Before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars take to Martinsville Speedway for the First Data 500, the haulers transporting the cars will take to US 220 for the annual Martinsville Speedway Hauler Parade.
On Friday, the haulers will start at the city limits at the intersection of Memorial Boulevard and DuPont Road and drive down 220 South to the Speedway, giving fans the opportunity to cheer for their favorite car along the route.
The parade will start around 7 p.m. with a Camping World Truck Series Autograph Session opening the evening’s fan events from 4-4:45 p.m.
“This is something the fans have seemed to really enjoy. It’s a fun way to kick off race weekend,” Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell said. “We’ve been able to make it an annual thing and I think it’s great to always be able to add to race weekend. Folks should have their cameras ready for this one!”
Haulers from all of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams will join the parade and fans are encouraged to line along the route to cheer for their favorites.
“I love seeing how excited the fans get when race weekend starts, especially the kids who love to watch the haulers come in, and this will give people a chance to feel that excitement before the trucks even arrive at the track,” Campbell continued. “I can just imagine how bright the haulers will glow travelling down 220 before they enter the infield under the lights.”
The parade route will remain open to regular traffic, however, people traveling along 220 may encounter some delays.
The First Data 500 weekend is October 26-28.
Advance ticket prices for the First Data 500 begin at just $48 with youth tickets for fans 17-and-under costing just $25 regardless of location. Youth 17-and-under will be admitted free to the Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race as well as Friday’s practice day.
The weekend starts with a practice day for the truck series on Friday, followed by the Hauler Parade.
On Saturday, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is in action with the Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions. Following the race the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will qualify for Sunday’s First Data 500.
Tickets to both races and Pre Race Experience passes are on sale and may be purchased by calling 877.RACE.TIX or online at www.martinsvillespeedway.com.
Martinsville Speedway PR