9,14,19,22,11,24,4,8

 

Stage #2 Top Ten: 11,23,5,9,22,48,14,24,1,4

 


 

 

Kyle Larson edges nemesis Bubba Wallace for Martinsville pole

 

April 6, 2024

 

By Reid Spencer

NASCAR Wire Service

 

MARTINSVILLE, Va.—Kyle Larson and Bubba Wallace renewed their rivalry on Saturday at Martinsville Speedway—without contact between their cars.

 

Six days after Wallace turned Larson with fewer than two laps left to cause the final caution at Richmond and take a likely win from Martin Truex Jr., Larson edged Wallace for the pole position for Sunday’s Cook Out 400 (3 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

 

With Hendrick Motorsports celebrating its 40th anniversary this weekend with special paint schemes, Larson—the last driver to make a qualifying run in the final round—scorched the 0.526-mile short track with a lap at 96.034 mph (19.718 seconds) to edge Wallace (96.029 mph) for the top starting spot by 0.001 seconds.

 

“Of all people, it would be Larson—by a thousandth,” Wallace said after Larson’s lap flashed onto the scoreboard.

 

Though Larson was part and parcel of the final caution at Richmond, he rallied to finish third in overtime, while a slow final pit stop relegated Wallace to 13th.

 

“Last week was pretty sweet revenge, us finishing third and him having a rough pit stop,” Larson said with a smile.

 

The pole on Saturday, however, was a something of a surprise.

 

“Honestly, a bit unexpected,” said Larson, who earned his second straight Busch Light Pole Award this season, his second at Martinsville and the 18th of his career. "I knew we’d be good, but that second lap (in the final round) didn’t feel that good. It was just enough, though. Really cool to get this 40th anniversary Hendrick Camaro on the pole.

 

“It seems like all four Hendrick cars are really good, too, so hopefully it’s a good day for the organization.”

 

Larson’s teammate, Chase Elliott, qualified third at 95.869 mph, with Alex Bowman taking the 10th starting spot. William Byron failed to make the final round and will take the green flag in 18th.

 

Truex (95.864 mph) claimed the fourth spot on the grid, followed by Ford drivers Chase Briscoe, Joey Logano and Josh Berry. Last week’s Richmond winner, Denny Hamlin, reigning series champion Ryan Blaney and Bowman will start eighth through 10th, respectively.

 

Note: Team owner Rick Hendrick had planned to drive the pace car on Sunday as part of the 40th anniversary celebration, but knee replacement surgery intervened, preventing Hendrick from attending the race.


 

hamlin holds off Truex in overtime to win at Richmond Raceway

 Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

March 31, 2024

 

By Holly Cain

NASCAR Wire Service

 

Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team gave him a clutch pit stop to emerge with the lead out of the pits and then he was able to hold the advantage on a two-lap overtime shootout to claim the Toyota Owners 400 victory Saturday night at his home track, Richmond (Va.) Raceway.

 

It was Hamlin’s 53rd career NASCAR Cup Series win, second of the season and his fifth victory at the three-quarter mile Richmond oval – a .269-second margin of victory over Team Penske’s Joey Logano. And it came at the expense of his JGR teammate Martin Truex Jr. who finished fourth despite leading a dominant 228 of the race’s 407 laps.

 

“This was a team win for sure,” said Hamlin, who led 17 laps on the night. “Each one of these pit crew members just did an amazing job, they’ve been killing it all year.

 

“Such a great feeling when you can come in and have a pit crew like that.”

 

It was a certainly a frustrating ending for Truex, who had been out front 54 consecutive laps in his No. 19 JGR Toyota when a caution flag flew with only two laps of regulation remaining. On the ensuing pit stop, Hamlin beat him off pit road and Truex was unable to take the lead back in that final two lap run, ultimately getting passed by Logano for second and polesitter Kyle Larson for third.

 

“It’s unfortunate, but it’s happened a few times over the years,” Truex said. “We were in a great spot and had a great Auto Owners Camry all night long and the guys did a really good job. Just got beat out of the pits and then he [Hamlin] jumped the start and just used me up in Turn 1.

 

“Definitely sucks. Another car capable of winning, we’ll just have to come back next week and try to get one.”

 

The silver lining for Truex, is that he still holds the championship lead by 14 points over Larson, who had a busy ending to the race. Contact between Hendrick Motorsports’ Larson and 23XI Racing’s Bubba Wallace brought out the final yellow flag to force the first overtime period for a NASCAR Cup Series race this season.

 

Larson was still able to come out fourth place on the pit stop and challenge for the win, although he and Truex banged doors in the closing laps fighting for position.

