NASCAR News: Racing at Martinsville

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Welcome NASCAR race fans to my NASCAR blog. Coors Light Pole Qualifying was completed for theGoody’s Fast Relief 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia.

Slowest in practice was 32 Ken Schrader, who came onto the track first. 11 Denny Hamlin came onto the track and warmed his tires and brakes for most of the warm up lap. That got him the provisional pole with a speed of 96 mph flat! 78 Regan Smith, who has the best average starting position of all Cup drivers held second place until 29 Kevin Harvick took that position from him.

1 Jamie McMurray, however took Denny off the pole position with a speed of 96.51 mph and 19.621 seconds. 39 Ryan Newman came out and had to settle for second spot. So the Goodies Fast Relief 500 will start on Sunday with McMurray and Newman on the front row.

Matrinsville Speedway is the shortest track on the circuit, as well as the oldest track. The Trophy for winning the race is a Grandfather clock! Yes, a real working Grandfather clock. Quite the Trophy. Next up: Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. I shall return!

Brought to you by Sheila Hawley. I love NASCAR.

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