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Monday November 28, 2011

Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell announced today a project that will result in new and larger restrooms and a wider concourse under the Richard Petty Tower. The new restrooms will be almost twice as large as the present ones and contain amenities comparable with any large entertainment venue.

The width of the concourse will be doubled which should greatly improve the flow of pedestrian traffic under the Richard Petty Tower, which is on the fourth-turn end of the front stretch.

"We constantly work on making sure our fans have the best experience possible here on race weekends and this was the next logical step for us," said Campbell. "We've gotten great fan feedback from the project we completed last winter and this one is very similar. We think it's going to be a big hit with the fans."

The work will begin immediately with demolition of the existing buildings under the Richard Petty Tower. Construction will be completed in time for the Goody's Fast Relief 500 on April 1.

This comes on the heels of a similar project completed last winter when all of the restrooms and concession stands on the first-turn end of the front stretch were demolished and replaced, also created a larger concourse area.

According to Rick Magee of Frith Construction Co., the project's general contractor, all of the work will be done by "local contractors, subcontractors and suppliers." He said the project will employ about 35 workers for 2 ½ months.

Racing returns to Martinsville Speedway March 30-April 1 with the Goody's Fast Relief 500 weekend. Tickets for both events are on sale and may be purchased by calling 877.RACE.TIX or online at www.martinsvillespeedway.com.

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