Martinsville Speedway will have qualifying, race on same day in fall

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Martinsville Speedway is the second NASCAR track to announce that it will have Cup qualifying and the race on the same day.

Martinsville’s October weekend will be a two-day show for the Cup Series. There will be a fan event on Oct. 27 since there will be no Cup action. Cup teams will practice Oct. 28 and then qualify Oct. 29 before racing that afternoon.

Pocono Raceway recently announced that it will have Cup qualifying before the Cup race on July 30. Qualifying is scheduled to begin three hours before the race at Pocono.

The Cup series makes its first visit of the year to Martinsville from March 31 – April 2. That will be a regular three-day weekend for Cup.

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