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Today's Racing Weather Will Be Warm and Breezy

UPDATED April 7, 2013

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill

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NASCAR returns for its second day at the historical Martinsville Speedway in south-central Virginia. Fortunately, the weather is looking great with a good deal of sunshine and warming temperatures in the forecast.

The Sprint Cup STP Gas Booster 500 gets started at 1 p.m. EDT today. While a few clouds will roam the sky, temperatures will edge up a notch from Saturday's 67 degrees. Fans will be greeted to 70-degree weather for the afternoon race. Southwest winds will be a bit gusty, however, reaching 25 mph during the afternoon.

Given the higher sun angle though in early April, spectators will want to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and use sunscreen to prevent sunburn.

In 2012, the race was won by Ryan Newman by 0.342 seconds over A.J. Allmendinger in a hotly contested race.

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