Martinsville, Virginia


Clint Bowyer and Ryan Preece Join Pre Race Experience at Martinsville Speedway

Fans looking to hear from the defending STP 500 winner will have their chance on March 24, as Clint Bowyer will take part in the Pre Race Experience prior to the 2019 edition of the race at Martinsville Speedway.

In addition to the defending winner, Rookie of the Year contender and past winner of a Whelen Modified race at Martinsville Speedway Ryan Preece will also be a part of the Pre Race Experience.

“Clint Bowyer has one of the great personalities in our sport and has a Martinsville Speedway clock to prove his skills on the track, while Ryan Preece is someone who has a great future ahead of him with a phenomenal career on short tracks already to his name,” Speedway President Clay Campbell said. “Both drivers will offer fans some unique insight on racing at Martinsville.

“While fans come for the racing, we want the day to be an experience and by giving them the opportunity to hear from two drivers who are with two of the top organizations in the sport, we are doing just that.”

The pair joins Erik Jones as drivers that will take part in moderated question-and-answer sessions.

Additional NASCAR personalities joining the Pre Race Experience will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Pre Race Experience gives fans the chance to watch driver introductions from the track, along with a morning full of fun and excitement on the frontstretch.

In addition to the emceed question-and-answer sessions, the Pre Race Experience offers fans the opportunity to walk the frontstretch on race morning, sign the start/finish line, and enjoy music, games and prizes.

The cost of the Pre Race Experience is $25 for adults and $15 for youth 17-and-under.

The driver question-and-answer sessions, music, games and prizes will be held on the frontstretch beginning at 10:30 a.m. and will remain open until the conclusion of driver introductions.

Admission to the Pre Race Experience does not include a ticket for the STP 500.

The STP 500 weekend is March 22-24.

The weekend starts with a practice day for the truck series on Friday, followed by a truck series autograph session and the Hauler Parade.

On Saturday, the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series is in action with a 250 lap race. Following the race the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will qualify for Sunday’s STP 500.

Sunday, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is in action with the running of the STP 500. The race is the first short-track race of the season and the first race back on the East Coast after the Series’ “West Coast Swing.”

Advance ticket prices for the STP 500 begin at $47 with youth tickets for fans 17-and-under just $25 regardless of location. Youth 17-and-under are admitted free to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series 250 lap race on Saturday. Friday’s practice day is free to everyone.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 877.RACE.TIX or online at