Kahne records 3rd straight 20-something start
Kasey Kahne | 5
(October 24, 2014 10:26 PM EDT)
Kasey Kahne qualified 24th for the Goody's 500. This will be the third consecutive race at Martinsville for which he will start in the mid-20s.
If this trend holds, Kahne should finish in the low- to mid-20s as well. Kahne has not been particularly strong during his career at Martinsville and should be viewed as a questionable value.
Martinsville to be Clay Rogers 2nd Cup start
Clay Rogers | 892
(October 24, 2014 10:01 PM EDT)
Clay Rogers has attempted to qualify for three races—all on short, flat tracks. He failed to qualify at Richmond and parked after only 45 laps at New Hampshire this September.
Rogers took a provisional to start the Goody's 500 in a third BK Racing entry. This team will probably start-and-park again this week.
Vickers picks up where he left on in spring
Brian Vickers | 55
(October 24, 2014 9:39 PM EDT)
Brian Vickers finished 16th this spring in the STP 500 after starting 13th. On Friday, he picked up where he left off and qualified 17th for Sunday’s race.
Vickers’ last four races on this track ended in top-20 finishes, so fantasy owners should expect a result in the same general range this week.
Mike Wallace to start shotgun at Martinsville
Mike Wallace | 793
(October 24, 2014 9:25 PM EDT)
Mie Wallace was forced to take a provisional to start the Goody's 500. He will start last in 43rd.
Wallace’s last start at Martinsville came in 2005 when he was racing for Morgan-McClure. Look for him to be rusty and simply attempt to finish the race.
Kyle Fowler logged laps at Martinsville
Kyle Fowler | 32
(October 24, 2014 9:21 PM EDT)
Kyle Fowler logged 37 laps in Martinsville’s first practice session for the Goody's 500. He posted the slowest single lap and was at the bottom of the grid in terms of 10-lap averages as well, but the most important thing was that he got plenty of seat time.
Only 43 cars are entered this week, so Fowler will start the race with a provisional in 42nd. Look for him to run until the end of the show and finish, but he will not be a very good fantasy value.
Guenette has best 10 laps in truck Happy Hour
Alex Guenette | C39
(October 24, 2014 8:21 PM EDT)
Canadian Tire Series regular Alex Guenette has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in Happy Hour practice for the Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway.
The average speed of 92.207 mph in the No. 32 Chevrolet Silverado was best of the six trucks that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 15 Mason Mingus (91.514 mph), No. 08 Camden Murphy (89.135), No. 07 Enrique Contreras III (87.682), No. 82 Cody Erickson (87.172) and No. 93 Dustin Hapka (86.511) are the rest on this list.
Wallace Jr. fastest in truck final practice
Darrell Wallace Jr. | 854
(October 24, 2014 8:18 PM EDT)
Darrell Wallace Jr. is fastest in Happy Hour for the Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway.
At 95.888 mph in the No. 34 Wendell Scott Hall of Fame tribute Toyota Tundra, he was the fastest of the 37 trucks out on the track for the final practice. No. 88 Matt Crafton, No. 51 Erik Jones, No. 00 Cole Custer and No. 17 Timothy Peters are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. No. 86 Brandon Brown was the slowest. Wallace Jr. switched numbers on the Toyota Tundra from #54 to #34 (Wendell Scott drove the No. 34 during his career) for this race. The No. 54 will return after Martinsville.
Jamie McMurray wins Goody's 500 pole
Jamie McMurray | 1
(October 24, 2014 5:40 PM EDT)
Jamie McMurray set a new qualification record and won the pole for Sunday’s Goody's 500 at Martinsville Speedway. His fastest lap was 18.954 seconds, which converts to 99.905 mph.
McMurray had one of the fastest cars this spring before contact with Dale Earnhardt Jr. cut a tire and sent him into the wall. It is safe to say that he has unfinished business and wants to dominate the race. The track record of 100.201 mph was set by Joey Logano this spring during the first session.
Gordon, Harvick qualify outside top 12
Kevin Harvick | 4
(October 24, 2014 5:19 PM EDT)
Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick were the only two Chase contenders who qualified outside the top 12 for Sunday’s Goody's 500. Gordon missed advancing to the second round of time trials by six inches; Harvick was well off the pace and starts 33rd after scraping the wall twice.
Gordon will suffer with bad pit selection, but Harvick will have to change his strategy and gamble on two tires early. Martinsville is not Harvick’s best track in terms of average finishes and this is not what he wanted to start the Eliminator round.
Reddick has top 10-laps in NCWTS Practice 1
Tyler Reddick | 819
(October 24, 2014 3:39 PM EDT)
Tyler Reddick (No. 19 Broken Bow Records Ford F-150) has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway.
His average of 93.479 mph was best of the 11 trucks that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 32 Alex Guenette (92.287 mph), No. 31 Ben Kennedy (91.882), No. 15 Mason Mingus (90.752) and No. 08 Camden Murphy (89.358) are the rest of the top five on this list.