Monster Energy NASCAR – Online Resource for Motorsports Information Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:52:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 CHEVY MENCS AT MARTINSVILLE: Ty Dillon Press Conf. Transcript Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:51:56 +0000 TY DILLON, NO. 13 GEICO CAMARO ZL1 met with media and discussed how Germain Racing has improved, how he has gotten better at Martinsville, the tight pit road, what he expects to see at Texas with the new package, and more. Full Transcript:]]> 0 CHEVY MENCS AT MARTINSVILLE: Chris Buescher Press Conf. Transcript Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:15:55 +0000 “There are probably a lot of things that I don't know. But there are a lot of things that have been going on in the offseason. Everybody has been trying to work with this package and we spent a lot more time and resources getting everything ready to hit the ground running. "]]> 0 Ford Performance NASCAR: Almirola and Logano Martinsville Press Conferences Sat, 23 Mar 2019 17:56:57 +0000 ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 10 SHAZAM/Smithfield Ford Mustang – IT’S BEEN A STRONG START TO THE SEASON. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THAT? “Yeah, it’s been a great start to 2019. I really feel like as a team we’ve picked right up where we left off at the end of 2018.]]> 0 Weekend schedule for Martinsville Speedway Fri, 22 Mar 2019 02:11:47 +0000 For the first time in 2019, the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series and the Gander Outdoor Truck Series teams are going short track racing. Here is the weekend schedule for the TruNorth Global 250 and the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.]]> 0 Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Martinsville Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:12:48 +0000 Fresh off the end of the West Coast swing, Roush Fenway heads just a short trip north to Martinsville Speedway as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) converges on the shortest track on the circuit for a 500-lap event on Sunday. RFR has visited victory lane six times at the famed .526-mile track including four times in the Cup series.]]> 0 CHEVY MENCS AT MARTINSVILLE: Team Chevy Advance Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:25:40 +0000 Chevrolet has gone to Victory Lane more than any other manufacturer at the oldest track on the circuit, Martinsville Speedway. Since 1949, the Bowtie Brand has captured 56 of the 140 races at the .526-mile, paper-clip-style venue. Buck Baker took Chevrolet to Winner’s Circle for the first time in 1957 piloting the famous ‘Black Widow’ – a car based off the Chevy 150 Utility Sedan. Since then seven other iconic Chevy brands (Bel Air, Biscayne, Impala, Monte Carlo, Lumina, Impala SS and SS) have entered the hallowed ground of Winner’s Circle at Martinsville adding to the long tradition of racing. ]]> 0 Toyota Racing Weekly Preview 3.18-3.24.19 Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:24:39 +0000 Toyota Jump-Starts 2019… Toyota drivers have a 69 percent win rate in 2019 with drivers collecting nine wins across NASCAR’s three national series in Camry, Supra and Tundra race vehicles. In addition, Toyota leads the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) and NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) manufacturer standings with Christopher Bell, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Austin Hill all locked into their respective series playoffs.]]> 0 Hendrick Motorsports Media Advance: Martinsville Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:05:57 +0000 Jimmie Johnson on Martinsville: “In Martinsville, the inside lane is so important, but so is having a strong race car. Passing is tough and you will see the ‘bump and run’ a lot – sometimes you just have to rough someone up to get by them, but you have to be smart, because as soon as you get by them, they will be right back on your bumper into the corner and could pay back the favor. It’s obviously one of my favorite tracks. I am looking forward to this weekend.”]]> 0 Richard Childress Racing and Red Robin Partner to Celebrate 50 Years Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:04:13 +0000 Richard Childress Racing (RCR) announced today a promotional partnership with Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews. The popular, casual dining restaurant chain, and RCR, the storied NASCAR racing organization are both celebrating 50 years of business this year. ]]> 0 NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Martinsville Speedway Wed, 20 Mar 2019 22:08:14 +0000 The championship three-car Team Penske organization already owns two wins through the opening five races of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and has quite a strong recent history at this week’s stop, Virginia’s Martinsville Speedway. Already, Brad Keselowski has a victory at Atlanta and Joey Logano at Las Vegas. Their young teammate, 25-year old Ryan Blaney, posted his best effort of the season two weeks ago – third place – at Phoenix’s ISM Raceway and answered with another top-10 on Sunday in California.]]> 0 CHEVY MENCS AT MARTINSVILLE: Ryan Preece Press Conf. Transcript Wed, 20 Mar 2019 21:18:34 +0000 IN ADVANCE OF THE FIRST SHORT TRACK RACE OF THE SEASON, RYAN PREECE, NO.47 KROGER CAMARO ZL1 MET WITH MEDIA AND DISCUSSED THE YEAR TO DATE, HIS EXPERIENCE AND EXPECTATIONS OF RACING AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY, AND MORE. FULL TRANSCRIPT:]]> 0 Martinsville Speedway Is A Special Place For The Wood Brothers Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:35:17 +0000 Martinsville Speedway, the smallest track on NASCAR’s Cup circuit, holds a big place in the hearts of the Wood Brothers, whose home base is just 30 miles away in Stuart, Va.]]> 0 Go-Parts Partners With Spire Motorsports for STP 500 Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:19:16 +0000 Spire Motorsports has reached an agreement with Go-Parts to sponsor the team’s No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway where D.J. Kennington will handle the driving assignment.]]> 0 Country music superstar John Rich to sing national anthem prior to Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, May 5 Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:37:51 +0000 John Rich, one half of the superstar country music duo Big & Rich, will sing the national anthem prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, May 5, part of the Monster Mile’s 50th Anniversary celebration, track officials announced today.]]