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Full starting grid for 2021 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway

The Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 takes place on April 10th this year. We’ve got the full racing order for Saturday’s race at the Martinsville Speedway.

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The NASCAR Cup Series returns after a rare weekend off, and we’re headed to Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia for the 2021 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. We get some night racing, with the green flag dropping at 7:30 p.m. ET this Saturday, April 10. FOX will broadcast the race and you’ll also be able to stream it via and the FOX Sports GO app.

There will be no qualifying runs this weekend to prep for the race, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following last year’s change, NASCAR is using a performance-metrics formula to avoid excessive exposure during the pandemic. The metric is split into 25 percent comes from a driver’s finishing position from the previous race, 25 percent comes from the car owner’s finishing position from the previous race, 35 percent comes from the team owner’s points ranking, and 15 percent comes from the fastest lap from the previous race.

Joey Logano claimed the pole for this weekend’s Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 and will be joined on the front row by Denny Hamlin. They’ll be followed by William Byron and Ryan Blaney. Defending champ Martin Truex Jr. is the face favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook, installed at +500. he’s followed by Chase Elliott and Brad Keselowskiy at +600, and Hamlin and Logano at +700.

Here is the full lineup for Saturday’s 2021 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500.

2021 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 starting lineup

Start pos. Driver Car # Team
Start pos. Driver Car # Team
1 Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
2 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
3 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
4 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
5 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
7 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
8 Ryan Newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
9 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
10 Brad Keselowski 2 Team Penske
11 Daniel Suarez 99 Trackhouse Racing Team
12 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
13 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
14 Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
15 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
16 Erik Jones 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
17 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
18 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
19 Kyle Larson 5 Hendrick Motorsports
20 Alex Bowman 48 Hendrick Motorsports
21 Kurt Busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
22 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers Racing
23 Christopher Bell 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
24 Chase Briscoe 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
25 Bubba Wallace 23 23XI Racing
26 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
27 Ross Chastain 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
28 JJ Yeley 53 Rick Ware Racing
29 Quin Houff 0 StarCom Racing
30 Justin Haley 77 Spire Motorsports
31 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
32 Cody Ware 51 Petty Ware Racing
33 Josh Bilicki 52 Rick Ware Racing
34 Corey LaJoie 7 Spire Motorsports
35 Anthony Alfredo 38 Front Row Motorsports
36 BJ McLeod 78 Live Fast Motorsports
37 James Davison 15 Rick Ware Racing