The NASCAR Cup Collection construct to the Championship Four finishes Sunday afternoon at Martinsville within the Xfinity 500.
Solely 4 of the remaining eight contenders will advance previous the weekend with a shot on the Cup Collection title. A victory at Martinsville by any playoff driver would clinch a spot within the Championship 4, no matter factors.
Here is what the NASCAR standings seem like forward of the ultimate weekend of the Spherical of 8:
|Pos.||Driver||Distance from cutoff|
|7||Martin Truex Jr.||-36|
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NASCAR at Martinsville stay updates, highlights from 2020 playoff race
2:53 p.m.: Elliott takes the lead on the restart.
2:45 p.m.: Warning. Clint Bowyer concerned.
“I did not spin out as a result of I used to be unfastened, I spun out as a result of my f*cking teammate hit me within the left rear quarter panel […] 74 laps right into a 500 mile race. That is actual good,” he says with a chuckle.
— Davey Segal (@DaveyCenter) November 1, 2020
2:36 p.m.: Elliott is as much as second.
2:30 p.m.: Chase Elliott is aware of he probably wants a win in the present day.
2:24 p.m.: Truex Jr. continues to steer by 25 laps. There are 130 laps in Stage 1.
2:16 p.m.: Martin Truex Jr. makes an early go of Brad Keselowski on the entrance.
2:15 p.m.: GREEN FLAG.
2:04 p.m.: Engines are fired.
NASCAR begin time in the present day
The final of three Spherical of Eight races is scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. It comes simply 4 days after NASCAR accomplished its postponed Texas race. The brief turnaround is one among a number of predominant storylines anticipated to be mentioned at size on the afternoon Martinsville broadcast.
Most of NASCAR’s current playoff races have taken place across the similar time, however a number of have been delayed or postponed due to inclement climate. There’s a risk of rain within the Sunday forecast for Martinsville. The observe has lights, that means an evening race could be in play if the observe wants time to dry.
The race is 500 laps unfold over three levels and can turn out to be official after 250. The space of the race is 263 miles.
Martin Truex Jr, who desperately wants a win to safe a Championship Four place at Phoenix, has swooped to victory lane in back-to-back outings at Martinsville.
NASCAR at Martinsville beginning lineup
The beginning lineup for Sunday’s race at Martinsville was decided by NASCAR’s new method for setting lineups in races with out qualifying. The identical process will likely be used by the NASCAR Cup Collection playoffs.
The method produced this beginning lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR race at Martinsville:
|1||Brad Keselowski (P)||2||Group Penske|
|2||Martin Truex Jr. (P)||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|3||Alex Bowman (P)||88||Hendrick Motorsports|
|4||Denny Hamlin (P)||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|5||Kurt Busch (P)||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|6||Kevin Harvick (P)||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|7||Joey Logano (P)||22||Group Penske|
|8||Chase Elliott (P)||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|9||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|10||Ryan Blaney||12||Group Penske|
|11||Christopher Bell||95||Leavine Household Racing|
|12||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wooden Brothers Racing|
|13||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|14||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|15||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|16||Clint Bowyer||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|17||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|18||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|19||Erik Jones||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|20||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|21||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|22||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|23||John Hunter Nemechek||38||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|24||Michael McDowell||34||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|25||Ty Dillon||13||Germain Racing|
|26||Corey LaJoie||32||GoFas Racing|
|27||Jimmie Johnson||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|28||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|29||Daniel Suarez||96||Gaunt Brothers Racing|
|30||Brennan Poole||15||Premium Motorsports|
|31||Matt Kenseth||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|32||Bubba Wallace||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|33||Josh Bilicki||7||Tommy Baldwin Racing|
|34||Timmy Hill||66||Motorsports Enterprise Administration|
|35||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|36||Garrett Smithley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|37||James Davison||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|38||JJ Yeley||27||Rick Ware Racing|
|39||Joey Gase||51||Petty Ware Racing|
(P) Playoff driver.