Thursday, April 1, 2021

PREVIEW: Short track action set to continue after NASCAR off-weekend

Friday, April 9, 2021 
XFINITY Race 7 of 33
Spring NASCAR XFINITY Series Race at Martinsville
1994 Last-Place Finisher (March): Kevin Lepage

Saturday, April 10, 2021
CUP Race 8 of 36
Blue Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville
2020 Last-Place Finisher (June): Timmy Hill

Saturday, April 17, 2021
TRUCKS Race 6 of 23
Toyota Care 250 at Richmond
2020 Last-Place Finisher (September): Jennifer Jo Cobb

It’s no April Fools’ joke – all three of NASCAR’s top series will not be competing this weekend. The XFINITY and Cup Series return to action next week in Martinsville, where the XFINITY Series hosts its first spring race on the track since 1994. Both races are scheduled to be run under the lights, which made its debut last summer. The Truck Series will not return until the week after during Richmond weekend, and will host a spring race at the track for the first time.

LASTCAR STAT OF THE WEEK (April 1, 2006): Steve Park finished last for the 2nd time in his Truck Series career at the Kroger 250 at Martinsville when his #59 Harris Trucking Dodge crashed out in Turn 1 after 62 laps. The two-time Cup Series race winner made ten starts that year with James Harris’ team, but only once finished inside the Top Ten – a 10th at Mansfield on May 27.

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