For the first time since 1956 Martinsville will be 400 laps race instead of 500 According to Fox Sports Bob Pockrass.
The last scheduled 400-lap Cup race at Martinsville was Oct. 28, 1956. Jack Smith won that event. Martinsville has hosted Cup races since 1949.
Martinsville spring night race will be 400 laps instead of 500. Stages 80-100-220. Accommodates fact it is a night race. The fall playoff elimination race is still 500 laps. Only scheduled 400-lap Cup race in Martinsville history was in 1956.@NASCARONFOX pic.twitter.com/6erWHeaJNS
– Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) January 27, 2022
The stages also have been altered. Stage 1 will end on Lap 80. Stage 2 will end on Lap 180. The final stage will be 220 laps.
Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 – Due to the event is a night race. It is scheduled to be at 7:30 pm ET on FS1. Adjusting the race length allows the race to accommodate its start time.