DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 5, 2021) – Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia, going into the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 on Sunday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Channel 90).
Check out who’s signed up to attempt to make the Bristol Cup race on dirt….
Not since the checkered flag flew on NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty for winning the race on September 30, 1970 at North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, North Carolina has the NASCAR Cup Series competed on a dirt track.
Originally called Atlanta International Raceway, the track was then a 1.5-mile paved speedway, located in Hampton Georgia. The first NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta was on July 31, 1960 and won by Fireball Roberts from the pole position. Over the years the track underwent several changes. It was re-measured to 1.522 miles in the spring of 1970. It was renamed Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1990. And then the track layout was reversed, and the track was re-configured to 1.54 miles between the two races in 1997.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2021) – NASCAR’s top three national series are ready to make their second attempt on the iconic DAYTONA Road Course inside the Daytona International Speedway this weekend, Feb. 19-21, for an exciting tripleheader. It features Friday’s BrakeBest Select 159 At DAYTONA presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), Saturday’s SuperStart 188 At DAYTONA presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts (NASCAR Xfinity Series) and Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 (NASCAR Cup Series). A limited number of tickets are available for each day (www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP).
In Part 2 of Kyle Petty’s sit down with Ned and Dale Jarrett, the Jarretts recall Fireball Roberts’ crash and Dale’s win at the 1993 Daytona 500. #NBCSports #NASCAR #CoffeewithKyle