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Martinsville Speedway to Host 26th Annual Christmas Toy Drive to Benefit the Grace Network of Martinsville & Henry County on Dec. 4

Friday November 20, 2020

Fans Can Drive Laps Around the Historic Half-Mile Oval by Donating an Unwrapped Toy or $20 to Support the Community

Martinsville Speedway to Host 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race on Oct. 30, 2021

Thursday November 19, 2020

Track to Host Penultimate Race of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Season for Second Consecutive Year

Martinsville Spring Night Race Tickets On Sale NOW!

Thursday November 12, 2020

Tickets Are Now Available For The First Ever Three-Race Weekend of Night Races at Martinsville Speedway

Chase Elliott Wins Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Cementing His Spot in NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Championship 4

Monday November 2, 2020

Denny Hamlin & Brad Keselowski Punch Their Tickets at Martinsville to Battle Joey Logano & Chase Elliott for Premier Series Title at Phoenix Raceway

Cup Series Regular Season Champion Kevin Harvick Just Misses Chance to Compete for Second Title

Martinsville Speedway Launch Annual Scholarship, Jimmie Johnson Champion’s Award

Sunday November 1, 2020

Historic Track Honors Seven-Time NASCAR Cup Series Champion & Nine-Time Martinsville Winner

Martinsville Speedway Expands Spring Race Weekend with 2021 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Race on April 8, 2021

Sunday November 1, 2020

Modified Tour Will Return to Compete at Martinsville for First Time Since 2010

NASCAR and Wynn Resorts Announce National Multi-Year Sports Betting Partnership

Saturday October 31, 2020

Gaming Operator to Offer Live, In-Race Betting Beginning in 2021

Wynn Applying for Virginia Online Sports Betting License Potentially Unlocking Richmond Raceway and Martinsville Speedway Live Event Experience

Grant Enfinger Wins NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Playoff Race at Martinsville Speedway

Saturday October 31, 2020

Short Track Victory Propels Enfinger into NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Championship 4 with Sheldon Creed, Brett Moffitt & Zane Smith

Martinsville Speedway to Host 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Races on April 9, 2021 & Draft Top 250 on Oct. 30, 2021

Friday October 30, 2020

Track to Host Penultimate Race of NASCAR Xfinity Series for Second Consecutive Season

Martinsville to Host Spring NASCAR Xfinity Series Race for First Time Since 1994

NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Labonte Named Grand Marshal for NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Playoff Race at Martinsville Speedway

Thursday October 29, 2020

Draft Top Co-Inventor & Co-Founder Sean Kelly to be Grand Marshal for Draft Top 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff Race

Clay Campbell Recognized as 2020 Comcast Community Champion of the Year Finalist

Thursday October 22, 2020

Martinsville Speedway President Joins Matt Kaulig & Bubba Wallace as Finalists for Prestigious Annual Award Recognizing Philanthropic Efforts of Individuals Within the NASCAR Industry

Martinsville Speedway & Draft Top Partner on Entitlement for Draft Top 250

Tuesday October 13, 2020

Penultimate NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff Race on Oct. 31 to Set the Field for Series Championship

Martinsville Speedway to Host Limited Fans for NASCAR Playoff Weekend on Oct. 30-Nov. 1

Thursday October 8, 2020

Penultimate Races of the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series to Set the Field for NASCAR Championship Weekend

Martinsville Speedway to Host 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Races, Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 on April 10, 2021 & Xfinity 500 on Oct. 31, 2021

Wednesday September 30, 2020

Track to Host Penultimate Race of NASCAR Cup Series for Second Consecutive Season Martinsville to Host Spring NASCAR Cup Series Night Race

Martinsville Speedway & NASCAR Hall of Fame Renew Entitlement for NASCAR Hall of Fame 200

Wednesday September 16, 2020

Penultimate NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Race to Run at Night at The Short Track on Oct. 30

2020 ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway Canceled

Friday August 21, 2020

The Nation’s Biggest, Richest & Most Prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Race Will Return to “The Short Track” in 2021

Martinsville Speedway to Host NASCAR’s Penultimate Races of the Season on Oct. 30-Nov. 1

Thursday August 6, 2020

NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series to Host First Series Night Race in Track History

Martin Truex Jr. Takes Checkered Flag in Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway

Thursday June 11, 2020

Truex Wins First NASCAR Cup Series Night Race in 73-Year History of The Short Track

