NASCAR & Auto Racing

Rain further shuffles schedule at Martinsville

It rained much of the morning at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

Nextel Cup teams got in less than 15 minutes of practice before rain returned to Martinsville Speedway Friday afternoon.

As of 2:30 p.m., the newly revised schedule has Craftsman Truck Series practice set to begin at 3 p.m. Cup qualifying is still scheduled for 4:45 p.m.

NASCAR really wants to get some Truck Series practice in because there are 42 drivers here trying to get 36 spots, meaning 12 drivers will be vying for six slots in Saturday morning’s qualifying.