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Roger Holtsclaw

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Roger has over 24 years experience as a mechanic and crew member in NASCAR at many levels including Cup, Nationwide and Truck Series. He has also competed as a driver at many short tracks around the Southeast including one start the USAR Hooter's Pro Cup Series. Roger is now embarking on a motorsports journalism and photography career and is co-owner of HMP Photo. Follow me on Twitter @rogerholtsclaw Email me: roger@speedwaymedia.com

Johnson secures victory and series points lead at Martinsville

Jimmie Johnson continues his dominance at Martinsville winning from the pole position in the Tums 500. Johnson led 193 laps en route to his seventh win and 19th top ten finish in just 22 starts at the legendary track. More importantly, he leaves Martinsville with a two point lead over Brad Keselowski.

Business as usual for Keselowski at Martinsville

Since the end of Tums 500 qualifying session at Martinsville Speedway, media reports, social media and television have been buzzing about series points leader Brad Keselowski's 32nd place starting spot.

Hamlin drives from rear of field to win the Kroger 200 at Martinsville

Virginia native Denny Hamlin takes the checkered flag after driving from the rear of the field. Hamlin qualified fifth, but missed the drivers meeting which was taking place after the start of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice.

Peters captures the Kroger 200 pole at Martinsville Speedway

Peters who finished fifth here in the spring turned a lap of 19.641 sec at 96.411 mph and bested Cup Series regular and spring race winner, Kevin Harvick by only .027secs

Slugger’s return showing results; Carrying momentum into next season

Paul Menard’s season has had it’s ups and downs. The season started off solid with a sixth place finish at Daytona. Though the team stumbled at Phoenix, they followed it up with two more top tens. As the season progressed, the roller coaster trend continued with many finishes in the high teens to lower twenties being the norm.

Johnson captures the pole for Sunday’s Tums 500 at Martinsville Speedway

Chase contender Jimmie Johnson sets fast lap in qualifying at Martinsville Speedway for the Sunday's Tums 500. Johnson turned a lap of 97.598 MPH (19.402 SECS), edging out Brian Vickers who was fastest in practice and therefore was the last car to attempt qualifying.

Trucks on the short track, where they should be!

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visits the legendary Martinsville Speedway this weekend and that leads me to reminisce about "the good ole days". The series began in 1995 and during that first season, the trucks competed primarily on short tracks. Venues like Saugus, Evergreen, I-70 and Mesa Marin are just a few of the fantastic short tracks that the trucks visited.

Morris takes the win in the VA is for Racing Lovers 300

Phillip Morris drives his Clarence's Steak House Chevy to the victory in the VA is for Racing Lovers 300 at Martinsville Speedway. Morris held off NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Lee Pulliam in the closing laps to secure his third win at the prestigious event.

Changes in VIFRL 300 format seem to be a success at Martinsville

The annual 300 lap Late Model race at Martinsville Speedway implemented a few changes this year, going away from the traditional qualifying format. This seasons race will be seeded using heat races.

$25K, a clock and a crown up for grabs at Martinsville

The Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 set for Sunday, Oct 21 at Martinsville Speedway. Come see 42 cars take the green with one goal, to win the clock. The infamous grandfather clock has been a longstanding traditional trophy given to Martinsville Speedway race winners for many years.

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