RALEIGH, NC -

One week into the chase for the Sprint Cup Championship and it's Matt Kenseth on top.

But a race forgotten, is the Rookie of the Year battle.

One guy contending is Ricky Stenhouse, Jr who was in Raleigh at NC State Tuesday.

Stenhouse was promoting the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville in late October.

He also marched with the NC State Marching Band who Martinsville Speedway announced today will perform the national anthem before the race this October.