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For 13 years, brothers Jeff and Ward Burton raced against each other at NASCAR’s highest level. While the South Boston natives are no longer racing, they will still have their full attention on the Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Saturday at Martinsville Speedway.

There will once again be two Burtons in the field, as Ward’s son Jeb and Jeff’s son Harrison will be racing in the same race for the first time.

“It’s definitely special,” Harrison said. “Jeb is someone that’s always helped me a lot and I’ve tried to help him the best I can. Now that we are going to be going against each other it’s going to be a little bit strange. I’ve never race anyone from my family, even my dad. It’s going to be weird, I don’t know how I’m going to act when I see him in his truck and see Burton on the back glass. It’s going to be strange, but it’s going to be fun.

“I’m really excited to race him and hopefully we get to be door-to-door for some time and get to go at it. It should be a lot of fun.”

Jeb, who has a pole and a top-three finish at Martinsville, will offer any advice he can to his younger cousin.

“Harrison has been doing a good job, and maybe I can teach him a little something there,” Jeb said. “I don’t think he’s finished in the top-10 there yet so maybe I can help him a little bit.”

And Harrison will take all the advice he can get from the elder Burton.

“Jeb has been really good there,” Harrison said. “He is definitely a resource before you go to Martinsville. Before my first truck race there I actually got to drive his Late Model Stock Car around there in a test, and that helped me a lot for the track. So, yeah, he’s definitely a huge resource that I can use to get better. He has so much more experience than me.”

With the holiday season right around the corner, Jeb wants to make sure things stay civil at family gatherings.

“Harrison is a lot younger than me,” Jeb said. “I’ve never raced with him before, so I don’t know what to expect, but I don’t want to start any family drama there for sure.”

That’s something Harrison doesn’t think they need to worry about.

“I’m just going to race him like I would like to be raced and hopefully it will turn out good,” Harrison said.

That doesn’t mean Harrison won’t be afraid to use the bumper if he finds himself running second to Jeb on the final lap, but he would also expect the same from Jeb.

“I think I’d move him,” Harrison said. “You’re going there for one reason and that’s to win. I definitely would not wreck him. I’d definitely use the old bump-and-run tactic on him and I think he would do the same thing. That trophy means a lot to him as well.”

The Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions is Saturday, October 28. The race is the first race in the Round of Six in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs. If a Playoff driver wins, he would be the first to lock himself into the Championship Race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Last year, Johnny Sauter won the race en route to the Series Championship.

Tickets to the race are $35 for adults. Kids 12-and-under are admitted free. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 877.RACE.TIX or online atwww.martinsvillespeedway.com.

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Evergreen Raceway’s second annual “King of the Green” (KOTG) weekends kicked off Saturday afternoon. The pits were filled with racecars and anxious drivers that couldn’t wait to his the 1/3-mile asphalt oval for the last event of the season at the track. Once the dust settled following some intense action, Zane Zeiner of Bath, PA went to victory lane in the Sport Modified division. The Himmer Graphics Late Models took to the track and after a slow start, they clicked off a long green flag run. Although he was pressured in the early going by Kyle Harvell, Mike Sweeney of Nesquehoning picked up his first ever KOTG victory. Harry O’Neill of Mountaintop took the early lead in the Evan’s Roadhouse Four Cylinder feature and never looked back en route to victory. Also from Mountaintop, TJ Kapish held off numerous charges from his competition to notch the Strictly Stock feature win.

Paul Hartwig, Jr. led the Sport Modified field to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap main event. He led the opening circuit over Paul Morgan, Jr, Connor Sellers, Paul Monkoski and Nick Baer.

The first yellow flag waved for a spin on lap 10 and Morgan was forced to the pits with a fuel leak. Great flag racing resumed and with Hartwig still showing the way, Zane Zeiner moved into the third spot. Two laps later he got underneath Sellers for second and drove to Hartwig’s rear bumper.

Zeiner gave the leader a little shot and then moved into the lead on lap 18. Hartwig tried to return the favor, but spun out in the process.

