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Martinsville in Review

Joe Gibbs Racing started all three cars in the top four and all three cars took their turn at the front of the field in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway. When it was over Matt Kenseth led the team with a second-place finish, while Denny Hamlin earned a top ten coming home in seventh and Kyle Busch battled late-race handling issues to finish 15th.

With three races remaining in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, Kenseth moved back into a tie with Jimmie Johnson for the lead in the point standings. Kyle Busch is now fifth in the standings 36 points behind the leaders.
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Darrell Wallace, Jr. Scores First Truck Series Win!

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2013) – In short order, Darrell Wallace Jr. has piled up accolades usually preceded by the word “youngest” or “fastest” or “first.” Now, with a win at Martinsville Speedway, Wallace adds another history-making accomplishment to the list – and continues a competitive landscape evolution.

With the victory, Wallace becomes the second African-American driver to win a NASCAR national series race, joining trailblazer and NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee Wendell Scott.

“We congratulate Darrell Wallace Jr. on his first national series victory, one that will be remembered as a remarkable moment in our sport’s history,” said Brian France, NASCAR chairman and CEO. “Darrell’s success, following fellow NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduate Kyle Larson’s win earlier this season, is indicative of a youth and multicultural movement that bodes well for NASCAR’s future growth.”
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