The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) held the STP 500 today at Martinsville Speedway


Results (with starting pos.)

P1           (3) Brad Keselowski, No. 2 Ford

P12         (19) Kurt Busch, No. 1 GEARWRENCH/Monster Energy Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

P18         (6) Kyle Larson, No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet Camaro ZL1


Details of the Day

  • Today was the first time that Kurt Busch has finished outside the top-10 since the season-opening Daytona 500
  • The caution flag was shown seven times for a total of 56 laps
  • The lead changed four times among three drivers


Kurt Busch, No. 1 GEARWRENCH/Monster Energy Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – “I feel like we did our best to dig through at a tough track. Martinsville is one of those tracks where the crew chief / driver combination really gets tested, because you have to go there multiple times to understand the long-run speed versus the short-run speed. We can smile with a 12th-place, but we know we have to work harder and go back to the drawing board and find more things that will help our No. 1 GEARWRENCH/Monster Energy Camaro maneuver in traffic better and race our way into the top-five to have a shot.”


MENCS teams will head to Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) next week for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 on Sunday, Mar. 31. FOX, PRN and Sirius/XM NASCAR Channel 90 will have coverage of the at 3pm ET.