Racing resumed and following a few sporadic yellow flags and multiple restarts, Zeiner took the checkers over Baer. Joe DeGracia crossed the stripe in third but was penalized two positions for passing under the pink lined in turns one and two. The change moved Joey Jarowicz and Sellers to third and fourth respectively.

Hartwig and Morgan were heat race winners.

Steve Shultz and Mike Sweeney shared the front row for the start of the 50-lap Late Model feature. Following two attempts to get one lap in the books, Shultz crossed the stripe to lead lap one over Sweeney, Frank Batista, Jr, Kyle Harvell and Jerick Johnson of North Carolina. Sweeney didn’t waste any time and pulled alongside Shultz to lead the following circuit.

A handful of yellows slowed the show in the early going, one of which involved a spin by Shultz in turns one and two. Rich Cooper took the high side to avoid Shulz, but then pounded the foam barriers. Luckily, Cooper was uninjured but unable to continue.

Sweeney remained on point following the restart and continued to show the way over Harvell and Travis Fisher at the halfway mark. Unfortunately, Harvell’s stellar run came to an end when he was tagged by a lap car in turn three. The lap 35 incident forced the former champion to retire from the show.

Sweeney was flawless o the restarts and eventually went on to take the big victory over Fisher, Johnson, Batista and Shultz.

With his sixth place finish, Francis Gross III took the division championship, which was his first ever after many seasons of competition.

Shultz, Batista and Sweeney were heat race winners.

Jake Jones led the Four Cylinder field to the drop of the green flag in the 40-lap feature. Harry O’Neill kept his car glued to the outside and led the first circuit by a bumper over Jones, John Ayre, Scott Adams and TJ Kapish.

A yellow slowed the show for the first time on lap nine and then another flew following the restart when Kapish and Shawn Kistler tangled in turn four. Neither driver was able to continue.

With the green back in the air, Joe Barbush III began to advance. He moved into third on lap 14 and then overtook J. Ayre for second two laps later. There were several opportunities for J. Barbush to have a shot at the leader, but O’Neill pulled on each and every restart.

O’Neill went on to take the victory, followed by J. Barbush, Adams, Tony Rispin and J. Ayre.

Jones, O’Neill and J. Ayre were heat race winners. Kyle Krempasky was the consi winner.

Although he wasn’t in action for the event, Brayden Spencer won the Four Cylinder championship.

Mitch Sponenberg led the Strictly Stock field to the drop of the green flag in the 20-lap feature. Kapish led the first lap and O’Neill slipped through for second. Despite heavy pressure from O’Neill, Kapish pulled off the victory. O’Neill settled for second, followed by Jarrett Campbell and Sponenberg.

O’Neill won the divisional championship.

The Modifieds will compete for the $4,000 prize on Sunday, October 22, plus the Street Stocks and Factory Stocks will also be in action for extended lap main events. The pit gates will swing open at 10 AM and practice will kick off at 12:30 PM. Qualifying will start at 2 PM. The grandstands will open at 12:30

PM. Free admission passes are for regular events only and will not be honored for Sunday’s King of the Green events.

All purses are based on a full field of 20 cars taking the green flag in the feature. If less than 20 cars take the green, the purse will be prorated. Pit admission is $50.

Grandstand admission is $20 for Saturday and $25 for Sunday. Fans can purchase a special two day event grandstand pass for $40. As always, children 12 years of age and younger will be admitted into the grandstand area for free. Free admission passes are for regular events only and will not be honored for the speedway’s King of the Green events.

Evergreen Raceway is located minutes from Hazleton, PA, in between routes 93 and 309. For more information regarding Evergreen Raceway, including the entire season schedule, directions and divisional payouts, please visit www.evergreenracewaypark.com and don’t forget to like their Facebook page as well.

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For 70 years, legends of stock car racing have made a name for themselves on 0.526 miles in Southwest Virginia.

As the track has gone from dirt to asphalt to the mixed surface of the modern era with concrete corners banked at 12-degrees, history has been made, repeated, and turned to legend.

