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NASCAR changes qualifying format for Daytona, Talladega

Posted On March 30, 2015

Daytona Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Qualifying for NASCAR national touring series races at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway will no longer feature a pack of cars running together.NASCAR announced on Monday modifications to the qualifying format for Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series races at restrictor-plate tracks (Daytona and Talladega). It will…

Hamlin holds off Keselowski for fifth Martinsville win

Posted On March 29, 2015

Martinsville, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - Denny Hamlin ended a 31-race winless streak in the Sprint Cup Series after beating Brad Keselowski in a fierce battle for the lead in the closing laps of Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Hamlin, who hails from nearby Chesterfield, Virginia, passed Matt Kenseth, his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, for the…

Smith replaces Larson for Martinsville race

Posted On March 29, 2015

Martinsville, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - Regan Smith substituted for Kyle Larson in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway after Larson was sidelined due to additional medical tests following his fainting spell on Saturday. Larson, the 2004 rookie of the year in NASCAR's top series, was taken…

Logano on pole for Martinsville race

Posted On March 27, 2015

Martinsville, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - Joey Logano will start on the pole for the STP 500 after topping Ryan Newman in Friday's qualifying at Martinsville Speedway.Logano, who won the Daytona 500 last month, made a lap around this 0.526-mile, paperclip-shaped oval at 98.461 mph during the final round of qualifying for his second pole of the…

This Week in Auto Racing March 28 – 29

Posted On March 27, 2015

(SportsNetwork.com) - NASCAR is on the short track for the first time this season, as the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series compete at Martinsville Speedway. IndyCar begins its season in St. Petersburg, Florida, while Formula One is in Kuala Lumpur for the Malaysian Grand Prix.NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 - Martinsville Speedway…