Ty Dillon and the GEICO Racing Team Head to Martinsville Speedway for Short-Track Racing

Weekend Notes 
 

NASCAR’s West Coast swing is complete, and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is back on the East Coast to go racing at Martinsville Speedway. After a strong showing and posting a top-15 finish in Phoenix, Ty Dillon and the Germain Racing team will head to the historic Virginia track for the first true short-track race of the season. Finishing in the 15th position at “The Paperclip” last fall after running with the leaders throughout the event, Crew Chief Matt Borland is looking to use this season’s added downforce and restored horsepower to put together another impressive run for the No. 13 GEICO Camaro ZL1. 

Stories from Martinsville
 

Martinsville Speedway is the only track that has hosted Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races every year since the division’s inception in 1949. Two GEICO Racing team members grew up in racing families and have been attending races at Martinsville since they were young children.  
 

“I always went to Martinsville when I was really young. We would sit in the stands there because you could see everything from your seat. I have a ton of memories there, but one of my favorites is when they ran the Xfinity Series race in 2006. Darrell Waltrip had kind of come back, Toyota was just entering the sport, and I believe Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer went 1-2 in the race. I was sitting in the stands right between Turns 1 and 2, ate a couple Martinsville hot dogs and just had fun watching the race. It is such a fun racetrack to visit and enjoy.” – Ty Dillon, Driver

 

 “All of my earliest memories of Martinsville are of going up there and watching Richard Petty win races. We would all sit in the infield to watch; it was just grass back then. They put on the kind of show with the type of racing that made me want to be around race cars and work on them. It was always one of my favorite tracks to go to as a kid, and it still is as an adult.” – Travis Owens, Front-End Mechanic

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