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Snow Postpones Martinsville NASCAR Races to Monday

Due to heavy and continuous snow in the local area of Ridgeway, Va., all on-track activity for Sunday has been canceled at Martinsville Speedway.

This will lead to a doubleheader day on Monday with the Camping World Truck Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing back-to-back at the famous half-mile.

The Truck Series Alpha Energy Solutions 250, which ran its first 23 laps Saturday before rain/snow postponed the event, will run Monday at 11 a.m. ET. Ben Rhodes was the leader at the time of the red flag.

The Cup Series STP 500 will be at 2 p.m. with Martin Truex Jr. placed on pole following a canceled qualifying session Saturday.

Each race will be aired on Fox Sports 1.

About Zach Catanzareti

Growing up in Easton, Pa., Zach Catanzareti has grown his auto racing interest from fandom to professional. Joining Frontstretch in 2015, Zach enjoys nothing more than being at the track, having covered his first half-season of 18 races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2017. With experience behind the wheel, behind the camera and in the media center, he thrives on being an all-around reporter.

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5 comments

  1. Did anyone else take notice they were airing the race from last year? The thing that bothered me was I saw nothing about them coming on air to discuss the weather (unless I missed it); but if you took notice in the upper right corner of the screen the word “postponed” was so greyed our that you could barely read it. Shame on fox in trying to deceive the fans into thinking they were watching something live!

  2. They should have put on snow tires and gone for it. We are always told these are the best drivers in the world. Now that’s a race that would probably get good ratings.

  3. Scheduled the 3rd week of March, weather can be anything. They got nailed. What else can you say. I have been going for 15 years and seen it anywhere between 25 and 75 degrees. You just never know.

  4. I’ll be curious what rating this airing of the 1998 Daytona 500 pulls.

  5. Another brilliant scheduling decision from BlunderBoy. Goodbye, Martinsville.