Peyton Sellers (26) races Bobby McCarty during the 2019 edition of the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway. (Diego Alvarado Photo)
Peyton Sellers (26) races Bobby McCarty during the 2019 edition of the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway. (Diego Alvarado Photo)

Martinsville Introduces NASCAR Late Model Format

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Martinsville Speedway introduces the format for this year’s NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race, on Saturday, Sept. 24.

The ValleyStar Credit Union 300 will have a $110,000 purse with $32,000 to the race winner. The 200-lap feature race will include three segments: 100 laps, 75 laps and 25 laps. Stage 1 and Stage 2 winners will each receive $1,000.

On Friday, Sept. 23, four hours of practice will be followed by single car qualifying under the lights. The fastest qualifier will receive a $5,000 bonus. The full 40-car field for the feature will be determined in heat races on Saturday, Sept. 25. There will be four heat races of 25 laps and no last chance race.

“This year’s format heightens the challenge as every racer will compete in a heat race in the ValleyStar Credit Union 300,” said Martinsville President Clay Campbell. “Martinsville Speedway remains one of the fiercest racetracks that challenges the best in motorsports, so we look forward to this year’s ValleyStar Credit Union 300 raising the heat of competition once again in the nation’s biggest, richest and most prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race.”

In the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 feature, the leader of each lap will receive $25 with $5,000 available in the laps led bonus pool. If the race concludes in overtime, there will be unlimited attempts at a Green-White-Checker finish.

The Virginia Triple Crown will be awarded at the ValleyStar Credit Union 300. The first two legs of the Virginia Triple Crown were held at South Boston Speedway on Saturday, July 2 and Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway on Saturday, July 23. 

The driver who records the best average finish between the three venues is declared the winner of the Virginia Triple Crown and receives a paycheck of $7,000. Second place takes home $2,000 while third place obtains $1,000.

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