Less than two months after he was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Mark Martin did something way cool on Thursday.
Martin got into the Throwback Thursday mood by taking to Twitter and posting a press release from early 1986 extolling the racing success the then-27-year-old Martin had enjoyed to date — long before his NASCAR career took off.
What made the tweet even cooler is it was co-written by veteran racing PR man Tom Roberts — who went on to represent NASCAR drivers such as Rusty Wallace and Kurt Busch — and a young racetrack promoter who has gone on to a spectacular career of his own.
You may have heard of the guy and the track he’s run for the last 21 years, since it first opened: Eddie Gossage and Texas Motor Speedway.
Check out a copy of the 31-year-old press release:
While Saturday will mark the sixth straight year the NASCAR Xfinity Series will race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, there will be significant changes.
Among the changes: the use of restrictor plates, as well as adding aero ducts to aid cars with the draft.
On Tbursday’s edition of NASCAR America, Parker Kligerman took a spin around the hallowed Indianapolis Motor Speedway — on the NBCSN iRacing Simulator, that is — to show how some of those changes will impact the cars and potentially the race.
Check it out in the video above.
Friday’s NASCAR schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
On Thursday’s edition of NASCAR America, several of the stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series tried to explain in three words what to expect with the use of restrictor plates in this Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
See what they said and what they’re thinking about Saturday’s race in the video above.