Move Over Dale Jr. and Make Some Room For Jimmie Johnson

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Feb. 3, 2015) – NASCAR fans want access to the biggest names in the sport and Martinsville Speedway is doing its part to ensure that happens. First it was Dale Jr., now it’s Jimmie Johnson.

When the six-time champion returns to NASCAR’s shortest track for the STP 500 on March 29, fans will have the opportunity to see him at the Green Flag Experience. Johnson has joined Dale Earnhardt Jr. as the second driver to take part in the race morning tradition.

Johnson will participate in a question and answer session for Green Flag Experience ticket holders before the start of the STP 500.

“Jimmie Johnson is one of the all-time greats when it comes to Martinsville Speedway. His record here speaks for itself,” Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell said.  “With him joining the Green Flag Experience, fans will have the opportunity to get to know a true Martinsville legend even better.”

In addition to his six championships, Johnson is also an eight-time Martinsville winner.

The Green Flag Experience also gives fans the chance to watch driver introductions from the track, along with a morning full of fun and excitement on the track and under the large tent in The Plaza, located on the hill behind the souvenir display area.

In addition to the emceed question-and-answer sessions with well-known NASCAR personalities and driver introductions, the Green Flag Experience offers fans the opportunity to walk the frontstretch on race morning, photo opportunities in the flag stand and mock victory lane, enjoy music, sign the start/finish line, games and prizes along with show cars and doughnuts, Danishes, coffee and juice. The cost of the Green Flag Experience is $30.

The driver question-and-answer sessions, food, music, games and prizes, and show cars will be held in The Plaza from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. The track portion will open at 9:15 and will remain open until the finish of driver introductions.

The $30 charge for the Green Flag Experience does not include a ticket for the STP 500.

Advance ticket prices for the STP 500 begin at just $45.

Tickets to the STP 500 on March 29, the Kroger 250 on March 28 and the Virginia Lottery Pole Day on March 27 can be purchased by calling 1.877.RACE.TIX. Tickets may also be purchased online at

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