One of the most crucial NASCAR Cup Series races of the season has arrived and it will all transpire at one of the most iconic and brutal tracks on the circuit: Martinsville Speedway. The half-mile short track hosts the final opportunity for NASCAR playoff Round of 8 drivers to keep their aspirations of a championship alive.
Thirty-eight cars will take the green for the 500-lap race, barring any updates to the entry list.
Timmy Hill will drive the No. 66 Crash Claims R Us Toyota for MBM Motorsports. It will mark Hill’s twelfth start on the 2021 campaign.
Tyler Allen is listed as Christopher Bell’s crew chief this week. There were two unsecured lug nuts on Bell’s No. 20 after Kansas Speedway, so Adam Stevens is expected to be suspended for this race.
Drivers will take off in the penultimate race of 2021 on Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. ET on NBC.
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Luken Glover arrived on the Frontstretch scene in 2020. He has been an avid NASCAR fan for the majority of his life, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, who used to help former team owner Junie Donlavey in his garage. Glover covers news for the site and took over "The Underdog House" column in 2021. In addition to being a college junior, his hobbies include volunteering at church, playing basketball and tennis, racing go-karts, and helping at his high school alma mater.
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