FMS: Martinsville qualifying preview

Martinsville, VA---Bud Pole qualifying gets under way at 3 p.m. Friday at Martinsville Speedway for Sunday’s $2,115,007, 45th annual NAPA AutoCare 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race. The NASCAR Winston Cup Series and NASCAR Featherlite...

Martinsville, VA---Bud Pole qualifying gets under way at 3 p.m. Friday at Martinsville Speedway for Sunday’s $2,115,007, 45th annual NAPA AutoCare 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race. The NASCAR Winston Cup Series and NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour will share the weekend with the Goody’s Body Pain 200 Modified race on Saturday at 3 p.m. and the NAPA AutoCare 500 on Sunday at 1 p.m. Winston Cup records held by Joe Nemechek and Tony Stewart will be on the line in Friday’s time trials. Nemechek holds the NAPA AutoCare 500 qualifying record of 95.223 miles per hour while Stewart has the track record of 95.275 miles per hour. Following Friday’s Winston Cup Bud Pole qualifying, the Intermedia Allison Legacy Series will run in the Anderson Tractor/John Deere 30-lap race. The Allison Legacy Series races three-quarter scale cars that resemble Winston Cup race cars. Second round Winston Cup qualifying will be held at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday to complete the 43-car field. The lightning fast NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour cars will qualify at 11:30 a.m on Saturday. Winston Cup’s final practice will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. followed by the Goody’s Body Pain 200 at 3 p.m. Rob Summers holds the Goody’s Body Pain 200 qualifying record at 98.934 miles per hour. Jeff Gordon is the defending champion for the NAPA AutoCare 500. Tickets for Friday’s Bud Pole qualifying are $15 for adults with children under 12 admitted free. Saturday’s tickets are $30 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Excellent reserved seats still are available for the NAPA AutoCare 500 for $40-$45. Martinsville also is offering a Family Section for the NAPA AutoCare 500 in which tickets are $40 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. The Family Section goes on sale race morning at 7:30. Tickets may be ordered by calling toll free at 877-722-3849 or 540-956-3151.

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Series NASCAR , NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Tony Stewart , Joe Nemechek , Rob Summers