STP 500 Highlights and Analysis

Final (6:04pm ET): Brad Keselowski takes the checkered in Virginia. Keselowski claimed his second victory of the 2017 season in his 275th career start. He’s the first driver to win multiple races on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series circuit this season.

10 to Go! (6:01pm ET): Brad Keselowski eyes first-ever checkered at Martinsville.

Lap 436 (5:39pm ET): 14th caution is out! Truex spins out while climbing the leaderboard.

100 Laps to Go! (5:19pm ET): Grab your onto your hats everyone! 100 to go at ‘The Paperclip’.

Lap 394 (5:15pm ET): Leaders are pitting. Kasey Kahne and Kyle Busch lead the pack.

Lap 335 (4:50pm ET): That’s caution number 10! Reed Sorenson hits the spin cycle in turn 4.

Lap 260 (4:07pm ET): What is it about Stage racing that you don’t like? Elliott steals Stage 2 victory from Busch in the final turn much thanks to Ricky Stenhouse.

Lap 219 (3:52pm ET): Kyle Busch regains the lead, but with such a short track, it doesn’t look like the navigation will be easy.

Lap 166 (3:36pm ET): Dale breaks into the top fleet. Could this be the Sunday he finally breaks through to Victory Lane?

Lap 162 (3:32pm ET): Looks like fans are enjoying the beautiful afternoon in Virginia!

Lap 150 (3:27pm ET): After 150 laps, Chase Elliott is in the lead. Can he sweep the weekend at Martinsville?

Lap 130 (3:16pm ET): Martin Truex Jr. notches his third Stage win of the season and tacks on another playoff point.

Lap 106 (3pm ET): Jamie McMurray takes a wicked shot into the wall. Looks like Stenhouse could have made it much worse!

Lap 69 (2:45pm ET): What’s Martinsville without a few bang-ups? First caution flag out.

Lap 66 (2:42pm ET): Jimmie Johnson’s car looks happy to be racing today…

Lap 61 (2:40pm ET): 60 laps are in the books without a caution flag. Keselowski racing strong thus far.

Let’s Go Racing! (2:29pm ET): Green flag drops at Martinsville.

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

The STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway

After a lengthy West Coast road trip, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Martinsville for the STP 500. Last year’s winner, Kyle Busch, is off to a tough start to the 2017 season, but has notched consecutive top-10 finishes in his last two Cup Series races. Can No. 18 keep his hot streak alive and reach Victory Lane at ‘The Paperclip’ for the second straight season? Catch all the action live on FS1, and check back here for live lap updates and the latest highlights. The race goes go green at 2:00pm ET.

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