Inclement Weather Postpones Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 NASCAR Cup Series Race at Martinsville Speedway to Sunday

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 Inclement weather halted Saturday night’s Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway after 42 laps, necessitating a Sunday doubleheader of incomplete races that will feature 458 laps of the NASCAR Cup Series race, along with the final 159 circuits of Friday night’s rain-delayed Cook Out 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series event. 

Denny Hamlin led 35 of the 42 laps before rain halted the action at 9:43 p.m. on Saturday. Hamlin, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Martin Truex Jr. and Chase Elliott held the top five positions, respectively, when the race was red-flagged. 

The eighth race of the NASCAR Cup Series season will restart Sunday at 4 p.m. ET, following the conclusion of the Xfinity Series race, which completed 91 of 250 laps Friday night, before rain and lightning forced a halt to the proceedings. 

The Cook Out 250 is scheduled to resume at noon ET. Both races will be broadcast on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. 

Martinsville Speedway PR

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