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Patrick plans to eat a famous Martinsville hot dog
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Martinsville Speedway is known for three things: it's hard, short-track racing, the grandfather clock given to the winner and the infamous hot dogs sold in the garage....

Jamie McMurray bests Chase drivers to win pole
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Jamie McMurray bumped all eight of NASCAR's championship contenders with a surprising pole-winning run Friday at Martinsville Speedway....

SHR prepares for future with crew chief swap

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- When Kurt Busch was eliminated from NASCAR title contention, it became apparent to both the driver and his owner that if a change was going to be made to his team it had to be done soon....

Stenhouse reflects on missing 1st Sprint Cup race

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Varying qualifying strategies at Talladega Superspeedway created a bizarre set of circumstances that cost Ricky Stenhouse Jr. a spot in last week's Sprint Cup race....

Edwards and Newman are surprises of NASCAR's Chase
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- NASCAR's new championship format came with fan-friendly brackets that likely had fans advancing Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. deep into the playoffs....

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