NASCAR returns from the Easter holiday break at Martinsville Speedway, also known as “The Paperclip” due to its shape. The .526-mile track is the only track currently on the schedule that was also on the very first NASCAR season schedule. The stars of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series will be joined by the Camping World Truck Series drivers for the weekend event, Friday through Sunday, April 5th through 7th.
On Friday, April 5th, gates open at 9 a.m. ET; the Truck Series opens up track activities with two practice sessions at 9 and 10:30 a.m. ET, followed by Cup Series practice at noon ET. The Cup Series qualifies at 3:40 p.m. ET, followed by the Trucks at 5 p.m. ET. On Saturday, April 6th, gates again open at 9 a.m. ET, with Cup Series practice getting underway at 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. ET; the Truck Series Kroger 250 goes green at 1:30 p.m. ET. On Sunday, April 7th, gates open at 9 a.m. ET, and the STP Gas Booster 500 Cup Series race goes green at 1 p.m. ET.
Check out the track’s fan guide here.
Tickets are still available for the STP Gas Booster 500 weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Tickets for Pole Day on Friday are just $15, and tickets for Saturday’s on-track action, including the Truck Series race, are just $30. Tickets for Sunday’s Cup Series event range in price from $10 to $79. Get more information on the weekend and purchase tickets at the Martinsville Speedway website.
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