 

“My pit crew did a really good job to get us off pit road and get us those spots to restart fourth and gain one more,” Larson said. “I’ll take third after what could have been a lot worse there on the front stretch. Proud of the HendrickCars.com team.

 

“It was a good weekend for us, winning the pole, winning a stage and getting back to third. Happy about that.”

 

As for the late race contact between him and a frustrated Truex, Larson said. “I think he was just mad. He was mad the 11 [Hamlin] used him up on the restart and that’s probably where it really started from.

 

“I think he was more mad at Denny but I was the closest one for him to take his anger out on,” Larson added with a smile.

 

Larson’s Hendrick teammate – and fellow front-row starter – Chase Elliott finished fifth.

 

Joe Gibbs Racing’s Christopher Bell, Hendrick’s William Byron, RFK Racing teammates Brad Keselowski and Chris Buescher and 23XI Racing’s Tyler Reddick rounded out the top-10. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Josh Berry finished 11th, having run in the top-10 most of the night and Wallace, who also ran top-10 most of the race finished 13th after that late race contact with Larson.

 

Of note, with the track still damp from afternoon showers, the field started the race on wet weather tires. NASCAR threw a competition caution at Lap 30, bringing the cars down pit road for a mandatory change to racing slicks. And cars returned to the track in the order they were running at the time of caution. The move to use the wet weather tires allowed the race to start only a few minutes late and was widely praised.

 

The NASCAR Cup Series moves to another short track challenge next Sunday with the Cook Out 400 (3 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Larson is the defending race winner.

 

NASCAR Cup Series Race – Toyota Owners 400

Richmond Raceway

Richmond, Virginia

Sunday, March 31, 2024

 

  1. (11)  Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 407.
  2. (10)  Joey Logano, Ford, 407.
  3. (1)  Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 407.
  4. (7)  Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 407.
  5. (2)  Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 407.
  6. (29)  Christopher Bell, Toyota, 407.
  7. (13)  William Byron, Chevrolet, 407.
  8. (23)  Brad Keselowski, Ford, 407.
  9. (14)  Chris Buescher, Ford, 407.
  10. (19)  Tyler Reddick, Toyota, 407.
  11. (30)  Josh Berry #, Ford, 407.
  12. (17)  Noah Gragson, Ford, 407.
  13. (5)  Bubba Wallace, Toyota, 407.
  14. (27)  Erik Jones, Toyota, 407.
  15. (3)  Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 407.
  16. (8)  Ty Gibbs, Toyota, 407.
  17. (4)  Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 407.
  18. (32)  Chase Briscoe, Ford, 407.
  19. (12)  Ryan Blaney, Ford, 407.
  20. (15)  Kyle Busch, Chevrolet, 407.
  21. (6)  Todd Gilliland, Ford, 407.
  22. (20)  Daniel Suarez, Chevrolet, 407.
  23. (9)  Austin Cindric, Ford, 406.
  24. (22)  Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 406.
  25. (18)  John Hunter Nemechek, Toyota, 406.
  26. (31)  Michael McDowell, Ford, 406.
  27. (25)  Carson Hocevar #, Chevrolet, 406.
  28. (16)  Ryan Preece, Ford, 406.
  29. (33)  Ty Dillon(i), Chevrolet, 406.
  30. (34)  Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 405.
  31. (35)  Kaz Grala #, Ford, 405.
  32. (36)  Justin Haley, Ford, 405.
  33. (24)  Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chevrolet, 405.
  34. (26)  Harrison Burton, Ford, 405.
  35. (28)  Zane Smith #, Chevrolet, 404.
  36. (21)  Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 404.

 

Average Speed of Race Winner:  94.076 mph.

Time of Race:  3 Hrs, 14 Mins, 41 Secs. Margin of Victory:  .269 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  5 for 54 laps.

Lead Changes:  16 among 7 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   K. Larson 0;C. Elliott 1-5;K. Larson 6-48;B. Wallace 49;K. Larson 50-150;B. Wallace 151;M. Truex Jr. 152-171;J. Berry # 172;M. Truex Jr. 173-234;J. Berry # 235;M. Truex Jr. 236-286;C. Bell 287-294;M. Truex Jr. 295-335;D. Hamlin 336-345;C. Bell 346;M. Truex Jr. 347-400;D. Hamlin 401-407.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  Martin Truex Jr. 5 times for 228 laps; Kyle Larson 2 times for 144 laps; Denny Hamlin 2 times for 17 laps; Christopher Bell 2 times for 9 laps; Chase Elliott 1 time for 5 laps; Bubba Wallace 2 times for 2 laps; Josh Berry # 2 times for 2 laps.

