As part of the 75th anniversary season, Martinsville Speedway will host Track Laps for Charity as part of its 2022 NASCAR race weeks, which includes the spring’s three-race night race week and fall’s penultimate NASCAR Playoffs race week. Track Laps for Charity offers fans the opportunity to drive their personal vehicles around Martinsville’s historic half-mile for a donation of $25. All proceeds will support the beneficiary charity.
“For our 75th anniversary season, Martinsville Speedway will host Track Laps for Charity as part of our NASCAR race weeks to offer fans the opportunity to drive their family and friends around the historic half-mile,” said Clay Campbell, Martinsville Speedway President. “We look forward to welcoming the community to the track for a ride before NASCAR’s best take to the track.”
This year’s Track Laps for Charity events at Martinsville Speedway will continue to support organizations making a difference in our community. Martinsville Speedway will host Track Laps for Charity events to benefit Vet Tix on Wednesday, April 6 and Grace Network on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The events will be held under the lights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
“Martinsville Speedway’s Track Laps For Charity is such a fun experience for families to enjoy the excitement and thrill of riding on a NASCAR track,” said Navy veteran, Michael A. Focareto III, Founder & CEO, Vet Tix. “Vet Tix is honored to partner with Martinsville Speedway as they continue to support our military/veteran community through this special opportunity to make lasting memories.”
Vet Tix is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides event tickets to their 1.6 million verified veterans, currently serving military members and first responder members. To date, Vet Tix has distributed over 9.7 million tickets. Vet Tix has built a well-respected brand over the years with hundreds of thousands of testimonials from their members (VetTixers) sharing how these experiences the organization provided them has contributed to incredible lifelong memories, opportunities for veterans, service members, and their families to reintegrate into society and American life all while strengthening their family bonds and sharing event experiences. To learn more about Vet Tix, visit www.vettix.org.
“We are so grateful to partner with Martinsville Speedway each year as we prepare to serve the children right here in our community,” said Tracy Hinchcliff, Executive Director, Grace Network of Martinsville and Henry County. “We have many families that walk the line of poverty each day and to help their children celebrate with toys at Christmas or food assistance during the year, Martinsville Speedway has been an amazing partner. Giving back to the community we love is essential for all of us and to know that your purchases and donations are changing lives every day! Grace Network has been a beacon of hope for over 15 years in Martinsville and Henry County and what better partner to help those in need, than to have The Martinsville Speedway walk along side of us to make a difference.”
The Grace Network of Martinsville and Henry County is a faith-based, first-stop center for resources for families in crisis. The organization supports those in the community who need support to keep a roof over their heads, homes warm and lighted, and food on the table with short-term assistance and long-term solutions. To learn more about the Grace Network of Martinsville and Henry County, visit gracenetworkmhc.org.
To participate in Track Laps for Charity, fans must abide by the following rules to provide all participants with a safe experience:
- All drivers must be 18 years of age or older with a valid state-issued driver’s license.
- Driver and passengers must sign Track Laps for Charity waivers.
- All participants must adhere to Virginia state laws regarding the usage of seat belts and child safety restraints.
- Passenger vehicles only; motorcycles are not permitted.
- Maximum speed is 55 miles per hour and regulated by Martinsville Speedway personnel in the Official Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car.
- Drivers must stay up to speed and refrain from lagging behind in order to speed up.
- Track Laps for Charity may be postponed or canceled due to inclement weather or safety conditions. If a cancellation is necessary, Martinsville Speedway will make its best effort to contact guests in advance of their visit.
For more information on Martinsville Speedway’s Track Laps for Charity, visit www.martinsvillespeedway.com/events/tracklapsforcharity.
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 NASCAR Xfinity Series 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 of the Xfinity Series on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 3:00 p.m. and Cup Series with the Xfinity 500 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.
NASCAR tickets are available for purchase today via phone at 877-RACE-TIX or online at martinsvillespeedway.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’).
About Vet Tix
Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix), a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities to currently serving military, National Guard and Reserves, veterans of all eras, and immediate family of those killed in action. Since 2008, Vet Tix has provided over 11 million free event tickets to more than 1.7 million members. In 2018 Vet Tix launched 1st Tix, which provides the same benefit to our nation’s current and retired law enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMTs. These events help veterans and first responders reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build lifelong memories, and encourage them to stay engaged with American life and their local communities. Vet Tix spends over 95 percent of its revenue on programs, ensuring that we give back to those who have given so much. Visit VetTix.org and 1stTix.org to learn more.