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Friday September 11, 2015

A parade, live music, free food and drinks and a NASCAR driver will all take over Uptown Martinsville as a part of the NASCAR Chase Across North America Tour on Tuesday, September 15.

The event, sponsored by NASCAR, Martinsville Speedway and the Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce, will help kick off The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

“Martinsville and Henry County have been so supportive of the speedway we wanted to be able to give something back, while getting everyone excited for The Chase,” Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell said. “There are only 10 Chase races and the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500 is one of them.”

The parade route will run from the Martinsville Municipal Building, up Church Street to Lester Street and back down Main Street until stopping at 37 East and will start at approximately 3:45.

After the parade, Steve Post from the Motor Racing Network will host a question-and-answer session with a Sprint Cup Series driver who will be competing for the championship in The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

The Famous Martinsville Speedway Hot Dog™, along with beer, wine and Pepsi products will be free of charge, thanks to the Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce.

The driver taking part in the event will be announced Sunday, after the regular season finale at Richmond International Raceway.

The event is part of NASCAR's Chase Across North America program, where the Chase drivers will embark on a multi-city media tour, crisscrossing the nation to make special appearances and build excitement for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup — a 10-race culmination to the season that crowns a battle-tested champion. Starting with a 16-driver field, four drivers will be eliminated after every three races, setting up a "winner take all" championship showdown at on Nov. 22 (3 p.m. ET on NBC). The top finisher among the Championship 4 will win the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.

The Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500 is the first race in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

The Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500 race weekend is October 30-November 1 and includes the Virginia Lottery Pole Day on October 30, the Kroger 200 Camping World Truck Series race on October 31 and the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot®  500 on November 1.

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

 

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