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  • Big challenges in Martinsville

    There wasn't a track on the schedule I enjoyed competing at more than Martinsville. It represents the origin of our sport; short track stock car racing. The skills needed to compete at the half-mile track are the same skills acquired as a young racer. Martinsville Speedway provides us with the purest form of racing: no drafting partners, no aero push, but rather a conventional approach of who can circle the paperclip-shaped track the quickest, while managing tire wear and rationing brake pads for at least 500 laps. Sprinkle into the equation repeated contact being made virtue of one's front bumper to another's rear, a few mood swings by a handful of drivers, and double-digit cautions throughout race ... it simply doesn't get any better than Martinsville. Three greatest challenges 1) Operating with 125 less horsepower will challenge drivers more this weekend than the previous 2015 events. Among the rules changes this year, the 125...

  • Rick Barnes Says He Wanted to Stay as Texas Coach

    Rick Barnes bids farewell to Texas, says he wanted to remain coach but wouldn't dump staff

  • Saban Dismisses Taylor From Team After Arrest

    Alabama's Saban dismisses lineman Jonathan Taylor from team after domestic violence arrest