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Monster Power NASCAR Cup Series
Subsequent Contest: STP 500
Location: Martinsville Speedway
Date: Sunday, March 24
Time: 14:00. ET
TV: FS1, 12:30 pm ET
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 263 miles (500 turns); Step 1 (Ending Spherical 130),
Step 2 (Ending Round 260), Ultimate Stage (Ending Round 500)
2018 Winner: Clint Bowyer

NASCAR Xfinity Series
Next Competitors: My Bariatric Solutions 300
Location: Texas Motor Speedway
Date: Saturday, March 30
Time: 13.00 ET
TV: FS1, 13.00. ET
Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 300 miles (200 turns); Step 1 (ends with round 45),
Step 2 (ending round 90), ultimate part (ending with 200)
2018 Winner: Ryan Blaney

NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Package
Next Contest: NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series
Location: Martinsville Speedway
Date: Saturday, March 23
Time: 14.00 ET
TV: FOX, 14.00. ET
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 131.5 miles (250 turns); Step 1 (Ending Round 70),
Step 2 (Ending Round 140), Last Step (Ending Spherical 250)
2018 Winner: John Hunter Nemechek

Monster Power NASCAR Cup Series

Penske power

Group Penske, a three-automotive champion, already owns two wins at the 2019 Monster Power NASCAR Cup collection in 5 competitions and has a fairly robust current historical past on the cease of this week, Virginia's Martinsville Speedway. Brad Keselowski already has a victory in Atlanta and Joey Logano in Las Vegas. Their young teammate, 25-year-previous Ryan Blaney, sent his greatest in two weeks in the past – the third place – on the Phoenix ISM and responded to another top-10 on Sunday in California.

The dominant Monster Power NASCAR Cup The champion of the collection, Logano, is ranked second – 15 factors behind Kyle Busch, two winners of the race – going Sunday to STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway at 14 ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Keselowski is in fifth place and Blaney is 10.

Logano, who runs the No. 22 workforce at Penske Ford Mustang, has 4 prime groups in five races this season – including the victory of Vegas and the second final weekend in Busch, California. Keselowski, champion of the 2012 collection and driver of the famous No. 2 Staff Penske Ford Mustang, has three prime courses, together with a victory in Atlanta, the second highest in Las Vegas, and third in last weekend in California. 19659002] Blaney, who runs No. 12 Workforce Penske Ford Mustang, is coming back after the last five essential buildings in Phoenix and California. His current work at Martinsville has been comparable. He has two top-10 awards within the last three races on the monitor, together with the third in this race after 145 laps final yr.

Logano has been notably good in Martinsville and retrieved his four-spherical supply in Playoff's last ultimate spherical of victory in mid-October – memorable especially aggressive ran to finish 2017 champion Martin Truex Jr. Column – incomes three direct columns in 2015-16. He has completed within the prime 10 in four of the final five races and led the round in the final four races. His final 309 rounds final October have been probably the most frequent rounds, as Kyle Busch sped up 352 rounds in March 2016.

Keselowski additionally has a victory in Martinsville (Spring 2017) and has the present six consecutive 10 greatest teams – 5 tops – within the final six races. He has solely led 266 laps on the last four races.

Busch Goes to the National Series victory No. 201

The victory of the 200's NASCAR Series was now reviewed from a milestone, and Sunday's Auto Membership Speedway winner, Kyle Busch, has no apparent indicators of a slowdown in his effort to add this massive quantity. The 2015 Monster Power NASCAR Cup Champion has already gained two Cup wins, two Xfinity Series wins and two Gander Outside Truck winnings totaling 11 in all three nationwide collection this season.

Every part, Busch, who drives No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota has decided on three out of 5 5 Monster Power races. He’s the only driver within the collection to have a prime competition in every race, and 361 rounds are joined by all rivals.

Martinsville might be a spot the place he gained the historic 200 nationwide collection. He has two earlier Cup wins on the monitor – each coming in the final three years. He has two wins, two runners-up and 937 rounds (66 % of his profession in Martinsville) over the past seven races.

His 352 rounds led to the 2016 competition at Martinsville. The final ten races in the final rounds

Busch's latest wins within the final two weeks of the season have not solely been historic but robust statements about his and his staff's competitiveness. He gained Logano at 2.35 seconds in California last weekend and gained his new teammate Martin Truex Jr after 1.2 seconds of profitable in Phoenix two weeks in the past.

