NASCAR at Martinsville results, highlights from Martin Truex Jr.'s victory at the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500

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NASCAR fans got to enjoy some impressive short-track racing Wednesday night as Martin Truex Jr. took home the victory in the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Truex Jr. took the lead with 130 laps to go and never looked back, pushing his lead out to over four seconds ahead of second-place finisher Ryan Blaney, who overcame some early adversity after starting on the pole and falling to as low as 31st to get back to the front of the race.

Joey Logano led more than half the race, taking home the Stage 1 victory. Jimmie Johnson also looked dominant in leading over 70 laps to win Stage 2. But Truex Jr. got hot at the right time and won his second-straight race at Martinsville.

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NASCAR at Martinsville results from Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500

Position

Driver

1

Martin Truex Jr.

2

Ryan Blaney

3

Brad Keselowski

4

Joey Logano

5

Chase Elliott

6

Alex Bowman

7

Matt DiBenedetto

8

William Byron

9

Kurt Busch

10

Jimmie Johnson

11

Bubba Wallace

12

Ryan Newman

13

Chris Buescher

14

Michael McDowell

15

Kevin Harvick

16

Tyler Reddick

17

Clint Bowyer

18

Corey LaJoie

19

Kyle Busch

20

Erik Jones

21

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

22

Ty Dillon

23

Matt Kenseth

24

Denny Hamlin

25

John Hunter Nemechek

26

Ryan Preece

27

Daniel Suarez

28

Christopher Bell

29

Cole Custer

30

Brennan Poole

31

J.J. Yeley

32

David Starr

33

Aric Almirola

34

Quin Houff

35

Joey Gase

36

Garrett Smithley

37

Austin Dillon

38

Reed Sorenson

39

Timmy Hill

NASCAR at Martinsville highlights from Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500

10:50 p.m. — Martin Truex Jr. wins it comfortably, four seconds ahead of Ryan Blaney. Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Chase Elliott round out the top five.

10:41 p.m. — The lead is over four seconds now for Martin Truex Jr. with 25 laps to go.

10:36 p.m. — With 40 laps to go, Martin Truex Jr. still leads. Ryan Blaney up to second, Brad Keselowski in third, Joey Logano in fourth and Chase Elliott in fifth.

10:30 p.m. — Martin Truex Jr.'s lead is up to over two seconds with 55 laps remaining. Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski battling for second behind him.

10:20 p.m. — Austin Dillon had to be helped out of his car. He is on a stretcher and is receiving oxygen. Had an issue in his car that significantly raised the temperature inside.

10:15 p.m. — Martin Truex Jr. retains the lead off the restart; Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Alex Bowman and Chase Elliott in the top five with 95 laps to go.

10:10 p.m. — Caution out for Quin Houff after he goes into the wall around turn two on lap 397.

10:00 p.m. — Now Martin Truex Jr. takes the lead from Brad Keselowski with 130 laps to go. Joey Logano, Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick round out the top five.

9:58 p.m. — Brad Keselowski takes the lead from teammate Joey Logano with 135 laps to go.

9:43 p.m. — Caution is out on lap 327: David Starr spins out after contact from Erik Jones.

9:38 p.m. — The entire top three is made up of Penske Fords after 315 laps: Ryan Blaney, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski.

9:27 p.m. — Joey Logano takes the lead as he passes teammate Ryan Blaney. Kevin Harvick up to third, Chase Elliott in fourth and Jimmie Johnson in fifth with 212 laps remaining.

9:23 p.m. — Ryan Blaney takes the lead off the restart and Joey Logano comes up behind him to pass Jimmie Johnson. We're through 275 laps, 225 to go.

9:13 p.m. — Jimmie Johnson wins Stage 2; Ryan Blaney, Joey Logano, Alex Bowman and Kevin Harvick round out the top five with 240 laps remaining.

9:03 p.m. — Jimmie Johnson still holds the lead with 25 laps to go in Stage 2. He's led more laps tonight than he has all season.

8:52 p.m. — Jimmie Johnson beats Joey Logano on the inside and takes the lead on lap 202.

8:50 p.m. — Halfway through Stage 2, Joey Logano still has the lead. Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott round out the top five.

8:34 p.m. — Joey Logano continues to dominate this track and leads after 150 laps. Clint Bowyer, Jimmie JOhnson, Matt DiBenedetto and Kevin Harvick round out the top five with 110 laps to go in Stage 2.

