Martinsville Speedway open house announced

Martinsville Speedway schedules 60th Anniversary Open House MARTINSVILLE, VA (August 14, 2007) -- Race fans who have always dreamed of driving on the famed .526-mile oval at Martinsville Speedway will get their chance during the track's 60th ...

Martinsville Speedway schedules 60th Anniversary Open House

MARTINSVILLE, VA (August 14, 2007) -- Race fans who have always dreamed of driving on the famed .526-mile oval at Martinsville Speedway will get their chance during the track's 60th anniversary open house on Sunday, August 26.

The guided drive-around of the track will be part of a free, behind-the-scenes fun afternoon at Martinsville Speedway, which is winding down its 60th anniversary season.

"Fans always ask us if they can drive around the track and ordinarily they can't," said Martinsville Speedway president Clay Campbell. "For this one afternoon, though, they'll get the chance to drive where legends like Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip have driven. It's truly a rare opportunity."

The drive around is just a small part of the fun on tap for race fans.

Famous Martinsville Speedway hotdogs and Pepsi products will be free while supplies last.

Guided tours will run continuously from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will include stops in the press box, corporate suites, the flagman's stand, the infield and the garage area.

There will be NASCAR Whelen Modified and Late Model Stock cars on display along with all of Martinsville Speedway's pace cars.

Children won't be forgotten either with the Moon Walk, an inflatable bouncer, on site for plenty of free fun.

And local band Fatz will be providing live music during the entire afternoon.

"We're pretty much opening up all areas of the track for tours on the 26th," said Campbell. "We know most folks have only seen Martinsville Speedway from the grandstands or television. This will give them a chance to see it from every angle. We think it's going to be fun for everybody."

Martinsville Speedway's ticket office will be open during the open house. Anyone purchasing tickets to the SUBWAY 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race during the open house will be entered in a drawing to win either a pair of tickets for the Bud Fan Zone or the Pepsi Fan Zone on the morning of the SUBWAY 500.

-credit: ms

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Darrell Waltrip , Richard Petty , Bobby Allison , Clay Campbell