The NASCAR Goody’s 500 at Martinsville Speedway as it happened

MARTINSVILLE, VA - NOVEMBER 01: A general view of the race action during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on November 1, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
MARTINSVILLE, VA - NOVEMBER 01:  A general view of the race action during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on November 1, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
MARTINSVILLE, VA – NOVEMBER 01: A general view of the race action during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on November 1, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

In a day filled with drama, perhaps none was more dramatic then Jeff Gordon’s 93rd career win Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. Gordon took the lead in the final laps and held off a hard charging Jamie McMurray to score arguably the most emotional win of his long career.  His wasn’t the only dramatic story Sunday however. Here’s how it all went down in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway Sunday.

After a rainy morning, the rain stopped in time to fire engines and send the cars out to the track near the scheduled time. Under still gloomy skies  the field took a few extra laps as parts of the track and pit road were still damp. The field finally took the green and the yellow as NASCAR started counting laps but kept the field under the caution.

The field led by Joey Logano who started from his second Martinsville pole of the season took the green and were cut loose on lap 7. MORE>>>

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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.