CREW CHIEFS READY FOR RAINY CONDITIONS

MARTINSVILLE, Va._ With a bleak forecast for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville, teams were forced to roll out the rain gear, car covers and heavy jackets. As the teams and fans wait and see what Mother Nature has in store for them, the strategy for Sunday’s race changes just a bit. If the race can get underway, teams will be racing to the 250-lap mark, not the scheduled 500. Once the race reaches the halfway point the race is official and can be ended and a winner decla ...

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MEARS TAPPED AS STAND-IN FOR HAMLIN

MARTINSVILLE, Va._ News broke late Friday evening that preseason favorite Denny Hamlin will undergo surgery following this weekend’s race in Martinsville for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver suffered the injury while playing basketball in January. Originally, Hamlin planned to have reconstructive surgery following the 2010 season, but after just six races the plans have changed. “We were going to wait until the end of the season, b ...

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STOCK CAR TIME MACHINE

Possible sequel to Hot Tub Time Machine...While working late one night in the garage, Tony Stewart accidentally discovered time travel, changing the face of history forever. Tony Stewart used to be known as a former champion and Billy Bad Butt, now he is a time-traveling hero rewriting history as he travels through time in his stock car. Here are the six most important events from history that have been forever changed by Stewart's Stock Car Time Machine.1. The Gettysburg Address No One R ...

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GOODY’S FAST PAIN RELIEF 500 ODDS

Now I know why Vegas is so fancy.For the first time this season, one of my picks actually won a race. As a result of my fake $50 wager, I won a fake $100 for a fake $50 profit. As I was bouncing around in a vibrant victory dance, my wife asked me a pointed yet appropriate question. “Didn’t you lose the first four races of the year?”Yes. Yes I did. One win and four losses still has me down a fake $150. But the feeling of winning certainly mutes the sorrow of loss. And it’s ...

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DRIVERS ADJUSTING TO SPOILER

CHARLOTTE _ Preparing for the transition from the rear wing to the spoiler, nearly every Sprint Cup Series team spent this Tuesday and Wednesday testing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. While the spoiler will be implemented beginning with this weekend’s race in Martinsville, teams had limited time with the newest change to the car. A previous test at Talladega Superspeedway saw only 24 teams try out the rear spoiler, but this week close to 50 teams took to the track. Each team used the ...

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