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NASCAR was hit with a snowstorm that delayed its first race back east but will get the STP 500 underway on Monday at 2 p.m. ET.
Wintry conditions were expected over the weekend and began Saturday afternoon, cancelling the qualifying and the Truck series race after just 23 laps. The snow continued into Sunday morning, making it impossible for NASCAR to get the track at Martinsville Speedway clear and dry in time for the race. It’s the first time since 1993 that a NASCAR race had been called on account of snow.
NASCAR AT MARTINSVILLE: Odds, predictions, drivers to watch at the STP 500
Ready for nearly two whole races? Here’s the info you need to watch live, online or on TV:
Date: Monday, March 26
Start Time: 2:00 p.m. ET (green flag scheduled for approximately 2:13 p.m., conclusion of Alpha Energy Solutions 250 to begin at approximately 11:00 a.m.)
Race: STP 500
TV Channel: FS1
Live Stream: Stream 1 | Stream 2
Site: Martinsville, Virginia
Schedule: Monday, race, 2 p.m., FS1
Track: Martinsville Speedway (oval, 0.526 miles).
Race distance: 263 miles, 500 laps.
Last year: Brad Keselowski held off Kyle Busch for his second win of the year.
Last week: Defending series champion Martin Truex Jr. snapped Kevin Harvick’s three-race winning streak.
Fast facts: Richard Childress Racing announced on Tuesday that Daniel Hemric will make his series debut in the No. 8 Chevrolet in two races this season, at Richmond Raceway on April 21 and at the new Charlotte Motor Speedway road course on Sept. 30. The No. 8 car was driven by the recently retired Dale Earnhardt Jr. for nine seasons. Aric Almirola and Mark Martin last drove it for a combined 43 races from 2008-09. … Hendrick Motorsports on Monday withdrew its appeal for Chase Elliott’s No. 9 team following the race at Phoenix two weeks ago. Crew chief Alan Gustafson will begin a two-week suspension this week for a rear suspension violation.
Next race: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, April 8, Texas Motor Speedway.
After snow delayed the STP 500 on Sunday, the NASCAR race is scheduled to take place later today. Here’s some drivers we like to contend for the win.
According to the latest oddsmakers at YouWager, Kyle Busch is favored to win this race, as he has 7/2 odds. Other short odds to win are Brad Keselowski (9/2), Martin Truex Jr. (5/1) and Denny Hamlin (6/1). The STP 500 takes place on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 2PM ET from Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia and will air live on FS1.
Bet on NASCAR Odds:
30001 Kyle Busch 7/2
Martinsville has been one of Busch’s better tracks. He is a two-time winner here and has an average finish of 13.1 and a driver rating of 102.6. He has 13 top-5 finishes at Martinsville out of 25 races. Busch has finished third or second in three straight races and his ability to navigate this track should make him one of the top drivers in today’s race as well.
30003 Denny Hamlin 6/1
Hamlin has been dominant at this track. He has five wins at Martinsville in his career along with 12 top-5 finishes. His average finish at the track is 10.0, while his driver rating there is 106.2. Hamlin has been pretty solid this year, finishing sixth or better in four of the five races. I would expect him to be near the front again today and probably be the winner based on his history at the track.
30006 Kevin Harvick 8/1
Kevin Harvick has been all-or-nothing this season. He has three victories and two finishes outside the top 30 in five races for 2018. His odds are a little longer than one would normally get for having three wins in five races, but I think that works out for you today. Harvick is a former winner at this track and his 93.7 driver rating actually ranks fifth in today’s field. While Martinsville may not be his top track, he is still pretty good here and definitely capable of winning today.
With qualifying being cancelled, the starting lineup for Monday’s race was determined by owner’s points, meaning last week’s Auto Club 400 winner Martin Truex will be on the pole. On the outside row will be Kyle Busch and starting in the second row are Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski.
Martinsville Speedway is the shortest track on the Monster Energy Cup circuit at 0.526 miles in length. The race consists of 263 miles over 500 laps. The three stages are broken up at lap 130 and lap 240.
Below are updates, highlights and results from NASCAR’s race at Martinsville.
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NASCAR at Martinsville: STP 500 updates, highlights
After a rainy and snowy Saturday, the cars (and trucks) will finally get all their laps in on Monday, so we tell you how to watch a rare Monday NASCAR doubleheader live.
Get ready for more than just the STP 500 from Martinsville Speedway on Monday. No, more laps weren’t added to the first short track race of the season, but rather Mother Nature decided not to allow even Stage 1 of the Truck Series race to be completed on Saturday, necessitating its postponement until Sunday evening.
Then snow fell on the track overnight on Saturday night, and NASCAR ended up postponing both races until Monday. Are you ready for some weekday doubleheader action? The Truck Series will now run first, at 11:00 a.m., with the STP 500 following at its original time of 2:00 p.m. ET.
The rain and snow also washed out NASCAR Cup Series qualifying, meaning that points leader Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch will hold down Row 1, just as they did last week on California. Short track racing isn’t Truex’s strong suit, but he’ll be primed to follow up his first win of the season with a strong performance, and starting from the pole definitely won’t hurt.
Meanwhile, starting for points won’t work out quite as well for Chase Elliott, who saw his first Cup Series victory slip through his fingers last fall after some late race contact from Denny Hamlin. He’ll start the STP 500 from outside the top 20, but look for him to make a charge early on if possible.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Martin Truex Jr. will be on the pole for Monday’s NASCAR 2018 STP 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway after a rare spring snowstorm postponed the race on Sunday.
Today’s race is scheduled for 2 p.m. on FS1. The Camping World Truck Series race that was halted by weather after 23 laps on Saturday is scheduled for 11 a.m. today, also on FS1. Live streaming is available on FOX Sports Go. Live scoring and updates are available at NASCAR’s Race Center.
Truex is the defending Monster Cup series champion and was awarded the pole based on owners standings after Saturday’s qualifying was called off for bad weather. He’s coming off a win last week and is making his third straight trip from the pole. His win last week ended Kevin Harvick’s string of race wins at three.