Rusty Wallace Likes What He Sees At Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville, VA---Rusty Wallace took a look at the improvements at Martinsville Speedway Tuesday morning and described it as “incredible”. Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell gave Wallace a tour of everything new at ...

Martinsville, VA---Rusty Wallace took a look at the improvements at Martinsville Speedway Tuesday morning and described it as “incredible”. Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell gave Wallace a tour of everything new at Martinsville Speedway since 1999 including 5,000 seats, eight suites, pressbox, 50 acres of parking, press parking, restrooms, concession stands and additional handicapped seating. Wallace was at Martinsville Speedway testing for the Goody’s Body Pain 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race on Sunday, April 9. Wallace was very impressed with everything. “I think the view is incredible,” he said of the new Old Dominion grandstand between turns one and two. “When I got here this morning and looked I said, ‘Man that is beautiful.’” Campbell also took Wallace to the new suites above the Old Dominion Tower. Three suites and the pressbox will be ready for the Goody’s Body Pain 500 and the remaining five suites will be finished for the NAPA AutoCare 500 Winston Cup race on Sunday, October 1. “He walked me up and showed me all the new suites and stands and it is incredible how pretty it is. One thing Martinsville has had over a lot of race tracks is beauty and excitement, noise and all the cool things that happen at a short tracks like this,” Wallace said. “And all the ground they bought out back for more parking for the fans, more elbow room and everything is more spread out now and it’s really cool. I was really excited about what I saw this morning with the improvements here.” Campbell said there still are tickets available in the Old Dominion Tower, which impressed Wallace, and a few in the Clay Earles and Bill France towers for the Goody’s Body Pain 500. There also are seats available in all of the concrete bleacher sections. Ticket prices range from $40 to $65 and the new Old Dominion Tower seats are $70. For tickets, call the speedway ticket office toll free at 1-877 RACE-TIX or call (540) 956-3151. The Goody’s Body Pain 500/NAPA 250 weekend kicks off on Friday, April 7 with Bud Pole qualifying for the NAPA 250 at 1:40 p.m. followed by Bud Pole time trials for the top 25 Winston Cup starting positions at 3 p.m. Tickets for Bud Pole day are $15 for adults and children under 12 get in free with a paying adult. The NAPA 250 Craftsman Truck Series race starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 8. Adult tickets are $30 and children ages 6-12 can attend for $5. The Goody’s Body Pain 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race starts at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 9. For more information on Martinsville Speedway, go to www.martinsvillespeedway.com.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Rusty Wallace , Clay Campbell