Stage #1 Top Ten: 5,23,48,19,22,38,9,1,4,41

Stage #2 Top Ten: 19,4,22,5,11,20,17,23,24,45

 

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 Martinsville race may prove to be a watershed moment for Bubba Wallace

 April 9, 2024

 By Reid Spencer

NASCAR Wire Service

 

Three Hendrick Motorsports drivers—William Byron, Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott—finished 1-2-3 in Sunday’s Cook Out 400 at Martinsville Speedway.

 

That aspect of the eighth NASCAR Cup Series race of the season has been well documented. Hendrick is the first organization to sweep the podium positions at the 0.526-mile short track.

 

All but lost in the Hendrick hoopla, however, was the performance of a driver who now seems poised for lasting stardom—Bubba Wallace.

 

Examination of the statistics from Sunday’s race reveals emphatically that, as strong as the Hendrick trio was at the front of the field, those drivers had company.

 

Wallace was closing fast on Larson at the end of the first stage and finished second to the pole winner. At the end of the second stage, he was runner-up behind his 23XI Racing team owner, Denny Hamlin, by less than a half-second.

 

In the two-lap overtime shootout that decided the race, Wallace was fourth by the nose of a car behind Elliott, roughly three feet away from spoiling Hendrick’s storybook sweep.

 

Wallace scored 18 stage points at Martinsville, matching Larson for the highest total. His 51 points for the race were second-most behind Larson’s 53.

 

NASCAR’s loop data statistics for the event are even more telling. With a driver rating of 115.8, Wallace was fourth behind Larson, Elliott and Byron, the race winner. Wallace’s average running position was 3.79, third behind Elliott (3.15) and Larson (3.50), with Byron’s statistics skewed by an 18th-place starting position.

 

Wallace was third fastest late in a run at 89.003 mph, again behind Elliott (89.166 mph) and Larson (89.093 mph). He spent 412 of 415 laps in the top 15, behind only Hamlin (415) and Elliott (413).

 

Cumulatively, the statistics tell a compelling story, namely that in Sunday’s race at Martinsville, Wallace was a formidable challenger to the three powerhouse drivers who swept the top three positions.

 

The statistics, however, don’t tell the whole story. There was a different character to the way Wallace raced at Martinsville. He raced, not as an interloper with an atypical gift of speed, but as if he belonged at the front of the field.

 

But for an adjustment that loosened the handling condition of his No. 23 Toyota too much for the final run, Wallace might well have contended for the victory.

 

“We were almost great today,” Wallace said of SiriusXM NASCAR Radio after the race. “In races past, we’ve just been good, been decent, nothing to hang our heads about.

 

“But even today, we took an uptick in performance, so it’s something to build on for the fall and a hell of a points day for us, so it’s good.”

 

It was more than that. Reflecting on his fourth-place run, Wallace acknowledged that he has embraced what Byron seems to have known instinctively, that the intensity of a driver’s work ethic can have as much of an effect on performance as raw talent.

 

“We do a lot of stuff during the week, and I’m finally starting to understand that it all pays off,” Wallace said. “You’ve got to give the effort, because these guys (his 23XI team) are busting their ass. It is days like this that you appreciate it.

 

“We needed that. My Toyota was strong today. We lost a little bit on that last stop. We got too free, but all in all, I was content in finishing sixth (where he was running before the overtime), and that’s why you never give up. Top-five—good day, and we will go on to Texas.”

 

Indeed. Wallace will go to Fort Worth with a sense of accomplishment, well-earned confidence, a feeling of belonging at the front of the field and more than a hint of budding stardom.


 

NASCAR Weekend Preview: Martinsville Speedway

 

April 4, 2024

 

By Reid Spencer

NASCAR Wire Service

 

Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing share dominance at Martinsville Speedway

 

During a six-year period after the turn of the century, Hendrick Motorsports owned Martinsville Speedway, at least where competition on the track was concerned.

 

Jeff Gordon won both 2003 races at the 0.526-mile short track from the pole, embarking on a dominant run during which he and Hendrick teammate Jimmie Johnson would take the checkered flag in 10 of 13 races.

 

Hendrick Motorsports will celebrate its 40th anniversary at Martinsville this weekend, with team owner Rick Hendrick serving as honorary pace car driver and Gordon and 1984 Martinsville winner Geoff Bodine performing Grand Marshal duties for Sunday’s Cook Out 400 (3 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

 

It was Bodine’s victory in the eighth race of the 1984 season that kept Hendrick in business. Including that triumph, the organization has accumulated 28 wins at the historic short track, a record for team victories at a single venue.

 

In recent years, however, Hendrick has been forced to share the Martinsville spotlight with Joe Gibbs Racing. In the fall race of 2009, Denny Hamlin started his own streak of three straight victories at the venerable facility.

