Mark Martin finishes 8th in Tums Fast Relief 500

Martinsville, VA (KAIT) - Mark Martin came to Martinsville trailing Jimmie Johnson by 90 points in the Sprint Cup Standings, with 5 races left in the season.

The Batesville native led a lap and stayed around the top ten all day long. He finished 8th.

Johnson led 164 laps and finished 2nd to extend his Sprint Cup lead to 118 points.

Virginia native Denny Hamlin led a race high 205 laps, including the one that counts the most.

The Sprint Cup goes from the track known as the Paper Clip to Talladega, with only 4 races left to go.

Coverage of the AMP Energy 500 begins next Sunday at 11am, and you can watch it on KAIT.