‘COMMENTARY: Stop Whining about Respect and Focus on Racing’ is an opinion piece by writer Mike Orzel and may not reflect that of Fan4Racing.
A common complaint lately is about drivers not showing ‘respect’ on the track. This trend was on full display this weekend at Martinsville and hit the high-water mark for what is becoming a far-too-common theme in post-race (or post-crash) interviews. Some drivers feel they have been wronged by their fellow competitors, and lately, they seem to be willing to chalk it up to a lack of respect on the track.
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Alex Bowman wins in classic short track fashion at Martinsville Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series Xfinity 500 on Sunday afternoon.
One final race to set the stage for the championship race in Phoenix. Eight drivers hunting for a Final Four spot in a race that settles it all. It all takes place at Martinsville Speedway. A half-mile paperclip track where tempers flare quickly. Martinsville is the perfect spot for an important cutoff race. A playoff team always leaves heartbroken when the checkered flag is waved.
Alex Bowman triumphs at Martinsville; Martin Truex Jr advances to Final Four in the NASCAR Cup Series Xfinity 500 on Sunday afternoon.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Denny Hamlin provided the perfect capstone to a day of banged-up stock cars, hurt feelings, and crushed dreams.
Alex Bowman took the checkered flag in Sunday’s Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway after sliding up into Hamlin’s race-leading Toyota on lap 494 of 501 and knocking Hamlin’s car up the track and into the outside wall.