Martinsville Race Preview


19_bbrecordsTyler Reddick (@TylerReddick), driver of the No. 19 Broken Bow Music Group Ford F-150, will drive a Jason Aldean “Night Train” truck in his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start for Brad Keselowski Racing at Martinsville Speedway.

Reddick will take on the .533 mile “paperclip” for the first time in his career in Saturday’s Kroger 250 race. Veteran and longtime BKR Crew Chief Doug Randolph will call the shots for Reddick on the 19 pit box.

Reddick finished 12th in his first race with BKR at Daytona International Speedway in February, and the No. 19 BKR team currently sits 12th in the NCWTS owner points standings, 15 points back from first.

I’m a big Jason Aldean fan, so it means a lot to me to drive that paint scheme this week. We listened to ‘Night Train’ in the shop as we set the car up, so I’m feeling really good about it.” Reddick said.  ”Ever since Daytona last month I’ve been itching for the opportunity to get back in the BKR Ford F-150,” Reddick said. “The 19 team is strong, and it is a privilege to drive Brad’s truck. This weekend should be another great learning opportunity and I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel of the Broken Bow Music Group Ford F-150!”- Tyler Reddick

29_CooperRyan Blaney (@RyanBlaney22)driver of the No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150, will make his fourth career start at Martinsville Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) during the Kroger 250 on Saturday afternoon.

With a strong season start at Daytona where he finished 6th, Blaney hopes to keep the momentum going to continue his great track record at Martinsville. He has finished in the top 10 at this track on several occasions.

Blaney enters the weekend 4th in driver points, only 5 points behind the leader.

The Cooper Standard truck returns to their traditional paint scheme this week after launching the program at Daytona. Chad Kendrick will also return to the pit box for his second race as Crew Chief for Blaney.

“I’m more than ready to get back behind the wheel of my Cooper Standard Ford F-150. I had a chance to race Bristol for Team Penske in the Nationwide Series but it’s still been a while since my last race due to the schedule.  I feel like I’ve had an opportunity to win at Martinsville the past several trips there, and hope to close the deal this time around” – Ryan Blaney