NASCAR returns to the exciting Martinsville Speedway, where action is never in short supply.
The sixth race of the season will be staged at Martinsville Speedway on March 30th. The Tums Fast Relief 500 will be the fifth-to-last race of the season, when the championship battle is taking shape and the contenders are separating themselves from the pretenders.
Martinsville Speedway will prove again, its not the size of your track that counts, its what you do with it. At slightly more than half a mile, the Martinsville Speedway is the shortest track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Circuit. Don't let Martinsville small size fool you, because this track is one of the biggest when it comes to action. It has 800 foot straight-aways and turns banked at only 12 degrees of banking, and has been called "two drag strips with a turnaround on each end".
Martinsville Speedway, the .526-mile track, built in 1947, is often referred to as a ‘paper clip’ for its unique flat shape and low-banked oval configuration. Martinsville not only tests the mechanical fortitude of race teams, but patience as well. The 500-lap/263-mile event is marked by bumper-to-bumper racing that chews up brakes and spits out race-car parts in a grinding battle of attrition. The demanding layout consistently produces some of the wildest fender scrubbing, push and shove racing on the NASCAR circuit.
2017 STP Gas Booster 500 WINNER
Brad Keselowski is an American professional stock car racing driver and team owner. He currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 2 Ford Fusion for Team Penske, and part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 22 Ford Mustang for Team Penske.
2016 STP Gas Booster 500 WINNER
Kyle Thomas Busch is an American professional stock car racing driver and team owner. He currently drives the No. 18 Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the No. 18 Camry in the Xfinity Series for Joe Gibbs Racing.
2015 STP Gas Booster 500 WINNER
Kevin Michael Harvick is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently drives the No. 4 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series full-time..
2014 STP 500 winner
Kurt Busch found his way back to a top-level organization this NASCAR season. Busch held off Jimmie Johnson fot the 2014 STP 500 win.
2013 STP Gas Booster 500 winner
Jimmie Johnson earned his eighth career Sprint Cup Series victory at the Virginia Martinsville Speedway holding off Clint Bowyer for this NASCAR win of the 2013 STP 500.
2012 Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 winner
Ryan Newman wins 2012 Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville. The 7th caution flag flew for the wreck in turns one and two, but Newman would hold off a drag race from A.J. Allmendinger on the second green-white-checkered and would hold on for the win.
2011 Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 winner
Kevin Harvick took home the checkered flag. Finishing second was Dale Earnhardt Jr, and coming in third was Kyle Busch. For Earnhardt, the drought is still on. Fans were cheering him on as he took the lead late in the race, but he was edged out in the end by Harvick.
Denny Hamlin and the #11 FedEx Express team started Sunday’s 2010 Goody's Fast Relief 500 with great optimism that the this season was going to finally turn around for them.
|2010 Goody's Fast Relief 500 winner: Denny Hamlin
Denny Hamlin made a late surge on a green-white-checkered finish to get the win in the 2011 Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 from Martinsville Speedway.
Denny Hamlin won the Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 on Monday at Martinsville Speedway, going from fourth to first on a green-white-checkered finish. Hamlin persevered and through a combination of smart driving and impressive work in the #11 pit box, brought the car home in 19th place on the day. The result sees Hamlin climb to 19th in the Sprint Cup Series points heading to Martinsville
|2009 Goody's Fast Relief 500 winner: Jimmie Johnson
The driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 at the Martinsville Speedway on March 29, 2009 in Martinsville, Virginia.
The win solidified Johnson’s position as the new king at Martinsville. He’s now won five of the past six races and six overall on the half-mile oval where his car owner Rick Hendrick got his first Cup win in this race 25 years ago. Hendrick now has 18 wins at Martinsville, second to Richard Petty’s 19, and 176 in all. Johnson ran his career total to 41.
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