NASCAR Spring Cup drivers travel clear across the country, from Fontana, CA last week, to Martinsville, VA for the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 on April 3, 2011.
The Sprint Cup race green flag time at Martinsville is 1:00 pm. It will be broadcast on Fox TV. Trace Adkins will sing the National Anthem.
Kevin Harvick is coming off a win a Fontana last week in the Auto Club 400.
Mark Martin will be making his 800th Sprint Cup start. Greg Biffle and Jamie McMurray are each making their 300th start.
The first race at Martinsville took place in 1949. Recent winners incude Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Rusty Wallace, and Bobby Labonte. In 2010, the winner’s purse – which went to Denny Hamlin – was $179,225.
On Saturday, April 2, the Kroger 250 Camping World Truck series race begins at 2:00 pm.
See the full NASCAR Schedule.