NASCAR at Martinsville: Odds, prediction, sleepers, drivers to watch for STP 500 Kyle Busch is on a great run right now and any odds post has to start with him.
And coming into a week with two consecutive wins and a race at a track at which he has three career victories, Busch is the man to beat once again. He’s the favorite heading into the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, the shortest track in NASCAR.
It’s race day at Martinsville Speedway at Martinsville, Va., and we’ve got all the information you need to get ready for Sunday’s STP 500, the sixth race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series:
START TIME: 2:00 p.m. ET. GREEN FLAG: 2:07 p.m. ET.
Robert DeRidder, senior vice president and general manager of Energizer Holdings Inc., will instruct drivers to start their engines at 2:01 p.m. ET.
TV: FS1. Pre-race broadcast begins at 12:30 p.m. ET.
RADIO: Motor Racing Network. STREAMING: Fox Sport Go.
RACE DISTANCE: 500 laps around the 0.526-mile track for a total of 263 miles.
STAGE LENGTHS (laps per stage): Stage 1: 130, Stage 2: 130, Stage 3: 240.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: The 380th Army Band will perform the nation
This week has a couple of interesting storylines as Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. butted heads, and cars, at last year’s playoff race at Martinsville while Logano came away with the win.
Logano has seven top-10 finishes in his last 10 races at Martinsville including that win last season while Truex is no slouch himself with six top-seven finishes in his last seven attempts at the half-mile track. These men could fight it out again for the win, but they’ll likely be fighting Busch for the victory.