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Kasey Kahne's outlook at Martinsville 10-22-2013
Kasey Kahne
In 19 career starts at Martinsville Speedway, Kasey Kahne has three top-fives, four top-10s and one pole. In the past eight years at Martinsville, Kahne ranks 20th out of 55 drivers with an average place of 20.1. He finished fourth in the first 2013 race at Martinsville. Kahne is 13th in the standings with 2,153 points.-NASCAR PR
Joey Logano's outlook at Martinsville 10-22-2013
Joey Logano
In nine career starts at Martinsville Speedway, Joey Logano has one top-five and two top-10s. In the past eight years at Martinsville, Logano ranks 18th out of 55 drivers with an average place of 17.8. He finished 23rd in the first 2013 race at Martinsville. Logano is 12th in the standings with 2,179 points.-NASCAR PR
Ryan Newman's outlook at Martinsville 10-22-2013
Ryan Newman
In 23 career starts at Martinsville Speedway, Ryan Newman has one win, seven top-fives, 11 top-10s and three poles. In the past eight years at Martinsville, Newman ranks 10th out of 55 drivers with an average place of 14.8. He finished 31st in the first 2013 race at Martinsville. Newman is 11th in the standings with 2,182 points.-NASCAR PR
Kurt Busch's outlook at Martinsville 10-22-2013
Kurt Busch
In 26 career starts at Martinsville Speedway, Kurt Busch has one win, two top-fives, four top-10s and one pole. In the past eight years at Martinsville, Busch ranks 19th out of 55 drivers with an average place of 18.8. He finished 37th in the first 2013 race at Martinsville. Busch is ninth in the standings with 2,193 points.-NASCAR PR
Greg Biffle's outlook at Martinsville 10-22-2013
Greg Biffle
In 21 career starts at Martinsville Speedway, Biffle has four top-10s. In the past eight years at Martinsville, Greg Biffle ranks 21st out of 55 drivers with an average place of 21.2. He finished ninth in the first 2013 race at Martinsville. Biffle is seventh in the standings with 2,201 points.-NASCAR PR
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s outlook at Martinsville 10-22-2013
Dale Earnhardt, Jr
In 27 career starts at Martinsville Speedway, Earnhardt Jr. has 10 top-fives and 14 top-10s. In the past eight years at Martinsville, Dale Earnhardt Jr. ranks fourth out of 55 drivers with an average place of 11.0. He finished 24th in the first 2013 race at Martinsville. Earnhardt Jr. is sixth in the standings with 2,202 points.-NASCAR PR
Jeff Gordon's outlook at Martinsville 10-22-2013
Jeff Gordon
In 41 career starts at Martinsville Speedway, Gordon has seven wins, 26 top-fives, 33 top-10s and seven poles. In the past eight years at Martinsville, Jeff Gordon ranks second out of 55 drivers with an average place of 6.2. He finished third in the first 2013 race at Martinsville. Gordon is fifth in the standings with 2,220 points.-NASCAR PR
Kyle Busch's outlook at Martinsville 10-22-2013
Kyle Busch
In 17 career starts at Martinsville Speedway, Kyle Busch has eight top-fives and nine top-10s. In the past eight years at Martinsville, Busch ranks seventh out of 55 drivers with an average place of 13.5. He finished fifth in the first 2013 race at Martinsville. Busch is third in the standings with 2,228 points.-NASCAR PR
Matt Kenseth's outlook at Martinsville 10-22-2013
Matt Kenseth
In 27 career starts at Martinsville Speedway, Matt Kenseth has three top-fives and eight top-10s. In the past eight years at Martinsville, Kenseth ranks 16th out of 55 drivers with an average place of 16.9. He finished 14th in the first 2013 race at Martinsville.-NASCAR PR
Juan Pablo Montoya at Martinsville 10-22-2013
Juan Pablo Montoya
Juan Pablo Montoya has 13 career NSCS starts at Martinsville Speedway which include two top-five and three top-10 finishes. He has completed 6415 out of the possible 6534 laps (98.2%) and has an average finishing position of 16.5. His best start of fifth occurred at the fall 2010 race and his best finish of fourth occurred at the spring 2011 race. Over the course of the last 13 races at Martinsville, Montoya has made 907 green-flag passes. This ranks him second only to Dale Earnhardt Jr. out of all active drivers.-Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Jamie McMurray is a 'Playoff performer' 10-22-2013
Jamie McMurray
