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Sport Joey Logano secures Busch Pole Award for Martinsville

08:00  08 april  2021
08:00  08 april  2021 Source:   nascar.com

Notable Modified races at Martinsville: the early years

  Notable Modified races at Martinsville: the early years Modified racing at Martinsville is filled with memorable moments. Leading up to the Modified return to the track, here are selected some of the biggest and most important races in Martinsville history. 1948: The Birth of a Jewel In a field including NASCAR founder Bill France, Buck Baker and Tim Flock, it was Fonty Flock […]In a field including NASCAR founder Bill France, Buck Baker and Tim Flock, it was Fonty Flock who won the first race at the dirt half-mile oval.

Joey Logano secures Busch Pole Award for Martinsville © Provided by NASCAR Joey Logano secures Busch Pole Award for Martinsville Joey Logano has won the Busch Pole Award for Saturday night’s Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 (7:30 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Martinsville Speedway.

Logano, the series’ most recent winner at Bristol Motor Speedway’s dirt-track event, will start his No. 22 Team Penske Ford from the pole position. The starting lineup was made official Wednesday morning.

Harrison Burton won the pole for Friday’s Cook Out 250 (8 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) in the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. The 20-year-old driver is the most recent Xfinity winner at the .526-mile Martinsville track.

Modifieds bring history back with return to Martinsville

  Modifieds bring history back with return to Martinsville Brett Bodine remembers the first time he watched a race at Martinsville Speedway. The Chemung, New York, driver had flown down in a single-engine plane to watch older brother Geoff compete. His first impression when he walked into the property? “I was amazed. I had never seen such a pristine piece of property at a […]His first impression when he walked into the property?

RELATED: Martinsville weekend schedule | 2021 Cup Series standings

As NASCAR adapted to COVID-19 protocols last season, practice and qualifying were eliminated at a majority of national-series events to limit at-track time, exposure and to cut race weekend costs. To determine starting lineups, competition officials used grouped draws, added inversions for weekend doubleheaders, and eventually adopted a performance-metrics formula. That metrics format remains in place this season, drawing on performance from both individual races and season-long results.

NASCAR’s metrics formula for 2021 weighs:

  • 25 percent: Driver’s finishing position from the previous race
  • 25 percent: Car owner’s finishing position from the previous race
  • 35 percent: Team owner points ranking
  • 15 percent: Fastest lap from the previous race

See the full lineup for Sunday’s Cup Series race below.

Martinsville Cup and Xfinity entry lists

  Martinsville Cup and Xfinity entry lists The first entry lists for this weekend's NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series races at Martinsville Speedway have been released. Your browser does not support this video The Cup Series returns after taking Easter weekend off. The Xfinity Series is back after a two-week break following its March 20 race at Atlanta. Cup: Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 (7:30 p.m. ET Saturday, FS1) 37 cars are entered for Saturday’s Cup race. Martin Truex Jr. won last year’s spring race at Martinsville. Chase Elliott won there in the November playoff race to earn his place in the Championship 4.

Start pos.DriverCar #Team
1Joey Logano22Team Penske
2Denny Hamlin11Joe Gibbs Racing
3William Byron24Hendrick Motorsports
4Ryan Blaney12Team Penske
5Chase Elliott9Hendrick Motorsports
6Ricky Stenhouse Jr.47JTG Daugherty Racing
7Martin Truex Jr.19Joe Gibbs Racing
8Ryan Newman6Roush Fenway Racing
9Kevin Harvick4Stewart-Haas Racing
10Brad Keselowski2Team Penske
11Daniel Suarez99Trackhouse Racing Team
12Kyle Busch18Joe Gibbs Racing
13Tyler Reddick8Richard Childress Racing
14Michael McDowell34Front Row Motorsports
15Chris Buescher17Roush Fenway Racing
16Erik Jones43Richard Petty Motorsports
17Ryan Preece37JTG Daugherty Racing
18Austin Dillon3Richard Childress Racing
19Kyle Larson5Hendrick Motorsports
20Alex Bowman48Hendrick Motorsports
21Kurt Busch1Chip Ganassi Racing
22Matt DiBenedetto21Wood Brothers Racing
23Christopher Bell20Joe Gibbs Racing
24Chase Briscoe14Stewart-Haas Racing
25Bubba Wallace2323XI Racing
26Cole Custer41Stewart-Haas Racing
27Ross Chastain42Chip Ganassi Racing
28JJ Yeley53Rick Ware Racing
29Quin Houff00StarCom Racing
30Justin Haley77Spire Motorsports
31Aric Almirola10Stewart-Haas Racing
32Cody Ware51Petty Ware Racing
33Josh Bilicki52Rick Ware Racing
34Corey LaJoie7Spire Motorsports
35Anthony Alfredo38Front Row Motorsports
36BJ McLeod78Live Fast Motorsports
37James Davison15Rick Ware Racing

Practice and qualifying are tentatively scheduled for eight Cup Series races this year. Busch Pole Qualifying was held for the season-opening Daytona 500 but rain canceled the qualifying races for Bristol Motor Speedway’s dirt-track race. The next Cup Series event with qualifying scheduled is the May 23 debut at the Circuit of the Americas road course in Austin, Texas.

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Martin Truex Jr. secures Busch Pole Award for Richmond Raceway .
Martin Truex Jr. has won the Busch Pole Award for Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 (3 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Richmond Raceway. Truex, the series’ only two-time winner this year, will start his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota from the pole position. He has finished among the top three in the […]Ben Rhodes won the pole for Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250 (1:30 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) for the Camping World Truck Series. He’s set to start first in the No. 99 ThorSport Racing Toyota.

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