NASCAR will return to Martinsville Speedway (Martinsville) for the penultimate races for all three national series on Oct. 30-Nov. 1. The Short Track will host the Xfinity 500 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race on Sunday, Nov. 1, NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff race on Saturday, Oct. 31, and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Playoff race on Friday, Oct. 30.
“It will be an historic weekend of racing as the penultimate races of the NASCAR season compete for the first-time in the 73-year history of Martinsville Speedway,” said Martinsville President Clay Campbell. “The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series’ first night race at Martinsville will add a new element to the on-track competition. We look forward to another history making weekend at The Short Track.”
Martinsville Speedway will host NASCAR’s penultimate playoff races for the first time. On Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. ET, the Xfinity 500 will set the field for the NASCAR Cup Series Championship while the Xfinity Series will get underway on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The Gander Trucks Playoff race will start the NASCAR Playoffs Weekend at The Short Track on Friday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. ET.
The entitlements for Xfinity Series and Gander Trucks races will be announced in the near future.
The fall NASCAR races at Martinsville will be televised nationally with the Cup Series and Xfinity Series on NBC and Gander Trucks on FS1. The races will also air on MRN and its network of nationwide affiliates, in addition to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
Martinsville 2020 Season
The Short Track was part of NASCAR’s return to competition hosting the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 Cup Series race on June 10. Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 19 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing, captured the victory in the first Cup race at night in the 73-year history of Martinsville.
The ValleyStar Credit Union 300, the nation’s biggest, richest and most prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race, will return for an evening of intense competition at Martinsville on Saturday, Sept. 26
Tickets are available for purchase via phone at 877-RACE-TIX or online at martinsvillespeedway.com.
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About Martinsville Speedway
Founded by H. Clay Earles in 1947, Martinsville Speedway is the only NASCAR track to host NASCAR Cup Series races every year since its inception in 1949. At .526 miles in length, “The Short Track” annually hosts two NASCAR race weekends featuring the NASCAR Cup Series, along with NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races in the fall. Martinsville Speedway also annually hosts the ValleyStar Credit Union 300, the nation’s biggest, richest and most prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race. For more information about Martinsville Speedway, visit martinsvillespeedway.com.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, Americrown Service and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).