> 0 Matt DiBenedetto – No. 95 Toyota Express Maintenance Toyota Camry Preview Tue, 19 Mar 2019 23:15:30 +0000 DIBENEDETTO BY THE NUMBERS: In eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career starts at Martinsville, Matt DiBenedetto has an average start of 31.8 and an average finish of 33.0 and he’s completed 3,497 of 4,005 (87.3 percent) career laps at the half-mile Virginia track.]]> 0 RCR Event Preview – Martinsville Speedway Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:48:04 +0000 Richard Childress Racing at Martinsville Speedway … In 169 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at Martinsville Speedway, Richard Childress Racing has earned four pole awards and posted seven victories with drivers Dale Earnhardt (five times), Ricky Rudd (1983) and Kevin Harvick (2011). RCR Chevrolet teams have earned 30 top-five and 63 top-10 finishes at Martinsville dating back to the team's first start there on April 10, 1972. Richard Childress, a former driver in NASCAR's top division, contributed four of those top-10 finishes from 1976-1978.]]> 0 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Martinsville Advance Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:32:09 +0000 Stenhouse has 12 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) starts at Martinsville with an average starting position of 22.8.]]> 0 Ryan Newman – Martinsville Advance Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:30:52 +0000 Newman will make his 35th start at Martinsville this weekend. In 34 prior starts, Newman has eight top-five and 16 top-10 finishes with one win and an average finish of 14.7.]]> 0 FRM Race Preview – Martinsville Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:29:33 +0000 “Martinsville is where I made my Cup Series debut, so it's always been a special place for me. Because it's such a tight, flat track, it's so important to try and have a clean race. The track can really take a toll on the car, especially with all the bumping and banging that we've seen in the past.”]]> 0 Ford Performance NASCAR: Ford Going For Third Straight Martinsville Cup Victory This Weekend Tue, 19 Mar 2019 19:48:12 +0000 The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Gander Outdoor Truck Series will be in action this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Clint Bowyer is the defending champion of Sunday’s STP 500 after snapping a 190-race winless streak. Here’s a look at Ford’s record in both series at the half-mile facility.]]> 0 FedEx Racing Express Facts – Martinsville Speedway Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:04:33 +0000 Fontana Recap: Denny Hamlin overcame multiple challenges to earn a seventh-place finish at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., on Sunday, leading laps and scoring stage points in the 400-mile race. Denny started the 200-lap event sixth, and took the lead twice within the first 12 laps. He also led for multiple laps late in the first stage. The later stages of the race dealt the #11 team a couple of setbacks, including a caution flag that flew right after the team pitted under green, putting Denny a lap down, and a speeding penalty that sent him to the back of the pack for a Stage 3 restart. Each time, the team battled back, with a fast FedEx Express Toyota propelling the team back into the top 10. Sunday’s performance allowed Denny to maintain his fourth-place position in the championship standings after five races.]]> 0 Suarez, Almirola, Elliott and Ragan to Join Pre-Race Fan Q&A Session Prior to Talladega Superspeedway’s GEICO 500, April 28 Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:02:30 +0000 NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver, Chase Elliott, along with two former Talladega Superspeedway winners - Aric Almirola and David Ragan – and young gun Daniel Suarez, are scheduled to participate in the Pre-Race Fan Question & Answer session prior to the track’s GEICO 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) on Sunday, April 28.]]> 0 NASCAR Top-10 Power Rankings: California Tue, 19 Mar 2019 03:06:39 +0000 Kyle Busch overcame a pit road speeding penalty to capture the Auto Club 500 at Fontana, scoring his 200th NASCAR victory to tie Richard Petty.]]> 1 Kurt Busch quietly finishes strong in California Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:51:33 +0000 The new face behind the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro has had strong success after the first five races.]]> 0 The White Zone: This new package has delivered more of the same Mon, 18 Mar 2019 23:46:41 +0000 After five races and four with the new package (including two with the full package), it's been more of the same.]]> 0 Win #200: Kyle Busch Rebounds from Penalty to Win the Auto Club 400 Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:40:28 +0000 On St. Patrick's Day, Kyle Busch drives his green Interstate Batteries Toyota to his 200th victory at Auto Club Speedway.]]> 0 Team Penske Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Report – Auto Club Speedway Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:29:13 +0000 Brad Keselowski scored a third-place finish in the Auto Cub 400 Sunday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway. The driver of the Wurth Ford Mustang scored his third top-five in five races this season and moved up three positions in the MENCS driver standings, moving up to fifth-place, 29 points behind the leader.]]> 0 Newman Finishes 22nd in Fontana Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:27:26 +0000 After starting inside the top-10 for Sunday afternoon’s Auto Club 400 in Fontana, Ryan Newman fell behind due to handling issues to finish 22nd in his Performance Plus Ford Mustang.]]> 0 Stenhouse Jr. Rallies Back to Score a 14th – Place Finish at Fontana Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:26:40 +0000 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rallied back after an early-race spin to drive his Fastenal Ford to an 14th-place finish in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Auto Club Speedway.]]> 0 Toyota Racing MENCS Auto Club Speedway Victory Lane & Fast Facts – Kyle Busch Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:01:31 +0000 Kyle Busch has earned 200 wins across NASCAR’s three national series — 53 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS), 94 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) and 53 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS).]]> 0