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Bubba Pollard teams up with Dale Jr. for Late Model race at Martinsville – NASCAR

Bubba Pollard teams up with Dale Jr. for Late Model race at Martinsville – NASCAR
24 Sep

Bubba Pollard, arguably the most successful and colorful Late Model driver in the United States, will team up with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his JR Motorsports team for one of the biggest races of the year.

Earnhardt Jr. announced Monday that Pollard will drive the No. 98 JRM entry in the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 4-5, alongside full-time driver Josh Berry in the No. 88.

One of the biggest Late Model races of the year, drivers will compete for a $32,000 grand prize — a part of the $110,00 total race purse — and a coveted grandfather clock in the 200-lap main event on the .526-mile paper clip-shaped oval. The feature race will take place Saturday night under the lights. The race will air live on FansChoice.TV and Motor Racing Network.

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Pollard competed in his first Late Model Stock race in this event last season for FatHead Racing and team owner Jamie Yelton. Pollard was spun by Layne Riggs in the waning laps while trying to make a late-race charge for the lead.

Earnhardt witnessed Pollard’s short-track racing prowess while attending the inaugural Super Late Model Speed51 Super Select at Lucas Oil Raceway on Sept. 7 during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Brickyard 400 weekend. Pollard won the all-star event, edging out Casey Roderick for the $10,000 prize.

For tickets and a full event rundown for October’s late-model at Martinsville, click here.

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