Interstate Batteries Racing
Interstate Batteries Virginia 500

Texas Motor speedway previews:

"Twelve Questions with Kyle"
-USA Today Magazine
"Kyle busch to make
300th Sprint cup start"
"Kyle Busch Q&A"

Virginia 500
Martinsville Speedway | Martinsville, VA
April 7, 2013

Team Interstate’s Matt Kenseth (20), Kyle Busch (18) and Mark Martin (11) lead the way at Martinsville. Copyright 2013 Autostock Images

At a tough short track like Martinsville, a top-10 finish feels as good as a victory. Kyle Busch led Team Interstate Sunday, running up front all day before finishing in fifth place. It was his fourth consecutive top-five finish this season and his eighth top-five in 17 career starts at Martinsville.

Mark Martin and Denny Hamlin. Copyright 2013 Autostock Images

Mark Martin, who is filling in for the injured Denny Hamlin, started near the back of the field but managed a 10th-place finish while Matt Kenseth spent much of the race up front and finished 14th.

Martin will return to his No. 55 Toyota next weekend in Texas, and Brian Vickers will take the wheel of the No. 11 FedEx machine for the next few races.

Mark Martin (11). Copyright 2013 Autostock Images

Jimmie Johnson won the STP Gas Booster 500, his eighth win at the half-mile oval.