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UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Nationwide Series:
Sat 11/1: Texas Motor Speedway, O'Reilly Challenge, 3pm, PRN

Sprint Cup Series:
Sun 11/2: Texas Motor Speedway, AAA Texas 500, 2pm, PRN


RACING NEWS PROGRAMS ON 1290 WHKY-AM

Monday: Fast Talk, 7-8pm

Tuesday: NASCAR Live, 7-8pm

Wednesday: The Pit Reporters, 7-8pm

Monday-Friday: NASCAR Today, 6:50pm

Monday-Friday: Garage Pass, 8:30pm


NASCAR News (all content provided by John Singler, MRN Radio)

WEEKEND WINNERS … DALE EARNHARDT JR., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series … DARRELL WALLACE JR., Camping World Truck Series …

GOODY’S HEADACHE RELIEF SHOT 500: Dale Earnhardt Junior charged past race leader Tony Stewart coming out of the final restart on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway – driving away to his fourth victory of the season and the twenty-third of his career. Earnhardt was leading the race when the day’s final caution came out ten laps from the finish. He and others pitted for fresh tires while Stewart did not, opting for prime track position as the race leader. But Earnhardt quickly drove around the three-time champion once the green flag flew, beating runner-up – and teammate – Jeff Gordon to the finish by thirty-four one-hundredths of a second. Ryan Newman placed third and Stewart was fourth, giving Chevrolet a sweep of the top four positions. Joey Logano completed the top five in his Team Penske Ford. Gordon led a race-high 130 laps and comes out of the weekend with the points lead in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, three ahead of Newman … Title contenders Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski had problems that sent them to the bottom of the Chase standings. Harvick tangled with Matt Kenseth near the mid-point of the race and got the worst of it, detouring to the garage area for lengthy repairs. He wound up thirty-third in the forty-three-car field, running at the finish but forty-three laps down to Earnhardt. Keselowski broke a transmission late in the race and finished thirty-first. He and Harvick are now seventh and eighth, respectively, in the standings – both more than thirty-points behind Gordon – heading to the next race next weekend in Texas.

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES
Top 10 Finishers in the Goody’s 500
DRIVER STARTING POSITION LAPS LED
1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (23) 79
2. Jeff Gordon (13) 130
3. Ryan Newman (9) --
4. Tony Stewart (4) 18
5. Joey Logano (2) 60
6. Matt Kenseth (3) 2
7. Clint Bowyer (12) 33
8. Denny Hamlin (5) 68
9. AJ Allmendinger (15) --
10. David Ragan (29) --
RACE NOTES
Sunday’s win for Dale Earnhardt Junior comes one week after he was eliminated from title contention with a thirty-first-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway. He’s just the second non-Chase driver to win Martinsville’s fall race since the current post-season structure debuted in 2004. Jeff Gordon was victorious in 2005 … Earnhardt’s win is the twenty-second at Martinsville for Hendrick Motorsports, extending the organization’s track record. It’s his first on the half-mile Virginia oval. Earnhardt’s previous best was second place, twice … Kurt Busch finished thirty-sixth in his bid for a season sweep. He was running at the finish but sixty-two laps down to Earnhardt. Busch started tenth and did lead twenty-one laps.

2014 CHASE FOR THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP
Eliminator Round
1. Jeff Gordon (Hendrick) 4,044 Points
2. Ryan Newman (Richard Childress) 4,041 (-3)
3. Joey Logano (Team Penske) 4,040 (-4)
4. Matt Kenseth (Joe Gibbs Racing) 4,039 (-5)
5. Denny Hamlin (Joe Gibbs Racing) 4,037 (-7)
6. Carl Edwards (Roush Fenway) 4,024 (-20)
7. Brad Keselowski (Team Penske) 4,013 (-31)
8. Kevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas) 4,011 (-33)

Inside the Chase

The eight-driver Chase field will be trimmed to four after the next two races are completed … with Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick currently holding the bottom four spots in the Eliminator Round. Hamlin had the highest finish – eighth – among those four drivers in Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 … Keselowski entered the post season Chase as the top seed but labored to a thirty-first-place finish on Sunday and is now twenty-six points below the fourth-place cutoff for advancement to the next round … Jeff Gordon, the regular-season points leader and Number-2 Chase seed, was the highest-finishing title contender on Sunday. His second-place showing put him atop the standings by three points over Ryan Newman.

DARRELL WALLACE JR. WINS KROGER 200 CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES RACE
Darrell Wallace Junior had a new number on the side of his Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota for Saturday’s race at Martinsville Speedway. But the result was the same as it was last season: a trip to Gatorade Victory Lane. Wallace started from the pole and led a race-high ninety-seven laps, including the final thirteen, to win Martinsville’s fall event for the second year in a row. Wallace’s team changed his truck’s number from “54” to “34” for this race in honor of Wendell Scott, who’ll be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame next year. Wallace, who celebrated his 21st birthday earlier this month, is just the second driver with back-to-back wins in Martinsville Speedway’s fall race since the track first hosted the series in 1995. Denny Hamlin was victorious in in 2011 and 2012. Wallace’s margin of victory was a half-second over Timothy Peters with points leader Matt Crafton third and Erik Jones – Wallace’s teammate – fourth … giving Toyota a sweep of the top four positions. Ryan Blaney completed the top five. Crafton’s third-place finish enabled him to stretch his lead over Blaney to eighteen points in the championship chase with just three races remaining. Third-place Wallace has now closed to within twenty-two points. His victory extends Toyota’s Martinsville winning streak to five dating back to Hamlin’s victory in this race two years ago … Saturday’s win is the fourth of Wallace’s career, three of which have come this season … Saturday’s race included just nine lead changes among five drivers: Wallace, Blaney, Crafton, Johnny Sauter and Austin Hill … There were eleven cautions for seventy-one laps, more than a third of the race distance.

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES
Top 10 Finishers in the Kroger 200
DRIVER STARTING POSITION LAPS LED
1. Darrell Wallace Jr. (Pole) 97
2. Timothy Peters (2) --
3. Matt Crafton (3) 24
4. Erik Jones (15) --
5. Ryan Blaney (5) 17
6. Tyler Reddick (R) (10) --
7. Johnny Sauter (7) 41
8. Matt Tifft (20) --
9. Alex Guenette (12) --
10. German Quiroga (8) --

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES
Unofficial Point Standings – After 19 Races
DRIVER POINTS BEHIND LEADER
1. Matt Crafton 716 ----
2. Ryan Blaney 698 -18
3. Darrell Wallace Jr. 694 -22
4. Johnny Sauter 676 -40
5. Timothy Peters 639 -77
6. German Quiroga 608 -108
7. Joey Coulter 607 -109
8. Ben Kennedy (R) 590 -126
9. Jeb Burton 587 -129
10. Ron Hornaday 494 -222


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Sun 11/9: Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Sprint Cup 500, 2pm MRN
Sun 11/16: Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 400, 2pm, MRN


NASCAR Nationwide Series

Sat 11/8: Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Nationwide 200, 3:30pm, MRN
Sat 11/15: Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 300, 4pm, MRN


NASCAR Camping World Truck Series


Indy Car Series