 

In the nine most recent Martinsville races, Hendrick and Gibbs drivers have won four each, the only exception being NASCAR Cup Series champion Ryan Blaney’s victory for Team Penske in last year’s Playoff race.

 

Though the four recent Hendrick wins are evenly divided among four drivers—Chase Elliott, Alex Bowman, William Byron and defending spring race winner Kyle Larson—Martin Truex Jr. has accounted for most of JGR’s success with three victories to one for teammate Christopher Bell.

 

Starting with the fall race of 2019, Truex won three of four events at Martinsville. He comes to Sunday’s race after suffering a heart-wrenching loss last Sunday at Richmond, where a late caution gave Hamlin a chance to steal the win.

 

In 2022, Truex struggled at Martinsville—and elsewhere—in the Next Gen Cup car introduced into the Cup Series that year. Since then, his fortunes have improved dramatically.

 

“Definitely high confidence going into Martinsville compared to the first year of this car,” said Truex, who led 228 laps at Richmond before finishing fourth after an overtime restart. “To be able to go run like we did at Richmond, it gives me a lot of confidence going forward that our Martinsville stuff should be good.

 

“I love going there. It’s been a really good track for us over the years, aside from the first year of the Next Gen.”

 

Note: Given the clear advantages of securing pit stall No. 1, it’s surprising that no Cup driver has won a Martinsville race from the pole position since Johnson accomplished the feat in the spring race of 2013. Hamlin, who leads active drivers with five wins at the paper-clip-shaped track, is the only driver in Sunday’s race who has won at Martinsville from the pole (2010). 

 

Justin Allgaier leads hungry JR Motorsports contingent at Martinsville

 

In the first Dash 4 Cash race of the 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, the incentive for JR Motorsports drivers is clear. They will be competing for the victory, not the $100,000 prize that goes to the Dash 4 Cash winner, in Saturday’s DUDE Wipes 250 at Martinsville Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

 

No JRM driver finished high enough last Saturday at Richmond to qualify for the initial Dash 4 Cash bonus, which is available to four eligible drivers: Richmond winner Chandler Smith and runner-up Aric Almirola, both of Joe Gibbs Racing; Sunoco rookie leader Jesse Love of Richard Childress Racing; and Parker Kligerman of Big Machine Racing.

 

Though out of the running for the bonus, JRM’s Justin Allgaier and teammate Brandon Jones are the only former Martinsville winners in the field for Saturday’s race. Allgaier won the 2023 fall race at the 0.526-mile short track.

 

“It’s great to be returning to Martinsville this weekend,” Allgaier said. “We showed last fall that we were capable of getting to Victory Lane there, and I feel just as confident that we will have a fast Jarrett Chevrolet when we hit the track on Friday (for practice and qualifying).

 

“(Crew chief) Jim (Pohlman) and this entire No. 7 team has been fighting hard all year long and I know that we will give it everything we have to get a solid finish and be in position for the win come Saturday night.”

 

Jones hopes to reverse his fortunes after an early engine failure knocked him out of last Saturday’s Richmond event.

 

“We had great speed in Richmond last weekend, but just had some bad luck come our way,” Jones said. “Martinsville has always been a strong track for me, so I am ready to get there and try to turn our luck around.

 

“I trust this Menards/Atlas Roofing team will give me a fast car like they have all season, so it’s time to get it done.”

 

One word of caution: there have been 13 different winners in the last 13 Xfinity races at Martinsville, which didn’t host the series between 1994 and 2006 and experienced another gap between 2006 and 2020.

 

Kenny Wallace was the last repeat winner at the track (1992 and 1994).

 

Supercars star Cam Waters to make NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck debut

 

In a case of extremes, 11-time Australian Supercars winner Cam Waters will make his first NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series start in Friday night’s Long John Silver’s 200 at Martinsville Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

 

At the other end of the spectrum, Waters’ ThorSport Racing teammate, Matt Crafton, will make his record 550th Truck Series start—all consecutive—at the 0.526-mile short track.

 

Waters follows three-time Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen into the NASCAR ranks. Van Gisbergen won his NASCAR Cup Series debut in last year’s Chicago Street Race and now competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

 

“I'm absolutely pumped, so I’m super excited to be finally having a race over here in a truck,” said Waters, who will drive ThorSport’s No. 66 Ford on Friday. “I’ve always followed NASCAR and done a little valuable stuff myself on dirt in Australia, so to do a pavement oval is pretty cool for me and something I’ve always wanted to do.

