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Motor Racing Network & TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold to Broadcast ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway
The Motor Racing Network (MRN) and TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold will broadcast the nation’s biggest, richest and most prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race, ValleyStar Credit Union 300 on Saturday, Sept. 25.
“As the best late model stock car racers compete at Martinsville Speedway, we are proud to welcome the Motor Racing Network and TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold to broadcast the ValleyStar Credit Union 300,” said Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell. “The amazing at-track experience will only be enhanced with ‘The Voice of NASCAR’ on MRN and TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold calling the intense flag-to-flag action under the lights.”
On MRN, veteran announcers Alex Hayden and Steve Post will call the action from the booth with Dave Moody in the turns and Hannah Newhouse providing inside analysis and pit reporting. MRN’s broadcast coverage will start at 6:30 p.m. ET. The broadcast will be available on participating affiliates as well as MRN’s digital platforms.
“Late models under the lights at Martinsville have become a tradition for all of us at the Motor Racing Network,” said Chris Schwartz, President of Motor Racing Network. “And we are so excited to provide the soundtrack as the best local racers from around the country compete for the prestigious Martinsville grandfather clock and the biggest payout in NASCAR Late Model Stock Car racing!”
The ValleyStar Credit Union 300 is available to TrackPass users with either the NASCAR Roots package ($2.99/month) or the TrackPass: All Access pass ($4.99), which includes all live events from Progressive American Flat Track, ARCA Menards Series, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Pinty’s Series and IMSA.
The ValleyStar Credit Union 300 is NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious Late Model Stock Car Race, paying a total purse of more than $110,000 with the winner receiving $32,000 and the coveted Martinsville grandfather clock. Peyton Sellers, the 2021 NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series champion, will compete with Bubba Pollard, Bobby McCarty, Timothy Peters, and other late model stars, along with Rajah Caruth making his event debut, in an impressive ValleyStar Credit Union 300 field.
On Saturday, Sept. 25, the Fan Garage/Pit Experience (i.e. driver autograph session) will be free to all fans with a ticket from 12:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Heat races will begin at 3:00 p.m. Pre-race festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with the 200-lap feature ValleyStar Credit Union 300 starting at 7 p.m. The race will have three segments: 75 laps, 75 laps and 50 laps. Stage 1 and Stage 2 winners will each receive $1,000.
Practice for the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 begins on Friday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. with qualifying for the pole position starting at 8 p.m. with the top qualifier pocketing an extra $5,000 courtesy of Martinsville Speedway. The Campbell Family Foundation will host a fireworks extravaganza following qualifying. Tickets are just $5 for Friday’s practice and qualifying sessions with kids 12-and-under are free.
ValleyStar Credit Union 300 race tickets are just $30 for adults with kids 12-and-under are free and available for purchase today via phone at 877-RACE-TIX or online at martinsvillespeedway.com.
Victoria's Voice Foundation 200 Presented by Westgate Resorts starting lineup at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Even though Ty Gibbs is scheduled to make just his 15th career NASCAR Xfinity Series start in Saturday’s Alsco Uniforms 302 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, he’ll hope to kick off a championship run in the series, albeit a different kind of championship.
While the Xfinity Series playoffs for the driver title begins this weekend at Las Vegas, Gibbs will kick off the final seven-race stretch of the season with the No. 54 team very much in the hunt for the owner title. He’s shared the car this season with Joe Gibbs Racing’s (JGR) Cup Series regulars Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., and Christopher Bell, along with Cup Series veteran Ty Dillon, who joined the team for a handful of early season races. The No. 54 team arrives at Las Vegas third in the owner standings, 16 points behind the leading No. 16 car for Kaulig Racing.
Adding to the excitement for Gibbs this weekend is another chance to drive the No. 54 Supra featuring the colors of Interstate Batteries, as JGR’s founding sponsor returns for the second time this year with the next generation of the Gibbs family behind the wheel after he drove it during Throwback Weekend at Darlington back in May. For JGR and Interstate Batteries, this weekend continues the 2021 celebration of their 30th anniversary together.
In addition to the Cup Series history of Interstate Batteries, the soon-to-be 19-year-old Gibbs has joined several other drivers who have made Xfinity Series starts for JGR’s founding partner, including Busch, Hamlin, Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth, Erik Jones, Elliott Sadler, and Daniel Suarez.
While it’s only the 15th Xfinity Series race of the season for Gibbs, the start of his career has been impressive, to say the least. He won in his very first start on the Daytona road course back in February, then backed it up with a runner-up finish in his second start at Phoenix Raceway. Two more victories would come this season for the young driver – at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in May and last month at Watkins Glen (N.Y) International.
While Gibbs is set to compete in 18 total Xfinity Series races in 2021, he is competing fulltime in the ARCA Menards Series, where he is first in points and has won at Phoenix, Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Toledo (Ohio) Speedway, Charlotte, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Iowa Speedway in Newton, Winchester (Ind.) Speedway, Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, The Milwaukee Mile, and Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. His 10 ARCA wins are just two short of Tim Steele’s modern-era single-season record of 12 wins in 1997. Gibbs has 18 ARCA victories in all and is tied for 14th on the all-time series wins list with Ken Schrader.
So as Gibbs heads west to Las Vegas for the first time, he’ll not only focus on trying to get his Interstate Batteries Toyota Supra to victory lane for the fourth time, he’ll look to kick off the team’s playoff-within-the-playoffs run in style with JGR’s founding partner riding along.
The first Top5 of the season has arrived for Francesco Sini in Croatia, at the end of a tricky weekend. Sini conquered a solid fifth position in the fourth NASCAR Whelen Euro Series event of the 2021 season. In the EuroNASCAR 2 Division Alina Loibnegger conquered the lead of the Lady Trophy ranking, while Pierluigi Veronesi had a really though weekend but he was able to end very close to the Top10.
After having showed several times during the season a very competitive potential, Francesco Sini has been able to achieve the full performance status of his Camaro in the second race of the weekend, thanks to a full attack race since the start. Tenth on the starting grid, the Pescara native driver took advantage of a - finally - clean race with neither contacts or technical issues, to climb position after position with grit and determination, ending under the checkered flag in sixth position. The already good result was improved after the race, due a penalty given to another driver. The first Top5 of the season for the Italian driver in the very competitive field of EuroNASCAR PRO division arrived at the end of a challenging weekend, where the #12 Camaro prepared by the Solaris Motorsport’s mechanics has improved its lap times session by session.
In the EuroNASCAR 2 Division was Alina Loibnegger to take the maximum advantage from the weekend. The young Austrian driver took two Lady Cup wins in a really challenging racetrack and, thanks to these results, she took also the lead in the female special standings, when only two events missing at the end of the season.
Really troubled weekend for Pierluigi Veronesi who, after a very difficult qualifying session, was forced for a stop in the Saturday race. The driver of the #27 Mustang by Double V Racing found a partial revenge in the Sunday Race 2, ending the race really close to the Top10.
October the 9th and 10th will mark the end of the EuroNASCAR regular season on the historic Zolder Circuit, prologue of the 2021 Finals hosted in Vallelunga at the end of October with double points races.
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