Martinsville Cup Preview


Race Info

Date- April 1st, 2012

Location- Martinsville, VA

Start Time- 1:13 PM EST

Distance- 500 Laps, 263 Miles

Broadcast TV- FOX

Broadcast Radio- MRN

Weather Forecast

High- 78 F Low- 54 F

Chance of rain- 10%

Mostly Sunny

Past Race Winners

2011- Kevin Harvick

2010- Denny Hamlin

2009- Jimmie Johnson

2008- Denny Hamlin

2007- Jimmie Johnson

Notables yet to win spring race at track

Kyle Busch

Brad Keselowski

Kasey Kahne

Clint Bowyer

Greg Biffle (Roush has not won)

Carl Edwards (Roush has not won)

Matt Kenseth (Roush has not won)

Jeff Burton

Dale Earnhardt Jr

News & Notes

Kevin Harvick looks to repeat as Martinsville spring winner

Dale Earnhardt Jr looks for strong run after a decent race last season

Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne look to rebound after poor start

Tony Stewart looks for second straight win at Martinsville

Roush-Fenway looks for first Martinsville spring race win

Dale Earnhardt Jr. continues to attempt to get back to victory lane, last visit to victory lane was 134 races ago in Michigan 2008 last year at Martinsville Earnhardt Jr finished 2nd

My Fantasy Racing Picks

Group A- Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson

Group B- Dale Earnhardt Jr., A.J Allmendinger, Jamie McMurray, Joey Logano

Group C- Brian Vickers, Landon Cassill

Event Schedule

Cup Practice 12:30 PM EST Friday Televised on SPEED

Practice 3:30 PM EST Friday Televised on SPEED

Qualifying 11:30 AM EST Saturday Televised on SPEED

Cup Race 12:30 PM EST Sunday Televised on SPEED

Next Race- Samsung Mobile 500 @ Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, TX

Entry List via







1 Jamie McMurray Joplin, MO Chevrolet Belkin Felix Sabates
2 Brad Keselowski Rochester Hills, MI Dodge Miller Lite Roger Penske
5 Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA Chevrolet Linda Hendrick
9 Marcos Ambrose Launceston, Tasmania Ford Dewalt Richard Petty
10 David Reutimann Zephyrhills, FL Chevrolet Accell Construction Tommy Baldwin
11 Denny Hamlin Chesterfield, VA Toyota FedEx Freight J D Gibbs
13 Casey Mears Bakersfield, CA Ford GEICO Bob Germain
14 Tony Stewart Rushville, IN Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1 Margaret Haas
15 Clint Bowyer Emporia, KS Toyota 5-hour Energy Rob Kauffman
16 Greg Biffle Vancouver, WA Ford 3M Jack Roush
17 Matt Kenseth Cambridge, WI Ford Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation / Gary Sinise   Foundation John Henry
18 Kyle Busch Las Vegas, NV Toyota M&M’s Joe Gibbs
20 Joey Logano Middletown, CT Toyota The Home Depot Joe Gibbs
22 AJ Allmendinger Los Gatos, CA Dodge Shell / Pennzoil Walter Czarnecki
23 Scott Riggs Bahama, NC Chevrolet North Texas Pipe Robert Richardson
24 Jeff Gordon Pittsboro, IN Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger Rick Hendrick
26 Josh Wise* Riverside, CA Ford Morristown Driver’s Service Jerry Freeze
27 Paul Menard Eau Claire, WI Chevrolet Libman / Menards Richard Childress
29 Kevin Harvick Bakersfield, CA Chevrolet Budweiser is Back Richard Childress
30 David Stremme South Bend, IN Toyota Inception Motorsports Kevin Buckler
31 Jeff Burton South Boston, VA Chevrolet BB&T Richard Childress
32 Ken Schrader Fenton, MO Ford Federated Auto Parts Jack Roush
33 Brendan Gaughan Las Vegas, NV Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing Richard Childress
34 David Ragan Unadilla, GA Ford Front Row Motorsports Bob Jenkins
36 Dave Blaney Hartford, OH Chevrolet Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Allan Heinke
37 Tony Raines La Porte, IN Ford Larry Gunselman
38 David Gilliland Riverside, CA Ford Long John Silver’s Brad Jenkins
39 Ryan Newman South Bend, IN Chevrolet Outback Steak House Tony Stewart
42 Juan Montoya Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet Target Chip Ganassi
43 Aric Almirola Tampa, FL Ford Smithfield “Helping Hungry Homes” Richard Petty
47 Bobby Labonte Corpus Christi, TX Toyota Bush’s Baked Beans Tad Geschickter
48 Jimmie Johnson El Cajon, CA Chevrolet MyLowe’s Jeff Gordon
51 Kurt Busch Las Vegas, NV Chevrolet Phoenix Construction Services James Finch
55 Brian Vickers Thomasville, NC Toyota RK Motors Bill Jenkins
56 Martin Truex Jr. Mayetta, NJ Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip
74 Reed Sorenson Peachtree City, GA Chevrolet Turn One Racing Vickie Compton
78 Regan Smith Cato, NY Chevrolet Furniture Row / CSX “Play it Safe” Barney Visser
83 Landon Cassill Cedar Rapids, IA Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
87 Joe Nemechek Lakeland, FL Toyota / Pellet & Wood Stoves Andrea Nemechek
88 Dale Earnhardt   Jr. Kannapolis, NC Chevrolet Amp Energy / National Guard Rick Hendrick
93 Travis Kvapil Janesville, WI Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
98 Michael McDowell Phoenix, AZ Ford Curb Records Mike Curb
99 Carl Edwards Columbia, MO Ford Fastenal Jack Roush
19 Mike Bliss Milwaukie, OR Toyota Humphrey Smith Racing Randy Humphrey
49 J.J. Yeley Phoenix, AZ Toyota JPO Absorbents Jay Robinson




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