 

“I’ve wanted to do it for years, but with what I do in Australia, (that) has always been my focus and still is my focus, for sure. But we came to Martinsville 12 months ago and watched a race, and that’s what probably sparked a bit more interest in me to pursue it.

 

“I’ve just been chipping away in the background over the last 12 months to make something happen like this.”

 

Starting in 2001, Crafton has raced at Martinsville 40 times in the Truck Series, winning twice and posting a record 23 top 10s. The three-time series champion has completed a record 8,736 of a possible 8,915 laps at the vaunted short track.

 

For the fourth time since the inception of the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series in 1995, the first five races of the season have produced five different winners and five different polesitters.

 

Corey Heim, winner of the Mar. 23 race at Circuit of The Americas, leads the series by eight points over second-place Ty Majeski and by nine points over third-place Tyler Ankrum.

 

The last 10 Truck Series races at Martinsville have produced 10 different winners. Heim is the defending winner of Friday night’s event.

 


 

 

Truex Jr. uses Richmond disappointment to fuel Martinsville charge

 

April 2, 2024

 

By Holly Cain

NASCAR Wire Service

 

After leading a dominant 228 of the 407 laps in Sunday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway but not getting to celebrate in Victory Lane, Martin Truex Jr. was understandably frustrated in the checkered flag moments.

 

The good news for Truex, however, is that he heads north in Virginia for this weekend’s race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway the driver points standings leader for the second consecutive week – 14 points ahead of Hendrick Motorsports' Kyle Larson.

 

Truex is riding a streak of five consecutive top-10 finishes, highlighted by a runner-up finish at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway three weeks ago. He’s led laps in six of the seven races – his 362 laps total this season second only to Larson’s 368.

 

So, while Sunday night was unquestionably a tough outcome to stomach, his season has been impressive. And the expectations remain high.

 

“Unfortunately, that’s happened to us a few times over the years," an obviously frustrated Truex said of leading the most laps, but not hoisting the trophy.

 

“Definitely sucks but a good solid day and another car capable of winning," he added, “just have to come back next week and try to get them again."

 

The good news is Truex and his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team are headed to a place  - Martinsville (Va.) Speedway - where he’s had plenty of success. The 2017 NASCAR Cup Series champion is a three-time race winner (2019, 2020, and 2021) at the historic half-mile track.

 

He’s finished inside the top-10 in half his starts (16) there – 10 times he’s earned a top-five finish. He turned in one of the most impressive afternoons in modern history in 2019, leading 464 of the 500 laps en route to his first victory there. Four times he’s led at least 100 laps at Martinsville. No one has won as many races there as Truex since 2019 and he’s the last driver to win back-to-back races (2019-20).

 

He was third in last year’s Spring race and started from pole position in the Fall Playoff race there - leading 47 laps and finishing 12th .

 

“Definitely high confidence going into Martinsville compared to the first year of this car," Truex said. “To be able to go run like we did at Richmond it gives me a lot of confidence going forward that our Martinsville stuff should be good.

 

“I love going there, it’s been a really good track for us over the years aside from that first year of NextGen. Hopefully, we can continue that, and use that going forward with our Bass Pro Shops Camry [this week]."

 

Since his amazing 2017 NASCAR Cup Series championship run with Furniture Row Racing when he won a career single season high eight races – he’s led the championship standings in all but one season. The confidence level is higher than the disappointment threshold this week.

 

“Plenty more races left so we’ll keep fighting," Truex’ crew chief James Small said Sunday night.

 

And that’s something you can bet on.

 

 

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NASCAR Weekend Preview: Texas Motor Speedway

 

April 11, 2024

 

By Holly Cain

NASCAR Wire Service

 

Texas could be a great place for those looking for their first win this season

 

Hendrick Motorsports driver William Byron arrives in Fort Worth this weekend both the most recent NASCAR Cup Series winner – at Martinsville, Va. last week – and also the defending winner of Sunday’s AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 at Texas Motor Speedway (3 p.m. ET on FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

 

It’s been that kind of season for the 26-year old Charlotte native. But winning back-to-back races at the 1.5-mile Texas high banks has proven to be quite the task in recent years. The last driver to do so was another Hendrick star, seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer Jimmie Johnson who actually won three straight in the 2014-15 seasons. Johnson, owner-driver of Legacy Motor Club, will be making his second start of the season this week at Texas, where he is the all-time winningest driver (seven victories).

 

Texas has certainly proven to be its own unique challenge and that may open the door for a handful of drivers high in the rankings still racing for their first victories of the year.

 

Hendrick’s Kyle Larson leads Joe Gibbs Racing’s Martin Truex Jr. by 14 points in the standings. Larson, last year’s Texas runner-up and the 2021 race winner, spent part of this week participating in the Indianapolis 500 open test in preparation to run racing’s great “Double” the Indy 500 and NASCAR’s esteemed Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, N.C. in the same day.

