New Verizon Wi-FI Connectivity For Fans At Martinsville Speedwayby Press Release October 29, 2022 0 comments
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – As part of Martinsville Speedway’s 75th anniversary season, the track announced new Wi-Fi connectivity, provided by Verizon, has been implemented across the racetrack to enhance the at-track experience for race fans throughout race weekend.
In partnership with Verizon, the Official At-Track Wi-Fi Partner of 12 NASCAR-owned racetracks (which includes Martinsville Speedway), as well as the Official Wireless Telecommunications and 5G Mobility Partner of NASCAR, the track has upgraded its in-venue wireless communications service for NASCAR’s penultimate race weekend on Oct. 27-30. Fans will now have more reliable connectivity to share and send photos and videos of races in real-time, stay up to date on their favorite drivers, and connect with fellow fans inside and outside the track.
“As we celebrate our 75th anniversary, Martinsville Speedway continues to modernize and improve the fan experience for the next generation of race fans,” said Clay Campbell, Martinsville Speedway President. “We are grateful to our valued NASCAR partner in Verizon for enhancing the fan experience for our loyal fans at Martinsville Speedway.”
“NASCAR is such a unique sport, as it’s not just about high-speed, breathtaking moments on the track, it’s a community. Fans get an up-close and personal look at race team operations, they meet drivers and feel part of each race weekend,” said Mike Ruhnke, Vice President, Enterprise Sales, Verizon Business. “From an operations standpoint, providing fans with the connectivity they need to share these experiences is vital. The NASCAR and Martinsville Speedway team understands that need for reliable connectivity and this deployment of Verizon’s WiFi network is a key milestone in the ongoing efforts at NASCAR-owned tracks.”
The new Wi-Fi connectivity provided by Verizon covers the racetrack from start to finish, including the Bill France Tower, Richard Petty Tower, West Grandstand, Blue Ridge Tower, Glenn Wood Tower, Clay Earles Tower. Other coverage areas include the SkyDeck in Turns 1-2, Club 47 near Turn 1, Suites 10-22 on the frontstretch and suites 24-31 in Turns 1-2 and the Champions Overlook on the backstretch. There is also improved connectivity in the midway.
It will be easy for fans to connect via the following when at the track:
- Network: #Martinsville_GuestWiFi
- Select #Martinsville_GuestWiFi from the available networks list in the Wi-Fi settings
- After the login screen appears, join the network. Once complete, you are connected.
NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend
As part of its 75th Anniversary season, Martinsville will host NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff practice and qualifying on Friday, Oct. 28 at 4:00 p.m., penultimate races of the Xfinity Series Playoffs in the Dead On Tools 250 on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 3:00 p.m. and the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs in the Xfinity 500 on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2:00 p.m. In short track battles that can only happen at Martinsville, the races will set the field for the Xfinity and Cup Series championships next week at Phoenix Raceway.
NASCAR tickets are available for purchase via phone at 877-RACE-TIX or online at martinsvillespeedway.com.
About Martinsville Speedway
Founded by H. Clay Earles in 1947, Martinsville Speedway is the only NASCAR track to host NASCAR Cup Series races every year since its inception in 1949. At .526 miles in length, the track annually hosts two NASCAR race weekends featuring the NASCAR Cup Series, along with NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in the fall. Martinsville Speedway also annually hosts the ValleyStar Credit Union 300, the nation’s biggest, richest and most prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race. For more information about Martinsville Speedway, visit martinsvillespeedway.com.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series) and three international series (NASCAR Pinty’s Series, NASCAR Peak Mexico Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).
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