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
1 Joey Logano ADV
2 Kevin Harvick +42
3 Denny Hamlin +27
4 Brad Keselowski +25
CUTOFF CUTOFF CUTOFF
5 Alex Bowman -25
6 Chase Elliott -25
7 Martin Truex Jr. -36
8 Kurt Busch -81

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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.

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.

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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:

Pos. Driver Automotive Group
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.