Martin Truex Jr. winning at Martinsville Speedway. Fitting.
The NASCAR Cup Series‘ Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 was postponed from Saturday to Sunday due to rain, but not even a weather delay could stop Truex from scoring his second win of the year after beating Joe Gibbs Racing team-mate Denny Hamlin in a late battle.
Stages #1 and 2
After waiting for over eighteen hours and a brief caution, the race restarted on lap 46 with Hamlin and Ryan Blaney on the front row (Joey Logano was second when the race was postponed but elected to restart behind Hamlin on the inside line). On lap 50, Kurt Busch spun after being turned by Erik Jones, resulting in a caution.
Hamlin continued to lead for the lap 57 restart. Ten laps later, Daniel Suárez cracked the top twenty after starting at the back following a ballast penalty that … Read the rest