With all that's new about NASCAR's Gen-6 car, there will still be one large component of this weekend's Sprint Cup race that will still have a classic feel - the track itself. At 66 years old, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway is the oldest track on the NASCAR circuit and its old-school feel makes it a favorite of driver David Ragan.
Ragan takes his No. 34 Front Row Motorsports team to the .526-mile paperclip-shaped track for Sunday's STP Gas Booster 500 after consecutive top-25 finishes at Bristol and Fontana. The driver expects to improve on his early-season results with Race 6 at Martinsville, where he has a solid record in his 13 career starts. The driver has one top-10 and one top-15 finish and a best result of eighth (2011).
Comments from Front Row Motorsports team driver David Ragan heading to Martinsville:
"Martinsville is a lot of fun for me. I grew up racing on a small, quarter-mile track with my Legends cars at Atlanta and Charlotte. As a race fan, I ...