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Southern Belle NASCAR Monday: Martinsville Flames

Yesterday was the first Martinsville Race of the Season.  Cars were bumping and banging off of each other in every turn.  I think the only car that did not have had any damage to it was that of the winner, Jimmie Johnson.  Johnson led the most laps and won, his eighth career Martinsville win.  Dale Earnhardt Jr’s streak ended with his 24th place finish and he lost the points lead.  Danica Patrick finished in the top fifteen, for the first time since Daytona.  It was the first of the five races Denny Hamlin will have to sit out, Mark Martin drove the FedEx Camry to a top ten finish. There were even some flames, Kyle Busch’s car caught on fire after he lost his breaks.  Tempers were flaring too, Harvick turned Vickers around after the checkered flag waved.  All in all it was an event filled day at Martinsville.

Southern Belle NASCAR Monday: Easter Weekend = No Race Weekend

Happy Easter Everyone!  Hope everyone had a good one.  I worked so it didn’t really feel like Easter to me.   Well this weekend was the first off weekend of the season for the Sprint Cup.  There has been a little noise though, Denny Hamlin is out six weeks after a back injury from that wreck with Joey Logano last weekend.  Mark Martin and Brian Vickers will be filling in for the at least five races he will be out.

 

On a side note there may not have been a race this weekend but today was Opening Day in Cincinnati for the Reds and that is like a national holiday.  Even though they lost it was a great day to have the Reds back on the field.