Martinsville Speedway and 811, the national call before you dig phone number, have partnered on the entitlement for the spring NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Friday, April 8. The official race name will be the Call 811 Before You Dig 250 Powered by Call811.com.
“As we host the future stars of the sport in the NASCAR Xfinity Series to compete with NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr., we welcome another nationally recognized name in 811 as the entitlement sponsor for the race,” said Clay Campbell, Martinsville Speedway President. “The Call 811 Before You Dig 250 Powered by Call811.com will entertain race fans and remind them to call or click Call811.com before all digging projects, large or small, to keep everyone safe in 2022.”
To download the Call 811 Before You Dig 250 Powered by Call811.com logo, click here.
“On behalf of 811 centers across the country, we are excited to partner with NASCAR to sponsor this NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway on April 8,” said B. Scott Crawford, President & CEO of Virginia 811. “We’re thrilled to promote the Call 811 Before You Dig message on this national stage. Pairing our message with the NASCAR brand raises awareness of the importance of digging with care to a powerful and devoted fan base.”
The 811 process protects all our local communities as the national simple, 3-digit, call-before-you-dig phone number. Anyone who plans to dig should call 811 or go to their state 811 center’s website, which can easily be found on Call811.com, two or three business days before digging to request the approximate location of buried utilities be marked with paint or flags so that underground utility lines are not disturbed. Hitting a buried line while digging can disrupt the vital utility services we all rely on every day, cost money to repair or, worse, cause serious injury or death to workers or others in the community.
811 “Call Before You Dig” was created to provide a nationwide, easily accessible resource when digging. It is even more easily accessible now for people who want to create their own excavation notice online. To learn more, call 811 to reach the 811 center in your state or visit Call811.com.
2022 NASCAR Season
As part of its 75th Anniversary season, Martinsville Speedway will host its first-ever consecutive three race weekend of night races with all three premier series on April 7-9, featuring the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Thursday, April 7 at 8:00 p.m., NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr. competing in the Call 811 Before You Dig 250 Powered by Call811.com NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash race on Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 Cup Series race on Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.
In the fall, Martinsville will host the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season finale on Thursday, Oct. 27 and penultimate races with the Dead On Tools 250 Xfinity Series Playoff race on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 3:00 p.m. and Xfinity 500 Cup Series race on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2:00 p.m. In short track battles that can only happen at Martinsville, the fall races will crown the Whelen Modified Tour champion and set the field for the Xfinity and Cup Series championships the following week at Phoenix Raceway.
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 on Saturday, Sept. 24.
NASCAR tickets are available for purchase today via phone at 877-RACE-TIX or online at martinsvillespeedway.com.
811 is the national call-before-you-dig phone number implemented in 2007. By law in all 50 states, anyone who plans to dig must call 811 or go to their state 811 centers’ website before digging. This free service ensures underground facility owners are notified of intent to dig and can mark those utilities using paint or flags.
Shallow digging is still digging: Too many people believe they are not digging deep enough to warrant having lines marked, but utility lines can be at any depth. Learn more about 811 in your state by visiting Call811.com
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 track annually hosts two NASCAR race weekends featuring the NASCAR Cup Series, along with NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World 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 Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series) and three international series (NASCAR Pinty’s Series, NASCAR Peak Mexico Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro 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, 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’).