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Race Capsule

Martinsville Speedway
  • What:

    Race 21 of 25 on Camping World Truck circuit

  • Where:

    Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA

  • When:

    October 20, 2007 3:15 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    200

  • Track Length:

    0.526 miles

  • Race Length:

    105.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $451,204

Drivers to Watch

Denny Hamlin Chase Points: 5,858 (12th) Finished 29th at Texas to fall back to 12th in the standings; ran out of gas on the final restart while leading at Atlanta and finished 24th; finished sixth at Martinsville and 20th at Lowe's following a fourth at Talladega; title hopes were all but dashed after 29th at Kansas; ran 38th at Dover, dropping to last among Chase contenders; was involved in an altercation with Kyle Petty in the garage following wreck midway through the race at Dover; won his only race of the season at New Hampshire in July, but could manage only a 15th-place finish at Loudon to start the Chase; followed up the win at New Hampshire by finishing dead last at Daytona after wrecking early in the race with teammate Tony Stewart; avoided the sophomore slump by posting 11 top-five and 17 top-finishes this season; finished second at Darlington and Watkins Glen and has four third-place finishes at Las Vegas, Martinsville, Phoenix and Richmond; also finished last at Bristol; has consecutive top-10 finishes in last two races at Phoenix.
Clint Bowyer Chase Points: 6,201 (3rd) Remained third in the standings after running 19th at Texas, but dropped 181 points out of the lead with two races to go; finished sixth at Atlanta after placing ninth at Martinsville, continuing strong CHase run; was runner-up at Charlotte after an 11th at Talladega; followed up his first career Nextel Cup win at New Hampshire by running 12th at Dover and second at Kansas; finished 12th at Richmond and ran 20th at California, following a third at Bristol in three races prior to the Chase; has 17 top-10 finishes in 34 races this season; has five top-five finishes, including a fourth on the road course at Sonoma to go along with his solid showing at Bristol and win at New Hampshire; has finished 30th or worse just three times - 36th at Las Vegas, 35th at Talladega and 37th at the first race in New Hampshire; ran 22nd here in April and finished 33rd at this race last year.
Kyle Busch Chase Points: 6,043 (4th) Moved up to fourth in the standings after finishing fourth at Texas; ran 20th at Atlanta and placed fourth at Martinsville after a third at Lowe's; was 36th at Talladega and was run over by Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Kansas and finished 41st; started Chase with fourth at New Hampshire and fifth at Dover; ran 20th at Richmond following a third-place showing at California and a ninth at Bristol; has 19 top-10 finishes in 34 races this season, including 10 top-fives; lone win of the season came during the first Bristol race - the inaugural Car of Tomorrow event; will leave Hendrick Motorsports at the end of the season for Joe Gibbs Racing; ran 38th here last November and seventh in April.