This week: Subway 500

Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2004

(Race No. 32 of 36)

Where: Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va.

SERIES: Nextel Cup

When: 1 p.m., Sunday

Track dimensions: .526-mile oval with 12-degree banking in the corners.

Broadcast: Television NBC 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

2003 winner: Jeff Gordon

Coble's Pick: Jeff Gordon "Crumbling pavement was the only thing that kept Gordon from winning here in the spring. And the track's been repaved since."

Companion events: Friday Subway 500 pole qualifying (3 p.m., Speed); Saturday Kroger 200 (NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series), 1 p.m. (Speed)

Other races: Saturday Sam's Town 250 (NASCAR Busch Series) at Memphis Motorsports Park (3:30 p.m., TNT); Naturally Fresh 250 (USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series) at Myrtle Beach Speedway, 7: 30 p.m.

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