MARTINSVILLE – On Thursday, the NASCAR Hall of Fame was announced as the entitlement sponsor for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race on October 26 at Martinsville Speedway.
“So many of the historic moments we celebrate at the NASCAR Hall of Fame took place at Martinsville Speedway,” said Winston Kelley, executive director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “It is an honor for us to be the entitlement sponsor for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race taking place at NASCAR’s oldest active track on the Cup Series schedule. Sponsoring the truck series is also a perfect reminder that the NASCAR Hall of Fame celebrates the history and heritage of all NASCAR series.”
The NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 will be the second race in the NASCAR Playoffs’ “Round of 6” for the Gander Trucks, with six drivers still in championship contention coming into the historic half-mile oval.
Following the Martinsville weekend, the Gander Trucks will race at ISM Raceway in Phoenix.
Post-Phoenix, the list of contenders will be reduced to an elite four, going into the season finale on Nov. 15 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“Having the NASCAR Hall of Fame as entitlement sponsor for the Gander Trucks is a perfect fit,” said Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell. “The hall honors our sport’s history; Martinsville Speedway embodies that history.”
The NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 will preface the October 27 First Data 500 at Martinsville, the first of three “round of 8” playoff races for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
“This is about as good as a short-track doubleheader weekend gets,” Campbell said. “The Gander Trucks have been coming to our race track since 1995. Through the years at Martinsville, that series has provided some of the very best racing you will see, anywhere. The NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 is certain to continue that tradition.”