In his previous 21 starts at Martinsville Speedway, Jamie McMurray has accumulated 11 top-10 and one top-five finish, at the half-mile Southern Virginia track. He has an average starting position of 15.2 and an average finishing position of 16.5. His best start was from the pole position (spring 2011) and best result was a runner-up finish (fall 2004). Since the playoff-style inception, in 2004, of the Chase to the Sprint Cup format, McMurray has three of his seven career victories in the Chase; one at Charlotte (October 2010) and two at Talladega (October 2009 & 2013).-Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Edwards brings race-winner to Martinsville 10-22-2013
Carl Edwards
In 18 starts at the 0.526-mile Martinsville track, Carl Edwards has one top-five and five top-10 finishes. His average start is 17.6, and his average finish is 16.1. Edwards has completed 98 percent (8851 of 9034) of laps in Cup competition attempted at Martinsville Speedway. The 99 team will unload RK-857 which last ran in Richmond where Edwards claimed his second victory of the 2013 season.-Roush Fenway Racing
David Mayhew at Kern County Raceway Park 10-22-2013
David Mayhew
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West is at Kern County Raceway Park for the inaugural NAPA Auto Parts 150 on Saturday, Oct. 26. David Mayhew (No. 17 MMI Chevrolet) has four wins, eight poles, 32 top fives, 50 top 10s in 70 career series starts. His best finish in three series starts this season was a fourth and he has led two laps this season.-NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West
Almirola in No. 41 to honor Maurice Petty 10-22-2013
Aric Almirola
Aric Almirola will race a No. 41 Ford Fusion this weekend at the Martinsville Speedway, replacing the traditional No. 43. The No. 41 Ford will be Petty Blue and feature the likeness of 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Maurice Petty (brother of "The King" Richard Petty), who raced the number during his driving career. Maurice used the No. 41 for nine starts over his five-year driving career from 1960 to 1964. During that span, Petty entered 26 race events and finished in the top-10 in 16 of those. Maurice was a driver, crew chief and a car owner, but is most known for being the engine builder for the family's operation.-Breaking Limits
Paul Menard at 'The Paperclip' 10-22-2013
Paul Menard
Paul Menard has 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Martinsville Speedway. His best start of ninth came in 2010 and 2012, and best finish of 12th came in 2012. He has completed 5,779 of 6,034 laps attempted (95.8 percent) at the half-mile oval. Race Rewind ... Menard started from the ninth position in last year's TUMS Fast Relief 500 and persevered through handling challenges to earn a career-best 12th-place finish at Martinsville.-Richard Childress Racing
Martinsville short-track stats on Harvick 10-22-2013
Kevin Harvick
Kevin Harvick has made 24 Sprint Cup Series starts at Martinsville Speedway dating back to the 2001 season. Throughout his years in the Sprint Cup Series, the California native has made one trip to Victory Lane (April 2011). Harvick has also collected one pole award (2010), three top-five and 10 top-10 finishes. He has an average starting position of 13.7 paired with an average finishing position of 16.6, has completed 97.5 percent (11,736 of 12,034) of the laps contested and has 363 laps led to his credit.-Richard Childress Racing
Jeff Burton in Martinsville 10-22-2013
Jeff Burton
Jeff Burton grew up an hour away from Martinsville Speedway in South Boston, Va. and Sunday's event marks his 38th start at the half-mile facility. He has amassed 10 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes, led 940 laps and made one trip to Victory Lane in 1997. Race Rewind 2012 ... A penalty on a lap-394 pit stop thwarted Burton's solid run at Martinsville Speedway in last year's TUMS Fast Relief 500 and he finished 22nd.-Richard Childress Racing
Daryl Harr Kern County Raceway Park advance 10-22-2013
Daryl Harr
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West is at Kern County Raceway Park for the inaugural NAPA Auto Parts 150 on Saturday, Oct. 26. Daryl Harr (No. 71 iWorld Connect Chevrolet) has six top fives, 36 top 10s in 117 career series starts. Best career series finish of second, earlier this year at Lebanon. Has an average finish this season of 15.46 and is eighth in championship standings.-NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West