She is optimistic about this week's brief monitor

”We've been there for the previous two years, particularly in Martinsville, and we've been pumped to get again there,” Busch stated. "I hope we’ve got a very good automotive again this time, as in recent times.

Bowyer returns to defend his victory

Sunday's STP 500 defending winner Clint Bowyer might use this constructive mood again this weekend. Stewart-Haas Racing is filled with great promise and disappointment between 2019. He has three tops 15 and two DNFs in the opening season of five competitions, his greatest being fifth in Atlanta four weeks ago.

Last yr's Martinsville present provides him a purpose to be optimistic this week, leading racing excessive 215 races on a strong 1.14 second victory after Kyle Buschin – Bowyer's first win when he joined the SHR staff in 2017. Profit was notably satisfying given the racing Magnificence Competitiveness – Three drivers (including Ryan Blaney, 145 laps and Denny Hamlin, 111 laps) led at the least 100 laps in the afternoon.

Bowyer has 15 tops 26 who start off the monitor, together with three in the final 4 years.

Jimmie Johnson has a high bar

Like many NASCAR tracks, seven occasions the Monster Power NASCAR Cup champion and 83 competitors winner Jimmie Johnson disagree to win a lot of the (9) Martinsville Speedway competitions among lively drivers

And history exhibits that when he will get a scorching line in the historic mid-season, he has plenty of purpose to have fun it afterwards. Johnson gained three direct competitions here in 2006-07 and twice gained backwards (2008-09 and 2012-13). He gained 5 out of six competitions during 2006-2009, when Denny Hamlin gained one race (Spring 2008). He didn't increase the prize at that time.

Johnson has 19 prime five and 24 prime 10 finishes 34 and has led a minimum of 100 laps in 13 totally different Martinsville races. He has led 200 rounds 4 occasions and has led at the very least 300 laps – in 2008 he led 339 laps and in 2013 he led 346 laps (both occasions the pole place).

Johnson's 2 822 Martinsville round is probably the most area this weekend – 1,000 rounds greater than Hamlin's second-largest lap result in 1.536. If Johnson needed to run 138 rounds or more on Martinsville Speedway this weekend, he would solely grow to be the fifth driver in the historical past of the collection to run three,000 or extra rounds with a number of tracks; joined the NASCAR House Famers Cale Yarbrough Hall (5 items of 3000 or more laps), Richard Petty (four songs), Rusty Wallace (three songs) and Darrell Waltrip (two songs).

Under are the drivers for seven collection histories leading no less than 3,000 activates one monitor:

Driver

three,000 or more rounds of trails Led

Cale Yarborough

Bristol (four,305), Martinsville (three,851) , Rockingham (3,732), Nashville Fgds (3,632), Atlanta (three,283)

Richard Petty

North Wilkesboro (5,308), Richmond (5,136), Nashville Fgds (3,957), Rockingham (three,130) [19659002] Rusty Wallace

Bristol (3,743) Martinsville (three,632), Richmond (3 zero24)

Darrell Waltrip

Martinsville (three,617), Bristol (three 436)

by Jeff Gordon

Martinsville )

Dale Earnhardt

Dale Earnhardt

Bristol (3 751)

Jimmie Johnson

Dover (three,105)

Compared to the excessive commonplace Johnson has set No. 48 Hendrick Motor Sports Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has been preventing In some strains in recent times – the leading tour in solely two of the last 9 a age and performed solely two top-10 races during that point; though considered one of them was the victory of 2016 on his option to his subsequent seventh heading

If Johnson wins this weekend in Martinsville, he turned the one third in the collection's historical past to document 10 or more wins over one monitor; joined the NASCAR Household Museum Richard Petty and Darrell Waltrip. Johnson at present has nine units of winnings in Martinsville.

Under is an inventory of 5 drivers with ten or extra wins per monitor in the Monster Power collection:

Driver

Tracks 10 or extra [19659002] Richard Petty

Martinsville (15), North Wilkesboro ( 15), Richmond (13), Rockingham (11), Daytona (10)

Darrell Waltrip

Bristol (12), Martinsville (10), North Wilkesboro (10)

Jimmie Johnson

Dover (19659002) 11)

David Pearson

Darlington (10)

Dale Earnhardt

Talladega (10)

This yr, Johnson is a 14-year-previous championship – wanting to end an invincible line that dates back to 2017. He finished he's been the top-10 in 2019 (Dayton and Phoenix) and his 14th position in the prime is the seventh place after Daytona 500.

