NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series returns to fall race weekend
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Oct. 4, 2023) – Martinsville Speedway will once again host two NASCAR national series triple-header race weekends in 2024, featuring a spring clash on the half-mile track and then a fall weekend that will set the Championship 4 field for all three national series as NASCAR releases the full schedule for 2024.
The famed short track will welcome drivers and teams back April 5-7 and again Nov. 1-3 for the final races in the NASCAR Playoffs before the Championship Races at Phoenix Raceway. With the return of the CRAFTSMAN Truck Series fall race, next year will be the first season that Martinsville Speedway will host two weekends featuring all three national series.
“We’re thrilled that our fans at Martinsville Speedway will get to see two full NASCAR race weekends in 2024, including the action-packed, penultimate race of the season for all three national series,” said Clay Campbell, President of Martinsville Speedway. “Both Martinsville and NASCAR have such rich and intertwined histories spanning over 75 years, and we take great pride in welcoming some of the best fans in motorsports to our venue.”
Below are the dates, times and broadcast partners for the 2024 NASCAR race weekends at Martinsville Speedway:
April 5 – 7
- Friday, April 5 – NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series (7:30 p.m. ET; FS1, MRN/SiriusXM)
- Saturday, April 6 – NASCAR Xfinity Series (7:30 p.m. ET; FS1, MRN/SiriusXM)
- Sunday, April 7 – NASCAR Cup Series (3:00 p.m. ET; FS1, MRN/SiriusXM)
November 1 – 3
- Friday, Nov. 1 – NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series (6:00 p.m. ET; FS1, MRN/SiriusXM)
- Saturday, Nov. 2 – NASCAR Xfinity Series (3:00 p.m. ET; USA Network, MRN/SiriusXM)
- Sunday, Nov. 3 – NASCAR Cup Series (2:00 p.m. ET; NBC, MRN/SiriusXM)
In 2022, Martinsville Speedway celebrated its 75th Anniversary, with NASCAR celebrating its diamond year in 2023, showcasing the decades-long relationship the sanctioning body has had with the famous Virginia short track. Martinsville Speedway is the only track that still remains on the NASCAR schedule since its very first season in 1948.
The 2023 spring race at Martinsville saw Kyle Larson take the checkered flag with a commanding race lead of 4.142-seconds, marking the 2021 Cup Series Champion’s first win at Martinsville Speedway and first Grandfather clock trophy.
The 2023 fall Playoffs race will feature the Xfinity Series and Cup Series, with drivers fighting in their final chance to secure a spot in the Championship 4. The race weekend kicks off on Thursday, Oct. 26, with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship race, then continues on Saturday night, Oct. 28, in the Xfinity Series Dead on Tools 250.
Then, on Sunday, Oct. 29, Playoff drivers will put everything on the line in the final race to the Championship in the Cup Series Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
Fans can purchase tickets to the 2023 NASCAR Playoffs Race Weekend via phone at 877-RACE-TIX or online at martinsvillespeedway.com. Tickets are also on-sale for the 2024 Spring race at Martinsville Speedway.
To view the entire 2024 NSCAR schedule, visit www.nascar.com/schedule.
About Martinsville Speedway
Founded by H. Clay Earles in 1947, Martinsville Speedway is the only NASCAR track to host NASCAR Cup Series races every year since its inception in 1949. At .526 miles in length, the track annually hosts two NASCAR race weekends featuring the NASCAR Cup Series, along with NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series races in the fall. Martinsville Speedway also annually hosts the ValleyStar Credit Union 300, the nation’s biggest, richest and most prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race. For more information about Martinsville Speedway, visit martinsvillespeedway.com.
Celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2023, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR sanctions races in three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series™), four international series (NASCAR Brasil Sprint Race, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series (Canada), NASCAR Whelen Euro Series), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) and a local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races annually in 12 countries and more than 30 U.S. states. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).