Martinsville postponed until Monday

NAPA 250 postponed until Monday By Marty Smith MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Apr. 8, 2000) The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series NAPA 250 at Martinsville Speedway was postponed due to rain Saturday, and has been rescheduled for Monday at 11 a.m. ET. The...

NAPA 250 postponed until Monday By Marty Smith

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Apr. 8, 2000) The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series NAPA 250 at Martinsville Speedway was postponed due to rain Saturday, and has been rescheduled for Monday at 11 a.m. ET. The rain also forced the cancellation of "Happy Hour" final practice for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Goody's Body Pain 500 at Martinsville.

NASCAR officials waited for more than two hours to postpone the series' fifth race of the season, which was scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. ET. However, the steady downpour prevented any attempt to dry the track.

Mike Wallace, a two-time winner in NASCAR 2000, will lead the field to the green flag Monday morning. Wallace earned his second Bud Pole of the year -- and second in a row -- on Friday, rounding the .526-mile oval in 20.446 seconds, at 92.615 miles per hour. He was just four hundredths of a second quicker than fellow front-row starter Bobby Hamilton. Rick Carelli, Jack Sprague and Scott Riggs round out the top-5.

Hometown favorite Jimmy Hensley, who hails from nearby Ridgeway, Va., won this event in grand fashion last season. He'll have to come from the back to repeat that performance, as he starts 21st Monday. That's his worst starting position in five career races here. Last year, he started ninth en route to victory. He has never finished outside the top-10 at Martinsville.

Wallace leads the series points race by 14 points over second-place Andy Houston, who will start 10th.

-nascar.com-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Mike Wallace , Scott Riggs , Jimmy Hensley , Rick Carelli