NASCAR heads to Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, VA this weekend. Both the Camping World Truck Series and the Sprint Cup Series will race at the 0.526 oval track. The Truck Series will run the Kroger 200 on Saturday — while the Sprint Cup teams hit the track on Sunday for the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500.
The Nationwide Series is off this weekend, they return at Texas next weekend.
This is the seventh race of the Sprint Cup Series Chase, where twelve drivers battle to become this years champion. Jimmie Johnson currently leads the point standings by four points over Matt Kenseth.
Below you will find the race weekend schedule for Martinsville Speedway, including the race start time, practice and qualifying times, tv and listening info, and weather at the track if you are headed out to see the races this weekend.
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All times are local to track EST
Friday, October 25
9:00 am – 10:00 am Truck Series Practice TV: FoxSports1
10:30 – 11:50 am Truck Series Final Practice TV: FoxSports1
12:00 pm 1:30 pm Sprint Cup Series Practice TV: FoxSports1
3:40 pm Sprint Cup Series Qualifying (Two Laps – All Positions) Hamlin scores pole, full qualifying results
5:00 pm Truck Series Qualifying (Two Laps – All Positions) Hamlin scores truck pole, full qualifying results
Saturday, October 26
10:30 am 11:25 am Sprint Cup Series Practice TV: FoxSports2
12:00 pm 12:50 pm Sprint Cup Series Final Practice TV: FoxSports1
1:30 pm Truck Series Race — Kroger 200 (200 laps, 105.2 miles) Darrell Wallace wins, full results
Sunday, October 27
1:30 pm Sprint Cup Series Race — Goodys Headache Relief Shot 500 (500 laps, 263 miles) Jeff Gordon wins, full results
Sprint Cup Info:
Command to start engines: Junior Johnson
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Lizard Lick’s Amy Shirley
National Anthem: N.C. State Band
Flyover: the Warbirds
Trucks: Johnny Sauter in Spring 2013, Denny Hamlin in Fall 2012
Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson has won the last two races.
If you’re planning to head to the track this weekend don’t forget a sweatshirt, and maybe some gloves! Temperatures will be in the low 50’s on Friday, high 50’s on Saturday and mid 60’s on Sunday. The good news is that its shaking up to be a dry weekend, with no chance of rain and sunny skies.