Archive for March 31, 2014

Did Sunday’s race mark a fundamental change in racing at Martinsville?

Parity at Martinsville? What an alien concept! And what a dichotomy we saw in Sunday’s STP 500. The sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event of the season produced a track-record 33 lead changes, even though Jimmie Johnson, the current master of Martinsville, led 296 of the 500 laps.

Crafton wins Martinsville NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in ‘overtime’

In fading sunlight, in the second race of a Sunday doubleheader at Martinsville Speedway, Matt Crafton beat polesitter Darrell Wallace Jr. to the finish line to win the Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event.

Crafton pulls ahead late, wins Trucks race

Matt Crafton grabbed the lead for the first time late and held on to win the rain-delayed Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, his fourth career victory and first on the half-mile paper clip.