MARTINSVILLE, Va (October 14, 2010) – Many fans will find it easier to get in
and out of Martinsville Speedway for the TUMS Fast Relief 500 this Sunday
while more will find it easier to see the action on the track.
Work has been completed on a new on/off ramp to the US 58 bypass that will
allow fans easier entrance and exit from the first and second turn of the race
“We believe this new ramp will really help alleviate some of the delays we’ve
had at the South end of the track,” said Martinsville Speedway President W.
Clay Campbell. “We really appreciated the Commonwealth of Virginia and the
Virginia Depart of Transportation working so hard and so quickly to get this
project finished in time for this weekend.”
The ramp will utilize an existing access road that has been upgraded to handle
race weekend traffic.
To utilize the new entrance and exit ramp, please follow directional signage
Fans sitting in the first and second turn areas this weekend will find their
sight lines improved. An old wire fence, which was in front of the main fence
separating the grandstands and the race track, was recently removed. The older
fence became obsolete when the new, start of the art safety fence was added in
“It should be much more enjoyable now for fans in that area to just have to
watch through one fence,” said Campbell.
A three-foot high retaining fence has been added, though, to keep fans from
getting too close to the safety fence.
Tickets for the TUMS Fast Relief 500 begin at $25 and range to $77.
Tickets to the Kroger 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday
are $30 in advance, with children 12 and under admitted free.
Tickets for Farm Bureau Pole Day on Friday, which features practice and
qualifying for both the Kroger 200 and the TUMS Fast Relief 500, are $15,
children 12 and under admitted free.