The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series arrives at Martinsville Speedway for the first time in 2019 this weekend, as Kyle Busch looks to reel off three wins in a row after ISM Raceway and Auto Club Speedway.
36 cars are entered, so all are guaranteed starting spots, barring any entry list changes, with only a few major changes from previous weeks.
Most of the series’ premier teams have their usual lineups. Ross Chastain returns to Premium Motorsports, while Cody Ware returns for his fifth race in Rick Ware Racing’s No. 51.
McLeod himself is currently entered in Rick Ware Racing’s No. 52, though Jeb Burton has been announced as the driver of the car.
DJ Kennington will make his season debut behind the wheel of the No. 77 for Spire Motorsports.
The Cup Series’ STP 500 will start at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 24.
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Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.
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