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Tuesday December 9, 2014

The Martinsville Speedway Toy Drive is going to make a lot of kids happy … including some big kids.

This is the 18th year for the toy drive and as always, the goal is to enrich Christmas for as many children as possible in Martinsville and Henry County. There is a different route to that goal this year with several online auctions of Martinsville Speedway race weekend packages serving as the key fundraiser.

The two-week campaign will culminate on Saturday, December 13 with a toy collection at the Martinsville Lowe’s between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Santa will make an appearance on December 13. The Martinsville Speedway pace car and a mock victory lane will be available for photos.

The auctions, which started last week on eBay and will run through December 12, give the fundraiser national appeal, attracting Martinsville Speedway and NASCAR fans from coast-to-coast. All proceeds will benefit Grace Network, an association of more than 100 churches in the Martinsville and Henry County area, to help families in need at Christmas.

The online auctions will allow the Grace Network to have more money to shop for families and buy specific items needed.

Fans will still be able to drive their personal cars around the historic Martinsville Speedway as part of the toy drive, but this year the window of opportunity is much larger. The drive-arounds will run through Dec. 12, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Five laps around the track will be offered for the donation of a new, unwrapped toy or a $10 donation.

Two Suite Tickets for the STP 500 Weekend at Martinsville Speedway– March 28-29, 2015

Enjoy the STP 500 from the comforts of a suite. You will enjoy unlimited food and beverages during the race, along with spectacular views of the entire Martinsville Speedway.

Before Sunday’s race, you will also be able to get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in the pits and garage with Pre-race Pit Passes.

Attend the STP 500 Drivers’ Meeting and Two Race Tickets – March 29, 2015

What goes on in a Drivers’ Meeting before a Sprint Cup race? Here is your chance to find out. Sit in as drivers attend the pre-race meeting. You will be able to watch as NASCAR officials talk to Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and all the rest.

After the meeting is over move to your seats and watch the action, as the package also includes two race tickets for the STP 500.

Family Four Pack and Four Green Flag Experiences for the STP 500 – March 29, 2015

You are bidding on a Family Four Pack of Tickets and Four Green Flag Experiences to the STP 500 - March 29, 2015.

You will get two adult and two youth 12-and-under tickets to the race, along with four Green Flag Experience tickets. 

The Green Flag Experience includes moderated Q&A sessions with top drivers, the opportunity to walk the front stretch before the race and to see Driver Introductions from the Start/Finish Line!  

Pace Car Rides, Pre-Race Pit Passes and Tickets for the STP 500 – March 29, 2015

On the morning of the STP 500 you will get a feel of what it’s like riding around Martinsville Speedway when you and a guest get a ride in the pace car before the STP 500.

After your lap is over, watch closely as teams make their final preparations for the STP 500, with your Pre-Race Pit Passes. Then, move to your seats as you and your guest watch the STP 500 unfold, live and in-person.

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