That history is not lost on current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers. On October 29, they will each have a chance to carve their name into future tall tales born on the half mile of mayhem.

“I think history in our sport is special. It’s fun to be able to come to these racetracks that have a lot of history and Martinsville is right there at the top,” Martinsville winner Kyle Busch said. “You have to look at Daytona, Darlington and Martinsville (as the most historic venues).”

Jimmie Johnson has established himself as a Martinsville master. With nine grandfather clock trophies to show for his efforts at the Speedway, the seven-time champion ranked Martinsville as one of the “five majors” in his mind.

“Because of the history of the track, the connection to history when you experience it first hand, and the tradition of the trophy, I have an experience when I race there that feels like I could be racing in the 50’s or 60’s,” Johnson said. “It has that feel and that intensity to it…it really is a track that I suggest all my friends go to. When people ask me what track to visit, I tell them that they won’t find a more intimate and cool track to experience than Martinsville.”

Martin Truex Jr. is no stranger to the tall tales told of races at Martinsville thanks in large part to his family’s history racing modifieds at the track.

“I can remember hearing stories as a kid about my dad and uncle coming to Martinsville every year to race their modified,” Truex Jr. recalled. “That was a huge deal to them. That was like going to the Daytona 500 every year for them. The track and the history of it has great meaning to me because of my family racing on it, how long it has been around, and what it means to the sport.”

For Martinsville winner Ryan Newman, his grandfather clock trophy is a reminder of the drivers who visited Victory Lane there before him.

“The grandfather clock from my victory there is pretty special because it is such a unique trophy,” Newman said. “The history of NASCAR, the history of modifieds and stock cars racing there - Martinsville has been an important part of all of that.”

For those that haven’t found their way to Victory Lane at Martinsville, it sits on the short list of desired victories.

“There’s not many short tracks left and there’s none like Martinsville. Short track racing is where everything came from. Short tracks are an important part of the sport,” former series champion Matt Kenseth said. “If you were to ask me three years ago ‘if you could win one more race, where would it be?’ I would have said Martinsville.”

As for those wanting to add their name to the illustrious list of winners at Martinsville through the years? Two-time Martinsville winner Kurt Busch offered some wisdom.

“Martinsville is a unique win because of how difficult it really is to have a perfect day. There’s never perfect races, really. It’s how you roll with it and navigate the challenges of the day,” Busch said. “When you win there, it feels like a top-five, marquee event because it is such a difficult track to win at.”

That challenge will be amped up as drivers open the Round of Eight of the NASCAR Playoffs looking to seal a spot in the Championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. That makes the First Data 500 the “most important Playoff race” according to 2004 series champion Kurt Busch.

“Martinsville is, with no disrespect to the other Playoff races, the most important Playoff race,” Busch said. “You can lock your way into Homestead or you can have a rough day there and be digging out of a hole you can’t survive.”

Brad Keselowski, a race-winner at Martinsville just five months ago and the 2012 series champion, noted that recent success at the track can be encouraging for drivers when they arrive with a chance to clinch a spot in the ultimate round of the Playoffs.

“Martinsville is a critical race. Being the first race in the third round, if you win that one you’ve got two weeks to really think about Homestead and dial in and focus on that race,” Keselowski said. “I think that’s an incredible opportunity.”

The First Data 500 is the first race in the Round of 8 of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. If the winning driver is in the Playoffs, he or she would be the first to clinch a spot in the Championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Last fall, Johnson won his ninth grandfather clock, on the way to winning his record-tying seventh NASCAR Cup Series championship.

As part of the on-site entertainment during First Data 500 weekend Martinsville Speedway will host FanFest on Saturday, October 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., featuring eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers. FanFest is a free event giving fans an up-close look at some of the sport’s biggest stars, off the track. There will be special accommodations made for youth in attendance at the event so that they may experience FanFest front and center.

