Leaders summary (driver, times lead, laps led): Joey Logano 5 times for 234 laps; Martin Truex Jr. 2 times for 132 laps; Jimmie Johnson 1 time for 70 laps; Ryan Blaney 2 times for 34 laps; Aric Almirola 1 time for 19 laps; Brad Keselowski 1 time for 5 laps; Corey LaJoie 1 time for 5 laps; Chase Elliott 1 time for 1 lapStage 1 top 10: 22, 14, 48, 19, 43, 9, 1, 4, 21, 24Stage 2 top 10: 48, 12, 22, 88, 4, 43, 24, 9, 1, 8 MORE: Highlights from Wednesday night’s Martinsville raceTruex finished ahead of the trio of Team Penske cars, as Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano had nothing in the closing laps for the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing team.Bubba Wallace, who said before the race it would be the biggest of his career as he piloted his No. 43 Chevy with a special Black Lives Matter paint scheme, finished 11th after battling Jimmie Johnson for 10th in the closing laps.”All in all, great job to come here and execute with no practice,” Wallace said. “My favorite place and it just continues to show. I’ll tell you what was badass was to race with ole seven-time (Johnson) there at the end. You think Jimmie Johnson wins so many times here and we’re running him down. Hats off to my guys.”Below are the complete results from Wednesday night’s race at Martinsville, which mercifully ended up not being affected by rain in the area.Who won the NASCAR race at Martinsville?Truex’s win at Martinsville on Wednesday night marked his first victory of the season. He sits fourth in the points standings after 11 races with 2,014 points on the season, behind Kevin Harvick, Logano and Chase Elliott.”I think the last few trips here we’ve had a lot of confidence,” Truex said after the race when asked about his consecutive Martinsville wins. “Since really the last couple years, we’ve just continued to refine our setup, what we’ve been doing. I kind of found the rhythm that I need here. My guys have been giving me a car that drives the way I need it to to be fast.”The short tracks I think for us is just something that we’ve been working on consistently throughout the years. A lot of these places you can take kind of the same approach, the same thought process into your setup, take it to these tracks. Our group has really been together for a while, for the most part, we’ve just been able to continue to work on the same things. That’s really been the key.”Retweet to congratulate @MartinTruex_Jr on his second consecutive win at @MartinsvilleSwy! #BlueEmu500 pic.twitter.com/RWKBgCEgNs— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 11, 2020Wednesday night’s victory also means Truex has now won a NASCAR Cup Series race in six straight seasons.”Definitely feel fortunate to be with great teams, great people, be able to show what I can do behind the wheel,” he said. “It’s been awesome. Just sometimes you pinch yourself when you win these things because you realize how hard they are.”He’s just getting better and better at the 📎! @MartinTruex_Jr is pumped to score another victory at @MartinsvilleSwy! pic.twitter.com/gM4jCBRf1K— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 11, 2020MORE: Updated NASCAR schedule for 2020NASCAR at Martinsville resultsAll three Team Penske drivers finished in the top five, and all four Hendrick Motorsports drivers finished in the top 10 on Wednesday night. Though Truex won, it was a tough race for Joe Gibbs Racing, as Kyle Busch, Erik Jones and Denny Hamlin finished 19th, 20th and 24th, respectively.Below are the complete results from Wednesday’s Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville.Pos.Driver1Martin Truex Jr.2Ryan Blaney3Brad Keselowski4Joey Logano5Chase Elliott6Alex Bowman7Matt DiBenedetto8William Byron9Kurt Busch10Jimmie Johnson11Bubba Wallace12Ryan Newman13Chris Buescher14Michael McDowell15Kevin Harvick16Tyler Reddick17Clint Bowyer18Corey LaJoie19Kyle Busch20Erik Jones21Ricky Stenhouse Jr.22Ty Dillon23Matt Kenseth24Denny Hamlin25John Hunter Nemechek26Ryan Preece27Daniel Suarez28Christopher Bell29Cole Custer30Brennan Poole31J.J. Yeley32David Starr33Aric Almirola34Quin Houff35Joey Gase36Garrett Smithley37Austin Dillon38Reed Sorenson39Timmy HillAverage speed of race winner: 77.378 mphTime of race: 3 hours, 23 minutes, 56 secondsMargin of victory: 4.705 secondsCaution flags: 7 for 52 lapsLead changes: 14 among 8 driversLap leaders: R. Blaney 0; A. Almirola 1-19; J. Logano 20-62; C. Elliott 63; J. Logano 64-114; M. Truex Jr. 115; C. LaJoie 116-120; J. Logano 121-201; J. Johnson 202-271; R. Blaney 272-283; J. Logano 284-306; R. Blaney 307-328; J. Logano 329-364; B. Keselowski 365-369; M. Truex Jr. 370-500 The driver who won the NASCAR race yesterday is the same driver who won last time the Cup Series visited Martinsville Speedway. And he did so in a similarly dominating fashion.Martin Truex Jr. led 132 laps, including the last 130, to cruise to an easy victory in the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500, the first NASCAR Cup Series night race in the 70-year history of the half-mile track in Martinsville, Va.
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