ValleyStar Credit Union 300 returns to Martinsville on Saturday
Danville’s Peyton Sellers is a two-time Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series National Champion; the first time in 2005, and 16 years later in 2021. He’s a three-time Virginia Triple Crown Champion with 21 wins this season, and is looking forward to making it 22 in Martinsville on Saturday.
Coronavirus cancels ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Sorry race fans. The ValleyStar Credit Union 300, the nation’s biggest, richest and most prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race, at Martinsville Speedway has officially been canceled due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The ValleyStar Credit Union 300 is scheduled to return to “The Short Track” for the 2021 season. “We value our relationship with Martinsville Speedway and NASCAR,” said Delbert Lee Morgan, CEO/President of ValleyStar Credit Union. ET, the Xfinity 500 will set the field for the NASCAR Cup Series Championship.
Paving the way: How Danville native Wendell Scott blazed a trail for African Americans in NASCAR
Danville native Wendell Scott started his engine more than 50 years ago, aiming to not only drive his car but drive home change. His mission was to always try and impact the community,” said Warrick Scott, the grandson of the late Wendell Scott. That’s the mission they carry out with the Wendell Scott Foundation-- providing educational and cultural resources to the greater Danville area. Jumping in, fueling up and driving home the mission that the great Wendell Scott sought to fulfill. Wendell Scott Foundation has formed a platform where his legacy will be able to continue to live and breathe each day,” said Warrick Scott.
South Boston Speedway cancels season opener
HALIFAX COUNTY, Va. – You’ll have to wait a little longer to see cars on the track at South Boston Speedway. The track announced Wednesday afternoon Saturday’s season opener and the accompanying fireworks show have been canceled. Anyone who bought a ticket will get a refund. According to track officials, they made the decision because of the restrictions of Phase 3 of Governor Ralph Northam’s plan to reopen Virginia and “implications to the speedway’s insurance coverage.”Phase 3 is scheduled to begin July 1.
Charlotte Motor Speedway preps for unique Coca-Cola 600
ROANOKE, Va. It is one of the most anticipated NASCAR races on the circuit the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Though drivers will hit the track, it will be what track general manager Greg Walter describes as a bittersweet moment. Here are some things we did right to duplicate and here are things to improve on, Walter said. Walter says the track personnel have scripted and performed run thrus of how things will be done on race day. As Charlotte Motor Speedway celebrates its 60th year of operations, there's no question it will be the most unique season in its history.