Tickets for the First Data 500 start at $55 and are on sale now. Youth tickets are available starting at $15, with teen pricing available starting at $25. Family four packs start at $110 and military specials are available, as well. Tickets may be purchased by calling 877.RACE.TIX or online at www.martinsvillespeedway.com

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In preparation for Homestead-Miami Speedway’s Ford EcoBoost 400 championship race on November 19, some of NASCAR’s biggest stars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be taking the track for a NASCAR test session. The testing will take place next Tuesday, October 24 on Homestead-Miami Speedway’s 1.5-mile oval, where one car from most of the major Monster Energy Series teams are slated to participate.

The testing session will run from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., weather permitting. Fans who would like to witness this preview of the Ford EcoBoost 400, the crowning race of the Monster Energy Series Playoffs, are invited to watch the testing at the track. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to get an up-close look at the cars from the infield Pit Road Cabanas or enjoy a panoramic view of the track from the grandstands or the fourth floor Speedway Club.

Fans attending may park their vehicles in the parking lot on S.W. 336th Street and S.W. 137th Avenue. Entry to the facility is through Gate 4 where a tram will take fans to the infield. The tram will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Below is a list of drivers who are scheduled to participate in the testing session. Drivers and schedule are subject to change:

Driver                                     Team

Martin Truex Jr.                      Furniture Row Racing

Kyle Larson                             Chip Ganassi Racing

Denny Hamlin                         Joe Gibbs Racing

Jimmie Johnson                     Hendrick Motorsports

Brad Keselowski                     Team Penske

Trevor Bayne                          Roush Fenway Racing

Kurt Busch                              Stewart-Haas Racing

Ryan Blaney                           Wood Brothers Racing

Alex Bowman                         Chevrolet R&D

Landon Cassill                         Ford R&D

Drew Herring                          Toyota R&D

Tickets to the 2017 Monster Energy Ford EcoBoost 400 championship race, in addition to the NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 championship race Saturday, November 18, and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 championship race Friday, November 17, are now available and can be purchased by calling (866) 409-RACE (7223) or visiting www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com.

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Evergreen Raceway is ready and set for their second annual “King of the Green” weekend event. With the largest crowd of the season expected to be on hand over the weekend for the popular October event, track management has decided to donate a portion of the track’s proceeds to Susan G. Komen, formerly known as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and originally as The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

“Being breast cancer awareness month, it’s only fitting”, noted speedway promoter, Jason Makarewicz.

“Nearly everyone knows someone that lost their life to breast cancer or is a fortunate breast cancer survivor. “I’m thrilled that our team is doing this.”

Makarewicz and his team have been busy prepping for the show that fans and drivers have been talking about for weeks. Aside from the usual maintenance, the team took time out to re-paint the lines on the racetrack in pink, for breast cancer awareness month.

The weekend will kick off at the 1/3-mile asphalt oval near Hazleton, PA on Friday, October 20 with open practice for all divisions. The evening practice time is slated to run from 2 PM to 7 PM and the pit admission is set at $20. One hour of Friday’s practice (from 6 PM to 7 PM will be for Tour Type and Evergreen Modifieds only). Grandstand admission for practice is free for all ages.

Saturday, October 21 will feature a 50-lap $1,500 to win main event for the Evergreen/Sport Modifieds. The Late Models, Four Cylinders and Strictly Stocks are also on the card for an exciting day of action. The pit gates will swing open at 8 AM and practice will kick off at 10:00 AM. Heat races will start at 12 PM. The grandstands will open at 10:00 AM. Free admission passes are for regular events only and will not be honored for Saturday’s King of the Green events.

The Modifieds will compete for the $4,000 prize on Sunday, October 22, plus the Street Stocks and Factory Stocks will also be in action for extended lap main events. The pit gates will swing open at 10 AM and practice will kick off at 12:30 PM. Qualifying will start at 2 PM. The grandstands will open at 12:30 PM. Free admission passes are for regular events only and will not be honored for Sunday’s King of the Green events.

All purses are based on a full field of 20 cars taking the green flag in the feature. If less than 20 cars take the green, the purse will be prorated.

Pit admission for Saturday or Sunday is $50.

