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Trucks PPD due to rain at Martinsville

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - The NASCAR Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway was rained out Saturday and will be made up as part of a rare doubleheader at the track Sunday.

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The Sprint Cup race will start at 1:13 p.m., and NASCAR and track officials aim to start the nightcap as quickly as possible afterward. NASCAR said it hopes it can start by about 5:30 p.m.

The tricky part will not only be cooperation from the weather - the forecast is good - but a smooth Cup series race because Martinsville Speedway, the oldest in the premier series, does not have lights.

The doubleheader will be the first since a truck race washed out after 17 laps at Pocono in August 2011 was completed the following day, with the Sprint Cup race run afterward.

Kevin Harvick won the truck race, and Brad Keselowski took the Cup victory.

In another unusual twist, especially for Martinsville, which hosts two truck races every year, no Cup drivers are entered in the truck race this weekend, so no one will drive both races.

It is the first time a truck race at Martinsville was postponed since March 2009.

The track says tickets for both races will be honored, with the caveat that ticket holders with truck race tickets only will have to wait until 100 laps have been run in the Cup race to enter the track.

Darrell Wallace, who gained his only truck victory here last October, will start on the pole in the race based on combined practice times from Friday. Ryan Blaney will start second, followed by Timothy Peters, Erik Jones and Ron Hornaday Jr.

Kyle Busch won the pole for the Cup race.

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