|October 30, 2016|
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Race: Goody’s Fast Relief 500
Place: Martinsville Speedway
Date and Time: Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. ET
Tune-in: NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 263 miles (500 laps)
What to Watch For: Jimmie Johnson tries to register his ninth Martinsville win as he chases his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. … Spring Martinsville winner Kyle Busch continues his title defense by attempting to sweep “The Paperclip.” … Jeff Gordon hopes to defend his Martinsville victory from last fall in what is likely his final NASCAR race. If Gordon leads 64 laps he will become only the sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver all-time to lead 25,000 or more laps, joining NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, Bobby Allison, Dale Earnhardt and David Pearson. … Only seven of the 135 races (5.2%) at Martinsville have been won from a starting position outside the top 20 – two of these occurred in 2015 (Denny Hamlin, spring; Jeff Gordon, fall).