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Texas race delay could impact Martinsville weekend schedule


The NASCAR Cup Series playoff race delayed by a day in Texas could force some changes to the upcoming race weekend at Martinsville Speedway.

Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell said Monday that he doesn’t expect a change in Sunday’s semifinal race in the NASCAR playoffs, but that the delay could require adjustments in the schedule for the playoff races in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and the Xfinity Series.

The NASCAR Truck Series is scheduled to race at 8 p.m. Friday and Xfinity at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. The Cup Series playoff race is Sunday at 2 p.m.

"We don’t know yet. It depends and it’s all… fluid," Campbell said in a phone call Monday. "It won’t affect Sunday for sure. Sunday we’re going. That’s the main thing. We may have to adjust a little bit with either the Trucks or Xfinity, but it depends on when we find out what’s going on with Texas and when they get finished up."

Martinsville Bulletin