Camel Baby Shower at Infinity Acres

Wednesday June 10, 2020

Join Infinity Acres for Camille the Camel's Baby Shower

Blue-Emu, NASCAR & Martinsville Speedway to Honor Frontline Healthcare Workers at Sovah Health – Martinsville on Monday, June 8

Monday June 8, 2020

NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace to Lead Parade of NASCAR Haulers Around Sovah Health – Martinsville

NASCAR Cup Series Returns to Martinsville Speedway on Wednesday, June 10

Thursday May 14, 2020

Martinsville to Host First-Ever Cup Night Race in 73-Year History

Martinsville Speedway ready to shine ‘Under the Lights’

Wednesday March 11, 2020

The short track is bristling with activity prepping for May race weekend

Fundraising opportunities exist for groups at Martinsville Speedway

Monday March 9, 2020

Americrown looking for groups interested in raising funds for their organizations in May

Blue-Emu To Sponsor First NASCAR Cup Series Night Race At Martinsville Speedway

Friday February 28, 2020

Multi-year Blue-Emu, NASCAR Official Partnership Spotlights Martinsville Speedway

Ryan Preece Lends Kevin Harvick His Car in Testing at Martinsville Speedway

Wednesday January 22, 2020

Gary Putnam joined Preece and Harvick in turning laps at Martinsville Speedway preparing to compete in the MAXPRO Windows Films 200 modified race on Friday, May 8

NASCAR Announces Rules Update for Short Tracks in 2020

Tuesday January 14, 2020

Rules change for NASCAR Cup Series cars expected to improve on-track action for fans at Martinsville Speedway during the first race under the lights at the historic facility in May

Statement from Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell on Passing of Junior Johnson

Monday December 23, 2019

Statement from Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell on Passing of Junior Johnson

2020 Date Announced for ValleyStar Credit Union 300

Wednesday December 18, 2019

NASCAR’s most prestigious and richest Late Model Stock Car race to be held at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, September 26

25th Annual Martinsville Speedway Toy Drive a Success Once Again

Tuesday December 10, 2019

Hundreds of children in Martinsville and Henry County to benefit from donations

Christmas & Holiday Happenings in MHC

Wednesday November 27, 2019

There's plenty of holiday happenings in Martinsville-Henry County.

Local Teens Participate in DRIVE SMART Event at Martinsville Speedway

Wednesday November 6, 2019

Students from four Martinsville-area high schools participated in interactive activities

Martin Truex Jr. Clinches Spot in Championship Four with Win

Monday October 28, 2019

Truex dominated First Data 500

Todd Gilliland Survives NASCAR Overtime to Score First Win

Saturday October 26, 2019

Denny Hamlin scores Virginia Lottery Pole 

Martinsville Speedway Hauler Parade Set for Friday Night

Friday October 25, 2019

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series transporters will travel down US 220 South and into the track starting at 7:30 p.m.

Emotions, action run high during Martinsville playoff races

Thursday October 24, 2019

Expect drama throughout the weekend for the NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 and First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Denny Hamlin: Martinsville Is Going To Be Very Pivotal

Monday October 21, 2019

First Data 500 Victory can lock Virginia native into Championship 4.

Austin Hill One of the Championship Favorites This Season

Friday October 18, 2019

Georgia driver ready to add a Martinsville Speedway win to his resume.

Odds Favor Another First-time Winner for NASCAR Hall of Fame 200

Wednesday October 16, 2019

The last five odd-numbered years have produced first Martinsville win for drivers.

Matt McCall Uses Driving Background to Setup Car for Kurt Busch

Tuesday October 15, 2019

Crew chief for Chip Ganassi Racing uses racing background to help
prepare race-winning cars for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver.

Breast Cancer survivors enjoy day at Martinsville Speedway

Thursday October 10, 2019

Team Chevy drivers Kurt Busch and William Byron spend time with survivors, talk racing at Martinsville in annual event to raise awareness during month of October.

Josh Berry Leads Record-Setting ValleyStar Credit Union 300 Qualifying Session

Monday October 7, 2019

JR Motorsports driver is one of seven drivers to break track record in qualifying

Peyton Sellers Ready for Opportunity Martinsville Speedway Provides

Thursday October 3, 2019

Veteran Late Model Driver Wants to Win ValleyStar Credit Union 300 and Triple Crown.