Grandstand admission is $20 for Saturday and $25 for Sunday. Fans can purchase a special two day event grandstand pass for $40. As always, children 12 years of age and younger will be admitted into the grandstand area for free. Free admission passes are for regular events only and will not be honored for the speedway’s King of the Green events.

Evergreen Raceway is located minutes from Hazleton, PA, in between routes 93 and 309. For more information regarding Evergreen Raceway, including the entire season schedule, directions and divisional payouts, please visit www.evergreenracewaypark.com and don’t forget to like their Facebook page as well.

Evergreen Raceway is proud to be associated with Fairway Motors, Harry’s U Pull It, Penn’s Peak Radio, Sponenberg’s Exhaust, Wheel’s Bar & Grill, CK Auto Service & Race Fab, Himmer Graphics, Evan’s Roadhouse, Bob’s Subs & Pizza, American Rental Equipment, Barbush Automotive, Valve Tech Sales, Penn’s Peak, Printers Edge & RockAuto.com.

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More than 2,500 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks through 1972 will motor into Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend for the Goodguys 24th Southeastern Nationals. This family-friendly event is sure to provide a sensory thrill for fans of all ages, as cars of every color take over the speedway’s infield.

The spectacular three-day show spans the spectrum of automotive history, including Model-A Fords stuffed with V-8 power to the radical Dodges and Chevrolets that ruled the streets during the late 1960s. While the leaves outside are just starting to show their vibrancy, there will be no shortage of color on the customs that cruise into Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend.

Here’s a look at some things fans can’t afford to miss when visiting the Goodguys 24th Southeastern Nationals:

Burnout Contest
Fans will judge the all-new burnout competition at the Southeastern Nationals. On Saturday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m., the crowd will select the winner of the best burnout as participants "burn 'em down" in a demonstration akin to a NASCAR-style victory celebration on the speedway's pit road. All vehicles entered in the Show & Shine portion of Southeastern Nationals are eligible to compete once they pass tech inspection.

AutoCross Racing
Goodguys AutoCross returns to this year's show with a spectacular, tire-smoking exhibition of speed and raw power on a course inside the speedway's infield. Cars of all ages, shapes, sizes and colors will battle for the quickest time against a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro piloted by nine-time Pikes Peak Hill Climb winner and former Indy car star Robby Unser. Local Detroit Speed, Inc. business owner Kyle Tucker will compete in his 1970 Chevrolet Camaro.

Family Fun
The three-day event isn’t just for car enthusiasts. Kids are invited for arts and crafts, games, prizes, clowns and more in the kid’s zone on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The youngest of car builders are invited to construct their very own model hot rod courtesy of Revell on Saturday at 1 p.m. while supplies last. Take a break from the sounds of roaring engines with live music on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 pm. and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1:20 p.m.

Manufacturer and Vendor Displays
Looking for a part for your restoration project? Are you a collector of vintage automobile accessories? The manufacturer and vendor displays are the perfect place to find automotive products, advice and demonstrations. Buy products at special prices and consult manufacturer representatives on car questions.

All-American Sunday
Late model American-made and/or powered vehicles of all years are invited for K&N Filters All-American Sunday. K&N Filters All American Sunday participants are eligible for all show activities including the Show & Shine, Goodguys AutoCross racing competition and more. Stick around for the Sunday’s show-culminating awards program to see which of your favorite cars will take home the hardware. The ceremony begins at 2:22 p.m. on the entertainment stage.

TICKETS/SCHEDULE
Fans can buy tickets to the Goodguys Southeastern Nationals at the gates, online or by calling the speedway's ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267). The show is open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Single-day tickets are $20 at the gates, while kids 7-12 get in for just $6 per day and kids six and younger get in FREE. Three-day passes for adults are available for just $45.

KEEP TRACK:
Fans can connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway by following on Twitter and Instagram or becoming a Facebook fan. Keep up with the latest news by downloading the mobile app.

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Race fans flocking to Las Vegas for the 2018 Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Weekend once again will be able to travel to Las Vegas Motor Speedway in style thanks to the track’s Race Day Express shuttle service.

