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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Martinsville, Va.: STP 500 at a glance

Denny Hamlin won the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va.
Denny Hamlin won the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. Getty Images

Distance: 500 laps, or 263 miles.

Where: Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, a .526-mile paved oval.

When: 1 p.m., April 3.

TV: Fox.

Radio: Motor Racing Network.

Last year’s winner: Denny Hamlin.

Also next week: Alpha Energy Solutions 250, Truck race, Martinsville Speedway, 2:30 p.m, April 2, Fox Sports 1.

Worth mentioning: The Cup series takes a week off before returning to Martinsville ... The Xfinity series is off for two weeks, coming back at Texas on April 9 ... The Truck series has been off since Feb. 27 and returns at Martinsville.

David Scott’s Power 16

  • Kevin Harvick (1st last week): Had Fontana won until late caution.
  • Jimmie Johnson (3): Now alone in seventh place on all-time victories list.
  • Carl Edwards (6): Has been consistently strong and grabbed seventh-place finish at Fontana.
  • Denny Hamlin (7): Starting to regain consistency.
  • Kyle Busch (2): Tough weekend at Fontana, especially with late tire problems.
  • Joey Logano (8): Had unfortunate run-in with Martin Truex Jr. at Fontana. Seems to happen a lot.
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. (4): Wasn’t a factor at Fontana, but managed 11th-place finish.
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (16): One of the season’s early surprising success stories.
  • Brad Keselowski (10): Won at Fontana in 2015, ninth this year.
  • Kurt Busch (5): Never in contention at Fontana after early contact with Earnhardt.
  • Austin Dillon (9); 12. Martin Truex Jr. (11); 13. Aric Almirola (13); 14. Matt Kenseth (14); 15. Ryan Newman (NR); 16. AJ Allmendinger (NR).
 
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