- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

All Times EDT



STP 500

Site: Martinsville, Va.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, noon-1:30 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 4:30-6 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 10-11 a.m.; Fox Sports 2, 1-2 p.m.); Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (Fox, 12:30-5 p.m.).

Track: Martinsville Speedway (oval, 0.526 miles).

Race distance: 263 miles, 500 laps.

Last year: Jimmie Johnson raced to his eighth Martinsville victory, leading 346 laps.

Last week: Kyle Busch won at Fontana for the second straight year, holding off Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart and brother Kurt Busch in a two-lap sprint.

Fast facts: The race is the sixth of the season. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the season-opening Daytona 500, Kevin Harvick took the Phoenix race, Brad Keselowski won in Las Vegas and Carl Edwards at Bristol. … Jeff Gordon won the October race at the track. He also has eight Martinsville victories. … Richard Petty won a record 15 times at Martinsville, the only remaining venue from NASCAR’s inaugural 1949 season.

Next race: Duck Commander 500, April 6, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas.

Online: http://www.nascar.com



Story Continues →