Martinsville, Virginia


17th Annual Martinsville Speedway Toy Drive

This year's Martinsville Speedway Toy Drive, which has raised more than 25,000 toys the past 16 years, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 14 in the infield of Martinsville Speedway.

For the second year fans will be able to take laps around the historic oval with Campbell in a real Sprint Cup car. They will be dressed in full racing gear, fire suit, helmet and HANS Device, for their ride with Campbell, an established driver in several NASCAR divisions. Cost for the ride-along is a $50 donation to the toy drive.

Those donating a toy or making a $10 donation will again be able to drive their personal vehicles around the track. Pace cars will lead the personal vehicles around the track.

The Martinsville Speedway staff will again stay busy in the infield concession stand making and serving The Famous Martinsville Speedway Hot Dog TM. Hot dogs and Pepsi products are $1 each, with proceeds going toward purchasing toys.

Santa Claus will be making his annual appearance at the track at noon.

Anyone who would like to donate a toy, but cannot make it to the toy drive, can drop them off at the Martinsville Speedway ticket office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monetary donations can also be dropped off at the Martinsville Speedway ticket office. All checks should be made out to the Grace Network. All monies raised will be used to buy additional toys.

The day will begin with the Girls on the Run 5K. Entry fee is $25 or $35 for stroller runners. Entry fee increases to $30 and $45 on November 30. Entry forms may be picked up at the YMCA of Martinsville and Henry County. Proceeds will go to Girls on the Run of Martinsville and Henry County.