Do y’all flip channels?”. Truex won the Martinsville grandfather clock on the paperclip-shaped track at just 0.526 miles. “I don't know if I got dizzy or what,” Dillon said. The issue was pushed to the fore this week by Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s lone black driver and an Alabama native who called for the banishment of the Confederate flag and said there was “no place” for it in the sport. Tick tock. The issue was pushed to the fore this week by Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s lone black driver and an Alabama native who called for the banishment of the Confederate flag and said there was “no place” for it in the sport. The following week at Talladega Superspeedway, up to 5,000 fans will be allowed to attend the race. Wallace wore a black “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirt but did not kneel during the national anthem. 43 Chevrolet with a #BlackLivesMatter paint scheme. Truex ends 2020 winless skid with victory at Martinsville, National security officials: Iran, Russia have obtained voter registration data, Trump's Operation Warp Speed adviser says all Americans could be immunized by June, Russia, Iran have obtained voter data in election interference campaign: DNI, Iran and Russia trying to interfere in 2020 election, FBI and DNI say, Denny Hamlin (11) and Kyle Busch (18) come through a turn during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Martinsville, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber). “I knew we were going to get one soon,” Truex said. Martin Truex Jr. ends 2020 winless skid with…, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Submit to Stumbleupon (Opens in new window). There’s a lot of emotions on the race track.”. I’m excited about tonight. There’s a lot of emotions on the race track.”. MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Martin Truex Jr. used a trip to NASCAR’s shortest track to end a lengthy losing streak on the day the stock car series at long last banned the Confederate flag. “Hopefully we can get on a roll.”. His Chevy had “Compassion, Love, Understanding” emblazoned on the hood. Kyle Busch, leading a race he had to win, not once believed he was driving toward a season-saving victory. Am I doing this right? Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest? I’m watching the standing more than the drivers I feel. NASCAR says all fans will be screened before entering, required to wear face coverings, mandated to social distance at six feet, and will not have access to the infield. The race started shortly after NASCAR issued a ban of the confederate flag, stating “it will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties.”. The race started shortly after NASCAR said the Confederate flag would be be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties. Martinsville capped a stretch of seven straight Cup races since it resumed without fans at the track. Truex cruised down the stretch and won his first NASCAR Cup race of the season on Wednesday night in the first race under the lights at Martinsville Speedway. 3 Chevrolet were damaged earlier in the race. New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara replied to NASCAR’s statement with a tweet asking “when the next race? Wallace drove the Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. NASCAR helmet artist Jason Beam, who paints designs for some of the sports biggest stars, was among the loudest critics. His Chevy had “Compassion, Love, Understanding” emblazoned on the hood. “It’s huge for him and his confidence and for the way people look at him," Truex said. Truex, the 2017 Cup champion, has been one of NASCAR’s biggest winners over the last three years, but failed to find victory lane for Joe Gibbs Racing over the first 10 races of this season. “I think it’s huge. Tick tock. That streak ends Sunday when 1,000 Florida service members, representing the Homestead Air Reserve Base and U.S. Southern Command in Doral, are allowed to attend the Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway as honorary guests and view the race from the grandstands. Is this ok? © Copyright 2020, The Spokesman-Review | Community Guidelines | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Copyright Policy, Wednesday, October 21, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I’m excited about tonight. By continuing to use the site, you accept our. Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski, who has two wins this season, and Joey Logano made it a 2-3-4 finish for Team Penske. “It’s huge for him and his confidence and for the way people look at him,” Truex said. Martin Truex Jr. is the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion and in his second season driving the No. “I want to say hi to all the fans at home, we definitely miss you,” Truex said. “I knew we were going to get one soon,” Truex said. The time ran out on the losing streak. He won for the first time with new crew chief James Small. That streak ends Sunday when 1,000 Florida service members, representing the Homestead Air Reserve Base and U.S. Southern Command in Doral, are allowed to attend the Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway as honorary guests and view the race from the grandstands. Wallace