FMS: Martinsville employees Grand Marshall, starter

Martinsville, VA---Goody's will honor two employees by making them the Grand Marshal and Honorary Starter for the Goody's Body Pain 200 NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour race on Saturday, September 30 at Martinsville Speedway. David...

Martinsville, VA---Goody's will honor two employees by making them the Grand Marshal and Honorary Starter for the Goody's Body Pain 200 NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour race on Saturday, September 30 at Martinsville Speedway. David Porter, Goody's Executive Product Manager, has been named the Grand Marshal, and Jason Ippen, Goody's Assistant Product Manager, will be the Official Starter for the event. Goody's has had a long relationship with Martinsville. Ricky Rudd won the first Goody's 500 in 1983 with 36,000 fans in attendance. Fast-forward 17 years later, Mark Martin in the Valvoline Ford wins the 2000 Goody's Body Pain 500, last April, in front of 84,000 fans and a live ESPN audience. While the track, race and number of attendees has changed over the years, a few things have remained the same. NASCAR continues to provide highly competitive racing. Martinsville Speedway continues to be fan friendly as envisioned by its founder H. Clay Earles and his family. Martinsville's hot dogs remain the best in all of NASCAR, and Goody's still provides fast pain relief for Southerners. Goody's has not only sponsored Winston Cup races at Martinsville, but also the companion events on Winston Cup weekend such as the Goody's Body Pain 200. The Winston Cup and Featherlite Modified Series will share the weekend beginning with Bud Pole qualifying at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 29 for the NAPA AutoCare 500 Winston Cup race. Immediately following qualifying will be the Anderson Tractor-John Deere Intermedia Allison Legacy Series 30-lap race. On Saturday, September 30, second round qualifying for the NAPA AutoCare 500 is 11:15 a.m. followed by qualifying for all positions in the Goody's Body Pain 200. Winston Cup's final practice will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and the Goody's Body Pain 200 starts at 3 p.m. Tickets, for the Goody's Body Pain 200, are $30 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Tickets, for Bud Pole qualifying on Friday, are $15 for adults and children under age 12 get in free. There still are great seats for the NAPA AutoCare 500, which gets the green flag at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 1. For tickets, call the speedway ticket office at (877) 722-3849 or (540) 956-3151 or at www.martinsvillespeedway.com.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers David Porter , Mark Martin