8:23 p.m. — Joey Logano wins Stage 1; he's been running really well today. Clint Bowyer, Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr. and Bubba Wallace round out the top five after 130 laps.

8:15 p.m. — Corey LaJoie doesn't pit and has the lead on the restart with 11 laps to go in Stage 1. Bubba Wallace wins the race off of pit road and is second, Clint Bowyer in third, Joey Logano in fourth and Jimmie Johnson in fifth.

8:11 p.m. — Caution is out with 18 laps to go in Stage 1. Timmy Hill's car is stalled in pit road.

8:05 p.m. — Joey Logano still leads after 90 laps, 40 laps to go in Stage 1.

7:50 p.m. — Competition caution out after 60 laps. Joey Logano still leads with 70 laps left in Stage 1, he's already lapped 21 drivers.

7:45 p.m. — No caution, but Garret Smithley has a fire in his right front tire? Casual. 47 laps in, Joey Logano has stretched out his lead to over four seconds ahead of Chase Elliott.

7:38 p.m. — Joey Logano has taken the lead now, with Martin Truex Jr. right behind him and Kyle Busch in third, 25 laps in.

7:34 p.m. — Green flag is finally back out. Aric Almirola has the lead after 15 laps, Joey Logano in second and Martin Truex Jr. in third.

7:27 p.m. — That didn't take long: caution out for Austin Dillon after four laps. Looks like he lost a tire.

7:26 p.m. — Green flag waves and we're underway.

7:18 p.m. — I'm not sure, but I think that might have been the worst command in NASCAR history...

( Race coverage begins at 7 p.m. )

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

The 7 p.m. ET start time for the mid-week race at Martinsville is the first and only such start time on NASCAR's modified Cup Series schedule for 2020. The only other 7 p.m. ET start time currently on the schedule is the open for the July 15 All-Star race.

Wednesday night's NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville was set for 7 p.m. ET (rather than 8 p.m. ET, the original time for the spring race at Martinsville) in part because teams will need to travel back to their facilities after the race in preparation for Sunday's race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The only other night race confirmed on the Cup Series schedule, at Kansas on Thursday, July 23, has a start time of 7:30 p.m. ET.

NASCAR starting lineup at Martinsville

The draw for Martinsville's starting lineup took place Monday. Below are the results:

Pos.

Driver

Car No.

Team

1

Ryan Blaney

12

Team Penske

2

Aric Almirola

10

Stewart-Haas Racing

3

Joey Logano

22

Team Penske

4

Clint Bowyer

14

Stewart-Haas Racing

5

Martin Truex Jr.

19

Joe Gibbs Racing

6

Brad Keselowski

2

Team Penske

7

Kyle Busch

18

Joe Gibbs Racing

8

Alex Bowman

88

Hendrick Motorsports

9

Kurt Busch

1

Chip Ganassi Racing

10

Kevin Harvick

4

Stewart-Haas Racing

11

Chase Elliott

9

Hendrick Motorsports

12

Denny Hamlin

11

Joe Gibbs Racing

13

Erik Jones

20

Joe Gibbs Racing

14

Tyler Reddick

8

Richard Childress Racing

15

William Byron

24

Hendrick Motorsports

16

Ryan Newman

6

Roush Fenway Racing

17

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

47

JTG Daugherty Racing

18

John Hunter Nemechek

38

Front Row Motorsports

19

Matt DiBenedetto

21

Wood Brothers Racing

20

Matt Kenseth

42

Chip Ganassi Racing

21

Jimmie Johnson

48

Hendrick Motorsports

22

Austin Dillon

3

Richard Childress Racing

23

Bubba Wallace

43

Richard Petty Motorsports

24

Chris Buescher

17

Roush Fenway Racing

25

Corey LaJoie

32

Go Fas Racing

26

JJ Yeley

27

Rick Ware Racing

27

Cole Custer

41

Stewart-Haas Racing

28

Ryan Preece

37

JTG Daugherty Racing

29

Michael McDowell

34

Front Row Motorsports

30

Ty Dillon

13

Germain Racing

31

Brennan Poole

15

Premium Motorsports

32

Christopher Bell

95

Leavine Family Racing

33

David Starr

53

Rick Ware Racing

34

Quin Houff

00

StarCom Racing

35

Garrett Smithley

77

Spire Motorsports

36

Joey Gase

51

Petty Ware Racing

37

Daniel Suarez

96

Gaunt Brothers Racing

38

Timmy Hill

66

Motorsports Business Management

39

Reed Sorenson

7

Tommy Baldwin Racing

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