Martinsville Late Model Race To Feature Live Audio
Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 Contested This Weekend
NASCAR and Speed 51 Radio announced today the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 will feature live audio streaming as part of Radio on Sunday, Oct. 9.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series sanctioned Late Model race will take place at Virginia’s historic Martinsville Speedway. The event, which is one of the nation’s most anticipated short-track racing showcases with Late Model drivers from across the country, will air live from flag-to-flag.

NASCAR Home Tracks Radio broadcaster Matt Kentfield will be joined by Tyler Williams and Tony Stevens in the booth. Derek Pernesiglio, who has been the lead pit road reporter for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East broadcasts this season on SPEED, will work pit road.

“There are maybe a handful of premier short track events in the country and the 300-lapper at Martinsville is easily one of them,” said Kentfield, who along with Elgin Traylor and SPEED’s Bob Dillner have been the main voices of NASCAR Home Tracks Radio in 2011.

“The field that goes to green on Oct. 9 will read like a who’s-who of Late Model racing,” Kentfield said. “Fans shouldn’t miss it if they can make it to the track, but we are excited to bring all the fender-banging action to the fans at home if they can’t be there.”

The entry list includes three of the top five drivers in the final NASCAR Whelen All-American Series standings. Defending race winner and 2011 national champion Philip Morris will be joined at Martinsville by Lee Pulliam and CE Falk III who finished third and fourth, respectively, in the nation.

Qualifying events will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, with the green flag waving for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. ET. The broadcast will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET.

2010 Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 Philip Morris will be out to defend his victory, while a pack of worthy contenders will be looking to take down the 2011 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Champion.  ( Photo)