Fans staying at Las Vegas Strip corridor and Fremont Street-based properties can utilize a fleet of convenient and comfortable VIP shuttles to and from LVMS for affordable rates. Race Day Express passes for the March 2-4 Pennzoil 400 weekend go on sale Friday through the LVMS Ticket Office.

NASCAR fans can catch the shuttles from Planet Hollywood, Treasure Island, Stratosphere, Tropicana and Main Street Station hotels to LVMS, where they will be dropped off at a new paved bus depot outside Turn 2 close to the Richard Petty Terrace. From there, they can utilize a complimentary tram service to be taken to the admission gates. Fans can purchase a three-day round trip package for just $119, or get passes for Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 for $85.

NASCAR Weekend pickup times will be: Friday – 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.; Saturday – every hour from 8-11 a.m.; Sunday – every hour from 7-11 a.m. Round trips will be completed by 7 p.m. each night.

Fans can lock in their seats for the March LVMS event, which will begin with Stratosphere Pole Day and a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, March 2, continue with the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, March 3, and culminate with the Pennzoil 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, March 4.

Log on to LVMS.com or call 800-644-4444 to order tickets for any LVMS events.

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The Dirt Track at Charlotte, home to some of the most prestigious dirt racing events in the country, has extended its partnership with Textron Off Road as the title sponsor of the Nov. 2-4 Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals.

Formerly Bad Boy Buggies, Textron Off Road was first named the title sponsor for the world’s most spectacular dirt racing championship weekend in 2014.

“Textron Off Road has deep roots in the world of dirt track racing and here at The Dirt Track at Charlotte,” said Greg Walter, executive vice president at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “Since first signing on in 2014, they’ve been an exceptional partner to help us continue to grow the World of Outlaws World Finals into a can’t-miss spectacle of speed that fans in the dirt racing community recognize as second-to-none. We’re honored to continue working alongside Textron Off Road to be a leader in the dirt racing community through world class events well into the future.”

The Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals brings together the top three series in the sport, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and the Big-Block Modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series, for three nights of wheel-to-wheel racing that culminate in the crowning of all three series champions.

“Textron Off Road is thrilled to return as title sponsor of the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals,” said Tricia Cooper, manager of consumer events and promotions for Textron. “We’ve enjoyed a tremendous partnership with The Dirt Track at Charlotte and we can’t wait to see some exciting racing unfold when the biggest stars in dirt racing take the green flag for an unforgettable weekend.”

As part of Textron Off Road’s World Finals activation, fans can enjoy a FREE ATV ride-and-drive on a custom-built course in front of The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Prior to witnessing dirt-slinging action on Charlotte’s four-tenths-mile oval, the Textron Off Road Ride & Drive Tour gives dirt racing fans a special chance to test-drive machines including the Stampede 4x4 and the Wildcat Sport. The Textron Off Road Ride & Drive Tour will be open to fans Thursday through Saturday of race week.

“Textron has been a really good supporter for my team and for dirt racing,” said Trey Starks, who will drive a Textron-sponsored car in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series’ portion of the World Finals. “They’ve helped us accomplish everything we’ve set out to do and now that we’re headed to The Dirt Track at Charlotte, I can’t wait to see how everything shakes out. Charlotte is a really cool place and I enjoy racing there. There’s a lot of great competition and I’m excited to be driving a Textron Off Road car in such a big event.”

TICKETS:
Three-day packages for the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals are available for $89 for adults and $34 for kids 13 and under. Single-day tickets are $25 for adults on Thursday and $44 for Friday and Saturday. Single-day tickets for kids 13 and under are $10 for Thursday and $15 for Friday and Saturday. To purchase tickets, call the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or go online at http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets/world-of-outlaws-world-finals/.

KEEP TRACK:
Connect with The Dirt Track at Charlotte and stay up to speed by visiting The Dirt Track on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheDirtTrackatCharlotte and by following on Twitter at www.twitter.com/thedirttrack.

