Will Mother Nature allow NASCAR Cup Series drivers to finish Saturday’s race at Martinsville Speedway?
The Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500, the first night race of the 2021 Cup Series season, could be delayed or postponed with possible rains and thunderstorms in the forecast. The weather has already had an impact on the weekend’s schedule, as NASCAR suspended the Xfinity Series race on Friday night and announced it would be finished on Sunday.
If the rain stops, Sporting News will follow live race updates and lap-based highlights from Saturday night’s NASCAR race at Martinsville. Follow the full results of the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 here.
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NASCAR at Martinsville Live Updates, Highlights
(All Eastern hours)
7:30 p.m. – Yes, the rain is falling at Martinsville Speedway.
7:05 p.m. – It appears that the initial start time of the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 has been postponed.
NASCAR race start time today
FS1 coverage of Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET. The race is scheduled to begin around 8 p.m. ET.
Mike Joy will call the race alongside analysts Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer and Larry McReynolds.
NASCAR range in Martinsville
Here’s the full start list for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway:
|Start pos.||Driver||Car number||Team|
|1||Joey logano||22||Penske team|
|2||Denny hamlin||11||Joe gibbs racing|
|3||William byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|4||Ryan blaney||12||Penske team|
|5||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|7||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe gibbs racing|
|8||Ryan newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|9||Kevin harvick||4||Stewart-Haas races|
|ten||Brad Keselowski||2||Penske team|
|11||Daniel Suarez||99||Trackhouse Racing Team|
|12||Kyle busch||18||Joe gibbs racing|
|13||Tyler reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|14||Michael mcdowell||34||Motorsport in the front row|
|15||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|16||Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|17||Ryan preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|18||Austin dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|19||Kyle larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|20||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|21||Kurt busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|22||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood brothers racing|
|23||Christopher bell||20||Joe gibbs racing|
|24||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas races|
|25||Bubba wallace||23||23XI Race|
|26||Cole custer||41||Stewart-Haas races|
|27||Ross chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|28||JJ Yeley||53||Rick ware racing|
|29||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|30||Justin haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|31||Aric almirola||ten||Stewart-Haas races|
|32||Cody ware||51||Petty ware racing|
|33||Josh bilicki||52||Rick ware racing|
|34||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|35||Anthony Alfredo||38||Motorsport in the front row|
|36||BJ McLeod||78||Fast live motor sports|
|37||James davison||15||Rick ware racing|