The picture to the left was taken by Denny Hamlin himself. He posted it to his Twitter page, arriving home after winning Sunday’s TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville, with the caption “Just pulled up at my house.. LOL.” Isn’t that sweet? I love it.
The race itself was fun, and I’m glad Denny won.
I was thinking that I wouldn’t comment on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s bad, bad luck but I feel like I have to say something. Maybe just for myself? This season has sucked and sucked hard. I don’t place blame or feel the need to point fingers because I truly believe that Hendrick Motorsports is doing everything they can to make Dale Jr. successful. I mean, it’s in everyone’s best interest that he wins. There is nothing to be gained from having an annoying season like this one.
Talladega is next and we all know that’s a track where Dale can excel. So I hope he gets the opportunity to do so, it’ll make that race so much more fun to watch if he’s in it at the end contending for the win.
In terms of the Chase, Talladega has to change the game. It just has to!!!
Mike Skinner poses with wife Angie after winning the pole for the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway, his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series leading 50th career pole. (Photo Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Jeff Gordon leans against his car while waiting to qualify for the TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Gordon will start Sunday’s race from the outside pole. (Photo Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Fans wave green flags to start the TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. The fans served as the Grand Marshals and Honorary Starters for the race. (Photo Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Denny Hamlin celebrates winning the TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway, his second career win at the Virginia short track. (Photo Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Timothy Peters celebrates winning the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway, his hometown track. The win was Peters’ first in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)