Martinsville Testing and Race Information

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MARTINSVILLE, VA :: What do you get when you pack 100 of the best Late Model Stock Car drivers NASCAR has to offer into the infield of Martinsville Speedway? Excitement bordering on mayhem … or as it is officially known: the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300.

It is the biggest, richest, most prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock car race in the country. The winner takes home $25,000, a grandfather clock and probably most importantly, bragging rights for a year.
Tickets are $25 for adults; Youth 12 and under are FREE.

Virginia is for Racing Lovers Schedule

Friday, October 4
12:00 p.m.: Registration and haulers enter; selection and mounting of practice tires only.

Saturday, October 5

6:00 a.m.: Garage and registration opens
6:15 a.m.: Mandatory crew chief and/or team representative meeting
6:30 a.m.: Inspection begins
9:00 a.m.: Fan gates open
10:00 a.m.: Transponder pick-up at the NASCAR hauler
11:00 a.m.: Track services meeting, Infield Care Center
1:00 p.m.: Practice begins (time approximate)
4:00 p.m.: Qualifying practice

Sunday, October 6
8:00 a.m.: Garage opens
9:00 a.m.: Fan gates open
10:00 a.m.: Mandatory driver/crew chief/spotter meeting
10:30 a.m.: Drivers autograph session on front stretch
11:00 a.m.: Track services meeting, Infield Care Center
11:00 a.m.: Cars on line
12:00 p.m.: Four 20-lap qualifying races to determine starting positions 1 thru 32 with top 8 in each heat race advancing followed by a 20-lap last-chance race with top 10 advancing to feature.

Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 Test Day Info

Wednesday, September 25

  • All cars must remain in haulers until all haulers have been parked.
  • Haulers can begin staging the day before.
  • Registration begins at 6 a.m. on September 25 at the main ticket office.
  • Hauler drivers need to move to the front of the line to sign in so they can enter the infield. They must pay when they sign in.
  • Team members DO NOT have to have NASCAR license, but all drivers MUST HAVE NASCAR license.
  • Drivers MUST have NASCAR license with them when they sign in, NO EXCEPTIONS
  • No one under the age of 14 will be allowed in the pit area.
  • Youth ages 14-18 must have a valid NASCAR license or a minor’s release.
  • A parent must sign the release during the registration process. No faxed or mailed releases. Minor’s release completed on test day is good for race weekend if all dates are completed.
  • NASCAR licenses will be available for purchase.
  • Infield gates open at 6 a.m. for haulers to enter.
  • On track from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with hour break at noon. Pit concession stand will be open.
  • Hoosier Tire will be onsite for tire sales.
  • Sunoco fuel truck will also be on site for fuel sale.
  • Pit passes are $25.
  • Pit passes for race weekend will also be sold on the test day. They are $50.
  • Grandstands will be open to fans at no charge.

Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 Entry List

The 2013 entry list will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 Competitors Info

  • Team members DO NOT have to have NASCAR license, but ALL DRIVERS MUST HAVE NASCAR LICENSE.
  • Drivers MUST have NASCAR license with them when they sign in, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Race weekend pit pass is $50.
  • Registration will open be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, October 4. It will open at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. On Sunday, Oct. 6, registration will open at 8 a.m. Registration will be at the main ticket office.
  • On Friday, Hauler drivers need to move to the front of the line to sign in so they can enter the infield. They must pay when they sign in.
  • No one under the age of 14 will be allowed in the pit area.
  • Youth ages 14-18 must have a valid NASCAR license or a minor’s release.
  • A parent must sign the release during the registration process. No faxed or mailed releases. Minor’s release completed on test day is good for race weekend if all dates are completed.
  • NASCAR licenses will be available for purchase.

Technical Notes:

Ford crate engine location will be the same as the GM (Chevy) location; the #1 spark plug on the right side in line with the upper ball joint.

GM crate engine will be allowed the beehive valve spring update package.