Martinsville Speedway Adds Tire Barrier Ahead of NASCAR Race Weekend

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Martinsville Speedway announced on Monday, March 23rd that they will add a series of tire pack barriers along the inside wall on the backstretch, prior to the entrance of pit road, following a full track evaluation by NASCAR and the International Speedway Corporation (ISC).

“We are committed to the continued safety of the drivers and our fans,” Clay Campbell, Martinsville Speedway President, said. “We will continue to collaborate with ISC and NASCAR for additional safety enhancements deemed necessary.”

Martinsville follows suit with Talladega Superspeedway, Phoenix International Raceway and Auto Club Speedway in announcing safety additions to their speedway. A lot of focus has been put on safety and SAFER Barriers following a crash in February at Daytona in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race that saw Kyle Busch break his leg.

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Joining mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles on a couple of different websites, while serving as a public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.

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