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Logano captures pole at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) Joey Logano led a Ford sweep at Martinsville Speedway with another pole-winning run for Team Penske.

Logano turned a lap at 97.830 mph in Saturday qualifying to earn the top starting spot. His pole-winning run came roughly 90 minutes after Team Penske teammate Will Power won the pole for the IndyCar race in Austin, Texas. Read More...

Preece hopes to contend at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) Ryan Preece is a rookie struggling to find his rhythm at NASCAR's top level. But as the series shifts to Martinsville Speedway, the first short track on the schedule, Preece may have a slight advantage on some of his competition for the first time this season.

Preece took an unconventional path to the Cup Series and established himself on short tracks across the Northeast. The Connecticut native eased into NASCAR via the Whelen Modified Tour, where he won 22 races and the 2013 series championship. Read More...

Stewart headlines NASCAR HOF nominees

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart headlined the six new nominees eligible for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Stewart joined Neil Bonnett, a popular member of the "Alabama Gang," two-time Xfinity Series champion Sam Ard, former Daytona 500 winner Marvin Panch, short-track racer Jim Paschal and mechanic Red Vogt as the new nominees. Read More...

Guthrie not among contributor nominees

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Janet Guthrie, the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, was dropped from the latest list of nominees for NASCAR's Landmark Award that honors contribution to the sport.

With Guthrie off the list of five nominees, Anne B. France and Norma "Dusty" Brandel remain the only women officially recognized in the Hall of Fame for at least another year. France married NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. and was secretary and treasurer of both NASCAR and International Speedway Corp. Read More...

NASCAR moving awards to Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) NASCAR is leaving Las Vegas and taking its annual Champion's Week and awards to Nashville, Tennessee.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards will be held Dec. 5 at the Music City Center in Music City, NASCAR announced Wednesday. Read More...

Patrick to join NBC's Indy 500 team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside host Mike Tirico.

Patrick retired from racing after last year's Indianapolis 500. Her eighth appearance in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" prepped her for a return as a television personality. Read More...

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