This Week’s Race: Goody’s 500

10/24/2013 7:07 PM

10/24/2013 9:08 PM

What: 500 laps or 263 miles

Where: Martinsville Speedway, a .526-mile flat oval in Martinsville, Va.

When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday


Radio: Motor Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Jimmie Johnson

Also this week: Kroger 200, Truck Series, Martinsville Speedway, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Fox Sports 1.

Worth mentioning: Two drivers will make their Truck series debuts this weekend. Daniel Hemric, a former Summer Shootout champion at Charlotte Motor Speedway, will drive an entry for Sharp-Gallaher Racing. Also, John Hunter Nemechek, the 16-year-old son of NASCAR veteran Joe Nemechek, will debut with SWM-NEMCO Racing.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not


Jamie McMurray: It’s not every day you end a 108-race winless streak.

Jimmie Johnson: New verse, same as the first – Johnson is the Sprint Cup Series points leader.

Kyle Busch: Finished a restrictor-plate race and remained in title contention.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Pulling away in the rookie of the year battle.

Johnny Sauter: He got a Truck win and his teammate, Matt Crafton, expanded his series points lead.


Kasey Kahne: It’s hard to imagine the season ending any worse.

Danica Patrick: A late green-flag pit stop turned into a nightmare at Talladega, Ala.

Brian Vickers: Once again, Vickers finds himself sitting out the rest of a NASCAR season because of a health issue.

Juan Pablo Montoya: Ended NASCAR career without a win on a restrictor-plate track, where he has run exceptionally well.

Jim Utter

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