The Cup Series comes for the third of three consecutive short track races at NASCAR’s oldest and smallest racetrack, Martinsville Speedway.
The series will also see the return of its most popular driver.
Chase Elliott, who has not driven since the February 26 race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., is returning after missing six straight races following surgery to repair a fractured left tibia. Elliott injured his leg while snowboarding in Colorado before the March 5 race in Las Vegas.
Elliott currently sits 34th in points, but NASCAR has previously said it would likely grant the 2020 Cup Series champion a playoff waiver should he win a race. But first he has to get used to racing again every week and that starts this weekend.
Here’s all the information you need to prepare for Sunday’s NOCO 400 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia:
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When does the cup race in Martinsville start?
The NOCO 400 begins at 3:00 p.m. ET at Martinsville Speedway.
Which TV station will broadcast the Martinsville Cup race?
Fox Sports 1 (FS1) will be broadcasting the NOCO 400 and will have a pre-race show starting at 2:00pm ET.
Will there be a live stream of the cup race in Martinsville?
The NOCO 400 can be streamed live on the FoxSports website and FoxSports app.
How many laps is the cup race in Martinsville?
The NOCO 400 is 400 laps around the 0.526 mile track for a total of 201.4 miles. The race consists of three segments (laps per stage) — Stage 1: 80 laps; Level 2: 100 rounds; Stage 3: 120 rounds.
Who won the last cup races in Martinsville?
Christopher Bell led 150 of 500 laps, including the last five of the 2022 playoff race on October 30, holding off Kyle Larson by 0.869 seconds.
And a year ago, on April 9, 2022, William Byron led 212 of 400 laps, including the last 83, before edging out Joey Logano by 0.303 seconds.
What is the lineup for the NOCO 400?
(vehicle number in brackets):
1. (41) Ryan Preece, Ford
2. (99) Daniel Suarez, Chevrolet
3. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford
4. (14) Chase Briscoe, Ford
5. (19) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota
6. (45) Tyler Reddick, Toyota
7. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford
8. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet
9. (23) Bubba Wallace, Toyota
10. (17) Chris Buescher, Ford
11. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota
12. (54) Ty Gibbs, Toyota
13. (38) Todd Gilliland, Ford
14. (16) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet
15. (22) Joey Logano, Ford
16. (47) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chevrolet
17. (8) Kyle Busch, Chevrolet
18. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet
19. (5) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet
20. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford
21. (6) Brad Keselowski, Ford
22. (20) Christopher Bell, Toyota
23. (48) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet
24. (9) Chase Elliot, Chevrolet
25. (2) Austin Cindric, Ford
26. (31) Justin Haley, Chevrolet
27. (7) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet
28. (43) Erik Jones, Chevrolet
29. (42) Noah Gragson, Chevrolet
30. (78) Anthony Alfredo, Chevrolet
31. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford
32. (21) Harrison Burton, Ford
33. (51) Zane Smith, Ford
34. (1) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet
35. (77) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet
36. (15) JJ Yeley, Ford
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NASCAR Races Today: Martinsville Start Time, TV, Live Stream, Lineup