Martinsville Speedway Founder H. Clay Earles was voted the recipient of the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.
Jan20
Earles’ Contributions to NASCAR Recognized by NASCAR Hall of Fame
Pioneer, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “a person who begins or helps develop something new and prepares the way for others to follow.” When it comes to NASCAR and stock car racing Martinsville Speedway Founder H. Clay Earles certainly fits the bill. Seventy years after building the half-mile race track Earles’ work will be recognized forever, as he is the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s 2017 Landmark Award recipient, an award given for “outstanding contributions to NASCAR.”
The first night race will be the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 on September 23
Jan17

Martinsville Speedway Announces Date of First Night Race

Mark the calendar. History will happen on September 23, as Martinsville Speedway will host the first race under the track’s new LED lighting system.
The first light poles at Martinsville Speedway are going up. Light Up Martinsville will be completed in January.
Dec21

First Light Poles Installed at Martinsville

Martinsville Speedway’s “Light Up Martinsville” project hit a major milestone Tuesday as the first of 19 light poles was put in place. The project will make the track the first major motorsports facility in the United States to have LED lighting.
Martinsville Speedway has a new logo for 2017.
Dec14

Martinsville Speedway Debuts New Logo for 70th Anniversary

In celebration of 70 years, the track will have a special 70th anniversary logo and will brand itself as “The Original,” an homage to its being the only track remaining from NASCAR’s original 1949 schedule.

Latest News

  • Oct 10

    Despite Being Out of Championship Contention Non-Chasers Still Race To Win

    One of the things that makes NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup unique from other sports elimination-style playoffs is when a team or driver are eliminated from Championship contention, they are still on the track each week and can very much contend for wins.

  • Oct 07

    Drivers Always Have Something To Prove in the ValleyStar Credit Union 300

    With a combined seven Whelen All-American Series National Championships, five combined victories in NASCAR’s most prestigious Late Model Stock Car race and countless track championships and feature wins, Lee Pulliam and Philip Morris seemingly have nothing left to prove in the Late Model Stock Car ranks.

  • Sep 29

    Students Prepare Car for the ValleyStar Credit Union 300

    Bruce Anderson didn’t get to make as many NASCAR Late Model Stock Car starts as he would have liked in 2016. However, when he fires the engine for the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway, he knows he will have a lot of people in the stands rooting for him…or, more accurately, his team.

  • Sep 29

    Kurt Busch Joins Martinsville’s Green Flag Experience Line-up

    Two-time Martinsville winner and the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion is the latest driver added to the Green Flag Experience lineup, prior to the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 on October 30 at Martinsville Speedway.

  • Sep 23

    ValleyStar Credit Union 300 to Have New Format in 2016

    The ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway on October 16 will have a new format in 2016, Track President Clay Campbell announced Friday.

  • Sep 23

    Martinsville Speedway Enlists Help from Patrick Henry Community College

    Students in the Computer-aided Drafting and Design program at Patrick Henry Community College are getting real world experience at Martinsville Speedway. For the first time, the speedway has enlisted the help of the school to design the layout of the display lot for Goody’s Fast Relief 500 race weekend.

  • Sep 21

    National Champ Matt Bowling Looks for Perfect Season at Home Track

    Technically, Martinsville Speedway isn’t considered one of NASCAR’s “Home Tracks.” That title is reserved for the weekly race tracks throughout the country that locals flock to to see their neighbors, friends and family members beat and bang on summer nights. However, when the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 rolls around on October 16, the track transforms into the biggest “Home Track” of them all, and for the 2016 Whelen All-American Series National Champion the term “Home Track” couldn’t be more appropriate.

  • Sep 21

    Martinsville Speedway Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing

    Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Martinsville Speedway received $50,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund. In total VTC awarded $927,000 for 43 tourism marketing projects across the state to help increase visitation and revenue for Virginia’s localities through tourism.

  • Sep 15

    Curtis Markham Looks Back on Late Model Success at Martinsville

    When the green flag waves for the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 on October 16 at Martinsville Speedway, it will mark 31 years since NASCAR’s Late Model Stock Cars debuted at the iconic half-mile racetrack. The list of names who’ve won at Martinsville in a Late Model Stock Car is a who’s who among short-track racers.

  • Sep 14

    Martinsville Speedway Ticket Office To Open On Saturdays

    With the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 quickly approaching, Martinsville Speedway will once again open the ticket office from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

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