NASCAR race results for the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway
Today, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series takes the green flag for another Sunday of stock car racing. The 0.526-mile of Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia hosts the STP 500.
View full 2019 Martinsville race results below.
Joey Logano and Aric Almirola will lead the field to the starting line. William Byron will head to the tail due to an inspection failure. The 500-lap event for the NASCAR Cup Series is next…
Stage 1 – Report
Green flag, Logano leads off turn two. Almirola is trying to hold off Keselowski using the outside lane.
Lap 5, Keselowski completes the pass on the bottom. He gives Logano the bumper and Keselowski takes the lead!
Lap 50, Keselowski works lap traffic. Denny Hamlin has cut the gap to a half second.
Lap 65, Michael McDowell has lost a right front tire off the corner. He tags the wall and the caution is out.
The field heads for the pit lane. Keselowski is first in and first off. Chase Elliott is off in 2nd and Hamlin 3rd.
Green, Keselowski is clear at the front. Elliott holds off Hamlin using the outside lane, he holds 2nd.
10 to go in stage 1, Keselowski leads. Chase Elliott is exploring lanes behind him. Elliott is entering high and cutting the bottom on exit, very late apex.
Final lap, Keselowski is trapped behind Ryan Newman. Elliott is still running that same line. The back-end steps out sideways off turn four. He pulls to his number.
Brad Keselowski wins stage 1 at Martinsville Speedway!
Martinsville Speedway – Stage 1 Results: 1. Brad Keselowski; 2. Chase Elliott; 3. Aric Almirola; 4. Denny Hamlin; 5. Ryan Blaney; 6. Clint Bowyer; 7. Joey Logano; 8. Martin Truex Jr; 9. Kyle Busch; 10. Austin Dillon; 11. Kevin Harvick; 12. Kyle Larson;
Stage 2 – Report
The field returns to the pit lane. Keselowski is first to the pit entry line and again to the pit exit line.
Green flag on stage two, Keslowski is clear befor turn one. Elliott is clear to the bottom, he holds 2nd.
Lap 145, Bowyer runs wide in turn three. Larson does as well. There’s an axle and oil on the race track. Ross Chastain lost the axle.
The green is back on on lap 154. Keselowski leads. Elliott can’t hold 2nd this time, there’s still a bit of oil in the outside lane. Hamlin takes over 2nd.
Lap 235, Keselowski has just put William Byron a lap down. He leads Chase Elliott by a half second with 25 laps to go in stage two.
Brad Keselowski wins stage two at Martinsville Speedway!
Martinsville Speedway – Stage 2 Results: 1. Brad Keselowski; 2. Ryan Blaney; 3. Denny Hamlin; 4. Chase Elliott; 5. Martin Truex Jr; 6. Aric Almirola; 7. Kevin Harvick; 8. Clint Bowyer; 9. Daniel Suarez; 10. Joey Logano; 11. Erik Jones; 12. Kyle Busch;
Stage 3 – Report
The field heads for the pit lane. Keselowski is first in and first off. Slow stop for Ryan Blaney as the crew missed a lug and had to hit it again. He loses 4 spots.
Green flag on stage 3, Keselowski leads. Almirola and Truex Jr bangs fenders off turn two. Kyle Busch looks to his inside. Almirola tries to shut the door, too late. Busch pushes Almirola up the track for 5th.
Lap 300, Clint Bowyer is up to 3rd. He possibly the fastest car on the track in this run.
Lap 312, William Byron is around off the bumper of Ty Dillon. Byron left the inside lane open, then he closed the door and spun himself. The caution is out.
The field heads for the pit lane. Keselowski and Elliott lead them to the exit.
Penalty: Too fast entering pit road for Clint Bowyer. He’ll restart at the rear.
Green, Keselowski is clear off turn two. The gap opens to two car lengths into turn three.
Lap 324, Chase Elliott is back on the bumper of Keselowski. He dives to the inside, clear!
Erik Jones has major issues with a flat left front and left rear tire. He suffered damage earlier. Contact with Kyle Larson off the corner just finished it off.
Lap 371, Matt Tifft is in the outside wall. The car wouldn’t turn with a flat right front tire and the caution is back out.
The field returns to the pit lane. Keselowski wins the race off the pit lane! They made a chassis adjustment on his machine as well as Elliott made no changes.
Penalty: Clint Bowyer will be handed his 2nd speeding penalty of the day. He was too fast entering yet again.
Green flag, Keselowski leads off turn two. Elliott was clear back at the flag stand of Kyle Busch. Yet, Busch drove it deep to the bottom and filled the hole. Elliott holds him off as they exit the corner.
100 to go, Chase Elliott is back on the bumper of the race leader. Keselowski runs right against the curb.
Elliott runs a three feet off the curb on entry then diamonds the exit. There’s rubber built up there and Chase Elliott is putting his left front right inside of it.
75 to go, Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch and Ryan Blaney run nose to tail for 2nd. Busch is looking for 2nd on the bottom lane. Elliott gives him the lane and rolls the middle lane. Elliott gets the drive off the corner, every lap. Busch backs off and Elliott holds the position.
58 to go, Blaney has been wearing Kyle Busch out for 3rd. Busch runs wide in turn three, he lets Blaney go, move him to 3rd.
55 to go, Ross Chastain is parked with mechanical issues. The caution is out.
The field heads for the pit lane. Keselowski wins the race to the exit. Busch is off in 2nd.
45 to go
Green, Keselowski is clear off turn two. Kyle Busch slams the door shut in turn three as he cuts across the nose of Elliott.
43 to go, Chase Elliott looks to the outside of Kyle Busch! He doors him at the exit of the corner but makes it work on the outside! Elliott to 2nd.
39 to go, Elliott is beating on the rear bumper of Keselowski.
25 to go, Keselowski, Elliott and Busch run nose to tail.
5 to go, Keselowski leads Elliott by a half second. Elliott runs really high in the corners. He’s searching in the outside lane.
2 to go, Elliott has found something on the top! He closing quickly! 1 to go, Elliott gets loose off turn two.
Brad Keselowski wins at Martinsville Speedway!
View full Martinsville Speedway results for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series below.
Race Results – MENCS
March 23, 2019
Pos | Driver
1. Brad Keselowski
2. Chase Elliott
3. Kyle Busch
4. Ryan Blaney
5. Denny Hamlin
6. Kevin Harvick
7. Clint Bowyer
8. Martin Truex Jr
9. Aric Almirola
10. Daniel Suarez
11. Austin Dillon
12. Kurt Busch
13. Ty Dillon
14. Alex Bowman
15. Paul Menard
16. Ryan Preece
17. Bubba Wallace
18. Kyle Larson
19. Joey Logano
20. Matt DiBenedetto
21. Chris Buescher
22. William Byron
23. Ryan Newman
24. Jimmie Johnson
25. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
26. David Ragan
27. Daniel Hemric
28. Landon Cassill
29. Matt Tifft
30. Erik Jones
31. Michael McDowell
32. DJ Kennington
33. Corey LaJoie
34. Ross Chastain
35. Jeb Burton
36. Cody Ware