Martinsville announces spring race title sponsor

GOODY'S® HEADACHE POWDERS NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE AT MARTINSVILLE FOR NEXT THREE YEARS Goody's 500 To Run on April 1, 2007 at Historic Speedway MARTINSVILLE, VA, October, 20, 2006 -- Goody's® Headache Powders ...

GOODY'S® HEADACHE POWDERS NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE AT MARTINSVILLE FOR NEXT THREE YEARS

Goody's 500 To Run on April 1, 2007 at Historic Speedway

MARTINSVILLE, VA, October, 20, 2006 -- Goody's® Headache Powders will return to historic Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, VA. as title sponsor of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race for the next three years, announced Alan McKirby, Director of Goody's Marketing, and Clay Campbell, President Martinsville Speedway. Next year's Goody's 500 will be held on Sunday, April 1, 2007.

"After many years of sponsoring NASCAR races at Martinsville, we're thrilled to be back in the heart of Goody's Country as title sponsor of the Goody's 500, NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race," said McKirby. "Fans can look forward to 2007 being a groundbreaking year for Goody's in the sport of NASCAR. Celebrating 30 years in the sport, there will be an abundance of new and exciting activities in 2007 all of which will enhance the experience of race fans throughout Goody's Country."

Martinsville Speedway, the oldest track on the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup circuit, celebrates its 60th anniversary next year.

"We feel so honored that Goody's has picked Martinsville Speedway to return as a title sponsor for the Cup Series," said Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell. "We have such a long history with the folks at Goody's. It is truly like a homecoming. And what could be more fitting, with Goody's celebrating 30 years in the sport in 2007 and Martinsville Speedway celebrating 60? It's going to be like a big birthday party."

Goody's entered the sport in 1977 and currently holds the record as the longest non-automotive sponsor in NASCAR. The Goody's 500 will mark the 114th running of a NASCAR Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.

In its 30 years in the sport, Goody's has sponsored races at Daytona International Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, North Carolina Speedway and Martinsville Speedway. From 1983 -- 2000, Goody's sponsored the Goody's 500, the NASCAR Cup race at Martinsville. In 2006, Goody's returned to Martinsville as the race title sponsor of the NASCAR Busch Series Goody's 250, won by Kevin Harvick.

In addition to sponsoring next year's Goody's 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Goody's sponsors the Goody's Headache of the Race and the Goody's Fast Relief Zone. The Goody's Headache of the Race Award is given to the driver that suffers the worst luck in each week's NASCAR NEXTEL Cup and Busch Series race as determined by fans voting online at goodyspowder.com. The Goody's Fast Relief Zone is an interactive NASCAR experience for fans to enjoy and sample Goody's Headache Powders at select NASCAR races including next year's Goody's 500 at Martinsville.

Tickets to the Goody's 500, NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway are now on sale. To order tickets to the Goody's 500 or for more information, call 877-RACE-TIX (722-3849) or log on to martinsvillespeedway.com.

-credit: martinsville speedway

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Clay Campbell