Martinsville Speedway is a 0.526 mile oval with 12 degree banking, located near Martinsville, Virginia. Martinsville Speedway is located on Route 220, roughly 1/2 way between Roanoake, Virginia and Greensboro, North Carolina.
Martinsville opened as a dirt track on July 4th, 1947 under the direction of H. Clay Earles. It last ran as a dirt track on or about Jun 26th, 1955. It reopened as a paved oval October 2nd, 1955. Earles managed the track until his death in 1999 at age 86. The NASCAR Grand National Series (Winston Cup, now Nextel Cup) first ran at Martinsville in 1949.
Now owned by NASCAR, Martinsville Speedway conducts three major race event weekends each year. The track annually hosts the NASCAR Cup Series races in the spring and in the fall, the NASCAR Xfinity Series in the fall, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in the fall, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series race in spring, and the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious Late Model Stock Car race.
Tickets start at $30 and may be purchased by calling 877.RACE.TIX or by visiting www.martinsvillespeedway.com.