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NASCAR honors local healthcare workers

NASCAR made an entrance in Martinsville on Tuesday, and it wasn’t at the Martinsville Speedway.

The Martinsville Bulletin reports a parade of NASCAR tractor-trailers took a lap around the parking lot at Sovah Health-Martinsville at 11 a.m. as the front-line health care workers and employees of the hospital cheered them on. There had been a similar parade last year.

Clay Campbell, president of the Martinsville Speedway, led the parade in a brand new red Mach 1 Mustang that will serve as the official pace car for this weekend’s races at the speedway.

“I see a lot of people here that I saw here last year, and it’s great to kick off the Blu-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 week here at Sovah Health,” Campbell said. “The teamwork that you have in overcoming situations like we have faced in 2020 and the first part of this year — you remember last year when we did this we were in the early stages of the pandemic. And the front-line workers that are here today, there’re not enough words to express the thanks from all of us for what you do.”