NASCAR Track Facts: Martinsville Speedway

“Rowdy Busch took the checkers first for the first short track race of the 2009 NASCAR season last weekend at Bristol. We have another short track race this weekend at the historic Martinsville Speedway and the sixth race of the season. Here is a quick run down of trivial facts and statistics for this weekend’s […]

NASCAR News & Notes: Martinsville

Whose Title Is it? Gordon, Johnson Battle For “Mr. Martinsville” Together, they own seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Series titles, but for Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet) and Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet) only one matters this weekend: Mr Martinsville. Johnson, the reigning and three-time series champion, and Gordon, the four-time […]

OBW Experts Roundtable: Week Five

The OBW Experts will get together the day after the Sprint Cup race to discuss the hot topics of the week. This week we chat about Bristol, the scoring system, Danica and debate how good Kyle Busch really is. We will also take a look ahead to this Sunday at Martinsville. F1 is debating a […]

2009 NASCAR Fantasy Preview: Martinsville I

This week as we head to Martinsville the 2009 owners points for this year come into play for guaranteed starting spots for the top 35 drivers. All of the big names have made it in. Some of those who will have to qualify on time until they can get back into the top 35 are […]

View From the Couch: Bristol

So far 2009 looks a lot like 2008. Kyle Busch and Gibbs Racing appear in top form, Roush-Fenway has two wins and looks strong again and Hendrick, despite being winless, looks set for another superb season. Busch has two wins and led 517 laps and looks set to vie for another 8-10 wins. Here’s the […]

A Manufacturer’s Best Hope – Martinsville

“I must say I was somewhat impressed with the top ten finish from Mark Martin in Bristol. Don’t get me wrong, I have no doubt about his ability. But Mark sat out the last four Cup races at Bristol and his previous 12 attempts left him with 23.9 average finish position. Mark got off on […]

Kyle Busch: Y’all Suck!

“I didn’t watch the Nationwide Series’ Scotts Turf Builder 300 at Bristol yesterday, but I did catch this video on nascar.com. (Picture launches video on nascar site). Maybe I’m just too sensitive of a guy. But, hearing Kyle scream, “The last pit stop. Every time I come to this race track. Y’all suck!”, just really […]

Short Track Top 5 Drivers For 2009

1. Denny Hamlin In 2008 Hamlin was the top scorer in the series at the combined 6 short track races at Bristol, Martinsville, and Richmond. In the six races Hamlin had 4 top fives, and 5 top tens. In Hamlin’s lone outside the top ten finish (spring Richmond race) he had a dominating day starting […]

What To Watch For: Bristol

“Thanks to an off week NASCAR hasn’t raced in almost two weeks. That’s good news for anyone who had spring break, insomnia, amnesia or a short prison stint because they didn’t miss a thing. Just in case, here’s a few tidbits in anticipation of Bristol. Ratio from talking about wrecks to the actual carnage. 4:1 […]

Why Are Teams Not Going to Bristol?

“Something doesn’t add up. The Spring Cup entry lists are dwindling, but it doesn’t make sense. Bristol has 45 cars on the Cup list. The easy conclusion to draw is that teams just can’t afford to run every race. Sure, times are tough-Jeff Gordon is reportedly keeping all the cans tossed at his car for […]