Sheldon Creed will lead the Martinsville Truck starting lineup to the green flag Friday night.
Xfinity playoff driver Brandon Jones, seeking more experience at Martinsville, will start ninth in a truck for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Shop foreman Wes Ward will serve as Jones’ crew chief because Danny Stockman serves a suspension after a wheel fell off the No. 51 truck last weekend at Texas.
The Martinsville race is the final chance for drivers to secure a spot in the championship race. Moffitt, who won the 2018 title, and Creed, who won last weekend at Texas, have secured spots in the title race. Two spots remain.
Hill and Smith hold the final two transfer spots. Hill is 27 points ahead of the cutline. Smith is 12 points ahead of the cutline.
The Martinsville Truck starting lineup is set by using a formula based on four statistical categories: owner points position, owner final race position, the finish and fastest lap from the most recently completed race.
Performance Metrics Qualifying is a total number based on the previous race. The formula is 15% of a fastest lap time position, 25% of the driver’s final race finish position, 25% of the owner’s final race position and 35% of the owner points position. Any ties will be broken by the rule book.
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NASCAR Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway
Race time: 8 p.m. ET Friday
Track: Martinsville Speedway; Martinsville, Virginia (0.526-mile speedway)
Length: 200 laps (105.2 miles)
Stages: Stage 1 ends Lap 50. Stage 2 ends Lap 100.
TV coverage: FS1
Radio: Motor Racing Network (also SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
Streaming: NBC Sports app (subscription required); mrn.com and SiriusXM for audio (subscription required)
Next Xfinity race: Saturday at Martinsville (250 laps, 131.5 miles), 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC
Next Cup race: Sunday at Martinsville (500 laps, 263 miles), 2 p.m. ET on NBC