Martinsville, Virginia


Speedway Improvements Underway

Heavy equipment has been roaring at Martinsville Speedway for the past 10 days carving new lanes through parking lots near the track’s main entrance.

Over two miles of parking aisles are being cut through parking lots on the left side of Speedway Boulevard when you enter the track’s main entrance. When the project is completed over 3000 tons of gravel will have been spread over the new lanes. The work will be completed in time for the STP® Gas Booster™ 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 7.

“I think our fans are really going to be pleased when they pull into the parking lot for the STP® Gas Booster™ 500,” said Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell. “Over the past few weeks we’ve moved a lot of dirt and put down a lot of stone, all in an effort to make ingress, egress and parking a much better experience.

“What previously was just an open field will now have aisles to drive through to get to your parking spot. Parking in this area will now be clearly defined.”

Campbell went on to say that all of the track’s parking areas will eventually be upgraded. “Obviously this is a big project, but it is important that we see it to completion eventually over the entire property,” Campbell said.

The STP® Gas Booster™ 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is scheduled for Sunday, April 7, the day after the Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Pole Day is Friday, April 5.

Ticket prices for the STP® Gas Booster™ 500 start as low as $37. Tickets for the STP® Gas Booster™, the Kroger 250 and Martinsville Pole Day may be purchased by calling 877.RACE.TIX or by visiting online.