Hamlin welcomes brief songs

Martinsville Speedway is certain to be the "go-to" for this yr's Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin. His five wins – including three direct seasons 2009-2010 – will probably be saved among the many lively drivers only by 9-time Martinsville winner Jimmie Johnson.

Last yr Hamlin definitely made a robust victory in this race, main 111 rounds, however finishing 12.

26 in his residence nation, Virginia has a mediator, he has 19 prime class and 13 prime class and a powerful 9.8 common. He has been in the lead for 17 of the final 19 Martinsville races. In that season, he led 502 laps in two races – 296 laps in the spring and 206 laps in the fall. He has led a total of 1,536 rounds – second to Johnson's 2,862 rounds.

Hamlin's spectacular work has principally been a low profile. He has four top-10s via 5 races and the Fifth is 11th in Atlanta. He has led three rounds of 5 races and completed fourth within the championship, 32 factors behind his teammate Kyle Busch.

Apparently, he loved Martinsville for all his success, Hamlin insisted that he didn't prepare in several methods or felt additional feelings about the place he was so good.

"I deal with all races in the same way and I know that our team works always give FedEx Toyota, the best chance to take the checkered flag," Hamlin stated: "I am proud of my achievements Martinsvillessä, but every race is different, and we must be fully focused and be at its best if you are going to shoot this weekend. "

Robust and Tumble: Truex is prepared for Martinsville

Two drivers who take a look at one another – and within the eyes of everyone else – comply with the dramatic final spherical of dust up within the 2018 Playoff at Martinsville Speedway. [19659002] Remaining Monster Power NASC AR Cup Champion Joey Logano and 2017 Series Champion Martin Truex Jr. Took a door-to-door end with an aggressive beating that led Logano to win.

Truex has the top 5 within the final three Martinsville races and gained the pole position twice on the spot. Proper now, his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota workforce has finished in top-10 over the past 4 races in the 2019 season.

Truex not solely has a robust document in Martinsville, he smiles and reminds him that he additionally has a superb reminiscence monitor – good and dangerous. He had worked by means of the sector via the 33-seat start line and led 18 rounds before he handed Logano in November for the ultimate round.

“We definitely have some unfinished enterprise at Martinsville. weekend, & # 39; & # 39; Truex stated. "It is a place that did not have any of my favorite early stages during my career, but in recent years I have felt that I really started to get their hands on it."

“A number of them might be proven to be a very good crew manager and drive quick automobiles. There can be quite a bit to win there, particularly after the final race ended. I am positive that we’ll have this weekend speedy SiriusXM Toyota and Camryn be proper to take a shot on the end of the race.

Harvick continues to be on the lookout for the first season profitable

Kevin Harvick arrived in Virginia at the 2018 First Brief Monitor Competitors at Martinsville Speedway, he had already gained 3 times. This season, he’s still on the lookout for his first victory in 2019, but his fifth place in Martinsville last March attracted seven strokes to seventh or higher – including backward winnings in Dover and Kansas.

His last – and only – Cup victory in Martinsville arrived in 2011, although he has gained the Xfinity Series (2006) and 3 times in the Gander Outside Truck Series (2009, 2010, 2012) on the monitor.

Harvick 2019 has definitely been encouraging, although not elevating the trophy. Roughly four Stewart-Haas Racing Ford drivers have finished fourth in three openings in 5 competitions and gained the Busch Pole in Las Vegas. He is presently the third in the Monster Power Series Factors Funding Event – 24 factors behind Kyle Busch, Investment Manager.

"Some guys just know Martinsville," Harvick stated. "There are some weekends once I look, and I feel good about the place I am and a few weekends just feel that I’ve by no means been there before. You take a look at this little sailing competition and also you assume it might be that straightforward and you go there and will probably be so troublesome.

Martinsville Speedway

As difficult as the long-lasting paper aspect of Martinsville Speedway. has been within the history of NASCAR, it has produced a development – especially in the early years of its existence.

Seven drivers have gained a minimum of three consecutive competitions at Martinsville. And Fred Lorenzen retains a report of four wins straight from 1963-64.

