Martinsville, Virginia


Martinsville Speedway Memories Perfect Gift For Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. The pressure is on to find that perfect gift for that special someone in your life. As you search for that gift, remember this: flowers wilt and chocolates quickly disappear. Memories last forever, though, and the excitement of a race day at Martinsville Speedway creates memories you and your special someone can share long after other gifts are forgotten. If you had given your sweetheart tickets to last spring's Virginia 500 you would still be talking about that wild finish that saw Ryan Newman fly from fifth to first in the final couple of laps while Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson went for a wild ride. That sure beats a heart-shaped box of chocolates. 

So forget those traditional Valentine Day's gifts and go for something really special: tickets to a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway or if you really want to impress, there are some other great experiences available. 

 Ticket prices for the Virginia 500 on April 7 begin at $37 and range to $79.

Other great Valentine's Day gift ideas include:

  • ALL-ACCESS PRERACE GOLD PASS: Visit the front-stretch pit area from 8 a.m. to noon on race day. Enjoy an up-close look at what goes on in the infield and pits on race morning. The Gold Pass also allows you to stay and watch pre-race driver introductions. The cost is $149 and does not include your Virginia 500 ticket.


  • MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY FAN ZONE: A great way to get your race day started and enjoy question and answer sessions with Sprint Cup drivers. The $99 package includes hot buffet featuring breakfast and lunch items, four beverage coupons for Pepsi products and wine and beer (patrons 21 and older) and a Pre-race Track Pass. Drivers have not been named yet, but normally there are at least two top-tier Sprint Cup drivers for the question and answer sessions. The $99 price does not include a ticket to the Virginia 500.

Tickets and all packages for the Virginia 500 may also be purchased by calling 1.877.RACE.TIX or by visiting online. If you order online, you can print your tickets at home and have them for Valentine's Day.