Motor Racing Network To Broadcast ValleyStar Credit Union 300 Flag-To-Flag

Tuesday October 1, 2019

The ‘Voice’ of NASCAR Returns to Broadcast Late Model Racing’s Biggest Event.

Looney Stands Tall in Testing for the ValleyStar Credit Union 300

Friday September 27, 2019

Craig Moore is second on the speed chart as 80 cars took the track for practice before next week’s race.

VanDyke Hopes New Car, New Format Holds the Key to Winning the ValleyStar Credit Union 300

Thursday September 26, 2019

Testing more pivotal with Top 20 locked in during qualifying.

Joey Logano: Martinsville Was a ‘Must-Win’ Race

Tuesday September 24, 2019

First Data 500 Victory Gave ’18 Champ Huge Boost Toward Title.

Five Drivers Will Highlight Pre-Race Experience at Martinsville Speedway During First Data 500 Weekend

Thursday September 19, 2019

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will take part in Question-and-answer sessions prior to the First Data 500.

Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell Statement On the Passing of Mike Stefanik

Monday September 16, 2019

The following is a statement from Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell on the passing of nine-time NASCAR champion Mike Stefanik, who won five times at the speedway.

Martinsville Speedway Ticket Office Now Open Saturdays

Thursday September 12, 2019

Ticket Window To Remain Open Six Days a Week Until the First Data 500 to Assist Fans.

NASCAR Playoff Field Chock Full of Martinsville Winners

Monday September 9, 2019

Eight of 2019 championship hopefuls have visited Victory Lane at legendary speedway.

The ValleyStar Credit Union 300 is Less Than One Month Away

Friday September 6, 2019

Racers all over the region are preparing to head to Martinsville. Qualifying on the drivers minds with the Top 20 locked in.

Martinsville Speedway Names Tim Southers Director of Communications

Thursday September 5, 2019

Southers Owns More Than 20 Years of Motorsports Industry Experience.

Fall Treks

Wednesday September 4, 2019

Ways to explore MHC in the Fall.

Martinsville Speedway, Richard Childress Racing and Childress Vineyards Team Up to Say Cheers to the Years

Thursday August 29, 2019

New Martinsville Ticket Package to Provide Fans with RCR Museum and Childress Vineyards Discounts.

Martinsville Speedway Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing

Thursday August 29, 2019

Governor Ralph Northam announced that Martinsville Speedway received $25,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) Marketing Leverage Grant Fund program.

Shared History: Martinsville Speedway, Wood Brothers Racing Have Time-Honored Relationship

Thursday August 22, 2019

Oct. 27 First Data 500 Will Serve As Showcase For New Glenn Wood Tower. Autograph Session With Eddie Wood, Len Wood On Oct. 27. Special Ticket Offer For Glenn Wood Tower.

NASCAR Hall of Fame Announced as Title Sponsor For Oct. 26 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Race at Martinsville Speedway

Thursday August 15, 2019

NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 is 2nd Race in NASCAR Playoffs’ ‘Round of 6’.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Drivers Eager for Upcoming Events at Martinsville Speedway

Friday August 2, 2019

Goodyear Tire Test Affording Early Prep for Oct. 27 First Data 500. Drivers Already Anticipating 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Night Race.

The Martinsville Speedway Mile

Saturday July 6, 2019

Miles in Martinsville, in partnership with Martinsville Speedway, is proud to announce the 2nd running of the Martinsville Speedway Mile.

Sellers Claims First Leg of Virginia Late Model Triple Crown

Tuesday July 2, 2019

Next leg of Triple Crown will be the Hampton Heat at Langley Speedway on July 20.

Mountain Laurel Trails to Host Sledgehammer XC Mountain Bike Race

Friday June 28, 2019

VisitMartinsville to Sponsor.

Virginia Triple Crown To Pay For First, Second and Third

Tuesday May 7, 2019

The $10,000 bonus will be distributed $7,000, $2,000 and $1,000 among drivers with the best average finishing positions at South Boston, Langley and Martinsville.

Bands Set for Celebration 2019 at Martinsville Speedway

Friday May 3, 2019

The Worx and Chairmen of the Board will both provide the music at the annual July 4 event.

Lowest Ticket Prices of the Year for First Data 500

Tuesday April 16, 2019

Tickets for the NASCAR Playoff race at Martinsville start at $40 through May 20.

Myatt Snider Speaks With High School Students About Safe Driving

Friday March 22, 2019

ThorSport Racing driver’s visit was part of Who’s Your Driver’s safe driving campaign.