Richard Petty – Winner of the All-Time Monitor (15 wins) – gained three instantly in 1968-69. Cale Yarborough responded with a 3-race line from 1976 to 77, with 11-fold Martinsville winner Darrell Waltrip doing so in 1988-89, Rusty Wallace in 1994-95, Jimmie Johnson in 2006–2007 and Denny Hamlin in 2009-10. [19659002] Johnson and Hamlin are the only two lively drivers who’ve withdrawn from impressive band performances, and are additionally the only two drivers on this impressive record that isn’t (yet) in NASCAR's well-known Corridor

. Sunoco Rookie watch 2019

The 23rd JTG Daugherty Racing driver Ryan Preece's 23-seat Auto Club Speedway final weekend was ok to get 28-year-previous back on the 2008 Sunoco Rookie of the Yr award. As well as, he moved to 3 positions in a collection of driver points, however continues to be in search of the highest 20 as it is the eighth within the season opening at Daytona 500. That is his first begin-up in Martinsville at any of NASCAR's prime three units. He is nonetheless on the lookout for the primary 20 out of 209 in the Monster Power collection. He has a previous top-10 effort in Martinsville – ninth within the 2016 Gander Outdoor Truck.

Matt Tifft, 22, of Front Row Motorsport, arrives at Martinsville, who’s optimistic about his challenging place and after he has released his greatest two at the end of the yr. Tifft gained the again-to-back-top-10 finish at Martinsville within the truck collection – eighth and ninth in two truck races in 2015.

Rick Ware Racing's Cody Ware, 23, was the 32rd in the Auto Club Speedway. His solely earlier starter in Martinsville was the 27-seat collection of vans in 2015.

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Tyler Reddick still resembles a collection of explanation why he is a champion

Membership Membership Speedway, the 2018 Xfinity Champion, Tyler Reddick, has a seven-level lead over Cole Custer. In the course of the second direct week, Richard Childress Racing's driver retains the coveted first position that resembles all his identify last season was not Fluke.

Reddick has set two columns, the top three, the top 10 from the age of 10, and a mean of seven.zero by the first five races of this season, and only in Custer 6.0 for this season. Plus, Reddick has spent more time prematurely this season (85 rounds) than last yr's first five championships (20 laps).

Reddick has every week throughout which he can take pleasure in his early success because the collection lasts for the primary season, but California will return to it next week in Texas, because the collection is getting ready for My Bariatric Options 300 on Saturday March 30 at 13:00. ET is FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (channel 90).

Cole Custer's massive win is for him Playoff tied

Cole Custer from Stewart-Haas Racing introduced a expertise last weekend at Auto Membership Speedway, which was not just delayed to Kyle Busch's 200th NASCAR National Day, however secured a checkered flag and locked NASCAR Xfinity collection replays through the third consecutive season.

It was an incredible victory and third victory for his Xfinity collection profession (2017 Homestead-Miami, 2018 Fall Texas and now Auto Club). Now Custer gets to the other aspect of the week, just seven factors back from Tyler Reddick, the leader of the collection, and seven points forward of Christopher Bell.

Custer has been in the mild this season. Originally of the 5, he has a victory, three tops, four from the highest 10 and the leading common of 6.0.

Next week in Texas is particularly particular for Custer, because he expects to build off Playoff's victory there last season, the place he took a victory on the 1.5-kilometer monitor on his strategy to the championship. Two weeks in the past, at the ISM Raceway occasion, Christopher Bell from Joe Gibbs Racing returned to third place at Auto Membership Speedway last weekend. Now Oklahoma native sits third in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship, 14 points behind the board leader Tyler Reddick.

Bell had already resorted to his play at Playoff this season to win in Atlanta in February. By means of five races, Bell seems to be able to win the title this season, accumulating one column, one win, two prime five and three prime 10 wins. His common finishing season, despite Phoenix DNF, continues to be strong 10.6.

NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff Views After Auto Membership Speedway

Under is the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs After the Fifth Season Auto Club Speedway. Three contestants have gained this season by locking themselves in place – Michael Annett (Daytona), Christopher Bell (Las Vegas) and Cole Custer (Auto Membership Speedway), leaving nine extra spots. Justin Haley at present owns only eight factors in the last playoff station before Ross Chastain as an alternative of 13 – first position past the restrict

Under are the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff Views After Auto Membership Speedway:

Rank

Controller

Points

Putt from surgery

Start

Race Wins

Stage Wins

Playoff Pts

1

Cole Custer

213

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1

1

6

2

Christopher Bell

206

5

3

3 [19659002MichaelAnnett

3 19659002]

