Nadeau Martinsville pre race notes

Jerry Nadeau's Martinsville (Va.) Speedway Driving Guide -- "I feel good about going back to Martinsville," Nadeau said. "We're taking the car we ran at Richmond (Va.) earlier this month and we finished 10th with it. Tony (Furr, crew chief)...

Jerry Nadeau's Martinsville (Va.) Speedway Driving Guide -- "I feel good about going back to Martinsville," Nadeau said. "We're taking the car we ran at Richmond (Va.) earlier this month and we finished 10th with it. Tony (Furr, crew chief) loves short-track racing, so I'm sure we're going to have a good car. Hopefully, we can survive the 500 laps and get a good finish. We tested at Martinsville before the spring race, and that really helps the MichaelHoligan.com team more than anything else."

Going for the Gold -- Nadeau will appear on the live pre-race show for the Roanoke, Va.-based WSLS (NBC - Channel 10) Saturday, Sept. 30. The half-hour show will be broadcast from Martinsville Speedway at 6:30 p.m. (ET) between the station's local news and NBC's coverage of the Olympic Games. Show host and WSLS sports anchor, Justin Ditmore, will join the No. 25 team in the pits for the NAPA Autocare 500 the next day as a guest of MichaelHoligan.com.

Viggy's Dining Guide -- Nadeau's motorcoach driver, John "Viggy" Vignona, is a self-proclaimed connoisseur of the restaurants near each of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series tracks. The Long Island, N.Y., native recommends Elizabeth Pizza in Martinsville, Va. "Elizabeth Pizza in Martinsville has good pizza and good chicken cutlet sandwiches," Vignona said. "I'd give it about three, no, three-and-a-half steering wheels. The pizza's all right."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jerry Nadeau