Martinsville installing metal seats On concrete

Just as construction is being completed on suites and retaining walls at Martinsville Speedway it has started again in the grandstands. The speedway has begun installing metal seats with backs on the concrete bleachers on the ...

Just as construction is being completed on suites and retaining walls at Martinsville Speedway it has started again in the grandstands. The speedway has begun installing metal seats with backs on the concrete bleachers on the track’s front straightaway. Handrails also are being installed in the aisles of the Richard Petty, Goody's and NAPA Towers. "Fans will see a big difference in both appearance and comfort inside the track when they return for the NAPA AutoCare 500," said Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell. The project will be completed for the NAPA AutoCare 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race on Sunday, October 1 and the Taco Bell 300 on Sunday, September 24. 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. The construction will not change the number of seats on the front straightaway. Metal seats will be added to the concrete in turns one and two after the NAPA AutoCare 500. Frith Construction has just completed five suites in the track’s turn two. The new 48-seat suites give an outstanding view of the action and all have been sold for Martinsville’s fall events. Since April, Martinsville also has constructed new concrete retaining walls, separating the track from the pits on the front and back straightaways. Martinsville’s next racing action this year is the Taco Bell 300, the richest race for NASCAR's Late Model Stock cars, with $25,000 to win on Sunday, September 24. The Goody's Body Pain 200 NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour race is Saturday, September 30 and the 45th annual NAPA AutoCare 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race is on Sunday, October 1. Tickets for the Taco Bell 300 and Goody's Body Pain 200 are unreserved. There still are excellent reserved seats available for the NAPA AutoCare 500 in the towers and concrete bleacher sections from $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 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Richard Petty , Clay Campbell