4

Tyler Reddick

220

85

5

85

5

5

5

5

]

1

Brandon Jones

183

48

5

0

0

0

zero

0

0

6

0

6

] 179

44

5

zero

1

1 19659002]

zero

zero

zero

eight

Noah Gragson

Noah Gragson

Noah Gragson 19659002]

zero

9

Ryan

153

18

18

5

zero

5

5

0

zero

0

11

Chase Briscoe

Chase Briscoe

0

11

0

0

12

Justin Haley

143

8

5

5

5

5 19659002] 13

Ross Chastain

135

zero

1

1

1

1

14 [1965900] 14 [1965900] 2] Brandon Brown

Brandon Brown

19659002] -36

5

0

zero

15

Gray Gaulding

91

5

5

zero

16

Jeremy Clements

89

-5 four

5

zero

zero

17

Ray Black II

86

-57

5

0

5

0

5

0

]

18

Garrett Smithley

85

-58

5

0

0

zero

19

19

19 19

5

zero

0

20

BJ McLeod

69

-74

-74

5 74

5

21

Josh Williams

64

-79

5

zero

0

zero

19659002] 22

zero

22

54

-89

0

zero

0

23

Joey Gase

5

0

0

24

Matt Mills

49

-94

5 zero

25

zero

25

19659002] 44

zero

zero

zero

zero

zero

0

19

41

-102

zero

zero

27

Josh Bilicki

37

-106

5

0

28

Mike Harmon

36

-107

5

0

zero

zero

] 0

zero

0

zero

zero

0

: Sunoco Rookie Replace

YTD Rookie Layouts

Rookie

Factors

Score

Noah Gragson 16 [19659002] 1

Chase Briscoe

Chase Briscoe

145

145

Juston Haley

Brandon Brown

19659002] The Sunoco Rookie 2010 release has some main modifications because the fifth race of the NASCAR Xfinity collection at Auto Membership Speedway.

First Noah Gragson took benefit of John Hunter Nemechek's misfortune with Auto Club Speedway (28th place) to take the 2008 Sunoco Rookie with 12 points over eighth place final weekend. Gragson now has one among 5 prime 5 and two top-10 finishes this season and a mean of 9.2 in five races.

Subsequent, Chase Briscoe gained the competition for the second consecutive week of the Sunoco Rookie competitors and, consequently, earned enough points to get to the third place in Rookie – two points before Justin Haley as an alternative of fourth. Briscoe ranked fifth with the Auto Bike Speedway by Automotive 98 on Stewart-Haas Racing's Fred Biagi Ford Mustang. Via 5 races, Briscoe has gathered one of many prime 5, three prime 10s and a mean of 9.2.

Crew Chief Spotlight: Joe Gibbs Racing's Ben Beshore

Joe Gibbs Racing made the precise transfer once they used Ben Beshora in the NASCAR Xfinity collection to be the chief of the crew of the No. 18 Toyota Camry Group's flagship. Beshore, previously Head of the Automotive No 18 JGR group at Monster Power, has already directed aspiring part-time drivers Jeffrey Earnhardt to steer the daytona and labored with veteran Kyle Busch to win 197 and 198 his 200 NASCAR collection wins in complete.

Beshore has some huge footwear to satisfy several nicely-recognized, profitable crew leaders have come to his prime at No. 18, like Eric Phillips, Chris Gayle, Adam Stevens and Jason Ratcliff, just some. Phillips was the newest crew chief for No. 18 and led the staff's eight winners amongst 4 drivers (Kyle Busch, Ryan Preece, Denny Hamlin and Christopher Bell). During this season, Phillips moved to the Monster Power NASCAR Cup collection, which was the chief of the automotive, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry, together with Chris Gabehart and the driving force Denny Hamlin.

During this season, 5 competitions, Beshore is the 18-series Toyota workforce that acquired in the best path; posted two wins (Las Vegas and ISM Raceway), prime three, 4 prime 10 and a mean of 7.0. The 18-series Toyota Camry group is at present leading the NASCAR Xfinity collection, with 16 factors forward of Richard Childress Racing's No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro staff.

NASCAR Xfinity Series, and so forth .:

– NASCAR Xfinity Series Drivers Ross Chastain and DJ Kennington compete within the Monster Power NASCAR Cup collection this Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. Chastain Drive No. 15 Premium Motorsports Chevrolet and Kennington come to 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet. … The drivers for the Xfinity Series Ross Chastain and Timmy Hill are additionally competing on Saturday in the NASCAR Gander Outside Truck. Chastain Pilot No. 45 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet and Hill are in their truck, No. 56 Hill Motorsports Chevrolet.

NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series

Can Martinsville assist predict a collection of champions?

The development in the NASCAR Gander Outside Truck collection has advanced. Viiden viimeisten kuuden vuoden aikana lopullinen sarjan mestari voitti ensimmäisen kilpailun kaudella avajaisten neljän kilpailun aikana.

Yksinomainen poikkeus oli vuonna 2015, jolloin Erik Jones saavutti ensimmäisen kerran Victory Laneen Iowassa yhdeksännessä kilpailussa. 19659002] Brett Moffitt voitti toisessa kilpailussa (Atlanta) viime vuonna, samoin kuin Christopher Bell vuonna 2017.

Johnny Sauter otti kotiin ruudullisen avaimen Daytonassa vuonna 2016. Matt Crafton voitti toisen kilpailun (Martinsville) 2014 voitettuaan voiton neljännessä kilpailussa (Kansas) voittaakseen ensimmäisen mestaruuden vuonna 2013.

Ja James Buescher voitti myös neljännen kilpailun kaudella Kansasissa vuonna 2012.

Tällä viikonloppuna Martinsville on neljäs kilpailu kauden. Juuri nyt vain Daytonan voittaja Austin Hill on kykenevä vastustamaan mestaruutta, sillä Monster Power -sarjan säännöllinen Kyle Busch voitti kaksi muuta kilpailua.

Martinsvilleä tarkasteltaessa on vain kaksi potentiaalista mestaruuskilpailijaa, joiden edellinen voitto on puolet -mile monitor: Johnny Sauter (syksy 2018, syksy 2016, kevät 2013, kevät 2011) ja Matt Crafton (syksy 2015, kevät 2014).

Enfinger toivoo, että historia haihtuu ja aikaiset asiat johtavat otsikko-kaupunkiin

Grant Enfinger, kuljettaja nro 98 ThorSport Racing Ford F-150, pitää yllä NASCAR Gander Outside Truck -sarjan pisteitä, jotka johtavat 11 viikon päästä Las Vegas Motor Speedwayssä kaksi viikkoa sitten.

Enfinger etsii kuitenkin tehdä mitä ei kuljettaja, koska hänen ThorSport Racingin joukkuetoverinsa Matt Crafton teki vuonna 2014 – ja se vie sarjan pisteitä kolmen kilpailun jälkeen aina mestaruuskilpailuun asti.

Seuraavassa tarkastellaan, kuka oli johtanut kolmen ensimmäisen kilpailun jälkeen ohi 1 zero vuodenaikaa:

2018 – Johnny Sauter

2017 – Johnny Sauter

2016 – John Hunter Nemechek

2015 – Matt Crafton

2014 – Matt Crafton (voitti mestaruuden)

2013 – Johnny Sauter

2012 – Timothy Peters

2011 – Matt Crafton

2010 – Timothy Peters

2009 – Kyle Busch

Mielenkiintoinen huomautus kyseisestä luettelosta – kaikki nämä kuljettajat ovat kilpailleet vähintään yhdessä NASCAR Ganderissä

Enfinger on julkaissut sarjassaan kolmannen täysipäiväisen kauden, jolloin hän on julkaissut kaksi viimeistä kauden avajaisia ​​ja voittanut pisteitä ensimmäisen kerran uransa aikana. Atlanta race.

At this weekend's monitor, Martinsville, Enfinger has a mean end of 13.4 in five begins – however has a fourth-place end within the spring race last yr. Tossing out his 20th-place finish in a 2011 appearance, his average end over the previous two seasons moves as much as 11.75.

Enfinger will need to continue with that degree of consistency to remain on prime within the factors, where he at present holds a six-point benefit over Sunoco Rookie of the Yr contender Harrison Burton.

To match on the monitor, Burton has additionally made 5 Martinsville starts, ending second final yr within the fall race. He has a mean finish of 11.zero with one prime-five and three top-10 finishes.

New names to observe this weekend

There might be a couple of names on the entry listing this weekend that is perhaps new to some race fans – however be sure that to remember them as a result of they are already starting to make their mark in several totally different developmental collection.

