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Joey Logano has been almost perfect on short, flat tracks this year. He won the Richmond spring race, the fall New Hampshire race, and finished worse than sixth only once in six starts.

Logano’s only failure to finish in the top-six came as the result of getting tangled with a lapped car in the first New Hampshire event; he was running second at the time.
Oct 24 - 9:58 AM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a current 12-race, top-15 streak going on short, flat tracks. The last time he finished outside that mark was in the spring 2013 STP 500 at Martinsville.

Earnhardt has something to prove this week after getting knocked out of Chase contention at Talladega and he will challenge his teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon for the victory. His Achilles Heel for most of his career has been in getting behind on race trim setups, however, and that will be critical this Sunday. He has not proven to have reversed that trend, so he is a bit of a gamble.
Oct 24 - 9:58 AM

In six short track races this season, Kevin Harvick has earned only one previous top-five. The good news for fantasy players is that came in the most recent event on this course type with a fifth in Richmond’s Federated Auto Parts 400.

Harvick’s previous records on a track or track type are much less important than his current momentum this year, however, and he is a weekly threat to finish in the top five. That also makes him an expensive driver and players might not view him as a great fantasy value.
Oct 24 - 9:38 AM

Matt Kenseth entered the most recent short track race at Richmond with a perfect record of top-15 finishes on this track type, but crash damage dropped the No. 20 70 laps off the pace and relegated Kenseth to a 41st-place finish in the Federated Auto Parts 400. He hopes to rebound in the Goody's 500.

Kenseth also ended the 2013 season with an equally long streak, which gives him nine top-15s in his last 10 races. He should be viewed as a good fantasy value this week.
Oct 24 - 9:37 AM

Kyle Busch has a current four-race streak of top-15s at Martinsville, but this might not be the best week to start him. Six of his previous nine races there ended well outside of the top 20.

Busch has always been an all or nothing driver and Martinsville is no exception. While cars are durable on short tracks, they will only take so much abuse and Busch could easily wind up outside the top 20 again this week in the Goody's 500.
Oct 23 - 10:39 PM

Denny Hamlin finished sixth or better in nine consecutive races from 2006 through 2010, but his efforts have fallen off in recent attempts. Only three of his last six attempts have resulted in top-10s.

During his incredible streak, he won four races and finished second on two other occasions. This spring he finished 19th, but never contended for a top-five. That makes him a risky proposition.
Oct 23 - 10:34 PM

In an 11th hour agreement, short track racing ace Peyton Sellers will drive Win-Tron Racing’s No. 35 Danville Toyota / Pembelton Forrest Products Toyota Tundra in Saturday’s Kroger 200 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

The pairing seems like a natural fit, as Win-Tron Racing hails from the short track ranks, while Sellers will compete at his hometown track, often dubbed as the paperclip. Sellers will make his third start at the 0.526-mile oval, while his Mooresville, North Carolina-based Win-Tron Racing team will do the same. Together, the pair hopes to make the best of what Sellers calls a "good situation," and deliver a top-10 finish in the penultimate short track race of the season.
Oct 23 - 8:01 PM

John Hunter Nemechek has two previous starts at the .526-mile Martinsville Speedway.

With five top-10's in eight starts this season, Nemechek looks to improve on his previous Martinsville finishes of 16th and 11th. In eight starts this season, he has fared best at tracks where he had never before raced a lap. His three sixth-place finishes at Dover, Eldora and Bristol and 53 laps led en route to a top-15 at Gateway paved the way for a promising run at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last month, where he did not disappoint. He captured his first career NCWTS top-five.-NEMCO Motorsports
Oct 23 - 7:51 PM

Team Xtreme Racing, formerly known as Xxxtreme Motorsport has recently made some major changes during their time off from their limited race schedule for the 2014 season.

Along with the name change the team has also added a new, but familiar, face as Peter Sospenzo has recently been named crew chief for the #44 Phoenix Warehouse Chevy which is now in its new home located on Knob Hill Drive in Mooresville, North Carolina. Timmy Hill of Port Tobacco, Maryland and son of former NASCAR driver Jerry Hill will be behind the wheel of the #44 Phoenix Warehouse Chevy for the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway.(Team Xtreme Racing)-jayski.com
Oct 23 - 7:44 PM

Germán Quiroga has three previous starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway.

He has earned two top-10 finishes, coming home seventh in March of this season and in October of 2013. The Mexico City native qualified fifth in his first start at the Martinsville, Virginia race track.-Red Horse Racing
Oct 23 - 4:20 PM

Timothy Peters has 17 previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Martinsville Speedway where he's earned one win (October 2009), one pole award (October, 2012), five top-five and 11 top-10 finishes.

Peters has spent 75.2% of the total laps he's competed in at Martinsville Speedway running inside the top-15 positions, and has led for a total of 278 laps.-Red Horse Racing
Oct 23 - 4:19 PM

At Martinsville Speedway, Alex Guenette will be behind the wheel of the No. 32 Motos Illimitées Chevy Silverado for the first time in 2014.

He has one previous NCWTS start at the 0.526-mile oval, which came earlier this season. However, this Saturday will mark his first start with Turner Scott Motorsports. Guenette made the move to the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series in 2013, where the 17-year-old finished 10th in the Driver Point Standings and brought home the Rookie of the Year award. Guenette made his first-career start in the NCWTS in 2013 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.-Turner Scott Motorsports
Oct 23 - 4:16 PM

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) heads from the largest track on the circuit to the smallest as the series makes its way to Martinsville Speedway for the second time in 2014.

Ben Kennedy has two previous starts at the 0.526-mile track, which resulted in his two career-best finishes of fourth and third. With an average finish of 3.5 and the same chassis the 22-year-old raced in the spring, Kennedy hopes to leave Martinsville with the illustrious Ridgeway grandfather clock.-Turner Scott Motorsports
Oct 23 - 4:11 PM

With a solid resume in toe at the half-mile Martinsville Speedway "paper clip", Johnny Sauter enters the race looking for redemption.

After a 31st-place finish at Talladega last weekend, he has ground to make up in the driver point standings and there's no better "time" or place than Martinsville Speedway to get back in the hunt for his first series title. In 13 starts at the .526-mile track, Sauter leads all NCWTS drivers entered in the 32nd annual event with two wins (April, 2011 and April, 2013). In addition to those two wins, since 2006, the ThorSport Racing driver has scored one pole (April, 2011), four top-five and five top-10 finishes including a fourth-place finish earlier this year.-ThorSport Racing
Oct 23 - 4:08 PM

Richard Childress Racing and South Point Hotel & Casino announced today the renewal of their partnership for the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series season with driver Brendan Gaughan.

The Las Vegas-native collected his first-career win at Road America in June, which was only the third time in NASCAR history a race has been run in the rain. This victory came after he made 98 Nationwide Series starts. Gaughan returned to victory lane three months later at Kentucky Speedway in September. With only three races left this season, the 39-year-old driver leads the Nationwide Series regulars with most green flag passes (1,813), earning two top-five and six top-10 finishes with 54 laps led.-Richard Childress Racing
Oct 23 - 4:05 PM


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