 

Truex, the 2017 series champion has never won at Texas but has three runner-up finishes. His No. 19 JGR Toyota has led laps in four of the last five races. And 12 of 34 career wins have come on 1.5-mile tracks.

 

“It’s been one of those places where we have been snakebit a lot," Truex said. “We’ve had some good runs, we’ve had some struggles at times since they repaved it. Just one of those things, but I feel confident going there with what we have that we’ll run well, especially how we ran there the last couple of years.

 

“It’s been tough, we’ve gotten a lot of poles there and led a lot of laps, but we just haven’t been able to win there."

 

Truex is one of three drivers ranked among the top-6 still looking for that first win of this season. Reigning series champion Ryan Blaney and 2020 series champion Chase Elliott are the other two.

 

Blaney, driver of the No. 12 Team Penske Ford, has top-10 finishes in eight of the last 10 Texas races winning the pole position and finishing runner-up in 2018. He has top-five finishes in four of the eight races this season, including both 1.5-mile tracks with a season-best runner-up at Atlanta in February. He’s coming off a fifth-place finish at Martinsville last week.

 

Elliott scored his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Texas in 2014. The driver of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet finished top-10 in half of his 13 NASCAR Cup Series starts at the track, with a career best showing of fourth-place in 2016. He’s had only a single top-10 in the last seven races, however.

 

This season marks a huge turnaround for the former champ, who missed seven races last year recovering from a skiing injury and a suffering a one-race suspension. He’s ranked sixth in points, only 51 points off the pace of his Hendrick teammate Larson and is coming off back-to-back top five efforts at Richmond, Va. and Martinsville.

 

Where a driver starts on the Texas high banks has proven to be especially key to where a driver finishes. More than 76 percent of the races have been won from a top-10 starting position. So far this season, Elliott and Team Penske’s Joey Logano lead the series with six top-10 starts, however, neither driver has won a race.

 

A 45-minute practice session is set for 10:35 a.m. ET on Saturday followed by Busch Light Pole Qualifying at 11:20 p.m. ET., both will be televised live on FS1.

 

Since the repave, Allgaier has Texas dialed-in

 

Veteran Justin Allgaier has plenty of reason to feel especially optimistic about this Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 (1:30 p.m. ET on FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). A year ago, he started on pole position, led a race best 133 of the 200 laps but finished fifth as John Hunter Nemechek claimed the trophy leading only seven laps on the afternoon.

 

Allgaier, driver of the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, had another trophy near-miss this season, claiming both stage wins and leading 52 consecutive laps in the closing portion of the Phoenix race when he crashed with a tire problem only three laps shy of the checkered flag.

 

The near-misses are something drivers always remember, but Allgaier goes into the weekend feeling more motivated than frustrated. He’s got a promising record at the Texas 1.5-miler. He’s had 14 top-10 finishes in 26 starts and led at least 20 laps in five of the last seven races.

 

“Texas has been a really strong track for us since the repave," Allgaier said. “We came so close here in the [2023] Fall of bringing home the win and I know that we will have the same speed again this weekend."

 

He’ll certainly need it in a similarly highly-motivated field. The championship points leader, Joe Gibbs Racing’s Chandler Smith holds a 35-point edge over reigning series champion, Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer. Smith is the only driver in the series to earn top-10 finishes in all seven races this season. And his 242 laps led is most among fulltime drivers.

 

Smith and Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Hill each have two wins this season – the only fulltime championship contenders to hoist a trophy. Smith finished fourth at Texas last year in his only previous start.

 

Custer is the only former Texas winner among the 2024 championship contenders and has quite the Lone Star resume himself. The driver of the No. 00 SHR Ford has six top-10 finishes – four top-five - in seven Texas starts, including the 2018 victory.

 

The always exciting Dash 4 Cash incentive program returns this week with Allgaier, his JR Motorsports teammate Sam Mayer along with Chandler Smith and his JGR teammate Sheldon Creed all eligible for the big $100,000 prize. The bonus will be awarded to the highest finisher of the four drivers.

 

The top four eligible drivers coming from the Texas race will compete for the big money at Talladega Superspeedway next Saturday.

 

Of note, Ryan Truex returns to competition this week driving the No. 20 JGR Toyota that Aric Almirola drove to victory last weekend at Martinsville, Va. And NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series standout Daniel Dye will make his second Xfinity Series start of the year driving the No. 10 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet. Truck series championship contender Corey Heim is entered in the No. 26 Sam Hunt Racing Toyota and former NASCAR Cup Series driver Matt DiBenedetto will drive the No. 38 RSS Racing Ford.

