October 8, 2001
Martinsville Speedway Posts Record Purse
For Old Dominion 500/Advance Auto
Parts 200 Weekend
MARTINSVILLE, VA (October 7, 2001) - NASCAR Winston Cup drivers will be chasing a purse in the
Old Dominion 500 that has increased almost $1 million from last fall.
The purse for the Old Dominion 500 Winston Cup race, set for October 14 at Martinsville Speedway,
is $3,029,236. That is an increase of $914,229 over last fall's total of $2,115,007. The purse for the Old
Dominion 500 has increased $1,168,705 the past two seasons. The more-than $3 million purse is a record
for the Old Dominion 500.
The total posted awards for the Old Dominion 500/Advance Auto Parts 200 weekend is $3,119,304. That
figure includes the $90,068 the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour drivers will be gunning for in the Advance
Auto Parts 200. Tony Stewart is the defending champion of the Old Dominion 500. Stewart, who started on
the pole last fall, beat the late Dale Earnhardt to the checkered flag for his first Martinsville Speedway
Stewart also holds the qualifying record for the Old Dominion 500 as well as the Virginia 500.
His qualifying time of 19.855 seconds (95.371 mph) last fall not only set the Old Dominion mark but was
a track record as well. Reggie Ruggiero is the defending champion of the Advance Auto Parts 200 NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour race. Last fall's win was Ruggerio's fourth Martinsville victory. Ticket prices for
the Old Dominion 500 range from $40 to $60. Great tower seats are still available in most all towers and in
the east, west and south grandstands.
Martinsville Speedway is also offering family unreserved seating that allows parents to bring children
ages six to 12 to the Old Dominion 500 for $5 per child. Adult tickets in the family unreserved area will
be $40. Children under age six get in free to the Family Section. Tickets for the Family Section go on sale
race morning at 7:30. Tickets for qualifying are $15 for adults and children under 12 get in free. The Advance
Auto Parts 200 NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour race is scheduled to take the green flag at 2:45 on Saturday, October 13.
Tickets for the Advance Auto Parts 200 are $30 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. All seats are
unreserved. To purchase tickets call the speedway ticket office toll free at 877-722-3849 or visit us
online at www.martinsvillespeedway.com