Everything you need to know for the STP 500 at Martinsville Tim Durr @timdurr Apr 2, 2017 at 10:38a ET We’re going short track racing at NASCAR’s longest-running but shortest track, Martinsville Speedway. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has 38 drivers ready to battle for a Grandfather clock on the paperclip: Here’s everything you need to know: © Logan Whitton Photography Logan Whitton Green flag The green flag waves for the STP 500 at 2:13 p.m. ET. Tune-in NASCAR RaceDay – 12:30 p.m. ET (FS1) Race coverage – 2:00 p.m. ET (FS1) Michael Thomas Shroyer Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports Grid size 38 cars made their way to the short track in Martinsville for the race. Michael Thomas Shroyer Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports Track details The 0.526-mile short track is the longest-running track in NASCAR. It’s been around since 1948 and features virtually no banking (12 degrees) with concrete turns and asphalt straightaways. Michael Thomas Shroyer Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports Stage and race distance Total race distance is 500 laps (263 miles). The first stage ends at Lap 130, the second at Lap 260. Michael Thomas Shroyer Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports Forecast Mostly sunny with a high of 68 degrees and a 10 percent chance of showers. © John Harrelson / LAT Photo USA © 2016 John Harrelson / LAT Photo USA National Anthem and pre-race festivities The Martinsville, Bassett and Magna Vista High School bands will perform the National Anthem. Actor Rockmond Dunbar serves as the Grand Marshal and will give the command to start engines. © Lesley Ann Miller 5405 Alton Pkwy Suite 5A-265 Irvine CA 92604 United States +1-949-872-3316 email@example.com ©2008 Lesley Ann Miller Defending winner Kyle Busch won this race last year and looks to defend his title and get Joe Gibbs Racing its first victory of the season. Michael Thomas Shroyer Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports Front row Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott start on the front row after qualifying was rained out on Friday. Michael Thomas Shroyer Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports Starting lineup Next Gallery 11 5 who can win at Martinsville – and 5 who won’t Start Gallery » FOX Fantasy Auto Form a Racing Team, Compete for Prizes Play Now!