ANDRETTI FAMILIAR WITH VICTORY LANE AT MARTINSVILLE Although Martinsville has not hosted a Busch Series race in more than a decade, it was just seven years ago when John Andretti pulled his ...
ANDRETTI FAMILIAR WITH VICTORY LANE AT MARTINSVILLE
Although Martinsville has not hosted a Busch Series race in more than a decade, it was just seven years ago when John Andretti pulled his #43 Petty Enterprises Nextel Cup machine into Victory Lane at Martinsville Speedway. Andretti held off good friend and fellow competitor Jeff Burton to win the Goody's Body Pain 500 on April 18, 1999. That win is the most recent victory for Petty Enterprises.
The RVs.com/Camping World team is taking chassis #47 to Martinsville. It's a brand new car built specifically for short tracks.
Andretti is currently second in the Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year point standings, just five points behind leader, Burney Lamar.
Holding steady in the 12th position in the Busch Series driver point standings, Andretti is just 98 points away from the 10th position, held by ppc Racing teammate, Kenny Wallace. The #10 team is 17th in series owner point standings.
ANDRETTI AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY
Saturday's running of the Goody's 250 will mark the return of the Busch Series to Martinsville Speedway but Andretti already has 20 Nextel Cup starts on the Virginia .526-mile oval under his belt.
JOHN ANDRETTI ON THE GOODY'S 250 AND MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY
"I love Martinsville! I haven't been there since they've redone the track but as much as you can redo these racetracks, they still drive the same. I'm looking forward to going there! NASCAR is going to give us an extra day on the track and we'll be taking a brand new race car there. Martinsville is one of those tracks you either love or hate and if you like it, it's because you run good there. I am one of the ones who love it, so we should run really well!"