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Darrell Wallace Jr., who was running a special paint scheme honoring NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Wendell Scott, wins the Kroger 200, his fourth victory in 41 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.

This is his third victory and 12th top-10 finish in 2014. It is his second victory and fourth top-five finish in four races at Martinsville Speedway. This is Toyota's record-breaking 12th victory at Martinsville Speedway. It is also Toyota's 15th win this season, matching its single-season high (2010). Wallace Jr., who started on the pole (96.224 mph), is currently third in the 2014 NCWTS championship standings after this event.
Oct 25 - 4:18 PM

Darrell Wallace Jr. wins the Keystone Light Pole Award for the Kroger 200 with a lap of 19.679 seconds, 96.224 mph.

This is the No. 34 NASCAR HOF Inductee Wendell Scott Toyota Tundra driver's third pole in 41 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. It is his second pole and 13th top-10 start in 2014. This is his first pole in four races at Martinsville Speedway. Wallace Jr. switched numbers on the Toyota Tundra from #54 to #34 (Wendell Scott drove the No. 34 during his career) just for this race.
Oct 25 - 1:10 PM

Kevin Harvick posted the fastest single lap in the final practice for the Goody's 500. His top speed was 97.322 mph.

Harvick has his work cut out for him after qualifying deep in the pack in 33rd. He will need to use some strategy early to get track position and probably on the final stop to keep it, but he has the speed and skill to finish in the top five.
Oct 25 - 12:53 PM

Carl Edwards has been searching for speed in the early sessions of practice for the Goody's 500. He posted only the 26th fastest single lap in Saturday morning’s practice and was 19th of 34 drivers who posted 10 or more laps.

Edwards is happy with his car and that might be encouraging to his fans. It is not a very high recommendation to start him, however.
Oct 25 - 12:19 PM

Jeff Gordon not only had the second fastest single lap in the Saturday morning practice session for the Goody's 500, he posted the quickest 10-lap average with a speed of 97.344 mph from his laps five through 14.

One of the reasons Gordon has won eight races on this track is that he knows how to set up a car for long runs and that will serve him well on Sunday.
Oct 25 - 12:10 PM

Jeff Gordon posted the second fastest lap in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Goody's 500. His top speed of 97.699 was 7/100ths slower than teammate Jimmie Johnson.

Gordon stumbled in qualification and will roll off the grid 13th. He mistimed his lap, however, and went out while the track was cold. He should still be considered one of the favorites for Sunday’s race.
Oct 25 - 10:00 AM

Alex Bowman qualified 19th this spring, but fell to 36th before the checkers waved over the STP 500 at Martinsville. He decided to try and reverse that trend this week; he qualified 32nd for the Goody's 500.

There are plenty of solid dark horses available to fantasy owners at Martinsville this week, which limits the attractiveness of Bowman, but if he runs well on the half-mile short, flat track, he should be watched at Phoenix.
Oct 25 - 9:59 AM

Jimmie Johnson posted the fastest single lap in the Saturday morning practice session for the Goody's 500. His fastest lap was 98.023 mph.

Johnson qualified seventh and should be able to get to the lead early. Expect him to lead a lot of laps on Sunday and earn the bonus points that go along with that.
Oct 25 - 9:53 AM

Greg Biffle was probably not particularly happy with his qualification effort that landed him 21st on the Goody's 500 grid, but that is about average during his last three starts at Martinsville.

Biffle qualified 22nd in the spring 2013 STP Gas Booster 500 and finished ninth. This spring, he started just outside the top 10 in 11th and fell to 18th, so he is one driver for whom starting position on this bullring seems to be unimportant.
Oct 25 - 9:38 AM

Kasey Kahne qualified 24th for the Goody's 500. This will be the third consecutive race at Martinsville for which he will start in the mid-20s.

If this trend holds, Kahne should finish in the low- to mid-20s as well. Kahne has not been particularly strong during his career at Martinsville and should be viewed as a questionable value.
Oct 24 - 10:26 PM

Clay Rogers has attempted to qualify for three races—all on short, flat tracks. He failed to qualify at Richmond and parked after only 45 laps at New Hampshire this September.

Rogers took a provisional to start the Goody's 500 in a third BK Racing entry. This team will probably start-and-park again this week.
Oct 24 - 10:01 PM

Brian Vickers finished 16th this spring in the STP 500 after starting 13th. On Friday, he picked up where he left off and qualified 17th for Sunday’s race.

Vickers’ last four races on this track ended in top-20 finishes, so fantasy owners should expect a result in the same general range this week.
Oct 24 - 9:39 PM

Mie Wallace was forced to take a provisional to start the Goody's 500. He will start last in 43rd.

Wallace’s last start at Martinsville came in 2005 when he was racing for Morgan-McClure. Look for him to be rusty and simply attempt to finish the race.
Oct 24 - 9:25 PM

Kyle Fowler logged 37 laps in Martinsville’s first practice session for the Goody's 500. He posted the slowest single lap and was at the bottom of the grid in terms of 10-lap averages as well, but the most important thing was that he got plenty of seat time.

Only 43 cars are entered this week, so Fowler will start the race with a provisional in 42nd. Look for him to run until the end of the show and finish, but he will not be a very good fantasy value.
Oct 24 - 9:21 PM

Canadian Tire Series regular Alex Guenette has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in Happy Hour practice for the Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway.

The average speed of 92.207 mph in the No. 32 Chevrolet Silverado was best of the six trucks that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 15 Mason Mingus (91.514 mph), No. 08 Camden Murphy (89.135), No. 07 Enrique Contreras III (87.682), No. 82 Cody Erickson (87.172) and No. 93 Dustin Hapka (86.511) are the rest on this list.
Oct 24 - 8:21 PM

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