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Breaking down the weather forecast for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville

Weather is always a factor for NASCAR races, so here’s what’s projected at the Martinsville Speedwau this week.

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NASCAR will be heading down to Virginia for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. To begin the festivities, we have the Cook Out 250 for the Xfinity Cup Series on Friday at 8 p.m. ET. The race will air on FS1. On Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET, the Cup Series will run its Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500, which will air on FS1.

Here, we’ll take a look at the weather projected for the Martinsville Speedway this weekend in Martinsville, Virginia, with info courtesy of AccuWeather. Remember, since we are still a few days out from race weekend, the forecasts are all tentative.

Friday, April 9

Hi 74°, Low 54°: Cloudy, a shower and thunderstorm, 59% of rain

8 p.m. ET, Cook Out 250 (250 laps, 131.5 miles)

Saturday, April 10

Hi 72°, Low 57°: Cloudy with a few showers, 65% of rain

7:30 p.m. ET, Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief (500 laps, 263 miles)