Author: Harrison Hamlet
Date: March 21, 2017

The grandfather clock in the Martinsville Speedway media center was ticking on Tuesday afternoon as Camping World Truck Series drivers arrived to promote the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 scheduled for April 1.

With a couple of weeks to gather themselves between races at Atlanta and Martinsville, many of the drivers snuck a peak at the clock. They weren’t all just lusting for the trophy, but counting down to a unique event on the calendar at a unique facility in The Paperclip.

After a racing trivia contest left smiles on the faces of drivers who took home a miniature version of that famous trophy as a prize, it was down to business for young and experienced drivers alike as they look forward to the third race on the Camping World Truck Series calendar.

South Boston native Harrison Burton made his Truck Series debut at the Speedway a year ago and said that he has come a long way since that first race.

“I learned a lot about myself as a racecar driver since I’ve been here,” Burton said. “I think Martinsville taught me a lot about even though it’s a top 3 series of NASCAR race it’s just another race. I think we need to come out here and expect to run well because I know we’re capable of it and treat it like any other race because that’s what it is. It’s a really big deal, it’s a prestigious race, one of the most prestigious races I’ve ever been in but you just need to step back and realize it’s just a normal race and do the best you can.”

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