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Martinsville Late Model Stock race will have MRN Radio coverage

For the second year in a row, the Motor Racing Network will broadcast the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 Late Model Stock race from Martinsville Speedway.

Veteran announcers Alex Hayden and Steve Post will call the action from the booth, with Dillion Welch in the turns and Woody Cain and Hannah Newhouse providing analysis and pit reporting.

“This is more than just a race, it truly is an event, and we saw how MRN was able to elevate the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 last year, so it was a no-brainer to have them back,” Speedway President Clay Campbell said. “Not only does it help the fans in attendance, but it helps take to a worldwide audience, who may not be able to make it out.”

Last year’s broadcast of the first race under The Speedway’s LED lighting system saw more than 18,000 people tune into live coverage from the event on MRN’s digital platforms.

“Grassroots racing is experiencing a real resurgence and nowhere is that more evident than the ValleyStar Credit Union 300. The energy and excitement around last year’s race really blew us away and we look forward to helping build the event for years to come,” Motor Racing Network Vice President Chris Schwartz said. “Everyone at MRN is humbled by the opportunity to deliver NASCAR’s biggest Late Model Stock Car race, from the Half Mile of Mayhem, to an international audience and to those at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, September 29.”

In addition to being made available online and through the MRN mobile app, the $25,000-to-win classic will also be broadcast locally on select radio affiliates nationwide.

The race is scheduled for September 29 and will begin with an autograph session at 1 p.m. followed by three 25-lap heat races and a 25-lap last chance race to set the field.

The 200-lap main event will begin at 8 p.m.

Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He is also the associate motorsports editor of Autoweek Magazine and its website, which allows him to cover the highest levels of the sport.

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