NASCAR’s Martinsville Schedule, How to Watch, Stream, Odds – NBC Chicago

NASCAR on Martinsville schedule, how to watch, broadcast, odds Originally appeared NBC Sports Chicago

The final three places in Championship 4 will be decided at Martinsville Speedway this weekend.

Joey Logano finished first with a win in Las Vegas. But non-racing driver Kyle Larson’s victory at Homestead-Miami prevented the other contenders from sealing their place in the title race.

With only one race left in round eight, there are seven drivers still fighting to reach the fourth championship: Ross Chastain, Chase Elliott, William Byron, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney, Christopher Bell and Chase Briscoe.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Xfinity 500 in Martinsville:

Martinsville entry list

There are 36 drivers on Martinsville’s entry list. Since up to 40 cars can qualify for the race, all 36 teams will race on Sunday.

Ty Gibbs will drive the number 23 for Kurt Busch (concussion) for the fifteenth race in a row. Alex Bowman (Concussion) He’ll miss his fifth race in a row, with Noah Gregson filling in again. AJ Allmendinger will drive number 16 in Kaulig Racing in place of Gragson.

Here is the full list of participants:

What is a Martinsville schedule?

The 36-car stadium will be divided into two groups, and each group will have a 15-minute practice session on Saturday, October 29 starting at 12 p.m. ET.

Post-workout qualifying begins at 12:45 p.m. ET. Each car takes two rounds, and the five fastest drivers in each group advance to the final round. In the final round, each of the 10 drivers gets two laps and the column is awarded to the fastest driver.

The Xfinity 500 starts at 2 PM ET on Sunday, October 30.

What is the schedule for NASCAR TV this weekend?

Saturday, October 29 (USA Network and streaming)

Sunday, October 30 (NBC and streaming)

NASCAR 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, Scenarios Resolved

There are only eight drivers left to fight for the 2022 championship, and four more will be disqualified after Sunday’s race. The four drivers with the fewest points will be reduced, but a win in Martinsville means an automatic ticket to Championship 4, regardless of points.

Lugano, having won in Las Vegas, has already entered the final round. This leaves seven drivers vying for the last three places.

With the points standings so tight, it would be hard for the driver to win without a win – Chastain and Elliott are the only ones who could do it without any help.

Here’s a look at the qualifying standings ahead of the final race in the quarter-finals, listing the deciding scenarios if they had one (drivers can only make up 59 points max in a race). Drivers obviously have multiple deduction scenarios depending on how everyone else operates, but the scenarios listed below are the ones in their power:

  1. Joey Logano, decisive
  2. Ross Chastain, +19 points from fifth place
    • Automatically advances with 41 points
  3. Chase Elliott, +11 points from fifth place
    • He advances automatically with 50 points
  4. William Byron, +5 points from 5th place
  5. Denny Hamlin, -5 points from 4th place
  6. Ryan Blaney, -18 points from fourth
  7. Christopher Bell, -33 points from fourth
  8. Chase Briscoe, -44 points from fourth

Who was eliminated from the NASCAR playoffs?

So far, eight drivers have been eliminated from qualifying.

Kyle Bush, Kevin Harvick, Tyler Riddick and Austin Dillon were eliminated after the round of 16. Kyle Larson, Austin Sendrick, Daniel Suarez and Alex Bowman were eliminated after the round of 12.

Who are the drivers who won in Martinsville?

Eight of the 36 Sunday race drivers have Won in MartinsvilleHamlin, Trux, Bosch, Lugano, Byron, Elliot, Harvick and Brad Keselowski.

Hamlin leads all active drivers with five wins in Martinsville, but has not won at Virginia since 2015. Truex has three wins, all since 2019, while Busch and Keselowski each have two. Harvick (2011), Logano (2018), Elliott (2020), and Byron (2022) each had one win.

Who is the favorite to win a NASCAR race this weekend?

Martinsville is the most unique oval track on the stream. Shaped like a paperclip, it’s the shortest course in the NASCAR Cup Series at 0.526 miles. Historically, young drivers suffer in Martinsville, but once they can go dominant races once the track is discovered.

Blaney has the best average finish in Martinsville (10.2 in 13 starts) despite not winning on the track. Hamlin (10.7 on average in 33 starts), Kiselovsky (11.1 in 25 starts), Bosch (11.7 in 34 starts) and Lugano (11.7 in 27 starts) do well on the track.

Most recently, the young duo of Hendrick Motorsports of Elliott and Byron drove the field in Martinsville. Elliott has won all four stages in his last two races while over 180 laps in three of his last four starts. Byron led 212 laps on his victory during the Martinsville race in April, which was his third best-of-five in a row in Martinsville.

Here are some of our winning odds this weekend before training and qualifying, courtesy of our betting partner, points:

  • Chase Elliott +675
  • Denny Hamlin +750
  • William Byron +800
  • Ryan Blaney +850
  • Joey Lugano +900
  • Martin Truex Jr +1000
  • Christopher Bell +1200
  • Kyle Larson +1200
  • Ross Chastain +1400
  • Kyle Bush +1600
  • Kevin Harvick +1800
  • Tyler Riddick +2200
  • Brad Keselowski +2800
  • Bubba Wallace, +3500
  • Chase Brisco, +3500
  • Daniel Suarez +5000

Editor’s note: All possibilities are presented by us Partner, PointsBet. PointsBet is our official sports betting partner and we may receive compensation if you bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking on our links.

Leave a Comment