The NASCAR Hall of Fame was announced today as the entitlement sponsor for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race on Oct. 26 at Martinsville Speedway.
“So many of the historic moments we celebrate at the NASCAR Hall of Fame took place at Martinsville Speedway,” said Winston Kelley, executive director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “It is an honor for us to be the entitlement sponsor for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race taking place at NASCAR’s oldest active track on the Cup Series schedule. Sponsoring the truck series is also a perfect reminder that the NASCAR Hall of Fame celebrates the history and heritage of all NASCAR series.”
The NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 will be the second race in the NASCAR Playoffs’ “Round of 6” for the Gander Trucks, with six drivers still in championship contention coming into the historic half-mile oval.
Following the Martinsville weekend, the Gander Trucks will race at ISM Raceway in Phoenix. Post-Phoenix, the list of contenders will be reduced to an elite four, going into the season finale on Nov. 15 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“Having the NASCAR Hall of Fame as entitlement sponsor for the Gander Trucks is a perfect fit,” said Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell. “The hall honors our sport’s history; Martinsville Speedway embodies that history.”
The NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 will preface the Oct. 27 First Data 500 at Martinsville, the first of three “round of 8” playoff races for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
“This is about as good as a short-track doubleheader weekend gets,” Campbell said. “The Gander Trucks have been coming to our race track since 1995. Through the years at Martinsville, that series has provided some of the very best racing you will see, anywhere. The NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 is certain to continue that tradition.”
Tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame 200, the First Data 500 and all Martinsville Speedway events can be purchased online at www.martinsvillespeedway.com or by calling 877.RACE.TIX.
About the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Conveniently located in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, opened May 11, 2010, and includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop and NASCAR Productions-operated broadcast studio. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for summer hours and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for winter hours. On designated Group Hot Pass Tuesdays, the facility is open for scheduled group visits and events only. An attached parking garage is available on Brevard Street. The 5-acre site also includes a privately developed 19-story office tower and 102,000-square-foot expansion to the Charlotte Convention Center, highlighted by a 40,000-square-foot ballroom. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. For more information, visit nascarhall.com.