Racingone Rewind: Martinsville

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A look back at Jimmie Johnson's 41st career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in Sunday's Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway including news, notes and observations by the RacingOne staff.

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Click Here to watch RacingOne's recap of the Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 which includes comments from Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin and Tony Stewart. itunes Podcast

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Inside Line
Jimmie Johnson outran Denny Hamlin to the checkered flag to win Sunday's Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 and score his sixth career Sprint Cup Series win at Martinsville Speedway. Photos

Keys to Victory Lane
Johnson wrestled the lead away from Hamlin with 16 laps to go and didn't look back on his way to his fifth win in the last six Cup races at Martinsville. Complete Results

Zero to Hero
Mark Martin started 31st and notched his second straight top-10 finish with a seventh-place run.

Rookie of the Race
Joey Logano finished 32nd to top the rookie class.

Notables
Ryan Newman began the day 27th and came home sixth for his second straight top-10 finish. Jamie McMurray started 28th and notched a 10th-place finish. And Marcos Ambrose took the green flag 24th and came home 14th.

Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 Loop Data Leaders
• Average Running Position: Denny Hamlin - 2.0
• Fastest Early In a Run: Jeff Gordon - 92.672 mph
• Fastest Late In a Run: Denny Hamlin - 90.106 mph
• Fastest Laps Run: Jeff Gordon - 72
• Fastest on Restarts: Denny Hamlin - 91.365 mph
• Most Passes During Green Flag Conditions: Reed Sorenson - 79
• Laps In Top 15: Clint Bowyer, Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart - 500
• Quality Passes: Marcos Ambrose - 33
• Speed in Traffic: Clint Bowyer - 90.868 mph

Click Here to view RacingOne's complete Loop Data eBook from the Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500.

Pit Stops
• Johnson captured his 41st career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in his 261st career start. Detailed Active Driver Wins
• Johnson won the 176th race for car owner Rick Hendrick. Detailed Active Car Owner Wins
• Johnson became the third driver to win at Martinsville from the ninth position. It was the second time he'd won at Martinsville from the ninth starting position. He was the 64th driver overall to win a race from that position. Starting Position Facts
• Johnson won the 46th race for Chevrolet at Martinsville. All-Time Manufacturer Wins
• Denny Hamlin (second) posted his seventh top-10 finish in eight races at Martinsville Speedway.
• Tony Stewart (third) posted his 12th top-10 finish in 21 races at Martinsville Speedway. It was his first top-five result as an owner/driver.
• Jeff Gordon (fourth) posted his 21st top-five finish in 33 starts at Martinsville. It was his ninth consecutive top five at the track.
• Clint Bowyer (fifth) posted his first top five at Martinsville in seven starts.
• Ryan Newman (sixth) posted his second consecutive top-10 finish of the season, and seventh at Martinsville in 15 starts.
• Mark Martin (seventh) also posted his second consecutive top-10 finish of the season. It was his 22nd top-10 finish in 43 starts at Martinsville.
• Dale Earnhardt Jr. (eighth) has finished in the top-10 in all three of his starts at Martinsville with Hendrick Motorsports.
• AJ Allmendinger (ninth) scored his first top-10 finish at Martinsville in four starts.
• Jamie McMurray (10th) posted his fourth straight spring Martinsville race top-10 finish. It was his eighth overall in 13 starts.
• The 500-lap race saw 13 lead changes among seven drivers and an average speed of 75.938 mph. Lap Summary
• Twelve caution flags were thrown for 66 laps.
• The Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 lasted 3 hours, 27 minutes, 48 seconds.

Lug Nuts
• Don't even think about taking a race away from Martinsville.
• Think we can get someone to build another short track anytime soon?
• Those who underestimated Jimmie Johnson can stop their smug smiling now.
• Dale Earnhardt Jr. at least put an end to the Tony Eury Jr. discussion for a week.
• If Robby Gordon were racing at a local short track he'd have been sent to the garage after the three spin rule.
• You knew it was going to be a good weekend when things got a little chippy in Friday's practice.
• At the rate they're going, we wouldn't give any freshman driver a Rookie of the Year Award this season.
• A.J. Allmendinger, take a bow.

Garage Talk
• "It was time to go." - Jimmie Johnson
• "Your bumper is pretty big and the guy who's second and is hungry to win sees it." - Denny Hamlin
• "We had two Stewart-Haas cars finish in the top 10. Hopefully, that's a sign of things to come." - Ryan Newman
• "It seems like every race we go to, we are about five spots off where we were last year and I don't know why. It is very frustrating." - Dale Earnhardt Jr.
• "We're inching up closer." - Tony Stewart

RacingOne Rating
On a scale of 1 to 10 Martinsville Hot Dogs we'll give Sunday's Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 a nine. That was the best race of the season and even before all the late-race drama the racing was fantastic all over the little bullring. While Bristol may have disappointed some, there was nothing left on the table at Martinsville, which, since the inception of the COT, has really provided the best racing on the circuit. Now we return to the mid-sized track portion of our menu with next week's Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

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