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Macon SpeedwayMacon,IL —On June 11 get ready as Macon Speedway welcomes for the first time ever NASCAR legend Mark Martin and track owner and NASCAR titan Tony Stewart. Macon Speedway will kick off the Night of NASCAR Stars by hosting an autograph session featuring well known NASCAR star Mark Martin and Tony Stewart, so come out to the track early to get your chance to meet Mark and Tony. The gates will open at 3:00; The NASCAR stars will be signing autographs from 4:30 to 5:30 so come out early to get your autographs. You won’t want to miss the POWRi Midgets & Micros, UMP Modifieds and UMP Street Stocks as they take to the track for the crowd on Night of NASCAR Stars III.

Mark Martin driver of the No. 5 Chevrolet of Hendrick Motorsports will return for the entire 36-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season in 2010. It will be the 22nd full-time Cup campaign of Martin’s career and his second with car owner Rick Hendrick. Last July, Martin signed a two-year contract with Hendrick Motorsports covering one full Sprint Cup season in 2009 and one part-time schedule of 26 events in 2010. “Week in and week out, Mark continues to be one of the best race car drivers in the world,” Hendrick said. “He’s already made an incredible contribution to Hendrick Motorsports, and our entire company is excited about running another full season and winning races with him in 2009 and 2010.” With his April 18 victory at Phoenix, Martin became just the fourth driver to record 400 top-10 finishes in Sprint Cup competition. It was his 36th career win in NASCAR’s top series.

“It means a lot to drive the No. 5 Chevy for Rick and for Hendrick Motorsports,” said Martin, 50, of Batesville, Ark. “I’m in the best condition of my life, I’m recharged, and I’m motivated. Going to the racetrack every weekend is still really fun, and that’s the key. There’s more gas in my tank.”

Gates open at Macon Speedway on June 11 at 3:00 PM. An autograph session with the NASCAR drivers will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 on a first-come, first-served basis. Racing starts at 6:30 PM.

All seating for the Nights of NASCAR Stars at Macon Speedway is reserved. Adult seats are $20 and seats for children 12 and under are $5 for the June 11 event. Pit passes will be $30. Orders can be placed by calling 217-764-3000 or 217-764-3200. Tickets are on sale now for the July 22 Night of NASCAR Stars III featuring Kasey Kahne.

Macon Speedway is located 9 miles south of Decatur, IL on US 51 then .6 miles west on Andrews Street, then south on Wiles. For more information, call 217-764-3000(track), 217-764-3220(information hotline), or contact us via email at Also visit or .

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