NASCAR Live Race Blog: Sprint Cup Championship Battle for the Ages at Martinsville

Melissa Bauer-Herzog@mbauerherzogCorrespondent IOctober 24, 2010

MARTINSVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 23:  Ryan Newman (L), driver of the #39 Tornados Chevrolet, talks with Jamie McMurray (C), driver of the #1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet, and his crew chief Kevin Manion (R) in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 23, 2010 in Martinsville, Virginia.  (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Jason Smith/Getty Images

Welcome to the Tums Fast Relief 500 race blog. 

Join me for 500 laps of intense short track racing at Martinsville Speedway in Virgina.  Denny Hamlin has the pole today and looks to take over the points lead from defending champion Jimmie Johnson.

The prerace show starts on ESPN2 at noon ET before switching to ESPN at 1:00 pm ET for the race.

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