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Martinsville viewer's guide

April 03, 2013, Staff report,

How are you watching the races at Martinsville Speedway? Find out how to get the latest from wherever you are.



Even if you're not at the track, you can keep up with all the live action on TV and at (All times Eastern, unless noted.)

Watch practices and the race on TV:


Friday, April 5:

Practice on SPEED, noon

Coors Light Pole qualifying at 3:40 p.m., airs on SPEED at 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 6:

Practice, 10:30 a.m.

Final practice, 11:45 a.m., airs on SPEED at 11:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 7:

STP Gas Booster 500 on FOX, 1 p.m.


Friday, April 5:

Practice, 9 a.m.

Final practice on SPEED, 10:30 a.m.

Keystone Light Pole qualifying, 5 p.m.

Saturday, April 6:

Kroger 250 on SPEED, 1:30 p.m.

Get inside the garage:

GarageCam will be live streaming on Friday, April 5 from the Sprint Cup garage at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Keep an eye on the media center:

Press Pass will have live news conferences throughout race weekends.
Friday, April 5:

Brian Vickers
| 10:30 a.m.
Mark Martin
| 11 a.m.
James Buescher
and Ricky Stenhouse Jr | 2 p.m.
Jeff Gordon
| 2:15 p.m.
Jeff Burton
| 2:30 p.m.
Post NSCS Qualifying | Approx. 4:50 p.m.
Post-Qualfiying: Brad Keselowski
Post NCWTS Qualifying | Approx. 5:50 p.m.
Saturday, April 6:

Wendell Scott recognition | 10 a.m.
Post NCWTS Race | Approx. 3:45 p.m.
, April 7:
Post NSCS Race | Approx. 4:45 p.m.

Want more?

Get lap-by-lap updates on during practice laps, qualifying and races.

Re-live the race:

Watch race highlights from your favorite driver and top moments shortly after the race using Race RePlay.

Want to attend the races this weekend? Buy tickets to the STP Gas Booster 500 and Kroger 250.

Know the track:

Check out our Martinsville Speedway track page to learn the history of the track and explore the best fan views.

Want to meet a driver?

Here is a list of appearances. (List subject to change, all times local.)

Friday, April 5:

Ty Dillon Q&A | 1 p.m. at the Chevy display.

Ron Hornaday Jr. Q&A | 2:30 p.m. at the Chevy display.

James Buescher, Miguel Paludo and Jeff Burton Q&A | 2:45 p.m. at the Chevy display.

Max Gresham Q&A | 3:30 p.m. at the Chevy display.

Brian Vickers, Aric Almirola, Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch autograph session | 5:30 p.m. at the main office; wristband required.

Sunday, April 7:

Ryan Newman Q&A | 9:10 a.m., the Sprint Experience display

Jeff Burton Q&A | 9:20 a.m. at the Chevy display

Bobby Labonte Q&A | 9:45 a.m., the Sprint Experience display

Michael Waltrip Q&A | 9:45 a.m., the AAA Experience display

Joey Logano | 9:55 a.m. in the Fan Zone. Fan Zone hospitality ticket required.

Jeff Gordon | 10:10 a.m. in the Fan Zone. Fan Zone hospitality ticket required.

Clint Bowyer Q&A | 10:15 a.m., the AAA Experience display

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Q&A | 10:15 a.m., the Sprint Experience display

Martin Truex Jr. Q&A | 10:30 a.m., the AAA Experience display

Tony Stewart | 10:30 a.m. in the Fan Zone. Fan Zone hospitality ticket required.

Get packing:

The weather in Martinsville is:

Click for Martinsville, Virginia Forecast

With quick turns, low bankings and long straightaways, this Virginia track is often referred to as "The Paperclip."

Keep all eyes on the race:

With RaceView Premium and NASCAR RaceView Mobile '13, formerly RaceView 360, you can watch live, virtual 3-D video with in-car audio as well as national radio broadcasts, telemetry data and real-time stats.

Follow from anywhere:

NASCAR Mobile '13: This new app is free to download with an upcoming in-app subscription for premium content including live driver audio, live advanced leaderboards and live alternate camera angles (when available). You can also download Martinsville's track app for Android and iPhone.

Buddy system:

Watch live enhanced coverage with 10 HD cameras, a live chat and live standings for this week's Nationwide series races with RaceBuddy.


Don't forget to do your research and set your lineup.

Expert tip of the week:

Martinsville is a driver’s track, so this is a good week to take a risk on a veteran with a lot of laps around the paperclip-shaped bullring. Get more tips from Dan Beaver's fantasy blog.

Keep up with the latest:

Use our weekly Driver Reports for a quick breakdown of how each driver is looking. Also each week, our writers vote on which drivers are making moves. Read the resulting driver Power Rankings to help power up your lineup.

Last year's top three finishers:

1. Jimmie Johnson

2. Kyle Busch

3. Kasey Kahne

See the complete results from last year's event here.


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