Martinsville, Virginia


Martinsville Speedway to Give Grandfather Clock Trophy to One Lucky Ticket Holder

In celebration of 70 years, the winner of the STP 500 won’t be the only one leaving Martinsville Speedway with an iconic grandfather clock trophy. One lucky ticket holder will win one as well.

For each ticket purchased before March 29, fans will be entered into the Fans 500, a drawing to win the same Martinsville Grandfather Floor clock the winner takes home.

“The fans are the reason we are able to do what we love, and this is a way to say thank you for their support for 70 years now,” Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell said. “The grandfather clock is the most iconic trophy in all of motorsports and fans are constantly talking about it and telling me they’d like to have one. Now, they have that chance.”

Fred Lorenzen won the first clock in the spring of 1964 and the track has given one away to every NASCAR Premier Series winner since. Since 2005 every winner at the historic half-mile speedway has taken home a clock.

For more information, eligibility and the rules and regulations for the Fans 500 Grandfather Clock Contest visit http://www. Info/Subscriptions/Clock- Sweepstakes.aspx.

The STP 500 race weekend is March 31-April 2, 2017.

The weekend starts on Friday with Virginia Lottery Pole Day and continues on Saturday with the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race.

NASCAR’s Premier Series, sponsored by Monster Energy, will be in action on Sunday with the running of the STP 500.

The race is the first short-track race of the season and marks the series’ return to the east coast after the “West Coast Swing.”

Last year Kyle Busch became the first driver in the tracks storied history to win both the Truck and

Premier Series races in the same weekend.


Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 877.RACE.TIX or online at