Starting lineup for STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway Tom Jensen @tomjensen100 Mar 31, 2017 at 5:42p ET Qualifying was rained out for Sunday’s STP 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway, so NASCAR set the field by practice speeds from earlier in the day on Friday. Here’s how the field will line up for Sunday’s race, with live television coverage starting at 12:30 p.m. ET on FS1. Getty Images Getty Images 1 Kyle Larson The hottest driver in NASCAR, Larson has one victory and three runner-up finishes in the last four races. 2 Chase Elliott In the first five races of the year, Elliott has posted an impressive average finish of 8.8. © Barry Cantrell/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Barry Cantrell 3 Martin Truex Jr. The Las Vegas winner has had a strong campaign so far, although Martinsville is not one of his better tracks. Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. AP 4 Brad Keselowski A red-hot driver, Keselowski has one win, one runner-up and four top fives in his last four races. Jasen Vinlove Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports 5 joey Logano The Team Penske driver is still looking for his first Martinsville victory after a number of good runs here. 6 Jamie McMurray Sixth in points right now, McMurray is off to a great start this year. He was fast again in practice. © Barry Cantrell/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Barry Cantrell 7 Ryan Blaney In his second year with the Wood Brothers, Blaney and the team have both stepped it up a notch. Jasen Vinlove Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports 8 Clint Bowyer No one is loving life more right now than Bowyer, who’s back with a contending team finally. 9 Kevin Harvick Daniel Knost is filling in for the suspended Rodney Childers as Harvick’s crew chief this week. , LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Russell LaBounty 10 Kyle Busch The defending race winner, Busch could well make it two in a row here. 11 Ryan Newman A victory at Phoenix means Newman is a virtually lock to make the NASCAR playoffs this season. 12 Denny Hamlin A five-time Martinsville winner, Hamlin is one of the favorites this weekend. He’d love a sixth grandfather clock. Jasen Vinlove Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports 13 Kasey Kahne After three strong finishes to start the season, Kahne has finished 20th in each of the past two races. © Barry Cantrell/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Barry Cantrell 14 Kurt Busch The elder Busch’s first victory with Stewart-Haas Racing came in this race three years ago. 15 Erik Jones The rookie driver continues to impress behind the wheel of the second Furniture Row Racing Toyota. Getty Images Getty Images 16 Trevor Bayne In the last two races, Bayne’s finishes have tailed off from the start of the season. 17 Jimmie Johnson If the seven-time champion is going to jump-start his season, Martinsville is the place to do it, given that he’s won nine races here already. © Barry Cantrell/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Barry Cantrell 18 Aric Almirola In 16 starts at Martinsville, Almirola’s best finish is fourth. 19 Daniel Suárez Earlier this week, Suarez lost crew chief Dave Rogers and on Friday he wrecked his primary car. He’ll race a backup car on Sunday. , LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Nigel Kinrade 20 Austin Dillon Eleventh place at Auto Club Speedway was Dillon’s best finish of the year so far. , LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Matthew T. Thacker 21 Dale Earnhardt Jr. For sure Earnhardt will be looking to improve on his season’s-best finish of 14th so far this year. Jasen Vinlove Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports 22 Paul Menard Not a great 2017 so far for Menard, who has only one finish higher than 19th. 23 Ty Dillon All things considered, Dillon is off to a respectable start to his rookie season. 24 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Despite finishing fourth at Phoenix, Stenhouse is 24th in points, which says he’s struggled everywhere else. Jasen Vinlove Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports 25 Matt Kenseth With DNFs in three of the first five races, Kenseth needs a strong run this week. © Rusty Jarrett/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Rusty Jarrett 26 Michael McDowell Being 26th in points with a small, single-car team isn’t too bad. 27 Landon Cassill One of the reasons teams like Cassill is he doesn’t tear up equipment. He’s finished every race so far this season. 28 Matt DiBenedetto After finishing ninth in the Daytona 500, DiBenedetto hasn’t finished better than 26th. , LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Russell LaBounty 29 Danica Patrick Historically, Martinsville has been a pretty good track for Patrick, which is kind of a surprise given how many drivers struggle here. © Matthew T. Thacker/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Matthew T. Thacker 30 AJ Allmendinger So far, 2017 hasn’t been too kind for Allmendinger, who is languishing back at 30th in points. But Martinsville is one of his better tracks. © Russell LaBounty/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Russell LaBounty 31 Cole Whitt In Friday’s only practice, Whitt was 26th, which wasn’t bad. 32 Reed Sorenson With a best finish this year of 30th, Sorenson continues to give it a solid effort each week. 33 Chris Buescher It’s been a tough 2017 so far for Buescher, who is just 32nd in points. 34 David Ragan One of many drivers to take hard knocks early on this year, Ragan is 33rd in points. 35 Corey LaJoie Racing is an inherently humbling business, especially for rookies with low-buck teams. © Nigel Kinrade/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk AP 36 Jeffrey Earnhardt Someone has to finish last in every race, and in the last two weeks that person has been Earnhardt. 37 Gray Gaulding Martinsville is a brutal place for rookies, so don’t expect a lot this weekend. © Matthew T. Thacker/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Matthew T. Thacker 38 Timmy Hill In the three races he’s entered this year, Hill’s best finish is 32nd. © John K Harrelson/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk John K Harrelson Next Gallery 24 Ranking all 23 of Team Penske's Monster Energy drivers Start Gallery » FOX Fantasy Auto Form a Racing Team, Compete for Prizes Play Now!