Martinsville Speedway announced Wednesday that it will add an L-E-D lighting system to the historic half-mile oval for the 2017 season. Starting the day after the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 Sprint Cup Series race at the end of this month, installation of permanent lights will begin with a project the track is calling “Light Up Martinsville.” It will be the first major motor sports facility with L-E-D lights. Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell says he expects the project to be completed by the end of this year, adding that there are no plans to stage a night race in the near future. Campbell calls the lighting project an insurance policy to extend race days in the event of inclement weather … And in an effort to give fans more flexibility in purchasing their seats for the October 30th Goody’s Fast Relief 500, Martinsville Speedway has opened its ticket office on Saturdays with special hours running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (local time). The late-season doubleheader on the Virginia half-mile will include the Camping World Truck Series and feature the opening race in the Round of Eight of the post-season Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. The ticket office will also be open on Sunday, October 23rd, in advance of the fall race weekend – with discounted tickets available for children 12 and under.