Martinsville: The Second Bullring Of 2011

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NASCAR has invaded the smallest of the tracks on the 2011 schedule, Martinsville Speedway.  This historic facility is just .526 miles in length.  Irrespective of the size of this track, and the slowness of the race speeds, Martinsville is hard on sheet metal, hard on tires, and especially hard on egos!

In spite of it’s size, Martinsville is a very difficult track to drive.  It requires a driver to be precise and he must also posses a lot of finesse in getting that 3400 lb race car around the track, all the while, keeping the fenders intact.

Sprint Cup practice has concluded.  The qualifying order for Sunday’s race is based on the reverse order of the Sprint Cup practice speeds.

Here is the Sprint Cup qualifying order for Saturday at Martinsville.

In addition to the Sprint cup race on Sunday, Martinsville will host the Camping World Truck Series race Saturday afternoon.  That race could possibly be the most exciting race of the weekend.  Check it out!

PS Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin have won the last nine races at Martinsville!  Hamlin has won the last three races.  Can anyone unseat these two individuals?


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