Darrell Wallace Jr. – Like most young drivers there’s a ton of unknowns revolving around Darrell Wallace Jr at Martinsville. One thing is for certain and its that Martinsville is a tough track for rookies. Wallace does have a few starts under his belt here in the Truck Series, but its been a while. In 2014 when he last raced here in Kyle Busch’s Truck he had results of 1st and 2nd for the season. In both of those races he started on the pole. I don’t think that really translates into much though when you consider he was in superior equipment and that certainly won’t be the case this time around. On Sunday I would view him as a low-twenties driver and then hope for the best.
Ty Dillon – Ty Dillon doesn’t have a good race at Martinsville on his resume. That said I also don’t think he has a lot of upside and probably his ceiling is a low-twenties finish. Last fall at Martinsville on lap 35 he was involved in a minor accident that inflicted some front damage to his car. At the time of that incident he was running in the mid-twenties. After that he never ran remotely well. When the checkered flag waved he finished 30th and had a 34th place average running position. In spring 2017 when he made his Martinsville debut there was nothing to brag about. He was a low-twenties driver and nothing more. In the race he finished 22nd, had a 23rd place average running position and earned the 26th best driver rating.
David Ragan – At Martinsville I would look for David Ragan to finish in the twenties. In 4 of his last five races here he’s finished between 21st to 28th, in the one race he finished outside of that range he had major problems. Last year Ragan had results of 24th and 28th. In fall 2016 Ragan finished a misleading 37th after he had problems under his hood around lap 60 while running in 26th that caused him to go to the garage area. In the two Martinsville races prior to that he finished in the twenties with results of 21st and 25th.
Matt DiBenedetto – Martinsville might just be Matt DiBenedetto’s worst track. His best result is 29th and his average finish is 32.7. Last year he had problems in both races. In the fall he had electrical issues that led to his 39th place finish, and in the spring he wrecked which led to his 35th place result. In his other four races prior to that he finished between 29th to 32nd.
Landon Cassill – Landon Cassill is returning to competition at Martinsville and will be driving the #00. This car isn’t competitive and with Jeffrey Earnhardt behind the wheel its average finish over the last four races is 34th. At Martinsville Cassill has six straight results in the twenties. Last year he had finishes of 23rd and 27th. On Sunday unless attrition is extreme I would look for him to finish in the thirties.