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NASCAR at Martinsville Complete Weekend TV Schedule

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The NASCAR circus rolls into one of the sport’s most iconic venues this weekend. Martinsville Speedway plays host to all three National Touring Series, including the Cup Series first cable-TV regular season race of the season. Here is the complete weekend TV schedule for Martinsville.

  • Martinsville Speedway is the fourth-oldest track in NASCAR (Milwaukee, Indianapolis, and North Wilkesboro). However, Martinsville is the only track to host a race in every NASCAR Cup Series season since the series was founded in 1949. As a result, the track is viewed as NASCAR’s version of Fenway Park or Wrigley Field.
  • This weekend is slightly different TV-wise being the first scheduled Cup Series race on cable TV. Of Fox’s final 10 races of the season, 7 of them will be on FS1 with Talladega, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, and Sonoma being the only remaining races on network TV.
  • Fans are excited for Martinsville weekend. While the short track package has struggled mightily at Martinsville, the track is very popular with the fans, and the fall race in 2023 was well-received.

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Weekend Schedule (All Times ET)

Friday, April 5th – Truck Series RACE

  • 3:00-4:30 PM – Truck Series Practice/Qualifying on FS1
  • 5:00-6:30 PM – Xfinity Series Practice/Qualifying on FS1
  • 7:30 PM – Truck Series Long John Silver’s 200 on FS1 (200 Laps/105.2 Miles)

Saturday, April 6th – Xfinity Series RACE

  • 4:30-6:00 PM – Cup Series Practice/Qualifying on FS1
  • 7:30 PM – Xfinity Series DUDE Wipes 250 on FS1 (250 Laps/131.5 Miles)

Sunday, April 7th – Cup Series RACE

  • 3:00 PM – Cup Series Cook Out 400 on FS1 (400 Laps/210.4 Miles)

What to Watch For This Weekend

Truck Series

Corey Heim dominated the Truck Series race at Martinsville in 2023, leading 82 of 124 rain-shortened laps, and he is sure to be a threat again this weekend. Spire Motorsports figures to be a factor again as Kyle Busch finished 2nd one year ago in then-KBM equipment, which Spire has now bought out. Both TRICON and Spire will be tough to beat.

The Truck Series entry list features 33 drivers, meaning everyone will race on Friday night. Notable entrants include William Sawalich (No. 1), Sammy Smith (No. 7), Blake Lothian (No. 20), Stephen Mallozzi (No. 22) and Cam Waters (No. 66)

Xfinity Series

John Hunter Nemechek dominated the Xfinity Series spring race at Martinsville, leading 198 of 250 laps. Toyota also dominated in the fall with Sammy Smith leading 147 laps. Watch out for JGR this weekend at Martinsville.

The Xfinity Series has 39 entrants for 38 spots this weekend at Martinsville. Notable entrants include Myatt Snider (No. 07), Taylor Gray (No. 19), Aric Almirola (No. 20), Corey Heim (No. 26), Akinori Ogata (No. 35), Matt DiBenedetto (No. 38), Carson Kvapil (No. 88), and Dexter Bean (No. 92).

Cup Series

While Kyle Larson walked away with the spring race win in 2023, Ford dominated the day, leading 296 of 400 laps. Ford could be in for a bounce-back weekend, but, Toyota has been strong on short tracks this season, winning at Phoenix, Bristol, and Richmond. This could be a Ford vs. Toyota battle this weekend.

There are 37 drivers entered for this weekend, with the lone non-chartered entry being the No. 66 from MBM Motorsports. Josh Williams also makes his second Cup Series start of the season in the Kaulig Racing No. 16 car.

*While not reflected in the entry list yet, MBM Motorsports announced that David Starr will drive the No. 66 car.

Be sure to refer back to this page for the NASCAR TV schedule for this week. We will also include entry lists as those are released and revised.

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