Martinsville: Biggest Late Model race of year postponed due to weather

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The possibility that Hurricane Joaquin may impact the mid-Atlantic states this weekend has led to at least one race postponement.

While the Xfinity and Sprint Cup races at Dover International Speedway are still on, Martinsville Speedway has postponed this weekend’s scheduled ValleyStar Credit Union 300.

Per a track media release issued Thursday morning:

“With the Governor of Virginia declaring a state of emergency for Virginia due to the heavy rain predicted for the weekend, the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway has been postponed until Sunday, October 11.

“The ValleyStar Credit Union 300 is the nation’s biggest, richest and most prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race.”

The rescheduled race weekend will follow the same schedule as originally planned for this weekend, just one week later:

Friday, October 9
12:00 p.m.: Registration and haulers enter; selection and mounting of practice tires only.

Saturday, October 10

6:00 a.m.: Garage and registration opens
6:15 a.m.: Mandatory crew chief and/or team representative meeting
6:30 a.m.: Inspection begins
12:00 p.m.: Fan gates open
1:00 p.m.: Practice begins (time approximate)
4:00 p.m.: Group Qualifying

Sunday, October 11
8:00 a.m.: Garage opens
9:00 a.m.: Fan gates open
9:00 a.m.: Mandatory driver/crew chief/spotter meeting
10:00 a.m.: Drivers autograph session on front stretch
11:00 a.m.: Cars on line
12:00 p.m.: Heat races begin

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