Martinsville Speedway to offer Family Section

MARTINSVILLE, VA. (November 25, 2003) -- In an effort to make race morning a little easier for fans, Martinsville Speedway will offer advance ticket sales for its Family Section beginning with the Advance Auto Parts 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup...

MARTINSVILLE, VA. (November 25, 2003) -- In an effort to make race morning a little easier for fans, Martinsville Speedway will offer advance ticket sales for its Family Section beginning with the Advance Auto Parts 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race on April 18.

For many years, Martinsville Speedway has reserved a section of reduced-price seats in the third-turn area for families, but tickets went on sale the morning of the event. And adults purchasing tickets had to have their children present at the time of purchase.

"We've discovered it was a hardship on families to get their children up and to the track so early in the morning," said Martinsville Speedway president Clay Campbell, referring to the large number of fans who gathered early on race mornings.

"It's much more convenient for fans to make these purchases over the phone. All the old rules still exist for that section. The only change is fans can now buy in advance." Tickets for the Family Section are $40 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. The tickets will go on sale December 15.

There will be a maximum of two adults with each child's ticket, but there is no limit to the number of children an adult can bring.

On race morning, adults cannot enter the gates to the Family Section without a child accompanying them. Everyone sitting in the Family Section must enter through Gate 5.

When the Family Section tickets go on sale on December 15, they may be purchased by phone (877-RACE-TIX) or by visiting Martinsville Speedway's ticket office.

The next action at Martinsville Speedway will be the Advance Auto Parts 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup weekend. MW Windows Pole Day is scheduled for Friday, April 16, with the Kroger 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race scheduled for Saturday, April 17. The Advanced Auto Parts 500 will be run on Sunday, April 18.

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