MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Sept. 21, 2021) – 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.
NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend
NASCAR returns this fall as Martinsville Speedway hosts the penultimate races of the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series seasons on Oct. 30-31. On Saturday, Oct. 30, Martinsville will host a doubleheader with the United Rentals 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff race at 1:00 p.m. and the Dead On Tools 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff race at 6:00 p.m. The NASCAR Cup Series’ Championship 4 will be set in the Xfinity 500 on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 2:00 p.m.
NASCAR race tickets are available for purchase 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 Gander RV & Outdoors 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.
About Motor Racing Network
Motor Racing Network – “The Voice of NASCAR,” now in its 52nd year of broadcasting, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NASCAR and is the primary source for NASCAR stock car racing and related radio programming. MRN’saward-winning play-by-play coverage of the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is delivered to more than 500 radio stations nationwide.
Motor Racing Network is the largest independent sports radio network in America. In addition to servicing a nationwide network of affiliate radio stations & SiriusXM satellite radio, our programming is streamed live on NASCAR.com and MRN.com. For more information, visit http://www.MRN.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 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series and three international 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, Americrown Service 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 http://www.NASCAR.com and http://www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).
About NBC Sports Gold
NBC Sports Gold is NBC Sports’ direct-to-consumer live streaming product that provides sports fans with access to exclusive premium sports events and content, live and on-demand, at an affordable price. Launched in 2016 with a single cycling product, NBC Sports Gold currently offers seven individual sports “passes” – four domestic (PGA TOUR LIVE, TrackPass, America’s Cup, Cycling), two regional (Blazers and Philly) and one international-only (Premier Lacrosse League). Find NBC Sports Gold in the NBC Sports app available in the U.S. on Apple iOS & tvOS, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast and NBCSportsGold.com, and also on Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex.