Where: Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va.
Series: NASCAR Nextel Cup Series.
When: Sunday at 1 p.m.
Track dimensions: .526-mile oval with 12-degree banking in the corners.
Broadcast: Television FOX at 1 p.m.; Radio Motor Racing Network at 1 p.m.
Track records: Qualifying 95.371 mph by Tony Stewart on Sept. 30, 2000; Race 82.223 mph by Jeff Gordon on Sept. 22, 1996.
Last year's winner: Jeff Gordon.
Companion events and schedule: Friday Kroger 250 (NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series) pole qualifying (1 p.m.); Advance Auto Parts 500 pole qualifying (3 p.m., Speed); Saturday Advance Auto Parts 500 final practice (2 p.m., FX); Kroger 250 (1 p.m., Speed).
Other races: Saturday Indy Japan 300 (IRL) at Twin Ring Motegi (midnight, ESPN2); Hooters ProCup 250 (USAR) at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway (7:30 p.m.); Sunday Grand Prix of Long Beach (CART) at Long Beach, Calif. (4 p.m., Spike).
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