In an effort to give fans the opportunity to see the famous 24, with Gordon behind the wheel one last time, Martinsville Speedway is offering a $124 Jeff Gordon Ticket Package that includes a special commemorative T-shirt celebrating his historic run at the track, a ticket to see Gordon in a moderated question-and-answer session in the Green Flag Experience on race morning and a frontstretch ticket in the Blue Ridge Tower for the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500.
“You can’t tell the story of Martinsville Speedway without including Jeff Gordon. He’s not only a NASCAR legend, but a Martinsville legend as well,” Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell said. “By offering the Jeff Gordon Ticket Package, we are making sure our fans have a way to not only see him in his final full-time season, but have something they can take with them when they go home.”
The race may mark Gordon’s last shot to tie or break some historic Martinsville Speedway records.
Should Gordon qualify on the pole on Virginia Lottery Pole Day, it would move him into a tie with Darrell Waltrip for the most Martinsville poles all-time.
If Gordon finishes 10th or better he will tie Richard Petty for the most all-time top-10s and if he leads 41 laps, he will pass Cale Yarborough for the most laps led all-time at Martinsville.
While many drivers struggle with learning how to navigate the unique half-mile track, it came second-nature to Gordon. In 1993 he made his first Cup start at Martinsville. He qualified third, finished eighth and never looked back. In his 45 career Martinsville starts he has only finished outside of the top-10 nine times and has completed 99.5 percent of the laps.
The Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500 race weekend marks the seventh race in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup.