We are so excited to welcome our fans back to The Short Track this October 30-31, 2021 as we set the Championship 4 across all three national series! Please check out the information below for everything you need to know to prepare you for our Xfinity 500 NASCAR Playoffs Weekend.


Looking for information surrounding protocols in place for our upcoming Xfinity 500 NASCAR Playoffs Weekend? Check out the details below! 

Updated: October 13, 2021

Will the Xfinity 500 race weekend be limited capacity?

No, we will welcome fans in full grandstands during our Xfinity 500 race weekend October 30-31. 

What happens if I can't attend because I have COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19?

Please contact our ticket office at 877-722-3849.

What are the protocols for the weekend?


Camping restrooms and showers will be open. Tent camping will be available again as well. Camping spaces will no longer be limited to six guests. 


The Pre-Race experience, which is located on the frontstretch will be available again. 


At this time infield access is not available to purchase. 


The Midway protocols have been lifted and we will have more vendors and displays. 


NASCAR requires that all guests wear a face mask while indoors and in enclosed areas at all times, regardless of vaccination status.

Temperature checks will not be required. Of course, we want all guests to stay safe – wash your hands often with soap and water!

Can I leave and re-enter the grandstands between the Truck Series and Xfinity Series events on Saturday?

Yes, you can leave and re-enter - please note that your ticket will need to be re-scanned for entry.

For more information on how to download or print your tickets at home, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? Check out our list of frequently asked questions before giving us a call!

What items are allowed?


  • One backpack per person (maximum size of 18"x18"x14") or clutch bag/fanny pack (maximum size of 4.5"x6.5")
  • One soft-sided cooler per person (maximum size of 14"x14"x14")
  • Sunscreen, sunblock, hand sanitizer and bug spray (aerosol, gel or liquid forms)
  • Pre-packaged and sealed food and beverage items in clear bag or soft-sided cooler, to include alcoholic beverages (no glass containers)
  • Ice
  • Insulated cups - maximum size of 64 oz.
  • Cameras, binoculars, scanners and headsets that can be worn over the neck, belt, or carried in a clear bag
  • iPads, tables and laptops computers
  • Seat cushions without metal components
  • Cigarettes and lighters
  • Service animals
  • Nationality flags attached to a pencil-sized wooden stick. Flags may not obstruct any other fan's view of event

These items are all permitted through gate entry.

What items are not allowed?


  • Foam or hard-sized coolers regardless of size
  • Any firearm
  • Knives not longer than 3 inches in length when closed or longer than 6 inches in length when open
  • Utility tools (multi-purpose tool) with a knife blade longer than 3 inches
  • Displays of the confederate flag
  • Fireworks
  • Glass or ceramic containers of any kind
  • Dry ice
  • Umbrellas
  • Laser pointers
  • Noise makers and air horns
  • Aerosol cans (with the exception of sunscreen, sun block, hand sanitizer, and bug spray)
  • Selfie sticks
  • Tripods and monopods that are either solid or collapsible
  • Illegal substances of any kind
  • Seat cushions with metal components
  • Collapsible chairs
  • Wagons
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones
  • Frisbees, balloons, beach balls or any other projectile
  • Skateboards, hover boards, roller skates and bicycles
  • Obscene or indecent clothing
General Information

What happens if it rains?

NASCAR and Martinsville Speedway officials will exhaust all efforts to ensure scheduled events take place on the originally scheduled day. In the event of inclement weather that causes a race to be postponed to a later date, the Weather Protection Program offers fans the opportunity to exchange their unused Grandstand tickets from the postponed race for any race of the same type at any NASCAR property in the next year. Please visit our Weather Protection Program FAQs for full details or to submit a ticket exchange request.

Do you offer refunds or exchanges?

Martinsville Speedway does not offer refunds or exchanges. All sales are final.

​​What are the ticket office hours?

​The ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How can I purchase tickets?

You can purchase tickets in person by visiting our ticket office. To purchase tickets over the phone, call us at 877-RACE-TIX (877-722-3849). To purchase tickets online click on the BUY TICKETS button in the top right corner of this page.

Can I purchase ticket insurance?

Race tickets with insurance are available for major events at Martinsville Speedway. Must order online to purchase ticket insurance.

What address do I use when trying to get directions to Martinsville Speedway online?

Our physical address is 340 Speedway Road, Ridgeway, VA 24148.

Grandstand Tips

Do you have ADA accessible seating?

Yes. Accessible seating (with companion seating) is available in the South Annex and Bill France Towers.

Can I bring a cooler into the track?

Yes. You may bring a cooler that is soft sided and no larger than 14x14x14 inches. Examples include a soft sided cooler, a fanny pack, a purse, a diaper bag, a binocular bag, etc. Click Here for more details on what is allowed into the grandstands.

Ticket Delivery

Where is the Will Call window located?

The Will Call window is located in the Main Ticket Office near the Richard Petty tower on the frontstretch.  To pick up tickets at Will Call the account holder will be required to show a valid photo ID.  Arrangements must be made in advance if the account holder is unable to pick up their tickets.  A signature will be required to pick up Will Call tickets.

Please click HERE to learn how to download or print your tickets at home.


Does the track charge for parking?

General Parking on Speedway property is FREE.

Safety / Lost And Found

Where is lost and found?

Items collected in lost and found can be located at the Main Ticket Office.

Do you have a first aid station?

Yes.  First Aid Stations or Ambulances are located under the frontstretch grandstand and behind the Clay Earles Tower.  If first aid is needed, please stop a team member patrolling the grandstands or notify a law enforcement officer if assistance is needed.

What do I do or who can I contact if I have any problems while at the racetrack?

If you have any issues during a race weekend, please do not hesitate to go to the ticket office located behind the Richard Petty Tower.  You can also locate any deputy on site or call 276-956-7237 to reach track security.

Fan Text Messaging:

We also have Fan Assistance Texting Service that will send your text message right into our emergency command center for review and response assignment.  We look forward to your use of this great fan assistance tool and our being able to more quickly respond to your needs during the event.

  • Examples of issue or need could include: Medical Emergency, unruly fans around you, a broken seat, someone in the wrong seat, or there is a spill on the stairs.
  • This service is available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of each cup event weekend from 8:00 a.m. until track activity ends.

How to send:

​Send Text Message to 69050

​Begin your message with MVSFAN followed by a

State your issue or need and location

You will receive an automated reply and follow-up messages as needed

Schedule of Events

From campground openings to on-site events, you won't miss a minute of the fun by checking out our weekend schedule below.

All times listed below are Eastern Daylight Time.

Fall NASCAR Weekend Schedule

Sunday, Oct 31
Monday, Nov 1
9:00 am
Parking Lots / Ticket Office / Midway Opens
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Jeff Burton Q&A | Midway Stage
11:00 am
Grandstand Gates / Club 47 / Suites / SkyDeck Opens
11:15 am - 11:30 am
Tyler Reddick Q&A | Midway Stage
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Pre-Race Experience
11:30 am - 11:45 am
Chase Briscoe Q&A | Pre-Race Experience
11:45 am
Martin Truex Jr. Q&A | The Plaza near *TICKETED EVENT*
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Mike Helton Q&A | Midway Stage
12:05 pm - 12:20 pm
Chase Elliott Q&A | Pre-Race Experience
1:45 pm
Xfinity 500 Driver Introductions
2:00 pm
Xfinity 500
12:00 pm
All GEICO Campgrounds Close


Martinsville Speedway will be offering numerous family fun experiences on our property all race week, including celebrating Halloween! From our Friday night campground fun to Track-or-Treating all weekend in the Midway, there won't be a dull moment at The Short Track. Check out everything we've got going on below.
  • Purchased a Pre-Race Experience pass for Sunday, Oct. 31? We look forward to getting you back on track and are excited to share the exciting experiences we're able to offer once again!

    NEW FOR 2021: You will enter the Main Gate and have your race ticket scanned. Following, you will check in at the tent on the left to scan your Pre-Race Experience pass for a wristband. After receiving your wristband, you will enter onto the frontstretch throughout the gate in front of Section H.

    Pro tip: have your tickets and passes downloaded before entering the Main Gate!

    The Pre-Race Experience begins at 11:30 a.m., with Q&A sessions including 2020 NASCAR Champion, Chase Elliott, as well as Chase Briscoe and appearances by Clay Campbell and Mike Helton. For a complete schedule of events, please click the button below.

  • Join us all race weekend for our family-fun Halloween activities listed below!

    Pumpkin Carving Contest - Friday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the GEICO Campgrounds
    Find us in the GEICO Campgrounds, put on your creative hat and join us for a Pumpkin Carving Contest! Martinsville Speedway will provide pumpkins to the first 40 participants - please note you will need to bring your own materials and supplies for carving! First, second and third place prizes will be awarded by the judges.

    Halloween Costume Contest - Friday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the GEICO Campgrounds
    Following our Pumpkin Carving Contest, we'll be hosting a Halloween Costume Contest! Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners and *hint*, we're looking for the craziest costumes!

    Track-or-Treat - Saturday & Sunday when Midway opens
    Thanks to our amazing partners and vendors, we'll be hosting Track-or-Treat both Saturday and Sunday in our Midway area! Have your kiddos put on their Halloween costumes, and they can go Track-or-Treating around our Midway ahead of the action all weekend.

  • Aside from our Halloween celebrations, you can find additional experiences throughout our GEICO Campgrounds and Midway.

    Campground Concert - Friday, Oct. 29 from 6-9 p.m. in the GEICO Campgrounds
    Join us in our GEICO Campgrounds for our FIRST-EVER Campground Concert! Our opening act will be on stage from 6-6:30, followed by the lead act, Heads Up Penny, taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. Our Campground Concert is in-conjunction with both the Pumpkin Carving Contest and Halloween Costume Contest.

    Photo Moments - Saturday and Sunday in the Midway
    Keep your eyes on the lookout for our numerous photo icons throughout our property all weekend long! A few of those being:
    - Mock Victory Lane where you'll be able to get your photo taken with our famous, Grandfather Clock
    - NASCAR icon will be on property in front of our ticket office
    - Check out our Halloween photo moment in the GEICO Campgrounds throughout the weekend


  • Bringing the whole family? Check out our Kids Zone in partnership with NASCAR Kids! You'll find:

    • Classic family fun games with free play all weekend
    • Providing free NASCAR Kids drawstring bags
    • Inflatables
    • NASCAR Kids Club swag and giveaways
  • Thank you to our amazing partners for joining us this race weekend. In addition to numerous partnership displays throughout our Midway, merchandise haulers will be on-site and so will Racing Electronics.

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  • Mtj Package

    Join us on Sunday, Oct. 31 for an exclusive Q&A with NASCAR Cup Series driver, Martin Truex Jr.!

    You can either purchase the package and receive (1) ticket in the Bill France tower and the Q&A with Martin Truex Jr., or add on the Q&A to your current ticket order.

    Click below for more information and to purchase!