wore a black “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirt but did not kneel during the national anthem. May 19, 1883, Supreme Court Justice Helen Whitener defends seat against former school administrator Richard Serns …, Nonprofit offering reward to people inform police about suspect …, Washington governor candidate Loren Culp faces lawsuit over child sex abuse investigation …, Kootenai Health at capacity as COVID-19 cases climb …, New health insurance plans available November 1 through Washington Healthplanfinder. The win is historic as it was the first Cup race at night in the 73-year history of The Short Track. Wallace wore a black “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirt but did not kneel during the national anthem. OK. Erik Jones will drive NASCAR's iconic No. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James tweeted a “BIG S/O” to Wallace and retired NFL star Deion Sanders tweeted he was proud NASCAR “recognized the sensitivity of our country while confronting the racial injustices.”, Wallace even made some new NASCAR fans — for a night, at least — out of other athletes. Wallace, wearing an American flag mask, clapped his hands when asked about the decision before the start of the race. He won 19 times from 2017-2019. Oh well, Reese Witherspoon gave the ruling a high-five emoji on Twitter, and that alone might be enough to outweigh the haters. The time ran out on the losing streak. 43 Chevrolet with a #BlackLivesMatter paint scheme. ?” with a popcorn emoji. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. “It’s been a stressful couple of weeks,” Wallace said on FS1. New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara replied to NASCAR’s statement with a tweet asking “when the next race? "This just doesn’t feel right, but exciting to win for sure.”. Denny Hamlin finally got a playoff win in a messy wreck-fest that took three overtimes Sunday, the longest race in Talladega Superspeedway history. MARTINSVILLE, Va. (June 10, 2020) – Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. “This just doesn’t feel right, but exciting to win for sure.”. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS. “I think it’s huge. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. Martin Truex Jr. celebrates with his grandfather clock trophy after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Martinsville, Va. By The Associated Press June 10, 2020 … Do y’all flip channels?”. Truex, the 2017 Cup champion, has been one of NASCAR’s biggest winners over the last three years, but failed to find victory lane for Joe Gibbs Racing over the first 10 races of this season. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. I’m watching the standing more than the drivers I feel. Sports > National sports Martin Truex Jr. ends 2020 winless skid with victory at Martinsville. Already outspoken on social causes in NASCAR, Wallace denounced the flag and his message spread throughout sports. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James tweeted a “BIG S/O” to Wallace and retired NFL star Deion Sanders tweeted he was proud NASCAR “recognized the sensitivity of our country while confronting the racial injustices.”, Wallace even made some new NASCAR fans — for a night, at least — out of other athletes. He won for the first time with new crew chief James Small. He won for the first time with new crew chief Jason Small. Why have models of Colorado’s coronavirus trajectory been off? I knew all along that he was capable, I know he’s going to be an amazing crew chief for a long time to come.”. ?” with a popcorn emoji. Boston tweeted questions about the race and seemed to enjoy the action at Martinsville: “Do y’all be pinned to the TV. Wallace, wearing an American flag mask, clapped his hands when asked about the decision before the start of the race. Former NFL safety Bernard Pollard Jr. joined in on the social media action and had a question on cautions answered on the FS1 broadcast. Boston tweeted questions about the race and seemed to enjoy the action at Martinsville: “Do y’all be pinned to the TV. But NASCAR’s decision angered a contingent of flag loyalists, who stewed on social media. All rights reserved. Martinsville capped a stretch of seven straight Cup races since it resumed without fans at the track. Wallace, wearing an American flag mask, clapped his hands when asked about the decision before the start of the race. He unleashed a string of tweets blasting the move, writing “You can’t erase history by picking and choosing what parts you want to keep and don’t won’t to keep.”. The time ran out on the losing streak. Dillon's wife is expecting their first child any day now. “This is no doubt the biggest race of my career tonight. By continuing to use the site, you accept our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. The issue was pushed to the fore this week by Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s lone black driver and an Alabama native who called for the banishment of the Confederate flag and said there was “no place” for it in the sport. “It’s been a stressful couple of weeks,” Wallace said on FS1. NASCAR helmet artist Jason Beam, who paints designs for some of the sports biggest stars, was among the loudest critics.