MARTINSVILLE, Va. (July 8, 2013) –Daytona International Speedway broke ground on a $400-million rebuilding project Friday and longtime Martinsville Speedway employee Tracie Slack was on hand to participate in the historic ceremony.
Slack was one of 14 veteran employees from throughout International Speedway Corporation’s tracks and other business unites invited to take part in the occasion.
Slack, who is celebrating her 21st anniversary at Martinsville Speedway this year, was hired as a ticket agent and worked her way up to Director of Ticket Operations.
“I’ve enjoyed seeing all of the improvements made here at Martinsville Speedway throughout the years and I’m honored to have been selected to represent Martinsville Speedway at the historic groundbreaking at our sister track,” said Slack.
“Tracie has been instrumental in the growth here at Martinsville Speedway. She is not only a valued member of Martinsville Speedway but also an integral part of International Speedway Corporation. Her commitment and contributions to the track make her a natural fit to represent Martinsville Speedway at this event,” stated Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell.
Slack and her ISC peers waved the green flag over a competition which pitted pairings of current and former NASCAR drivers in a test of competitive driving skills guiding huge pieces of excavation machinery through a series of obstacles and construction-site skill tests. The winners, Greg Biffle and Trevor Bayne, got to officially break ground on the project.
The vision for the frontstretch redevelopment places an emphasis on enhancing the complete fan experience, beginning with five expanded and redesigned fan entrances, or injectors, along International Speedway Boulevard. Each injector will lead directly to a series of escalators and elevators that will transport fans to any of three different concourse levels, each featuring spacious and strategically-placed social “neighborhoods” along the nearly mile-long frontstretch.
Every seat along the Daytona International Speedway frontstretch will be widened. The project will include additional restrooms and concession stands throughout the facility.
The groundbreaking at Daytona International Speedway marked the start to the second half of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season, and the battle to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 27 is the only short track in the Chase, and that means plenty of wild Martinsville action.
Tickets to the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500 are available now. Be sure to order your tickets early for the best seats and the best pricing.
Advance tickets for the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500 start at just $37 and advance tickets for the Kroger 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday, Oct. 26 are just $30 with youth 12 and under admitted free. Tickets for Pole Day, Friday, Oct. 25, are $15.
To purchase tickets for the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500 weekend, call 877.RACE.TIX or visit www.martinsvillespeedway.com.