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The Dinwiddie Monitor Racing Center is your home for all things auto racing, including stories from the world of NASCAR and local racing action at Southside Speedway and Virginia Motorsports Park. Expect weekly recaps of national racing action and new features, including a weekly column from Digital Media Editor Michael Campbell, where he discusses his thoughts on the moves and news of racing.



DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 12:  Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota, speaks at a press conference at Daytona International Speedway on February 12, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)

NASCAR News: Martin Truex, Jr. Docked 15 Points, Crew Chief Pearn Suspended One Race for Atlanta Violations

Michael Campbell March 2, 2016

HAMPTON, Ga. – A favorite going into this NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Martin Truex, Jr. and his crew chief Cole Pearn have been assessed penalties for violations at Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip

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during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 28, 2016 in Hampton, Georgia.

NASCAR Race Recap: Johnson Wins Atlanta; Ties Earnhardt, Sr. with 76 Career Cup Wins

Web Team February 29, 2016

HAMPTON, Ga. – With wrecks erupting behind him, Jimmie Johnson took the checkered flag in overtime under caution in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway—and then he remembered. Almost lost

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, poses with the winner's decal in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)

NSCS Race Recap: Chesterfield’s Denny Hamlin Wins Closest Daytona 500 in History

Web Team February 22, 2016

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Most of the time, when an athlete talks about a “team victory,” it’s nothing more than a sports cliché. But Denny Hamlin’s win in Sunday’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway—by

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Racing Center: Reporter Michael Campbell Reflects on Impact of Dale Earnhardt’s Death at 15th Anniversary

Michael Campbell February 18, 2016

CENTRAL VIRGINIA – February 18, 2001 was any other day for me, a young kid who discovered a love for auto racing, particularly NASCAR, by accident, seeing, then named, Craftsman Truck Series on television

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Field Shrinks to 40 Cars As Part of New Team Owner Charter Program

Michael Campbell February 9, 2016

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – As select NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams make their way down to Daytona International Speedway in Florida for the running of the non-points-earning Sprint Unlimited exhibition race, NASCAR officials held

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KANNAPOLIS, NC - AUGUST 18:  Tony Stewart, co-owener of Stewart-Haas Racing, speaks with the media after announcing a multiyear deal partnership between Danica Patrick and Nature's Bakery during a press conference on August 18, 2015 in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The partnership will begin with the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.  (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for Stewart-Haas Racing)

NASCAR Driver Tony Stewart to Miss Start of Season Due to Back Injury After ATV Crash

Michael Campbell February 4, 2016

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart is expected to miss the start of the racing series’ 2016 season after suffering a back injury following an all-terrain vehicle crash

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Date Change for Richmond Spring Race Highlights 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Schedule

Web Team October 26, 2015

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – As the last few races of the NASCAR season sit upon the horizon, the sport is already looking ahead to the 2016 campaign for its flagship national series. Monday, NASCAR officials

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during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 25, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama.

Logano Sweeps Contender Round After Hectic Ending; Dale, Jr., Kenseth Eliminated from Chase

Web Team October 26, 2015

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Through no fault of his own, Joey Logano may have achieved the most unpopular sweep in NASCAR history on Sunday afternoon. Why? Because his victory in the CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega

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