NASCAR Next driver Derek Kraus, a 17-year-previous from Stratford, Wisconsin, already has one NASCAR Okay&N Professional Series East win beneath his belt this season (New Smyrna) and a total of seven profession wins across the Okay&N Series East and West schedules.

This weekend, his Okay&N Pro Series workforce, Bill McAnally Racing, will probably be fielding a Toyota for him as he makes an attempt to make his second profession NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series start. His first was final fall at Phoenix, the place he finished a powerful eighth.

Another 17-year-previous shall be trying to make his collection debut this weekend as Canadian Raphael Lessard, a local of Quebec, will probably be piloting a truck for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

Lessard strikes up to the Gander Outdoor Truck Series with KBM after success in the identical staff’s Super Late Mannequin program, profitable a pair of races in 2018. He was the 2016 CARS Super Late Mannequin Tour champion after tallying 4 wins on the season.

He additionally impressed simply two weeks ago in the ARCA Menards Series race at 5 Flags Speedway, main a number of laps before finishing eighth.

Additionally trying to make his NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series debut this weekend is Juan Manuel Gonzalez for Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing. Gonzalez hails from Mexico Metropolis, Mexico, and placed fifth in the NASCAR FedEx Challenge Series in 2017 as an 18-year-previous.

Most lately, he tallied 10 starts in the NASCAR Okay&N Professional Series East in 2018, recording a top-10 at South Boston.

Sauter striving for five at “The Paperclip”

2016 NASCAR Gander Outside Series champion Johnny Sauter definitely is aware of his means around the half-mile monitor at Martinsville Speedway. Four of his 23 collection victories have come there.

He gained the newest race on the monitor affectionately referred to as “The Paperclip,” and 3 times previous to that (fall 2016; spring 2013, spring 2011).

In 22 starts at Martinsville, Sauter has 9 prime-five and 12 top-10 finishes, with a mean start of 9.1 and a mean end of 12.zero. And he has exceptional endurance at the monitor that lends itself to beating and banging – he only has one DNF to his identify.

Actually, he’s accomplished 97% of the laps run in races he’s entered – and has run the entire distance in all however five begins. (And…in two of those, he was only one lap down at the end.)

The one monitor at which Sauter has more wins than Martinsville is Texas – where he has reached Victory Lane five occasions…including within the spring final yr.

Two-time Martinsville winner Bubba Wallace returns to Vans

Monster Power NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace returns to the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series on the monitor where he received his first NASCAR nationwide collection win – Martinsville Speedway.

Wallace’s first go to to Victory Lane came in the fall race on the half-mile monitor in 2013. He then adopted that up with an particularly significant win, driving a truck with a special tribute paint scheme honoring 2015 NASCAR Corridor of Fame inductee Wendell Scott, a yr later within the 2014 fall race.

General, Wallace has two wins in 4 starts at Martinsville, and tallied prime-5 finishes in each race. His “worst” finish was a fifth-place effort in his first visit to the monitor in the spring of 2013.

Wallace might be driving the No. 22 AM Racing Chevrolet Silverado entry.

Maintaining a tally of the Sunoco Rookie of the Yr contenders

Harrison Burton, driver of the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra, not only leads the NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series Sunoco Rookie of the Yr standings, but he trails general points chief Grant Enfinger by just six factors within the collection driver championship standings.

Burton completed fifth at Las Vegas two weeks in the past, simply ahead of fellow rookie and sixth-place finisher Sheldon Creed. Creed sits second within the rookie standings but is 10th general in the driver championship factors.

Natalie Decker, who isn’t entered in this weekend’s race at Martinsville, has put up strong qualifying efforts each week but hasn’t seen the leads to the races she has been in search of to start out the season. A blown tire ending her day on the opening lap of the Daytona race (32nd-place) after which finishing three-laps down in 24th at Atlanta. But she rebounded nicely at Las Vegas, driving her No. 54 DGR-Crosley Toyota Tundra to a career-greatest 13th-place end.

Tyler Dippel also struggled within the season-opener, finishing 29th after being caught up in an early crash, however answered his early misfortune with finishes of 11th (Atlanta) and 17th (Las Vegas) to get his rookie season again on monitor within the No. 02 Younger’s Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado.

Of the 4 Sunoco rookies mentioned above who’re entered this weekend, all have experience at this weekend’s Martinsville half-mile monitor. Burton’s 5 starts have yielded a mean end of 11.zero while ending second final fall. Dippel has taken to the monitor once, putting 17th within the fall last yr. In that same race, Creed positioned 19th.

