This week’s race
What: 500 laps or 263 miles
Where: Martinsville Speedway, a .526-mile flat, paved oval located in Martinsville, Va.
When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday
Radio: Motor Racing Network
Last year’s winner: Jimmie Johnson
Also this week: Kroger 200, Camping World Truck Series, Martinsville Speedway, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Fox Sports 1.
Worth mentioning: Two drivers will be making their Truck series debut this weekend at Martinsville. Daniel Hemric, a former Summer Shootout champion at Charlotte Motor Speedway, will drive an entry for Sharp-Gallaher Racing. Also, John Hunter Nemechek, the 16-year-old son of NASCAR veteran Joe Nemechek, will make his debut with SWM-NEMCO Racing.
Who’s Hot/Who’s Not
Jamie McMurray: It’s not every day you end a 108-race winless streak.
Jimmie Johnson: New verse, same as the first - Johnson is the Sprint Cup Series points leader.
Kyle Busch: Finished a restrictor-plate race and remained in title contention.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Pulling away in the rookie of the year battle.
Johnny Sauter: He got a Truck win and his teammate, Matt Crafton, expanded his series points lead.
Kasey Kahne: It’s hard to imagine the season ending any worse.
Danica Patrick: A late-race green-flag pit stop turned into a nightmare at Talladega.
Brian Vickers: Once again, Vickers finds himself sitting out the rest of a NASCAR season due to a health issue.
Juan Pablo Montoya: Ended his NASCAR career without a win on a restrictor-plate track, where he has run exceptionally well in his career.