Wednesday, Nov 29

NSCS: Race Preview Martinsville

This weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will move to the Martinsville Speedway for stop six on the 2014 race schedule. This will be the 65th annual STP 500 and will serve as the first of two races scheduled to run at the half-mile this year.

Entry list:

A total of 44 drivers is featured on this weekend’s entry list and will mean that one car will go home following qualifying tomorrow afternoon. A few notables include, David Stremme, David Reutimann, Joe Nemechek and Michael McDowell. Dave Blaney was entered but the team has withdrawn.


Hendrick Motorsports will celebrate its 30th anniversary and will also mark the anniversary since the team’s first win on April 29, 1984 at Martinsville. Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon both respectively ranks first on the top of wins list at the track located in Virginia. Kasey Kahne, who drives the No. 5 Chevrolet, has finished inside the top-five in two of the last three races. Dale Earnhardt Jr. has had his own success at Martinsville but still looks for a win. Last fall, Earnhardt Jr. finished eighth.

Kyle Busch looks to reach a milestone this weekend by being the 15th driver to lead a total of 10,000 career laps led in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. In order to reach this achievement, he will need to at least lead 62 laps this Sunday afternoon.

The Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings are starting to separate a little bit as Larson leads by four points over Austin Dillon. Larson capitalized last week on numerous drivers’ misfortune to take his No. 42 Target Chevrolet to a second place finish at the Auto Club Speedway. See full rookie standings below.



Kyle Larson


Austin   Dillon


Justin   Allgaier


Michael   Annett


Cole Whitt


Alex Bowman


Parker   Kligerman


Ryan Truex



Where to watch:

You can catch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET, live on FOX. The Motor Racing Network will provide the live radio portion of the event. You can listen on many stations around the United States, TuneIn, or on AudioNow by dialing 1-832-999-1717 on your phone.

Brett Winningham

Brett has been following the sport of NASCAR since the beginning of the 2006 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Since Brett was 13, he has had a passion of chasing a job in sports that not many get the opportunity of doing. He has been in the NASCAR media since the middle of the 2010 season. Since then, he has been a part of many racing podcast shows to improve his talents. You can find him on twitter @NASCAR_Brett.


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