Saturday at Martinsville: Kevin Harvick, Martin and McMurray Lead the Way

Ashley McCubbinAnalyst IMarch 27, 2010

MARTINSVILLE, VA - MARCH 27:  Kevin Harvick, driver of the #2 Tide Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway on March 27, 2010 in Martinsville, Virginia.  (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Sprint Cup Practice No. 2

Mark Martin led the first practice on Saturday with a lap of 19.72 seconds at 96.01 mph. He was followed by Jeff Burton, Brian Vickers, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jeff Gordon.



Sprint Cup Final Practice

Jamie McMurray led the final practice with a lap of 19.75 seconds at 95.87 mph. He was followed by Burton, Clint Bowyer, J. Gordon and Denny Hamlin. Last year's and last week’s winner Jimmie Johnson was ninth on the charts, while points leader Kevin Harvick was 13th.

Both practices were mostly incident-free, except for Robby Gordon blowing the motor near the end of the final practice.

Kevin Harvick wins Truck Series Kroger 250

Kevin Harvick was handed the pole with the rain on Friday and never looked back, as he led 187 of 250 laps to win his fourth race in a row. His Kevin Harvick Incorporated teammate Ron Hornaday finished second, followed by Brian Ickler, Timothy Peters and Johnny Benson.

Todd Bodine, who was the points leader coming in to Martinsville, had a rough race, as a crash forced him to take his truck to the garage and settle for 30th place. With that finish, he dropped to third in points.

The new points leader is last year’s Martinsville winner Peters, who is now 59 points ahead of Aric Almirola. Bodine is third, followed by Harvick, Matt Crafton, Jason White and Ricky Carmichael.

The highlight of the post-race activities, however, was the discussion that took place between Hornaday and Johnny Sauter.

With 30 laps to go, Hornaday got into Sauter, spinning him around, while challenging him for second. After the race, Sauter hit Hornaday’s truck on pit road and the two exchanged some heated towards between them.


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