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Earnhardt’s Short-Track Love Gets Rewarded

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. on Sunday.  (HHP/Andrew Coppley photo)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. took a moment to reflect on winning Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and was overcome with joy.

Earnhardt Claims First Martinsville Clock

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his first Martinsville (Va.) Speedway grandfather clock trophy after scoring the victory in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500. (HHP/Andrew Coppley photo)

It took Dale Earnhardt Jr. 30 tries and one dramatic late-race pass, but he finally won a Martinsville (Va.) Speedway grandfather clock on Sunday.

Gordon’s ‘Drive For Five’ Continues

Jeff Gordon can win any of the next three NASCAR Sprint Cup races to lock himself into the Championship round. (HHP/Christa L. Thomas photo)

Jeff Gordon hasn’t won a NASCAR Sprint Cup championship since 2001. His best chance to claim Title No. 5 may be this year.

Peters Comes Close To Homecoming Win

Timothy Peters came close to his second Camping World Truck Series win in a row on Saturday at his home track, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. (NASCAR photo)

Timothy Peters had mixed emotions after Saturday’s Kroger 200 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

Wallace Honors Wendell Scott In Style

Darrell Wallace Jr. celebrates his win in Saturday's Kroger 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. (HHP/Andrew Coppley photo)

Darrell Wallace Jr. added to his own chapter in NASCAR’s history books by winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 on Saturday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

Harvick Tops Martinsville Final Practice

Kevin Harvick was fastest in final practice on Saturday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. (HHP/Garry Eller photo)

Kevin Harvick’s hopes of winning Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway received a much-needed boost on Saturday.

‘Big Mac’ Is Fastest At Martinsville

Jamie McMurray claimed the pole on Friday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. (NASCAR photo)

Jamie McMurray held his son, Carter, in his arms as NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying wound down on Friday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

Patrick Has a Special Plan For Martinsville

Danica Patrick revealed an unusual good-luck charm she hopes will work in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. (HHP/Harold Hinson photo)

Danica Patrick fondly remembers her first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, but not for all the reasons one would think.

BURNS: Around The Track

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If NASCAR ever released an official soundtrack, the theme to ESPN SpeedWorld would have to be on it.

Vickers Is Tops In Wild Talladega Qualifying

Brian Vickers will start from the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. (NASCAR Photo)

Brian Vickers may be the biggest proponent of NASCAR’s new superspeedway group qualifying system, but it’s for a good reason.

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