NASCAR To Host Doubleheader On Sunday At Martinsville Speedwayby Hunter Thomas April 10, 2021 0 comments
RIDGEWAY, Va. – Due to rain, NASCAR will host a doubleheader on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. The NASCAR Xfinity Series Cook Out 250 is set to resume at 12 p.m., followed by the NASCAR Cup Series Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at 4 p.m. Both races will broadcast live on FS1 and MRN.
Prior to the rain returning to the track on Saturday night, the field was under caution for an accident in Turn 4, involving James Davison. While the yellow flag was being displayed, rain overtook the track, and the race was halted at Lap 42 of 500.
Virginia native, Denny Hamlin, who is a five-time winner at Martinsville, currently leads the way. He has led 38 of the laps run so far. The only other driver to lead is Joey Logano, and he currently runs in second. His Team Penske teammate, Ryan Blaney is third, followed by defending race winner, Martin Truex Jr. and last year’s fall Martinsville winner, Chase Elliott.
As for the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Brandon Jones leads the way after 91 laps have been completed. Josh Berry, who has competed in NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series races at Martinsville currently runs second. Daniel Hemric, Brett Moffitt and Jeb Burton round out the current top-five running order. Noah Gragson won the first stage of the 250-lap race.
For fans who are returning tomorrow, tickets to each race are only for that specific event.