Monday, March 23, 2015

Martinsville To Add Safety Barriers

After a full track evaluation by NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation, Martinsville Speedway will add to its existing barrier system in advance of the STP 500 weekend March 27-29. 
Tire pack barriers will be installed on the inside wall at the end of the backstretch, prior to the entrance of pit road.  
“We are committed to the continued safety of the drivers and our fans,” said Clay Campbell, Martinsville Speedway President. “We will continue to collaborate with ISC and NASCAR for additional safety enhancements deemed necessary.”


  1. Dave, perhaps you can address the reason that tracks wait until the week of the race (I think AMS did the same thing) to add the tire barriers instead of doing it in advance.

    1. There is no need to install new temporary barriers BEFORE the races come to town, since there is nobody there to hit them.

      Sincerely -- Captain Obvious

  2. Anonymous12:45 PM

    I would say that the reason they wait until the week before is each track has to go through an inspection process and that is usually done the week before a race to make sure everything is in order.