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Martinsville Speedway

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Map of Martinsville Speedway

Map of Martinsville Speedway

Logo Courtesy of NASCAR

Location:

Speedway Road

Ridgeway, Virginia 24148

Ticket Information:

Speedway ticket office (877)RACE-TIX

Track Layout:

.526 Mile Oval

12 Degrees of banking in the turns

Important Track Dates:

1947: Track Built

1948: First NASCAR Race

1955: Track Paved For First Time

1976: Concrete poured in the groove in the corners

2004: Track completely repaved and re-concreted

Owner:

International Speedway Corp. (NASCAR)

First NASCAR Winner:

Fonty Flock - 1948

NASCAR's Shortest Short Track:

Martinsville Speedway's flat paperclip shaped oval is a short track racer's dream. 500 laps here consists of 1000 drag races and 1000 U-turns. Tight racing guarantees bent fenders and short tempers as Martinsville truly defines the phrase "Rubbin is racing."

Very fan friendly Martinsville boasts some of the best post-race traffic I've ever experienced. Reasonable concession prices (compared to some newer tracks) and great sightlines from most every seat in the house make Martinsville one of the better places to bring the family to the race.

One quirky thing about Martinsville as compared to many other tracks; no alcohol is sold there and Martinsville authorities will actually make you dump out a beer if you are not within the seating area. Trust me on that one. :)

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