Jimmie Johnson held off good friend Jeff Gordon to win the spring race at Martinsville Speedway. But the gloves come off Sunday for Round 2, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
Jeff Burton has the lead in the Chase, but it's not a comfortable one with a rough and tumble Martinsville race on Sunday, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
Dale Jarrett is quietly enjoying a strong start. He's hoping the celebration gets noisy in November, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson are tied for the points lead. Both know the key to staying there is to stay out of trouble this Sunday.
A pothole last spring led to Martinsville Speedway's full repaving. On Sunday, that means an uncertain ride.