As the NASCAR Playoffs come to Martinsville Speedway, God’s Pit Crew and Monogram Foods are partnering with the track to distribute food boxes to benefit families in Henry County, Va. on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event is made possible through a grant from Monogram Loves Kids.
“We are grateful to partner with God’s Pit Crew and Monogram Foods to support families in need in Martinsville and Henry County,” said Martinsville President Clay Campbell. “God’s Pit Crew is a Virginia organization that has had a positive impact in the lives of families in need across the nation since 1999. We look forward to working together to once again give back to our community leading into the holiday season.”
There will be 2,000 food boxes distributed to 1,000 families of Martinsville and Henry County. The food boxes will contain 40 pounds of food essentials and either a case of water or Gatorade. Henry County residents will enter from 220 Business on Industrial Park Road, turn right on Clover Road and follow signs to the food distribution sites.
“We are thankful to continue to partner with Martinsville Speedway to help and support our neighbors in Martinsville and Henry County with food boxes,” said Randy Johnson, founder and president of God’s Pit Crew. “As we enter the holiday season, God’s Pit Crew is honored and blessed to be able to help provide families with this food assistance.”
God’s Pit Crew is a non-profit, faith-based crisis response team whose mission is to bring hope, healing, and restoration to hurting people in times of crisis. Since 1999, God’s Pit Crew has responded to over 160 disasters in 28 states and 15 countries and also distributes millions of food and drink products in their local region through their bi-weekly distribution program. So far in 2022, God’s Pit Crew has responded to many natural disasters including tornadoes in western Kentucky, severe flooding in eastern Kentucky and southwest Virginia, and those impacted by Hurricane Ian in Florida and Puerto Rico.
To learn more about God’s Pit Crew and how to get involved in their relief efforts, visit godspitcrew.org.
NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend
As part of its 75th Anniversary season, Martinsville will host the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season finale in the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 200 on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 8:00 p.m., NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff practice and qualifying on Friday, Oct. 28 at 4:00 p.m., penultimate races of the Xfinity Series Playoffs in the Dead On Tools 250 on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 3:00 p.m. and the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs in 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 via phone at 877-RACE-TIX or online at martinsvillespeedway.com.