Thursday, March 25, 2010

Johnson a favorite at Martinsville


The scenery will be slightly different this weekend when the Sprint Cup Series heads to Martinsville Speedway for Sunday's Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500, at least when it comes to the rear of the race cars. As last weekend's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway ushered in the end of the wing era, Sunday's race at Martinsville ushers in the return of the spoiler.

While the back of the cars will look somewhat different to to the wing being replaced by the spoiler, one more thing that 42 drivers are hoping will change will be the face in victory lane following the race. Jimmie Johnson has started his drive for his fifth-straight Sprint Cup by visiting victory lane three times only five races into the 2010 season. He's also the defending champion of this weekend's event and the race winner from a week ago.

"Some drivers hate it, but I love Martinsville," Johnson said.

Read the rest of this story at Cup Series News & Notes.