Browsing the "Martin Truex Jr." Tag

Hamlin Completes Darlington Weekend Sweep

May 10th, 2010 | by Michael J Smith

Denny Hamlin became the first driver to sweep both races at Darlington Raceway in a weekend by following up his victory in the Royal Purple 200 with a win in the Southern 500 after mistakes took Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton out of contention


Busch Wins Crown Royal 400

May 3rd, 2010 | by Michael J Smith

Jeff Gordon saw his 2.5 second lead in the closing laps of the Crown Royal 400 at Richmond International Raceway evaporate when Elliott Sadler blew a tire and slid across the track. That allowed Kyle Busch to get tires and mount a charge that would ultimately result in his 17th career Sprint Cup victory.


What If NASCAR Drivers Were Drafted?

April 23rd, 2010 | by Michael J Smith

Ever wonder what it would be like if NASCAR teams drafted drivers like players are drafted in the NFL? I did, so I decided to use a convoluted system to determine where drivers would end up if there was a draft today


Four Teams Penalized For Texas Infractions

April 22nd, 2010 | by Michael J Smith

NASCAR has penalized Germain Racing's No. 13 and JTG Daugherty Racing's No. 47 teams for rule violations at Texas Motor Speedway. The crew chiefs were fined and placed on probation for the rest of the season. The teams each lost 50 owner's points and 25 driver's points. Two other teams received fines and probation, as well


Johnson Earns First Career Win At Bristol

March 22nd, 2010 | by Michael J Smith

On the final restart of the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson and his four fresh tires started fifth behind cars that took two tires. Ten laps later, he took the lead from Tony Stewart. He led the final six laps to earn his 50th career race, and first at Bristol


Busch Survives GWCs To Win Kobalt Tools 500

March 8th, 2010 | by Michael J Smith

Kurt Busch pulled away from the rest of the field on the second attempt at a green-white-checkered finish, and drove his Dodge to victory in the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway


Addington Named Crew Chief Of PCR’s No. 2

December 14th, 2009 | by Michael J Smith

Penske Championship Racing announced that Steve Addington will serve as crew chief for the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge and driver Kurt Busch next season. Addington comes to PCR from Joe Gibbs Racing, where he served as crew chief for Kurt's younger brother, Kyle Busch, and the No. 18 Toyota


Truex Takes Pole

November 14th, 2009 | by Michael J Smith

Martin Truex Jr took the pole award of the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. See the


NASCAR Penalizes Earnhardt Ganassi Racing

November 11th, 2009 | by Michael J Smith

NASCAR issued fines and points penalties to Earnhardt Ganassi Racing after Martin Truex Jr's car was found to be too low during post-race inspection. Teresa Earnhardt was docked 50 owners' points. Truex lost 50 drivers' points, and crew chief Kevin Manion was fined $50,000 and place on probation



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