RAINOUTS CAUSE TEAMS HEADACHES

NASCAR's top-tier hauler drivers started out on a few-week long odyssey around Easter. For some it is still ongoing.The Nationwide tour headed west in early April from the Charlotte area to their annual event over the holiday weekend in Nashville. There are a few that haven't been home yet and will not see home for a while. Racing in Music City then doubling back to Charlotte only to head west again to Phoenix is an option. Well-equipped teams have second transporters that are put into play o ...

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TEXAS RACE POSTPONED TO MONDAY

The Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway has been postponed due to rain. The Cup Series race has been rescheduled for noon ET Monday and will be broadcast on Fox. You can follow all of the action at work by going home and watching the race on your TV.  ...

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MARTINSVILLE’S ‘GREEN’ TRACK SURFACE

Sunday’s postponement of the Martinsville Cup race brought about a "green" track for teams to contend with. This term is coined from the condition of rain washing away tire rubber buildup from a speedway’s surface.Any paved racetrack is susceptible to the same conditions that affect highways and streets we drive our personal vehicles on. That includes the weather. And this year’s Daytona 500 pothole was a perfect example of that.At Martinsville, or any track that has ...

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MARTINSVILLE RACE POSTPONED TO MONDAY

The Sprint Cup race scheduled for Sunday in Martinsville has been postponed until Monday because of rain. From the Associated Press:"Showers lingered over the track in southwest Virginia on Sunday, and the absence of lights for night racing meant the window for racing was closing quickly. NASCAR does not allow a race to start unless it's feasible for the entire event to be run, and races on the shortest, oldest track in the Sprint Cup Series can take up to four hours. The cal ...

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MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY SNOWED UNDER

With the Midwest and East Coast bracing for Snowpocalypse 2010, I thought it might help our friends in the Eastern half of the country to remember the lighter side of snow. After it has fallen, it can make an already beautiful thing even more beautiful. For example, Martinsville Speedway, after a recent snowfall... That didn't help, did it?Hope you have a good supply of beer, food and beer. Stay warm, folks. ...

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