Sprint Cup Qualifying Will Move To Saturday For TUMS 500 At Martinsville Speedway

A schedule tweak in the spring Sprint Cup schedule at Martinsville Speedway will also be used for the TUMS Fast Relief 500 weekend Oct. 28-30.

Qualifying for the TUMS Fast Relief 500 will be held on Saturday, October 29 along with time trials for the Kroger 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Until last spring Sprint Cup qualifying had been held on Friday.

Friday will still be a vital part of race weekend with practice session for both the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck series set for Friday, October 28. There will be almost six hours of track time between the two divisions on Friday.

“We weren’t sure what to expect when we made the switch for our spring events, but we got a really positive response from fans,” said Martinsville Speedway president Clay Campbell. “From the feedback we got, it seems like most fans enjoy being able to see Cup and Truck qualifying and the Truck race on Saturday. It gives so many more people the opportunity to see qualifying that hadn’t been able to attend in the past because they couldn’t get Friday off from work.”

Martinsville Speedway PR