NASCAR & Auto Racing

Race Day at Martinsville

Practice Update

Points leaders still showing muscle

Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, not surprisingly, were in the top five in both of Saturday's practices. Denny Hamlin and Jamie McMurray led the early session, and Tony Raines and McMurray had the fastest laps in the final practice. Clint Bowyer, third behind Gordon and Johnson in the standings, was in the top 10 in both sessions. So was Robby Gordon, who's also flying back and forth to Texas Motor Speedway to compete in Championship Off Road Racing events there this weekend.

Observer Picks

Jimmie Johnson: Not going to make Gordon's drive for a possible fifth championship a walk in the park.

Jim Utter

Jeff Gordon: Returns the bump and picks up a third straight victory.

News and Notes

Subway 500

WHERE: Martinsville (Va.) Speedway

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Sunday

WEATHER: Sunny, temperature in the upper 70s

TV: Coverage begins at 1 p.m. on ABC

RADIO: Motor Racing Network

RACE DISTANCE: 500 laps (263 miles)

TRACK LENGTH: .526 miles

Sunday's Lineup



Pos. No. Driver Car Speed
1. 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 94.974
2. 1 M. Truex Jr. Chevy 94.737
3. 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 94.685
4. 48 J. Johnson Chevy 94.619
5. 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 94.585
6. 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 94.562
7. 8 D. Earnhrdt Jr. Chevy 94.557
8. 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy 94.496
9. 26 J. McMurray Ford 94.444
10. 96 Tony Raines Chevy 94.369
11. 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 94.359
12. 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 94.340
13. 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 94.284
14. 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 94.223
15. 49 John Andretti Dodge 94.204
16. 43 B. Labonte Dodge 94.148
17. 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 94.115
18. 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 94.087
19. 00 D. Reutimann Toyota 94.083
20. 99 Carl Edwards Ford 94.069
21. 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 94.031
Pos. No. Driver Car Speed
22. 25 Casey Mears Chevy 93.975
23. 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 93.975
24. 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 93.882
25. 84 A. Allmndingr Toyota 93.859
26. 42 J.P. Montoya Dodge 93.826
27. 01 Aric Almirola Chevy 93.817
28. 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 93.817
29. 55 M. Waltrip Toyota 93.817
30. 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 93.812
31. 66 Jeff Green Chevy 93.719
32. 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 93.715
33. 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 93.627
34. 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 93.553
35. 15 Paul Menard Chevy 93.451
36. 4 Ward Burton Chevy 93.414
37. 16 Greg Biffle Ford 93.354
38. 40 D. Stremme Dodge 92.988
39. 7 Robby Gordon Ford 92.869
40. 38 David Gilliland Ford 92.801
41. 6 David Ragan Ford ownpts
42. 45 Kyle Petty Dodge ownpts
43. 21 Bill Elliott Ford champion


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