NASCAR & Auto Racing

Sponsors sign back up for Martinsville races

Martinsville Speedway announced that it has secured sponsorship for each of its races in the next two years, with Goody's sponsoring the spring events and Tums the fall events.

Goody's has sponsored 20 Cup races at Martinsville since the 1983 season.

The announcement was especially big for Martinsville, coming at a time when many Sprint Cup Series teams are struggling to find full sponsors for this season, and for next year.

On Saturday, Johnny Benson won the truck race without a primary sponsor on his truck.

"It's really exciting, especially in today's time with the economy being what it is, with sponsorships harder to come by, to have a company step to the plate," said track president Clay Campbell, whose grandfather built the track. "It couldn't be a finer day for us."