Tommy Joe Martins is a former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver & a weekly racer at the historic Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, he's been a sports columnist for The Daily Mississippian, a radio host & a life-long NASCAR fan.
Tommy Joe Martins
Sprint Cup Recap — STP Gas Booster 500
Jimmie Johnson dominated at Martinsville Sunday, winning the STP Gas Booster 500. In fact, Jimmie Johnson dominated the entire race weekend. He was the fastest car in the first practice. He set the track record and won the pole in qualifying...
Sprint Cup Recap — Auto Club 400
Kyle Busch led the most laps & won the Auto Club 400 Sunday in California. If that seems pretty cut & dry, trust me, it wasn’t. In fact, on the last lap, in the last turn, Kyle Busch was running 3rd. It was the now-fueding, former Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin & Joey Logano who were out front during the last few laps, allowing their rivalry to take center stage. The #22 &am
Sprint Cup 2013 — Auto Club 400 Preview
Sprint Cup teams have to make a number of adjustments this week as they head back to the west coast for the first and only race at Auto Club Speedway this season. They’re making their second cross-country trip in 3 weeks time, which is certainly no fun for the folks driving the haulers...
Food City 500 Recap – Kahne Is A Contender
Contenders emerge early in the NASCAR season. Make no doubt about it, Kasey Kahne is a contender. After finishing second last week at Las Vegas, when it seemed as though he had the fastest car on the track, Kahne was able to avenge his runner up finish with a victory in Tennessee...
Sprint Cup 2013 — Food City 500 Preview
In all sports, I love conflict. I especially love it in NASCAR. And no place is prone to cause more conflict than Bristol Motor Speedway. I’ve been there. The atmosphere is unbelievable. It’s rare in this new NASCAR world full of mile-and-a-half tracks where most fans can only see portions of the racetrack that a spectator can get a full, unabridged view of a speedway...
Kobalt 400 Recap 2013: Kenseth Prevails For Third Win
I think NASCAR is getting exactly what they wanted.
Sprint Cup Preview: Las Vegas
Who’s going to get lucky in Vegas? If you want Lady Luck to smile on your car, they’ve got to be willing to roll the dice with a late race gamble, but even then, they might just crap out. One thing is for sure: if you want to win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, you’ve got to go all-in...
Subway Fresh Fit 500 Results: Edwards Makes a Statement
This wasn’t just a win for Carl Edwards. This was a statement.
Sprint Cup Preview: Subway Fresh Fit 500
Daytona is a magical place. During the final laps of the Daytona 500, we completely forget about the first 490 miles. And during this season’s Great American Race, the first 490 were pretty easy to forget.