Ty Dillon's Martinsville notes of interest 10-22-2013
This weekend's Kroger 200 marks Ty Dillon's fourth Camping World Truck Series appearance at the half-mile Martinsville Speedway. Dillon holds a 4.7 average starting position coupled with a 16th-place average finishing position. He has completed 99.1 percent (697 of 700) of the contested laps and earned one top-five finish.-Richard Childress Racing
Brendan Gaughan's Martinsville advance 10-22-2013
Brendan Gaughan
In 13 Camping World Truck Series starts at Martinsville Speedway, Brendan Gaughan has collected four top-10 finishes. He holds an average starting position of 24.4 paired with an average finishing position of 14.2, has completed 99.9 percent (2,954 of 2,956) laps contested and is credited with seven laps led. In the Rearview Mirror: Gaughan and the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino team brought home an 11th-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway after avoiding the 'Big One' on the final lap.-Richard Childress Racing
Clint Bowyer at Martinsville Speedway 10-22-2013
Clint Bowyer
Clint Bowyer, who finished a career best second at Martinsville in April, has three top-five and nine top-10 finishes in his 15 starts at Martinsville. He has led 247 laps with an average finish of 13th. Bowyer ranks eighth in the Sprint Cup Series standings with 2,197 points and trails point leader Jimmie Johnson by 57 points with four races remaining in the Sprint Cup season.-Michael Waltrip Racing
Ambrose looks to top best Martinsville result 10-22-2013
Marcos Ambrose
This weekend, Marcos Ambrose and the No. 9 DEWALT team return to the .526-mile Martinsville (Va.) Speedway where in April the team scored its first top-10 of the year. He qualified second before finishing eighth. The result was the best finish for Ambrose at the track in his career.-Breaking Limits
Travis Kvapil leaves Dega with top-20 finish 10-22-2013
Travis Kvapil
Travis Kvapil (93 Toyota) finished 19th at Talladega on Sunday afternoon. In a race that consisted of mostly long green-flag runs, Kvapil maintained track position all day and avoided any trouble to bring home the team's fourth top-20 finish of the season. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will return to the "paperclip" formally known as Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Sunday, October 27.-A2B Strategies LLC
Elliott Sadler Martinsville preview 10-22-2013
Elliott Sadler
Elliott Sadler makes his debut in the No. 55 this weekend in his home state of Virginia where the Sprint Cup Series tackles the flat, half-mile of Martinsville Speedway. He replaces driver Brian Vickers for the final four races of the 2013 season. Vickers informed MWR on Oct. 14 he could not drive the remainder of the season due to anti-coagulation medications he'll take to treat a small blood clot in his right leg. Sadler and Vickers also drive Toyotas in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Joe Gibbs Racing.-Michael Waltrip Racing
Ragan ready to hit the brakes at Martinsville 10-22-2013
David Ragan
Coming off a top-10 finish at fast and wild Talladega, David Ragan is ready to hit the brakes at the half-mile Martinsville Speedway. Sunday's race will be Ragan's 15th start at Martinsville, where he has one top-10 and four top-20 finishes. His best result was an eighth-place run in 2011.-Breaking Limits
Interim crew chief named for Aric Almirola 10-22-2013
Aric Almirola
Greg Ebert will serve as the interim crew chief for the No. 43 Ford and driver Aric Almirola starting this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. He will fulfill this role on an interim basis for the remainder of the season. Ebert has served in the role of car chief of the No. 43 Ford for the past two seasons and has been a car chief with RPM since its inception. Before joining RPM, he spent nine years at Roush Fenway Racing serving the last five of those seasons as the car chief for Matt Kenseth. Ebert replaces Todd Parrott who is no longer with the organization.-Richard Petty Motorsports