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When drivers arrive at Martinsville Speedway for the First Data 500 on October 29, they might arrive with a new car or a new pair of driving shoes.

One constant from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in April, however, will be the Goodyear tires the teams install on their cars.

The tire Goodyear brought to Martinsville in April received rave reviews from drivers, who noted that the tire laid rubber into the concrete of the corners and created multiple grooves, allowing for exciting, side-by-side racing.

Brad Keselowski, the Penske Racing driver who won at Martinsville Speedway just six months ago, noted that he might be a little biased in his praise of the tire considering his success with the set-up.

“That’s like asking the guy who won the lottery what he thinks of it – you’re always going to be pretty positive,” Keselowski said with a grin. “I do like the tire, objectively, because we were able to see side-by-side racing. This one is pretty good. It puts down the right amount of rubber and the groove moves around, which is always good for passing.”

Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing, pointed to the fact that side-by-side racing was a goal in constructing the compound before the spring race, something he said the tire accomplished.

“Goodyear will bring the same tire set-up to Martinsville for the October race that was debuted in the spring. This combination was developed specifically for Martinsville, and its unique, flat, concrete corners,” Stucker said. “The package features a right side tread compound formulated to lay rubber quickly on this tricky surface, which leads to multiple racing grooves. During the spring race, the tire did exactly that, turning the light-colored concrete corners to black, and opening up the outside groove which made for great side-by-side racing all afternoon.”

After a NASCAR test on the historic half-mile in recent days, Kyle Larson noted that he was pleased with how the tire reacted during the test and echoed Keselowski’s sentiment.

“The track had a ton of rubber on it during the test, which is similar to how it will race,” Larson said, noting that a tire that puts rubber into the concrete at Martinsville is important to the quality of racing fans will see during the First Data 500.

The First Data 500 is the first race in the Round of 8 of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. If the winning driver is in the Playoffs, he would be the first to clinch a spot in the Championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Last fall, Jimmie Johnson won his ninth grandfather clock, on the way to winning his record-tying seventh NASCAR Cup Series championship.

Tickets for the First Data 500 are on sale and may be purchased by calling 877.RACE.TIX or online at www.martinsvillespeedway.com.

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Today, Phoenix Raceway installed one of the highest steel beams as part of the Phoenix Raceway Project Powered by DC Solar along with its partner Okland Construction. NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Rusty Wallace, longtime Phoenix Raceway season ticket holders and government officials joined Okland Construction team members and Phoenix Raceway staff to celebrate this important milestone in the project.

Attendees and workers left their mark on Phoenix Raceway history by signing the steel beam before it was hoisted into the air, and enjoyed lunch provided by track partners Chick-Fil-a and Coca-Cola following the ceremony as part of a “COWstruction Day” promotion.

The topping out of the $178 million modernization project marks approximately one year until the completion of the upgraded venue featuring first-of-its-kind fan experiences and state-of-the-art technology offerings.

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Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI) (NYSE:TRK) on October 18, 2017 declared a quarterly cash dividend of 15 cents per share of common stock.  The quarterly dividend will be payable on December 1, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 10, 2017. 

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. is a leading marketer, promoter and sponsor of motorsports entertainment in the United States. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates the following premier facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway. The Company provides souvenir merchandising services through its SMI Properties subsidiaries; manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars and parts through its U.S. Legend Cars International subsidiary; and produces and broadcasts syndicated motorsports programming to radio stations nationwide through its Performance Racing Network subsidiary. For more information about Speedway Motorsports, visit www.speedwaymotorsports.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements, particularly statements with regard to our future operations and financial results. There are many factors that affect future events and trends of our business including, but not limited to, economic factors, geopolitical conditions, weather, the success of NASCAR and others as sanctioning bodies, capital projects and expansion, financing needs, and a host of other factors both within and outside of management control. These factors and other factors, including those contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from management's views and expectations. Inclusion of any information or statement in this news release does not necessarily imply that such information or statement is material. The Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly revised or updated forward-looking information, and such information included in this news release is based on information currently available and may not be reliable after this date.

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