Drivers... start your engines! Martinsville - Henry County, Virginia is home to a variety of motorsports including short track, motocross and dirt track but when you hear the name Martinsville, you think about NASCAR racing!
Martinsville Speedway is NASCAR's oldest and shortest track. The track is legendary for its Famous Martinsville Speedway Hot Dog and for the many records that drivers accomplished there. Two NASCAR Sprint Cup and Truck Series races are held at Martinsville Speedway each spring and fall and an annual Late Model Stock Car Race is held each fall. Martinsville Speedway is now the first major motorsports venue in North America to feature LED lights. Check out the VIDEO!
The track is also open daily (off season) for free self-guided walking tours! To get started planning your Martinsville race experience, contact the MHC Visitor Center at 888.722.3498 or email us at Tourism@YesMartinsville.com.
Come experience the excitement for yourself!
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"Forget high-definition television on a 55-inch screen, Martinsville racing is an in-your-face, up-your-base thrill ride. You can hear the tires squeal, feel the impact when drivers slam into the wall, and taste the smoke when engines detonate. Just watching the controlled chaos among crewmen during pit stops is worth the price of admission." - Allen Gregory, Bristol Herald Courier
"If you think NASCAR isn’t as authentic as it was 25 years ago and you haven’t been to the paperclip, start making your travel arrangements now. Your thoughts will be a lot different when you’re walking back to your car." - Nick Bromberg, From The Marbles
NASCAR fans and motorsports fans of all ages can also visit Lake Sugar Tree Motorsport Park for motocross and stadium cross action throughout the year. Lake Sugar Tree Motorsport Park has been a Southern Virginia motorcycle and ATV tradition for over thirty years and was the first motorcross facility east of the Mississippi! The park even hosts a nationally acclaimed motorcross racing school by riding legend Gary Bailey.
Make VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) a stop on your visit to Southern Virginia. Recently chosen as one of Car and Driver Magazine’s top six road courses in the nation, VIRginia International Raceway is a multi-purpose road course offering professional and amateur auto and motorcycle racing, as well as a wide range of track events. VIR is less than an hour's drive from Martinsville - Henry County.