NCWTS Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway under rain delay

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Due to a persistent rain that continues to fall at Martinsville Speedway, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 is under a rain delay. NASCAR is hoping to get the race in today, however will run it after Sunday’s Sprint Cup race if necessary.

Darrell Wallace Jr., defending winner at Martinsville, will start the race on pole after qualifying was washed out – the field was set by practice speeds yesterday. Wallace Jr. comes into not only this weekend, but the whole season feeling more confident than last year.

“I know we’re capable of more wins and we just have to put everything in line and go out there and make it happen and for me to put everything in line is not to wreck,” Wallace said. “We were bad fast here in the spring and ended up fifth, getting in a tizzy with somebody and punching a hole in the nose. Go to Charlotte and Kentucky and wreck so it just took us out of contention. We’ve always had the speed — my Toyota Tundra has been fast each and every weekend of last year and we’re looking to do the same.”

While you wait out the rain delay, be sure to read a pair of features that were posted on OPR early this morning – Tayler Style’s on Jeb Burton‘s confidence and Ashley McCubbin’s feature on Ben Kennedy looking for success with a special cause on board.

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Joining mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles on a couple of different websites, while serving as a public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.

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