The NASCAR Cup Series will race under the lights at Martinsville Speedway tonight for the first time in the track’s history.
Tonight’s race is the first race at the famous short track since the race in May was postponed due to COVID-19.
The Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 is set to start at 7 p.m. on FS1. The drivers are not able to practice or qualify on the .526-mile short track they call “The paperclip.”
Martinsville Speedway has always been a track for dramatic racing. This year’s race is being run without fans for the first time because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Last year, Brad Keselowski won the spring race at Martinsville leading 446 of the 500 laps in the April race. Martin Truex Jr. won at Martinsville last fall during the tracks playoff race by leading 464 of the 500 laps in the race.
Nine-time Martinsville winner Jimmie Johnson will be looking to add his tenth grandfather clock to his collection as he will be running in his next to last race at the track in his final season as a full time driver.