Martinsville has new look, comfort

Martinsville, VA---Martinsville Speedway will look different again this fall when NASCAR Winston Cup race fans arrive for the NAPA AutoCare 500. The speedway has completed installation of metal seats with backs on the concrete ...

Martinsville, VA---Martinsville Speedway will look different again this fall when NASCAR Winston Cup race fans arrive for the NAPA AutoCare 500. The speedway has completed installation of metal seats with backs on the concrete bleachers on the track’s front straightaway along with a new walkway at the bottom of the grandstand. Handrails also have been installed in the aisles in all sections of the track. Since April, Martinsville also has constructed new concrete retaining walls, separating the track from the pits on the front and back straightaways. The metal seats will provide greater comfort to fans because the seats will include backs. Concrete seating has been a staple of the track since it opened on September 7, 1947 with 750 concrete seats. Martinsville Speedway has two consecutive weekends of racing beginning September 24 with NASCAR’s richest Late Model Stock race the, Taco Bell 300. The Taco Bell 300 includes four 25-lap qualifying races and a 200-lap feature race that pays $15,000 to the winner out of a $91,000 purse. Tickets for the Taco Bell 300 are $20 for adults and children ages 6-12 get in for $5. Qualifying for the Taco Bell 300 is Saturday, September 23 at 1 p.m. and tickets are $5. The following week the action gets back underway with the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour and the Intermedia Allison Legacy Series. On Thursday, September 28 the Intermedia Allison Legacy Series will qualify at 12:30 p.m. for the Anderson Tractor-John Deere 30-lap race on Friday afternoon after Winston Cup qualifying. On Friday, September 29 the Winston Cup stars will qualify at 3 p.m. for the NAPA AutoCare 500 on Sunday, October 1. The Modifieds will race in the Goody’s Body Pain 200 on Saturday, September 30 at 3 p.m. Then on Sunday, the NAPA AutoCare 500 Winston Cup race will begin at 1 p.m. Tickets for the Goody's Body Pain 200 are $30 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12 and all seats are unreserved. There still are excellent reserved seats available for the NAPA AutoCare 500 in the towers and concrete bleacher sections for $40-$70. Tickets may be ordered by calling toll free at 1-877-722-3849 or (540) 956-3151. Tickets also may be ordered online at www.martinsvillespeedway.com.

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Series Automotive , Monster Energy NASCAR Cup