NASCAR at Martinsville: Live race updates, highlights from First Data 500

There are four drivers right at the cut line at the start of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs Round of 8, with Chase Elliott, Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano and Kurt Busch all within three points of each other.

That could lead to a cagey race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday. Even points leaders Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. are a bad showing away from facing playoff elimination in the next two races.

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Sporting News will provide live updates and race highlights throughout the afternoon.

NASCAR at Martinsville: Race updates, highlights

(All times Eastern)

1:38 p.m. — Johnson officially has a new sponsor after Lowe’s ended its partnership with him.

NEWS: @JimmieJohnson and @TeamHendrick announce Ally as full-season primary sponsor for No. 48 team in 2019.


1:31 p.m. — Big news upcoming for Jimmie Johnson.

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: We will introduce a new FULL-SEASON primary sponsor of @JimmieJohnson and the No. 48 team at 1:30 p.m. ET on @NBCSN. Tune in for the news!

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