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Johnny Sauter, who will be making his 15th start at the Martinsville Virginia track in Saturday afternoon's Kroger 250, has two wins at the "paperclip."

In fact, the ThorSport Racing driver has more wins, and more laps led (286) than any other driver entered in the 250-lap event. More importantly, those two wins came in the spring races of 2011 and 2013. For a driver who is the definition of passion and perseverance, especially at Martinsville Speedway, Sauter hopes to "spring" into victory lane on Saturday.-ThorSport Racing
Mar 26 - 10:57 PM

In March 2014, Matt Crafton started 10th, led a track-high 47 laps, and held off fellow Toyota Racing driver, Darrell Wallace, Jr., during a second attempt at a green-white-checker flag finish to claim his first victory at the half-mile paperclip Martinsville Speedway.

Crafton, who has more starts (26) than any other driver entered in Saturday's 250-lap event, is tied with Timothy Peters for the most top-five finishes (six), has the most top-10 finishes (14), and has completed the most laps (5752) around the.526-mile track - a combination that could have the two-time champion "Clocking-In" to victory lane on Saturday.-ThorSport Racing
Mar 26 - 10:55 PM

In 18 previous starts at the 0.526-mile Martinsville Speedway, Timothy Peters holds one win, six top-five finishes and 12 top-10 finishes.

He has an average starting position of 8.6 and an average finishing position of 12.4. He has completed 3987 of 4119 laps (96.8 percent).-Red Horse Racing
Mar 26 - 10:50 PM

Last year, Ben Kennedy recorded a career-best third-place finish in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway.

In three previous starts at the 0.526-mile track, Kennedy has two top-fives and two top-10 finishes. He has an 11th-place average starting position and an average finishing position of 7.7.-Red Horse Racing
Mar 26 - 10:47 PM

Matt Tifft returns to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Saturday, March 28th in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway (VA).

Tifft, a Kyle Busch Motorsports driver, will pilot the Venturini Motorsports (VMS) prepared No. 25 Clinical Research Management (ClinicalRM) Toyota Tundra and carry a special message honoring a vast group of partners who’ve collaborated with ClinicalRM and their recent global efforts fighting the Ebola Virus epidemic.-Venturini Motorsports
Mar 26 - 10:42 PM

Ray Black Jr., driver of the No. 07 ScubaLife Chevrolet will make his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Saturday afternoon.

Black made his series debut at the historic short track in March 2014, where he started in the 29th position and raced to a 24th-place finish in his first-ever NCWTS race. With the first two races of the season in the books, Ray Black, Jr. continues to rank inside the top-10 (eighth) in the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver standings.-A2B Strategies LLC
Mar 26 - 10:39 PM

Tyler Reddick has led the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship standings following the past two races and holds a two point lead in the standings entering the Kroger 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

The driver of the Draw-Tite Ford F-150 has two previous starts at the .526-mile speedway with a best finish of sixth (October 2014) and has completed all 456 possible laps in those two races. Other notes: Scored first NCWTS victory in season opening race at Daytona (18th career start). Racked up back to back top five finishes in both races this season - first time in his career he's scored consecutive top fives.-Brad Keselowski Racing
Mar 26 - 10:30 PM

After a one-month hiatus, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) returns to action at the track known as the 'paperclip.' James Buescher has nine previous starts at the 0.526-mile oval and has recorded four top 10s.

Having run full time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2014, Buescher's last trip to the Ridgeway, Virginia track was back in the fall of 2013. The Texas native currently sits fifth in the NCWTS Driver Point Standings, just 24 points back from the series leader.-NTS Motorsports
Mar 26 - 10:25 PM

In addition to being the first short track of the season, the 0.526-mile oval Martinsville Speedway is the first on the 2015 schedule that Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Daniel Hemric has previous experience.

He made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at the 68-year-old facility in the fall of 2013. Additionally, NTS Motorsports tested at the track just one week ago, making the perilous paperclip fresh in the 24-year-old driver's memory. The track also plays into Hemric's strengths: the Kannapolis, N.C. native has multiple late model and Legend Car championships, all earned racing on America's short tracks.-NTS Motorsports
Mar 26 - 10:23 PM

JR Motorsports enters new territory this weekend as the organization makes its debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) with driver Cole Custer and the No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado.

