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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has been running at the end of every Martinsville race he started, but in his first three attempts he failed to finish on the lead lap. Last fall, he finally went the complete distance and finished 15th.

Stenhouse still has some room to improve, so he should be considered a decent value in most fantasy games. Another mid-teens finish makes him worthy of a start, but puts him in heavy competition with several others at his level.
Mar 27 - 11:57 AM

Last week was the first time Ragan appeared comfortable behind the wheel of the No. 18. This week he returns to a track where he scored a top-10 in 2015.

Ragan’s latest effort at Martinsville ended in a 10th-place finish in the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500. It was this first lead lap finish in the No. 34 and he had to overcome crash damage to get it. This week he will be a good value if he stays out of trouble.
Mar 27 - 11:57 AM

Brett Moffitt will make his first start at Martinsville this week, but he has tasted success there in the past. He won the 2010 UNOH Performance 200 in the K&N East series.

Normally that would not be enough to excite fantasy players, but Moffitt has performed well in the No. 55 this year and he could be on track to finish in the top 20.
Mar 27 - 11:54 AM

Trevor Bayne has made one previous Cup start at Martinsville while racing for the Wood Bros. That came in 2011 when he finished 35th after qualifying 25th.

Bayne lost 40 laps that afternoon, which failed to give him much experience. Treat him as if Martinsville were a blank slate.
Mar 27 - 11:53 AM

David Gilliland has finished better than he started in the last six consecutive races at Martinsville. He also improved over his qualification effort in three of the previous four events and was sidelined by crash damage in the one race in which he faded.

Last spring Gilliland improved 13 positions in the spring and 12 in the fall. That makes him a great value in games that offer place differential points.
Mar 27 - 11:52 AM

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


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