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Wednesday June 24, 2015

As the sun sets on Jeff Gordon’s historic racing career, fans at Martinsville Speedway will have the opportunity to see the NASCAR legend up-close and personal before the start of the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500 on Nov. 1.

Thanks to long-time Gordon and Martinsville Speedway partner Pepsi, the eight-time Martinsville winner is the first driver to sign on to participate in the Green Flag Experience.

Gordon is scheduled to participate in an emceed question-and-answer session in The Plaza presented by Pepsi on race morning.

“You cannot mention the history of Martinsville Speedway or NASCAR without mentioning Jeff Gordon,” Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell said. “To have him as part of the Green Flag Experience before the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 is really great for our fans.

“Pepsi and Hendrick Motorsports have really given our fans a great opportunity to say ‘thanks’ to a true racing icon.”

In addition to his eight Martinsville wins, Gordon owns four NASCAR Cup Series championships and his 92 Sprint Cup Series wins rank third all-time.
Additional drivers participating in the Green Flag Experience will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Green Flag Experience also gives fans the chance to watch driver introductions from the track, along with a morning full of fun and excitement on the track and under the large tent in The Plaza presented by Pepsi, located on the hill behind the souvenir display area.

In addition to the emceed question-and-answer sessions, the Green Flag Experience offers fans the opportunity to walk the frontstretch on race morning, sign the start/finish line, a photo opportunity in mock Victory Lane, enjoy music, games and prizes along with show cars plus doughnuts, Danishes, coffee and juice. The cost of the

Green Flag Experience is $30 until July 6, when the cost increases to $40.

The driver question-and-answer sessions, food, music, games and prizes, and show cars will be held in The Plaza from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. The track portion will open at 9:15 and will remain open until the finish of driver introductions.

Admission to the Green Flag Experience does not include a ticket for the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500.

Advance ticket prices for the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500 begin at just $45.

Tickets to the Green Flag Experience, as well as the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500 on Nov. 1, the Kroger 200 on Oct. 31 and Pole Day on Oct. 30 can be purchased by calling 1.877.RACE.TIX. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.martinsvillespeedway.com.

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