This weekend’s event in Martinsville marks the first of 10 NCWTS races Custer will compete in for JR Motorsports. Custer will also drive the No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado in events at Dover International Speedway (May 29), Gateway Motorsports Park (June 13), Iowa Speedway (June 19), Eldora Speedway (July 22), Bristol Motor Speedway (Aug. 19), Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Aug. 30), New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Sept. 26), Martinsville Speedway (Oct. 31) and Phoenix International Raceway (Nov. 13).-JR Motorsports
Mar 26 - 10:18 PM

One year ago Korbin Forrister made his debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in the Kroger 250 at the Martinsville Speedway. Saturday he returns to the Virginia half-mile track with strong expectations for a good finish in his No. 08 Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery Chevrolet Silverado.

A solid start to the 2015 NCWTS season has Forrister sitting tenth in the standings following two events. He has a strong goal of a top-ten finish Saturday in the Kroger 250. "We are bringing the same Chevrolet that Matt Tifft finished eighth with last, so I have good feeling about the truck. This year we have a better motor than I ran in the past so that should help us too. We are going with the same set-up they had last year so we should be pretty close when we get to the track."-SSRacingOnline PR
Mar 26 - 10:12 PM

Slugger Labbe, crew chief for the No. 33 Joe Falk team, has been suspended for three weeks for rules violations stemming from Auto Club Speedway. The team had an "unapproved truck trailer arm installation" according to a NASCAR press release.

The No. 33 finished 27th in the Auto Club 400 with Brian Scott behind the wheel, but they ran much better than that for most of the afternoon. Labbe’s loss will impact the team and negatively affect their fantasy handicap
Mar 26 - 11:40 AM

Sam Hornish Jr. has made eight previous starts at Martinsville, but his most recent effort came in fall 2012. He finished 13th in a third Penske Racing entry.

Hornish also missed the entire 2011 season and the spring 2012 event which means fantasy players have to go back to 2010 for a complete picture of his results. He finished 13th that spring, but sustained damage and finished 25th in the fall—four laps off the pace.
Mar 26 - 10:54 AM

Landon Cassill finished 19th in last fall’s Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500. That result tied for his best-ever race with a fall effort in 2012.

Equally important, Cassill finished on the lead lap in the spring as well, which was the first time he was able to score back-to-back complete races on this track.
Mar 26 - 10:49 AM

Alex Bowman sustained damage in both Martinsville starts last year. He dropped 12 laps off the pace in March and was 10 down to the leader in October.

Drivers can lose a lap or two on short tracks and remain a decent value, but once they hit double-digits it is difficult to salvage any points. Bowman’s best finish last year was a 29th in the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500.
Mar 26 - 10:48 AM

Michael Annett has one year of experience at Martinsville in Cup and no other effort in NASCAR’s other series. A second season will increase his comfort level on the bullring.

In two starts, his best finish was a 24th last fall compared to a 31st in the spring. That rapid improvement makes him a fantasy driver to watch this week.
Mar 26 - 10:46 AM

Chase Elliott will make his Cup debut this week, but that does not mean he is lacking in short track experience. His last three starts in the XFINITY series at Richmond and Bristol combined resulted in a sweep of the top five in qualification and finishing results.

Elliott will be in equipment that rivals teammates Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson—both of whom have eight Martinsville victories. What he does with that equipment remains to be seen, but a top-20 is not out of the question.
Mar 26 - 10:44 AM

John Wood (No. 36 Holleran’s Performance Chevrolet) finished 17th at Kern (CA) County Raceway Park in May 2014 and 16th in August 2014.

In three races, his average start at the track is 17, average finish is 17.7. Has three top 10s in 50 starts. Ranked seventh in last year’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship standings.
Mar 25 - 9:32 PM

Brett Thompson (No. 61 Rich Thompson Trucking, Inc./61 Logistics LLC/ Chevrolet) will be making his 131st K&N Pro Series West start in the season opener at Kern (CA) County Raceway Park.

He has earned one win at Mesa Marin in 2004. This will be his first race at Kern.
Mar 25 - 9:28 PM

The season opener at Kern (CA) County Raceway Park will be Jack Sellers' (No. 5 Med Active Chevrolet) 278th NASCAR K&N Pro Series West start.

His best race finish is seventh (accomplished six times).
Mar 25 - 9:24 PM

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