Sprint Cup Series STP 500

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Race: STP 500

Place: Martinsville Speedway

Date and Time: Sunday, April 3 at 1 p.m. ET

Tune-in: FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 263 miles (500 laps)

What to Watch For: Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Carl Edwards – all of whom have more than two short-track victories – go for their first win of the season at Martinsville. … Jimmie Johnson, the active wins leader at Martinsville with eight victories, attempts to capture his third checkered flag this year. … Denny Hamlin, last spring’s Martinsville race winner, tries to defend his victory. … The famed Wood Brothers Racing team returns to Martinsville for the first time since 2011. Ryan Blaney will take the wheel of the Wood Brothers’ No. 21 Ford for the organization’s 110th start at the .526-mile track. … Chase Elliott hopes to increase his five-point lead over Blaney in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Standings.