Martinsville Speedway

Track Length: .526 miles
Race Length:500 Laps - 263 Miles
First Race:May 20, 1956 - Virginia 500
Banking:12° (Corners); 0° (Straights)
Lengths:800 feet (Frontstretch & Backstretch)
Seating:65,000

Track History

340 Speedway Road
Ridgeway, VA 24148

Ticket Info: (877) RACETIX / (877) 722-3849
(866) ISC-TRAK (472-8725) TDD Hearing Impaired

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 3311
Martinsville, VA 24115

Track History
  • Opened in September 1947 by H. Clay Earles, Martinsville, originally a dirt track, is one of the oldest continuously-operating race tracks in the United States.
  • The first NASCAR-sanctioned race at Martinsville was on July 4, 1948.
  • The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race was Sept. 25, 1949.
  • The track was paved in 1955.
  • The first 500-lap event at Martinsville was in 1956.
  • Concrete corners were added atop asphalt in 1976.

    Track Notebook
  • Curtis Turner won the pole for the first NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville in 1949.
  • Red Byron won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
  • Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin and Darrell Waltrip share the consecutive pole record, each with three.
  • Richard Petty leads 15 wins.
  • Kurt Busch won the 2002 fall race from the 36th starting position, the furthest back a race winner has started.
  • Youngest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Martinsville Speedway winner: Richard Petty (4/10/1960 – 22 years, 9 months, 8 days). Oldest NSCS Martinsville Speedway winner: Harry Gant (9/22/1991 – 51 years, 8 months, 12 days).
  • Youngest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Martinsville Speedway pole winner: Ricky Rudd (4/26/1981 – 24 years, 7 months, 14 days). Oldest NSCS Martinsville Speedway pole winner: Morgan Shepherd (04/26/1987 – 45 years, 6 months, 14 days).
  • Directions & Parking

  • From the North (Roanoke, VA)
    US 220 S/US 220 Bypass S to US 58 East. Take Left onto US 58 East. Take Right onto US 220 Business S. Turn Left onto Industrial Park Dr
    FREE SPEEDWAY PARKING LOCATED ON RIGHT

  • From the South (Greensboro, NC)
    US 220 N to Martinsville. Continue on US 220 Business N/Greensboro Rd. Turn Right onto Old Sand Rd
    FREE SPEEDWAY PARKING LOCATED ON LEFT

  • From the East (Danville, VA)
    58 West. Take Right onto US 58 W to 220 Once you are close to the Speedway there is an exit (that is only open on Sunday of Race Weekend) directly off of the 58 Bypass that will bring you to Speedway Property- Virginia State Police will direct you.
    FREE SPEEDWAY PARKING LOCATED ON LEFT

  • From the West (Stuart, Hillsville, VA)
    58 E to Martinsville. Turn Right onto US 220 Business South. Turn Left onto Industrial Park Dr
    FREE SPEEDWAY PARKING LOCATED ON RIGHT
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