 

Practice for the Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 begins Friday at 6 p.m. ET followed by qualifying at 6:30 p.m. ET – both will be televised on FS1.

 

CRAFTSMAN Truck Series standings remain tight heading into Texas

 

NASCAR’s second straight triple-header weekend kicks off with the SpeedyCash.com 250 on Friday night (8:30 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) with a tight battle atop the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series standings and a history of dramatic Texas Motor Speedway endings.

 

Carson Hocevar led only the last lap in claiming last year’s race with the evening’s most dominant driver, Nick Sanchez finishing a frustrating 16th-place after being collected in a last lap wreck. Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 REV Racing Chevrolet had led 168 of the 172 laps and swept both stage wins.

 

There are three former Texas race winners among the fulltime competitors this week – Stewart Friesen (2022), Ty Dillon (2013) and the only multi-time Texas winner on the grid, former three-time series champ Matt Crafton who won in Fort Worth in 2014 and ’15.

 

Kyle Busch and Johnny Sauter – both five-time Texas truck race winners – are also entered this week.

 

ThorSport Racing’s Ty Majeski arrives in Texas the championship points leader by seven-points over both TRICON Garage’s Corey Heim and McAnally-Hilgemann’s Tyler Ankrum. The season’s only multi-time race winner, McAnally-Hilgemann’s Christian Eckes – last week’s Martinsville, Va. champ – is ranked fourth, a mere 11-points off the lead. Eckes’ 306 laps led this season is nearly three times that of the next closest mark – Majeski’s 117 laps out front.

 

Neither Majeski atop the championship nor Eckes, the winningest driver of the season, have celebrated in Texas Motor Speedway’s iconic Victory Lane, but both have strong records on the 1.5-mile high banks. 

 

Majeski has two top-five finishes in three starts – finishing fifth and fourth in the last two races – although he has never led a lap at the Fort Worth track. Eckes has two runner-up finishes in four starts – leading 52 laps and finishing second in 2020 and leading 40 laps and finishing second in 2022.

 

Rajah Caruth (Las Vegas) and Kyle Busch (Atlanta) are the season’s previous 1.5-mile track race winners.

 

Practice for the SpeedyCash.com 250 is Friday at 4:05 p.m. ET followed by Cometic Gasket Pole Qualifying at 4:35 p.m. ET – both televised live on FS1 before the race.

 

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Saturday Martinsville Notebook

 

April 6, 2024

 

By Reid Spencer

NASCAR Wire Service

 

Is pit stall No. 1 at Martinsville really that valuable?

 

MARTINSVILLE, Va.—Ask any NASCAR Cup Series driver which pit stall on the circuit is most valuable, and chances are most would point to pit stall No. 1 at Martinsville Speedway, closest to the exit from pit road.

 

Conventional wisdom says that pit box is worth two or three positions per stop, assuming the service for fuel and tires goes according to plan.

 

Possession of pit stall No. 1 typically is a perk for the pole winner, who has first choice of pit boxes for the ensuing race.

 

The anomaly is that no Cup driver has parlayed the pole position and the No. 1 pit box into a victory in more than a decade—since Jimmie Johnson accomplished the feat in the spring race of 2013, specifically.

 

Among full-time active drivers, Denny Hamlin is the last to win from the pole at Martinsville, in the fall race of 2010.

 

Notably, drivers have won the last three races at the 0.526-mile short track from outside the top 10 on the grid. Reigning series champion Ryan Blaney started 11th last year before winning the race that propelled him into the Championship 4.

 

“I think the No. 1 pit stall wherever you go is important—some more than others—but it’s still important,” Blaney said on Saturday. “It’s the best stall out there...

 

“We had the first stall in (closest to the pit entrance) last year in the fall, and I thought it was fantastic, like it was really, really good for us. When you pull off to go in there, you gain spots on guys.

 

“We’ve always come with the mentality of stall No. 1 or anything on the straightaway ... Obviously, the goal is the pole, because it makes it easier on you.”

 

Easier, perhaps, but not decisively so—at least not in recent years.

 

Ross Chastain wants to make a different kind of history at Martinsville

 

Trackhouse Racing driver Ross Chastain can’t come to Virginia without being reminded of his remarkable “Hail Melon,” the extraordinary high-speed trip around the wall in Turns 3 and 4 at Martinsville that shot him into the 2022 Championship 4 race at Denny Hamlin’s expense.

 

Needing at least two positions on the final lap of the Round of 8 elimination event, Chastain grabbed fifth gear as he approached Turn 3, pinned his No. 1 Chevrolet against the outside wall and rocketed around the final corner as if his car were racing in a sped-up video game.

