Aric Almirola Races in 2021 Nascar Cup Championship Race at Phoenix Raceway. Photo by Rachel Schuoler / Kickin' The Tires

Almirola caps off rollercoaster year with Top-10 at Phoenix

By Sarah Handy, Staff Writer  Stewart Haas Racing driver Aric Almirola saw an up and down year in his No. 10 Ford Mustang, but the Tampa, Florida native was able to cap off his rollercoaster of a season with a sixth-place finish at Phoenix Raceway.  Rolling off from the 18th starting start in Sunday’s season […]

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Alex Bowman took home the famed Grandfather Clock from Martinsville Speedway. Photo by Nigel Kinrade Photography

Alex Bowman triumphs at Martinsville, as Martin Truex Jr. gains Championship 4

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Denny Hamlin provided the perfect capstone to a day of banged-up stock cars, hurt feelings and crushed dreams. Alex Bowman took the checkered flag in Sunday’s Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway after sliding up into Hamlin’s race-leading Toyota on Lap 494 of 501 and knocking Hamlin’s […]

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Hamlin Advances to Championship 4 Despite Chaotic Finish

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer MARTINSVILLE, VA – Denny Hamlin advanced to the Championship 4 at Phoenix Raceway despite a late-race crash at Martinsville Speedway. Hamlin took the lead in the Xfinity 500 with 112 laps to go. The driver of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry battled with his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin […]

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Joey Logano waves goodbye to his 2021 NASCAR Playoff hopes with lackluster run at Martinsville Speedway. Nigel Kinrade Photography

Joey Logano’s trip to NASCAR Championship 4 in Phoenix stops short at Martinsville Speedway

By Jerry Jordan, Editor After blown engine Texas Motor Speedway and a lackluster ninth-place run at Kansas Speedway in the first two races of #NASCAR’s Round of 8 playoffs, Joey Logano had only one option to make it to the finale at Phoenix Raceway. He had to win at Martinsville Speedway but he didn’t. Despite […]

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Allgaier Eliminated from Xfinity Playoffs at Martinsville

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer MARTINSVILLE, VA – A late-race caution ultimately eliminated Justin Allgaier from the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs. Allgaier battled with Daniel Hemric for the final spot in the Championship 4 throughout the Dead On Tools 250. The first two spots were claimed by AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric who clinched in […]

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Noah Gragson Snags Championship Four Spot with Dramatic Martinsville Victory

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service MARTINSVILLE, Va. – To get to the Championship 4, you have to drive like a champion. That’s what Noah Gragson did on Saturday night in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff race Dead On Tools 250 at Martinsville Speedway. Faced with the necessity of winning the race to keep his […]

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Kligerman: ‘Sometimes You Have to Fight Fire with Fire’

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer MARTINSVILLE, VA – A spin, payback, and a late-race rally left Parker Kligerman with a top-10 finish at Martinsville Speedway. With 42 laps to go in the United Rentals 200, Kligerman was inside the top-10 in the No. 75 Luck’s Beans Toyota Tundra. Contact with Johnny Sauter sent the Henderson […]

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Zane Smith Vaults Into Championship Four Race with Martinsville Victory

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service MARTINSVILLE, Va. – On a track strewn with spinning trucks and broken hearts, Zane Smith catapulted into Championship 4 with a thrilling overtime victory in Saturday’s United Rentals 200 at Martinsville Speedway. In a no-holds-barred race that featured 14 cautions for 89 laps, Smith won under yellow after he, […]

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Newegg Partners with Vargas for Martinsville Xfinity Race

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer When the green flag waves for the Dead On Tools 250, Ryan Vargas will have a new sponsor on his No. 6 JD Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro SS, Newegg Commerce. The North American e-retailer joins primary sponsor Swann Security on the 21-year-old’s Chevrolet. The sponsorship continues to increase Newegg’s connection to […]

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