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NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. scores big for Hendrik Motosports at Martinsville with emotional victory

Oct 27 2014 5:26pm CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

It’s been 10 years since tragedy struck a Hendrick Motorsports plane on its way to a NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway. The crash killed all 10 people on board, including team owner Rick Hendrick’s son, brother, twin nieces, the team general manager, head engine builder and more. Sadness turned into joy on Sunday, however, when HMS driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. scored a victory at the weekend’s race. The celebration was heartfelt, filled with hugs and needed. Read full ...
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NASCAR Martinsville 2014 recap: Dale Earnhardt Jr. finally wins grandfather clock

Oct 27 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: SBNation

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Martinsville win carried special meaning for reasons that go beyond the just what happened on the track. Rejoicing on the Martinsville Speedway frontstretch were a son who had lost a father and man who had also experienced great loss. The scene made Sunday's race one of the more emotional in recent memory. Ever since he was a young boy Dale Earnhardt Jr. wanted a grandfather clock awarded to whoever wins a Martinsville race. When ...
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Junior’s Win, Kenseth’s Spin Shake Up The Chase

Oct 27 2014 7:58am CDT | Source: Racin’ Today

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer RacinToday.com MARTINSVILLE, Va. – With Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory Sunday in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway, the third-generation driver secured the grandfather clock trophy he had wanted since he was a boy. He also provided a twist to the Chase’s Eliminator Round. With o ...
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Sydney, Oct 28 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Dave Richardson said Tuesday the game had reached the "straw that broke the camel's back" with suspect bowling actions, forcing the governing body to launch its controversial crackdown on chucking. | by IANS
 
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Earnhardt clocks in at Martinsville at last

Oct 27 2014 7:25am CDT | Source: Crash.Net Motorsports

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has finally claimed a long-sought grandfather clock trophy at Martinsville, and it came on a significant anni ...
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Jeff Gordon Inches Closer to 5th Title After Strong Martinsville Showing

Oct 26 2014 11:31pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Three checkered flags are all that separate Jeff Gordon from his fifth Sprint Cup championship. That statement doesn’t necessarily mean Gordon has to win all three of those final races of the season. Rather, all Gordon has to do from this point on is survive and do what he does best: continue to be consistent in each of those three remaining events. If Gordon can get through Texas, Phoenix and Homestead and manage to hold onto the lead in the p ...
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Dale Jr. finally gets first win at Martinsville

Oct 26 2014 9:06pm CDT | Source: USA Today: Sports

As a child, Dale Earnhardt Jr. raced in the shadow of a grandfather clock.         ...
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NASCAR at Martinsville: Winners and Losers from the Goody's 500

Oct 26 2014 8:56pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

He finally did it. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won at Martinsville on Sunday. “We’ve been trying to win here for so many years,” Earnhardt Jr. told a national television audience. “And this place is so special to me. I’ve wanted to win here so bad.” It came too late for his championship this season, but it was just as satisfying. Junior had to keep his teammate, four-time champion and eight-time Martinsville winner Jeff Gordon behind him to capture the checkers. It was an emotional win for the ...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins at Martinsville a week after Chase elimination

Oct 26 2014 8:37pm CDT | Source: Los Angeles Times Sports

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned his fourth win of the season on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway in an emotional victory a week after he was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship ...
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Why Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s 2014 Season Will Be His Most Memorable

Oct 26 2014 7:36pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won't walk out of 2014 with his first Championship, but he will walk away with his first grandfather clock. Right now, that feels just as sweet. Junior won the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday afternoon, just holding off his Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Jeff Gordon. It was his fourth victory, 12th top-five and 18th top-10 finish of the year. This has been by far his most impr ...
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