 

The move enabled Chastain to gain more than enough spots to advance, and the following week, he finished third behind champion Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney in the title race.

 

Chastain, however, doesn’t want the Hail Melon to be his definitive statement at Martinsville, as difficult as the feat might be to supplant in the history of the track.

 

“I do know that we have a small blip in the history of (Martinsville),” Chastain said. “I want more. I don’t want that to be my legacy here, so we’re working on that.

 

“But there’s no way we’re going to get in and out of Virginia here without talking about it.”

 

No extra pressure on Kyle Larson during Hendrick anniversary weekend

 

Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway is a huge one for Hendrick Motorsports, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this weekend.

 

Martinsville is broadly significant to the Hendrick organization. In 1984, Geoff Bodine won the eighth race of the season there to keep the organization afloat. Drivers for team owner Rick Hendrick have won 28 Cup races at the 0.526-mile short track, a record for an organization at a single venue.

 

Bodine and NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon, who won four series championships at Hendrick Motorsports, are grand marshals for Sunday’s Cook Out 400 (3 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

 

Nevertheless, defending race winner Kyle Larson says he doesn’t feel extra pressure to win on Sunday. There have been no pep rallies at the Hendrick campus—because they’re not necessary.

 

“I wouldn’t say I feel any more pressure to win,” Larson said. “I don’t feel like any of us four drivers (Larson, Chase Elliott, Alex Bowman and William Byron) feel any more pressure to win, but we know what the magnitude of what a win this weekend would be for the company.”

 

Short Strokes

 

Toyota hit a major milestone on Friday night when Karter Sarff, racing in the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series at 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, recorded the car maker’s 500th national midget victory. Current NASCAR Cup Series driver Christopher Bell is responsible for 59 of those wins, more than any other driver.

 

“I’m very proud of that,” Bell said. “Honestly, I don’t keep track of my wins. I have no idea how many wins I have in my career, so whenever I saw that number, it was very overwhelming to me and something I’m very proud of.” ... Richard Childress racing announced Friday that NASCAR Xfinity Series title contender Austin Hill also will race part-time in the Cup Series under sponsorship from United Rentals. Hill’s first start under the RCR banner this year will come at Texas Motor Speedway on April 14.

 

 


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2024 NASCAR CUP SERIES SCHEDULE

Date

Race / Track

Network

Start Time (ET)

Radio

Sunday, February 4

Clash (L.A. Memorial Coliseum)

FOX

8:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Thursday, February 15

Duel at Daytona

FS1

7:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, February 18

DAYTONA 500

FOX

2:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, February 25

Atlanta Motor Speedway

FOX

3:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, March 3

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

FOX

3:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, March 10

Phoenix Raceway

FOX

3:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, March 17

Bristol Motor Speedway

FOX

3:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, March 24

COTA

FOX

3:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, March 31

Richmond Raceway

FOX

7:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, April 7

Martinsville Speedway

FS1

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, April 14

Texas Motor Speedway

FS1

3:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, April 21

Talladega Superspeedway

FOX

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, April 28

Dover Motor Speedway

FS1

2:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, May 5

Kansas Speedway

FS1

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, May 12

Darlington Raceway

FS1

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, May 19

All-Star Race (N. Wilkesboro)

FS1

8:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, May 26

Charlotte Motor Speedway

FOX

6:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, June 2

World Wide Technology Raceway

FS1

3:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, June 9

Sonoma Raceway

FOX

3:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, June 16

Iowa Speedway

USA

7:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, June 23

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

USA

2:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, June 30

Nashville Superspeedway

NBC

3:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, July 7

Chicago Street Race

NBC

4:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, July 14

Pocono Raceway

USA

2:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, July 21

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

NBC

2:30 p.m.

IMS/SiriusXM

Sunday, August 11

Richmond Raceway

USA

6:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, August 18

Michigan International Speedway

USA

2:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, August 24

Daytona International Speedway

NBC

7:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, September 1

Darlington Raceway

USA

6:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, September 8

Atlanta Motor Speedway

USA

3:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, September 15

Watkins Glen International

USA

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, September 21

Bristol Motor Speedway

USA

7:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, September 29

Kansas Speedway

USA

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, October 6

Talladega Superspeedway

NBC

2:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, October 13

Charlotte Roval

NBC

2:00 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, October 20

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

NBC

2:30 p.m.

PRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, October 27

Homestead-Miami Speedway

NBC

2:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, November 3

Martinsville Speedway

NBC

2:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, November 10

Phoenix Raceway

NBC

3:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

 

 
 

 

     

 

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