Virginia's Martinsville Speedway, the 0.526-mile short-track oval, was the site for NASCAR Monster Energy Cup and Camping World Truck Series racing this past weekend. On Saturday afternoon, the trucks took to the "paperclip" shaped track for the 200-lap Texas Roadhouse 200. This was the first of the three-race NCWTS Round of 6 Chase Field. On Sunday afternoon, the Cup cars competed in the 500-lap First Data 500. This was also the first of a three-race MENCS Round of 8 Chase Field. The XFINITY Series returns to action next Saturday for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. All three premier series will compete next weekend at the 1.5-mile Fort Worth track. Results and upcoming scheduled events for the NASCAR Home Tracks are also shown below. The NASCAR Pinty Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West have now completed their 2018 seasons.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS)
Time Trials: Kyle Busch (No. 18 Toyota) won the Pole Award for the First Data 500 with a lap of 96.254 mph. This is his 31st pole in 495 MENCS races. It is his fourth pole and 24th top-10 start in 2018 and his second pole in 27 races at Martinsville Speedway. Clint Bowyer (second) posted his 14th top-10 start of 2018 and his ninth in 26 races at Martinsville. Denny Hamlin (third) posted his 18th top-10 start at Martinsville and his 23rd in 33 races this season. William Byron (12th) was the fastest qualifying Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender.
Did not qualify: No one. 40 cars entered for 40 slots in lineup.
Results: Joey Logano (No. 22 Ford) won the First Data 500, his 20th victory in 360 MENCS races. This is second victory and 24th top-10 finish in 2018. It is his first victory and ninth top-10 finish in 20 races at Martinsville Speedway. Denny Hamlin (second) posted his 19th top-10 finish in 26 Martinsville races and his 17th top-10 in 2018. Martin Truex Jr. (third) posted his 10th top-10 finish in 26 races at Martinsville. Bubba Wallace (34th) was the highest finishing ROTY. Pole-sitter Kyle Busch led 100 laps and finished the 500-lap event in fourth place.
Standings: Kyle Busch leads the point standings by 21 points over Martin Truex Jr.
MENCS Round of 8 Chase Field:
1. Kyle Busch
2. Martin Truex Jr.
3. Kevin Harvick
4. Joey Logano
-After the next two races (Texas and ISM (Phoenix) Raceway) the bottom four will not advance to the MENCS Championship Four finale at Homestead-Miami.
5. Kurt Busch
6. Chase Elliott
7. Clint Bowyer
8. Aric Almirola
Next: Sunday, Nov. 4, AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile quad-oval in Fort Worth)
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NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)
Standings: Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 1 point over Daniel Hemric.
NXS Round of 8 Chase Field:
1. Elliott Sadler
2. Daniel Hemric
3. Tyler Reddick
4. Christopher Bell
-After the next two race (Texas and ISM Raceway) the bottom four will not advance to the NXS Championship Four finale at Homestead-Miami.
5. Matt Tifft
6. Justin Allgaier
7. Cole Custer
8. Austin Cindric
Next: Saturday, Nov. 3, O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile quad-oval in Fort Worth)
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)
Time Trials: Todd Gilliland (No. 4 Toyota Tundra) won the Pole Award for the Texas Roadhouse 200 with a lap of 95.113 mph. This is his first pole in 22 NCWTS races. It is his 14th top-10 start in 2018 and his first top-10 start in three races at Martinsville Speedway. Harrison Burton (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2018 and his third in five races at Martinsville. Noah Gragson (third) posted his third top-10 start at Martinsville and his 16th in 19 races this season.
Did not qualify: No. 6 Norm Benning, No. 0 Ray Ciccarelli and No. 38 Landon Huffman.
Results: Johnny Sauter (No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado) won the Texas Roadhouse 200, his 23rd victory in 241 NCWTS races. This is his sixth victory and 16th top-10 finish in 2018. It is his fourth victory and 12th top-10 finish in 22 races at Martinsville. Brett Moffitt (second) posted his third top-10 finish in three races at Martinsville. It is his 10th top-10 finish in 2018. Myatt Snider (third), the highest finishing ROTY contender, scored his second top-10 finish in two Martinsville races. Pole-sitter Todd Gilliland led 39 laps and finished the 200-lap race in 12th place.
Standings: Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 29 points over Noah Gragson.
NCWTS Round of 6 Chase Field:
1. Johnny Sauter
2. Noah Gragson
3. Brett Moffitt
4. Grant Enfinger
-After the next two race (Texas and ISM Raceway) the bottom two will not advance to the NCWTS Championship Four finale at Homestead-Miami.
5. Justin Haley
6. Matt Crafton
Next: Friday, Nov. 2, JAG Metals 350 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth
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NASCAR Home Tracks
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Season Finale: Oct. 19, Kansas ARCA 150 at Kansas Speedway
2018 ARCA Racing Series Champion: Sheldon Creed
K&N Pro Series-East
Season Finale: Oct. 5, Crosley 125 at Dover Int'l Speedway
2018 K&N Pro Series-East Champion: Tyler Ankrum
2018 K&N Pro Series-East Sunoco Rookie of the Year: Tyler Ankrum
K&N Pro Series-West
Season Finale: Oct. 27, NAPA Auto Parts 175 at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA
Winner: Derek Kraus - Pole: Hailie Deegan
2018 K&N Pro Series-West Champion: Derek Thorn
2018 K&N Pro Series-West Sunoco Rookie of the Year: Hailie Deegan
Season Finale: Sept. 29, Pinty’s Fall Brawl at Jukasa Motor Speedway in Hamilton, Ontario
2018 Pinty's Series Champion: L.P. Dumoulin
2018 Pinty's Series Jostens Rookie of the Year: Brett Taylor
Whelen Modified Tour
Season Finale: Oct. 14, Sunoco World Series 150 at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park
2018 Whelen Modified Tour Champion: Justin Bonsignore
2018 Whelen Modified Tour Sunoco Rookie of the Year: Tommy Catalano
Peak Mexico Series
Oct. 21, Baoli Grand Prix at Aguascalientes International Speedway
Winner: Abraham Calderon - Pole: Salvador De Alba Jr. - Points Lead: Ruben Garcia Jr.
Next: Nov. 11 at the Trióvalo Int'l de Cajititlán in Guadalajara, Mexico