Nascar Heat 5 Martinsville Cup Setup

Nascar Heat 5 Martinsville Cup Setup
Author Alessio Lorandi
Alessio Lorandi
April 6, 2022

Have you been looking around for the latest and best setups in Nascar Heat 5 for Martinsville but struggled to find any good ones?

We all know how essential it is to have a great NASCAR Cup setup in NH5, especially in such a technical circuit as Martinsville.

If you’re looking to crack into the low 19s then you’ll want to make sure you get yourself a great car setup to give you the best chance to succeed.

Nascar Heat 5 Martinsville Cup Setup

You’ll want to run a negative 4.5° camber on the front right and a positive camber of 5.5° on the front left.

That’s because the positive camber will give you specifically the initial turn-in rotation while the negative camber on the front right will give you the confidence and grip in the rolling phase of the corner when it’s leaning at maximum lateral Gs.

Nascar Heat 5 Martinsville Cup Setup

You’ll want a very soft front swaybar around 1.315° since it will help you turn the car nicely on entry without making the rear slide too much.

It’s really key to not have too much entry-mid oversteer in circuits like these as it will only cause you to lose confidence and overall lap time.

Nascar Heat 5 Martinsville Cup Setup

In terms of gearing, you’ll want to run a 3 gears setup with a rear-end ratio of 5.67 as the track is not so long and with its tight corners, you will have to lift off the throttle quite a bit.

Makes sure you to lift off very briefly, rotate the car and then get back straight on throttle in order to avoid losing valuable speed on the exits.

Nascar Heat 5 Martinsville Cup – video onboard

Here’s a brief video onboard around Martinsville with the Cup car which will help you improve your driving and ideally your lap times.

A draft will make quite a big difference here, so make sure you get yourself a good one. You could even improve by 1 to 2 tenths if timed properly.

As always, happy sim racing! 🙂

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Alessio Lorandi

Alessio has been involved at the highest levels in racing since the age of 5 (2003). He won a CIK-FIA World Championship in 2013 and then raced in F3, F2, and finally GT3s before now dedicating himself to SOLOX. He’s now on a mission to help thousands of sim racers around the world achieve their fullest potential through his ACC setups.

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