Sprint Cup Series Goody’s Fast Relief 500

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).

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.