After a week off, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Martinsville Speedway for some short track racing under the lights.
Middletown, CT’s Joey Logano, who won on the dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway, will lead the field to green.
Denny Hamlin joins him on the front row, while William Byron and Ryan Blaney make up the second row. Chase Elliott starts behind his Hendrick Motorsports teammate in fifth.
JTG Daugherty Racing’s Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing cohort Martin Truex Jr. line up sixth and seventh. Ryan Newman, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski complete the top 10.
Four weighted performance metrics categories were combined to set the lineup: driver’s and car owner’s finishing position from the previous race (25% each), rank in team owner’s points (35%) and fastest lap from previous race (15%).
The Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 airs Saturday, April 10 on Fox Sports 1 and MRN radio.
written by Joy Tomlinson Courtesy of Frontstretch
(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)