Depending on who you ask, this week is either the first or second short track race of the year depending on if you count Phoenix as a short track or not. Personally this is the first short track of the year with the typical bumping and banging and tight quarters that short tracks are known for. To be specific this is also the shortest track on the schedule at just 0.526 miles per circuit.

Martinsville Speedway is one of the oldest tracks on the NASCAR lineup and it is the only track to hold a race every year that NASCAR has existed, in case you wanted that interesting piece of knowledge. It’s known affectionately as “The Paperclip” because of it’s shape when seen from above or in the stands and it is also the only track on the NASCAR...