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2022 NASCAR Cup Series Spring Martinsville Race Page

Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Marintsville Speedway
Time: 7:30pm/et
TV: FS1 -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race-Specific News

Race Information

William Byron is NASCAR Cup’s first double winner with victory at Martinsville:  The first night race for the NASCAR Cup Series at Martinsville Speedway was a cakewalk for Hendrick Motorsports—until a late caution sent the race to overtime, that is. But William Byron survived a final restart and a mistake on the white-flag lap to win Saturday night’s Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 at the .526-mile short track.(Read More)(4-9-2022)

#24-William Byron led 212 of the 403 laps and won the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway. The win is his second win of the year, first at Martinsville Speedway and fourth career win.
#22-Joey Logano finished 2nd followed by #3-Austin Dillon, #12-Ryan Blaney, #1-Ross Chastain, #45-Kurt Busch, #18-Kyle Busch, #10-Aric Almirola, #14-Chase Briscoe, and #9-Chase Elliott.
Pole winner #9-Elliott dominated early in the race, leading 185 laps. He swept the opening stages, winning both.
Elliott lost the lead to Byron following a pitstop at the conclusion of Stage 2.
There were five lead changes among four drivers and four cautions for 36 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 79.244mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Infraction Report.

Race Fast Facts – Martinsville Speedway:
William Byron won the 73rd Annual Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400, his fourth victory in 152 Cup Series races.
This is his second victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2022.
This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in nine races at Martinsville Speedway.
Joey Logano (second) posted his 15th top-10 finish in 27 races at Martinsville Speedway. It is his fourth top-10 finish in 2022.
Austin Dillon (third) posted his third top-10 finish in 17 races at Martinsville Speedway.
Austin Cindric (11th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Chase Elliott leads the point standings by 3 points over Ryan Blaney.
(NASCAR)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Martinsville Speedway:
Race 8 of 26 in the regular season
1) #24-William Byron [2 wins], 276
2) #1-Ross Chastain [1 win], 246
3) #48-Alex Bowman [1 win], 237
4) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win], 157
5) #14-Chase Briscoe [1 win], 220
6) #5-Kyle Larson [1 win], 201
7) #2-Austin Cindric [1 win], 201
8) #9-Chase Elliott, 288
9) #12-Ryan Blaney, 285
10) #22-Joey Logano, 261
11) #19-Martin Truex Jr., 237
12) #10-Aric Almirola, 223
13) #4-Kevin Harvick, 222
14) #18-Kyle Busch, 221
15) #8-Tyler Reddick, 202
16) #3-Austin Dillon, 197
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: none reported

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway have been made.
Pole winner #9-Chase Elliott chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #10-Aric Almirola took the 6th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on the Martinsville Speedway Pit Stall page.

After turning the quickest time in practice, #9-Chase Elliott backed that speed up to win the Busch pole for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 96.151 mph. This is Elliott’s first pole at Martinsville and first of the 2022 season.
#10-Aric Almirola will start from the front row in second (95.641 mph), with #41-Cole Custer (95.598 mph), #17-Chris Buescher (95.395 mph) and #24-William Byron (95.189 mph) rounding out the top five.
#4-Kevin Harvick will start sixth, despite being the quickest car in Group A. #20-Christopher Bell, #5-Kyle Larson, #6-Brad Keselowski and #38-Todd Gilliland fill out the top 10.
36 teams were entered so everyone made the race.
See the complete qualifying results and the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 Starting Lineup.

Martinsville – Qualifying Fast Facts
Chase Elliott won the Pole Award for the 73rd Annual Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 with a lap of 19.694 seconds, 96.151 mph.
This is his 10th pole in 229 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his first pole and fourth top-10 start in 2022.
This is his first pole in 14 races at Martinsville Speedway.
Aric Almirola (second) posted his fourth top-10 start of 2022 and his 10th in 27 races at Martinsville
Speedway.
Cole Custer (third) posted his first top-10 start at Martinsville Speedway. It is his second in eight races this season.
Todd Gilliland (10th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.

Qualifying Order

Practice for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway is over, after 20 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#9-Chase Elliott 94.704 mph
#18-Kyle Busch 94.529 mph
#23-Bubba Wallace 94.500 mph
#48-Alex Bowman 94.491 mph
#20-Christopher Bell 94.420 mph
Slowest: #78-BJ McLeod 89.846 mph
Most laps run: #9-Elliott, 57
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 33 drivers): #5-Larson #94.064 mph
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 Practice speeds page.

Crew Rosters

Entry List for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway is posted, 36 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Yeley, #16-Allmendinger, #77-Bilicki.
Since 36 cars are entered, no one will miss the race.
See the full entry list on the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 Entry List page.

Goodyear Fast Facts — Martinsville Speedway

TandemDraft Next Gen Form Stats

Cup Series TandemDraft Stats


Weekend on-track schedule

Thursday, April 7
4:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Friday, April 8
8:30 AM-11:30 AM NCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)
11:30 AM-7:00 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
11:30 AM-4:00 PM NCS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS
4:30 PM-5:05 PM NCS PRACTICE (GROUP A & B)
5:05 PM-6:30 PM NCS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (GROUP A & B / SINGLE VEHICLE, 2 LAPS, 2 ROUNDS)

Saturday, April 9
4:30 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
6:55 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT FOR PRE-RACE (STAGE)
7:00 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 100/200/400 LAPS = 210.4 MILES)
11:30 PM Approx CROSS-OVER GATE OPEN
11:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT