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TrüNorth Global 250

Martinsville Speedway
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Race #4 of 23

Saturday, March 23, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:14pm/et
Laps/Stages: 250 laps total. Stages end on laps: 70/140/250


TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING

Television Coverage: Time 2:00pm/et,, FOX and FOX Sports GO streaming (available with participating TV provider login)
Radio Coverage (over the air and streaming): Motor Racing Network (MRN) / SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR (available with subscription)


WEEKEND SCHEDULE

On track schedule

Practices:
Friday, March 22, 1:05-1:55pm/et, No TV;
Friday, March 22, 3:05-3:55pm/et, No TV.
Qualifying:
Saturday, March 23 at 10:40am/et, TV-FS1.

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

Friday, March 22
7:00 AM-8:30 AM NGOTS HAULERS ENTER
8:30 AM 6:00 PM NGOTS GARAGE OPEN
10:00 AM NGOTS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
11:05 AM-11:55 AM NGOTS ROOKIE PRACTICE (ROOKIE DRIVERS ONLY)
1:05 PM 1:55 PM NGOTS 1ST PRACTICE
3:05 PM 3:55 PM NGOTS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, March 23
7:00 AM NGOTS GARAGE OPENS
10:40 AM NGOTS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
12:15 PM NGOTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
1:30 PM NGOTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:00 PM NGOTS RACE (250 LAPS, 131.5 MILES)

NGOTS = NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Links to race, practice, qualifying results (in pdf): (will be added as available)
Race Results
Drivers Points
Owners Points
Cumulative Race Report
Penalty Report
Pitstalls
Starting Lineup
Qualifying Results
Qualifying Order
Practice 2 Speeds
Practice 1 Speeds
Crew Rosters
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List


RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links

#51-Kyle Busch won the Gander Outdoors Truck Series 250 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway. The win is his 3rd win of 2019, 2nd win at Martinsville and 54th Truck Series career win.
#99-Ben Rhodes finished 2nd followed by #22-Brett Moffitt, #45-Ross Chastain, #52-Stewart Friesen, #27-Myatt Snider, #98-Grant Enfinger, #88-Matt Crafton, #13-Johnny Sauter, and #22-Bubba Wallace.
Stage 1 was won by #51-Busch.
Stage 2 was won by #45-Chastain.
There were 8 lead changes among 4 drivers and 7 cautions for 50 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 70.175mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings
Cumulative Report
Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Martinsville
Kyle Busch(i) won the 21st Annual TruNorth Global 250, his 54th victory in 148 Gander Outdoors Truck Series races.
This is his third victory and third top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his second victory and seventh top-10 finish in ten races at Martinsville Speedway.
Ben Rhodes (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in eight races at Martinsville Speedway. It is his second top-10 finish in 2019.
Brett Moffitt (third) posted his fourth top-10 finish in four races at Martinsville Speedway.
Harrison Burton (11th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Stewart Friesen leads the point standings by 4 points over Grant Enfinger.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(3-23-2019)

2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoff Standings after Martinsville:
#16-Austin Hill [1 win]
#52-Stewart Friesen, 151 pts
#98-Grant Enfinger, 147, -4
#24-Brett Moffitt, 146, -5
#13-Johnny Sauter, 142, -9
#18-Harrison Burton, 142, -9
#99-Ben Rhodes, 140, -11
#88-Matt Crafton, 130, -21
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

#52-Stewart Friesen won the Busch pole for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series 250 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway with speed of 96.465mph for his 1st pole of 2019, 1stat Martinsville and 3rd of his career.
#51-Kyle Busch will start 2nd followed then #4-Todd Gilliland, #2-Sheldon Creed, #24-Brett Moffitt, #88-Matt Crafton, #46-Raphael Lassard, #13-Johnny Sauter, #16-Austin Hill, and #45-Ross Chastain.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: #9-Codie Rohrbaugh, #63-Dawson Cram, #10-Juan Ma Gonzalez, #49-Ray Ciccarelli, #6-Norm Benning, #43-Anthony Mrakovich.
See round-by-round qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(3-23-2019)

Martinsville Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Stewart Friesen won the Pole Award for the 21st Annual TruNorth Global 250 with a lap of 19.63 seconds, 96.465 mph.
This is his third pole in 52 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races.
This is his first pole and fourth top-10 start in 2019.
This is his first pole in five races at Martinsville Speedway.
Kyle Busch(i) (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2019 and his sixth in ten races at Martinsville Speedway.
Todd Gilliland (third) posted his second top-10 start at Martinsville Speedway. It is his second in four races this season.
Sheldon Creed (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(3-23-2019)

Happy Hour (final) practice for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series 250 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#4-Gilliland 95.065
#52-Friesen 94.846
#2-Creed 94.832
#98-Enfinger 94.813
#16-Hill 94.699
Slowest: #33-Sasnett 88.156 & #43-Mrakovich 85.175
Most laps run: #99-Rhodes, 49 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 18 drivers): #24-Moffitt, 92.978mph.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(3-22-2019)

First practice for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series 250 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, and more:
#1-Ankrum 94.538
#24-Moffitt 94.439
#27 -Snider 94.402
#19-Kraus 94.340
#2-Creed 94.322
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 13 drivers): #4-Gilliland, 93.464
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Opening Practice speeds page (pdf).(3-22-2019)

Rookie practice for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series 250 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the results:
#12-Dean 93.272
#46-Lessard 93.171
#19-Kraus 93.129
#9-Rohrbaugh 92.502
#11-Davis 92.398
#10-Gonzalez 90.973
#49-Ciccarelli 89.804
#33-Sasnett 89.123
See complete results on the Rookie Practice speeds page (pdf).(3-22-2019)

Entry List for the TrüNorth Global 250 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway is posted, 41 teams/drivers [for 32 spots] are listed.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf)


TIRE NOTES & FACTS

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Short Track Radials

Set limits: Cup: 3 sets for practice, 1 set for qualifying and 9 sets for the race (8 race sets plus 1 set transferred from qualifying or practice);
Truck: 5 sets for the event

Tire Codes:
Left-side — D-4588;
Right-side — D-4722

Tire Circumference:
Left-side — 2,221 mm (87.44 in.);
Right-side — 2,251 mm (88.62 in.) 

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front — 10 psi; Left Rear — 10 psi;
Right Front — 23 psi; Right Rear — 22 psi

Storyline – Laying rubber key to Martinsville: Relating to the tires, Martinsville’s concrete corners behave differently than its asphalt straightaways with the density of the surface making it more challenging for rubber to continuously adhere to the track.  Because both of the track’s races are usually run in cool temperatures, Goodyear brought a new right-side tread compound to help rubber in the track in 2017.  That move led to multiple racing grooves and created more side-by-side racing.  Goodyear’s set-up also features constructions that work well to optimize the acceleration, deceleration and cornering required for Martinsville’s combination of long straightaways and tight, flat turns.

“We never quite know what type of weather we’re going to get when we go to Martinsville.  Recently we’ve had a lot of cold and even snow, though this week it looks like the temperatures may be in the 60s all weekend,” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing.  “What we had to do, because it is more difficult to lay rubber on the concrete track surface in colder temps, is come up with a compound formulation that accomplishes that in all weather conditions.  We made a change to the right-side tread compound we bring to Martinsville back in 2017, and that produced good results right away.  Laying rubber on the bottom, or preferred, groove in the corners makes teams move up the track to look for grip and have a lane to pass.  That side=by-side action creates great racing on such a tight track.”

Notes – Goodyear returns to Martinsville on successful tire set-up: Teams in both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series will run the same tire set-up at Martinsville this weekend . . . this is the same tire set-up these teams have run at this track for the last four NASCAR race weekends . . . this left-side tire code has been run at Martinsville since April ‘13, while this right-side tire code debuted in April ’17 . . . this is the only track at which NASCAR teams will run either of these two tire codes . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Martinsville.