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Race Preview For Martinsville

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Both Sprint Cup and the Truck Series are racing this weekend at Martinsville. It’s the shortest track on the Sprint Cup Chase schedule, but it’s also a track where Carl Edwards has had a tough time on. In 14 races there he’s finished in the Top 10 only four times. He’s only ever led 3 laps there and his best finish was third.

So after surviving last week at Talladega it’s another hurdle for the Chase leader. With four races to go Edwards has a 14 point lead over second-place Matt Kenseth. It’s the largest lead so far in this year’s Chase.

Martinsville hasn’t been too good to Kenseth either. In 23 races he’s had only seven top-10s.

Jimmie Johnson’s hopes of winning a sixth straight season championship seem to have slipped away. He finished 34th at Charlotte and then 26th at Talladega and it dropped him 50 points behind Edwards. He still has a chance, but another bad finish and he’s pretty much done.

Martinsville’s been a good track for Johnson – he has six wins and 17 top-10 finishes in 19 races there. He calls it a quirky track and those kind of tracks often work out for him.

Third place Brad Keselowski is 18 points behind Edwards and
Tony Stewart is 19 points back. Stewart kept his title hopes alive when he finished seventh at Talladega last Sunday.

Kevin Harvick had a tough day at Talladega finishing 32nd and now is 26 points back of Edwards. Harvick won the April race at Martinsville and finished third last fall.

Harvick and Denny Hamlin are the only Sprint Cup regulars who are signed up for the Truck race this weekend.

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