Parade Laps: Insights forward of this week’s driver media breakouts

Four drivers from the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series – Young’s Motorsports driver Spencer Boyd, Sunoco Rookie of the Yr factors leader Harrison Burton from Kyle Busch Motorsports, and ThorSport Racing teammates Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter – can be collaborating on this week’s media rotations at Martinsville Speedway. These 4 drivers are getting ready for NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series 250 this Saturday, March 23, at 2 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Spencer Boyd (No. 20 Younger’s Motorsports Chevrolet)

Birthdate: June 26, 1995

Driver’s Age: 23

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Career Highlights:

2019 marks Boyd’s first full-time season within the NASCAR Gander Outside Vans Series after operating full-time for SS Inexperienced Mild Racing within the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2018.
He ran three Truck Series races in 2017 and again in 2018.
2019 Season Highlights:

At present 13th within the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series points standings.
Recorded his first career prime-five finish in the collection by putting fourth at the season-opener at Daytona.
Martinsville Speedway Efficiency:

Boyd made one begin on the half-mile monitor in 2016, beginning 27th and finishing 28th.

Harrison Burton (No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota)

Birthdate: October 9, 2000[19659002]Driver’s Age: 18

Hometown: Huntersville, North Carolina

Hobbies: Enjoying lacrosse, searching, fishing, avid Duke, Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Hornets fan

NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series Career Highlights:

2019 marks Burton’s first full-time season in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Vans Series.
In 2018, he competed in eight races for Kyle Busch Motorsports and recorded his first pole award at Iowa and tallied a complete of three prime-five and six top-10 finishes general.
He raced in six races for KBM in 2017, recording one prime-5 and one top-10 end.
He made his Truck Series debut in 2016 at Martinsville, ending 22nd.
2019 Season Highlights:

Burton is presently second within the NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series factors standings and leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Yr standings.
After crashing out of the season-opening race at Daytona, he has finished eighth (Atlanta) and fifth (Las Ve fuel) in his final two starts.
Martinsville Speedway Efficiency:

Burton truly has five starts at Martinsville regardless of his rookie status. He’s accomplished all but one of the laps run during these races and has a mean start of 9.6 and average finish of 11.0 on the half-mile monitor. He has one prime five and three prime 10s there.

Johnny Sauter (No. 13 ThorSport Racing Ford)

Birthdate: Might 1, 1978

Driver’s Age: 40

Hometown: Necedah, Wisconsin

Hobbies: Late-model racing, family actions, hockey

NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series Profession Highlights:

Sauter is the 2016 NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series champion.
In 2018, Sauter made the NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series Championship four for the third consecutive season and posted a career-excessive six wins on the season.
Sauter has completed in the prime 5 in championship points in six consecutive seasons (2013-2018).
In 2009, he gained the NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series Sunoco Rookie of the Yr Award
2019 Season Highlights:

Sauter is at present sixth in the NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series points standings.
He completed runner-up at Atlanta and was eighth at the newest race at Las Vegas.
Martinsville Speedway Performance:

Sauter is the newest race winner at Martinsville, profitable final fall to advance to the Championship four race in the Playoffs.
He has 4 wins in 22 starts at Martinsville, recording nine prime-five and 12 top-10 finishes alongside the best way. He has a mean start of 9.1 and a mean end of 12.zero – and solely has one DNF (Spring, 2016) at the monitor.

Matt Crafton (No. 88 ThorSport Racing Chevrolet)

Birthdate: July 11, 1976

Driver’s Age: 42

Hometown: Mooresville, North Carolina

Hobbies: Driving Glamis dunes in sand rails, karting

NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series Career Highlights:

Crafton is the 2013 and 2014 NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series champion – the one champion to win back-to-again titles in collection history.
He is the collection’ “Iron Man” – presently at 433 consecutive begins, probably the most in collection historical past.
In 2016, he gained a profession-high six races.
2019 Season Highlights:

At present seventh in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series points standings.
Crafton completed fifth in the season opener at Daytona, 14th at Atlanta and was third in the newest race at Las Vegas.

Martinsville Spe edway Performance:

Crafton has a pair of wins in 34 starts at Martinsville, his most up-to-date coming within the fall of 2015. He has 9 prime-5 and 19 top-10 finishes on the monitor for a mean end of 10.7. He has simply two DNFs at Martinsville, and not because the fall race in 2006.

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