Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville

4.6
#1 of 8 in Things to do in Henry County
Must see · Auto Race Track · Tourist Spot
Martinsville Speedway is an International Speedway Corporation-owned NASCAR stock car racing short track located in Henry County, Ridgeway, Virginia, just to the south of Martinsville. At 0.526 miles (847 m) in length, it is the shortest track in the NASCAR Cup Series. The track was also one of the first paved oval tracks in NASCAR, being built in 1947 by partners H. Clay Earles, Henry Lawrence and Sam Rice per Virginia House Joint Resolution No. 76 on the death of H. Clay Earles. (Whereas Clay Earles and his partners, Sam Rice and Henry Lawrence, opened the Martinsville Speedway in 1947 on a 30-acre site, one of the first of its kind in the nation ...) It is also the only race track that has been on the NASCAR circuit from its beginning in 1948. Along with this, Martinsville is the only NASCAR oval track on the entire NASCAR track circuit to have asphalt surfaces on the straightaways, then concrete to cover the turns.
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  • We love NASCAR and we had the opportunity to stop by this fantastic speedway. It has great views and the cars go super fast. VROOOOM is the word of the day. I highly recommend any race track in...  more »
  • Great atmosphere with wonderful accommodations! Provided information to campers to assist with any needs that they may need  more »
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  • Always a fun place to visit whether it be for a race, a community event or just a quiet visit for pictures on the track with the family when the track is not being used. These are pictured from my first ever race, this being a trick series race and I definitely enjoyed myself and can't wait to attend another race in the very near future.
  • I came to Martinsville as a guest of Sprint in one of the corporate suites, so I probably didn't get the full experience of what live racing is about. But that said, it was a very enjoyable afternoon. The facility is fantastic and its obvious why it's so well revered in racing circles. All in all, quite the experience!

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