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Sprint Cup scouting report: Martinsville Speedway

Sprint Cup scouting report

Martinsville Speedway

What: Goody's 500

When/where: 1:30 p.m. today; Martinsville, Va.

TV/radio: ESPN; 102.5-FM

The setup: Points leader Jimmie Johnson might be the favorite, but he will start deep in enemy territory. Johnson, who qualified second, will be surrounded by all three Joe Gibbs Racing drivers: pole-sitter Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch (third) and Matt Kenseth (fourth). Kenseth is second in points, and Busch is tied for third. When first told of the situation Friday in the media center, Busch exclaimed, "Yes!" Asked if he was worried about being surrounded by JGR teammates, Johnson quipped: "I wasn't until Kyle got so excited just now." Johnson has eight victories at NASCAR's shortest track, best among active drivers and third all-time behind Richard Petty (15) and Darrell Waltrip (11).

Times staff

Sprint Cup scouting report: Martinsville Speedway 10/26/13 [Last modified: Saturday, October 26, 2013 9:43pm]
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