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NASCAR at Martinsville: TV schedule, standings, qualifying drivers for STP 500

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114   //    21 Mar 2018, 05:30 IST
Martinsville Speedway
Martinsville Speedway

After a West Coast swing, NASCAR is headed home to the only track to host a Cup Series race every year since the division’s inception in 1949.

At 0.526 miles in length, Martinsville Speedway is the shortest track on the Cup circuit. Because of its size and shape — 55-foot width, 588-foot turns (12 degrees of banking) and flat 800-foot straightaways — race cars rarely reach 100 mph. 

Despite the slower speeds, there is still plenty of on-track drama. Last time the series was at the "Paperclip" Denny Hamlin wrecked Chase Elliott from the lead with just three laps remaining. Elliott slammed Hamlin into the Turn 3 wall on the cool-down lap, and the two exchanged words after exiting their cars.

Kyle Busch went on to win the fall race with Brad Keselowski winning last year's STP 500. 

This week, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series joins the Cup Series at NASCAR’s quintessential track. Here's the full schedule.

NASCAR at Martinsville: TV channel and streaming info

Note: All times are ET

Friday, March 23
11:05 -11:55 a.m.: Camping World Truck Series first practice
1:05-1:55 p.m.: Camping World Truck Series second practice, FS1
3:05-3:55 p.m.: Camping World Truck Series final practice, FS1

Streaming:  FuboTV (free 7-day trial)

Saturday, March 24
10:05-10:55 a.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series first practice, FS1
11:05 a.m.: Camping World Truck Series qualifying, FS1
12:30-1:20 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, FS1
2 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Alpha Energy Solutions 250 (250 laps, 131.5 miles), FS1
5:10 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Busch Pole Award qualifying, FS1

Streaming: FuboTV 

Sunday, March 25
2 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 (500 laps, 263 miles), FS1

Streaming: FuboTV 

NASCAR Cup Series points standings

1. Martin Truex, Jr.  (seven playoff points)
2. Kyle Busch -9 (1)
3. Joey Logano -1
4. Brad Keselowski -33 (1)
5. Ryan Blaney -35 (1)
6. Denny Hamlin -40
7. Kyle Larson -42
8. Kevin Harvick -46 (11)
9. Clint Bowyer -61
10. Aric Almirola -68
11. Kurt Busch -72 (2)
12. Austin Dillon -75 (5)
13. Erik Jones -84
14. Ryan Newman -99
15. Paul Menard -101
16. Alex Bowman -101
17. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. -109
18. Jimmie Johnson -119
19. Darrell Wallace Jr. -122
20. William Byron -125
21. Chase Elliott -129
22. Chris Buescher -134
23. Daniel Suarez -135
24. Michael McDowell -141
25. AJ Allmendinger -142
26. Jamie McMurray -143
27. Trevor Bayne -148
28. David Ragan -150
29. Kasey Kahne -151
30. Matt DiBenedetto -167

Which NASCAR Cup Series drivers are racing at Martinsville?

There are just 38 Cup drivers entered in Sunday's race, meaning all drivers will make the race with Saturday's qualifying setting their starting positions. Here is the list of participating Cup drivers in alphabetical order by first name:

AJ Allmendinger
Alex Bowman
Aric Almirola
Austin Dillon
Brad Keselowski
Chase Elliott
Chris Buescher
Clint Bowyer
Cole Whitt
Daniel Suarez
Darrell Wallace Jr.
David Ragan
Denny Hamlin
DJ Kennington
Erik Jones
Gray Gaulding
Harrison Rhodes
Jamie McMurray
Jeffrey Earnhardt
Jimmie Johnson
Joey Logano
Kasey Kahne
Kevin Harvick
Kurt Busch
Kyle Busch
Kyle Larson
Landon Cassill
Martin Truex Jr.
Matt DiBenedetto
Michael McDowell
Paul Menard
Reed Sorenson
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Ross Chastain
Ryan Blaney
Ryan Newman
Trevor Bayne
Ty Dillon
William Byron

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