Clint Bowyer and Ryan Preece Join Pre Race Experience at Martinsville Speedway

Thursday February 28, 2019

Pair will take part in question-and-answer sessions prior to the STP 500.

Martinsville Speedway To Recognize Multi-Generational Fan Families During STP 500 Pre Race Experience

Wednesday February 27, 2019

Families who have a grandparent, parent and child in attendance will be able to receive hats, front stretch access and more on race morning.https://www.visitmartinsville.com/events/details/id/18594/stp-500-at-martinsville-speedway

Short-Track Star Ryan Preece Eager for Return to Martinsville

Thursday February 21, 2019

Cup Series Rookie-of-the-Year Contender aiming to add to his lengthy list of accomplishments at short-tracks with Cup win at Martinsville.

Martinsville Speedway to Open Ticket Office on Saturdays Beginning Saturday, February 16

Thursday February 7, 2019

Guests will be able to walk in the grandstands and pick their seat and walk out with tickets in hand.

Jamie McMurray and Kasey Kahne Join Breast Cancer Survivors to Paint Martinsville’s Curbs Pink

Thursday October 4, 2018

The Paint The Curbs Pink event helps raise breast cancer awareness and money for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign.

Tickets at Martinsville Speedway $25 for Youth 17-and-Under Throughout Facility

Thursday October 4, 2018

Pricing that started in spring remains in place for First Data 500 on October 28.

Spring Carnival at Infinity Acres Ranch

Thursday May 10, 2018

Come out to the Infinity Acres Spring Carnival Fundraiser May 19. 

Martinsville Speedway Races Voted By Fans As Top Two of 2017

Thursday January 4, 2018

First Data 500 and STP 500 take top spots in Jeff Gluck’s “Was It A Good Race Poll.”

Holiday Happenings in Martinsville-Henry County

Thursday November 30, 2017

MHC for the Holidays

Gaither Vocal Band and Medal of Honor Recipient to Headline Patriotic Prerace Ceremonies for First Data 500

Tuesday October 24, 2017

Grammy Award winning gospel group and Col. (Ret.) Jack Jacobs are set to play key roles at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday.

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

Tuesday December 6, 2016

Fans purchasing tickets to the STP 500 will be entered into the Fans 500 Grandfather Clock Contest

Fantastic Flight at Dippers

Wednesday June 1, 2016

A Flavorful Adventure

Living Legends in Southern Virginia

Tuesday May 3, 2016

Stories from the racing career of Brice “Spider” Stultz

Fantastic Flight at Dippers

Tuesday April 19, 2016

Gourmet Ice Cream Tasting Event

Open Door Tour in the City of Martinsville and Across Henry County

Tuesday March 29, 2016

Smith River Artisan Trail 

The Lure of Martinsville Speedway

Monday March 7, 2016

Guest Post by Brooks Taylor

Now THIS Is A Suite Deal!

Wednesday March 2, 2016

Don't miss this deal 

Students from Italy Say “Ciao” to MHC

Thursday February 4, 2016

Italian exchange students and local students tour Martinsville-Henry County.

Alpha Energy Solutions To Sponsor Both Martinsville Speedway Truck Series Races

Saturday January 23, 2016

Three-year agreement with Alpha Energy Solutions

NASCAR Legend Rusty Wallace Speaks at MHC Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

Thursday January 21, 2016

Wallace returned to Martinsville 

16 in '16

Thursday December 31, 2015

16 great reasons to visit MHC in 2016 

Martinsville Resident Heading to Homestead to Fight for a Championship

Thursday November 19, 2015

Martinsville resident, Brendon Shreve, is heading to Homestead-Miami for Smithfield Whole Hog Challenge.

Martinsville Speedway Already Gearing Up For 2016

Thursday November 5, 2015

The STP 500 weekend is April 1-3, 2016

Jeff Gordon Wins Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500 at Martinsville Speedway

Monday November 2, 2015

Gordon clinches a spot in the Championship Round of the Chase 

Richard Petty Named Co-Grand Marshal of Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500

Friday October 30, 2015

Richard Petty is named Co-Grand Marshal for Sunday's Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500.

For Keselowski Being a Team Owner Is All About The Future

Wednesday October 28, 2015

Keselowski talks winning at Martinsville 

Holman Says Patience Vital For Good Run At Martinsville Speedway

Wednesday October 28, 2015

Holman is ready for the Kroger 200 

NASCAR Legend Ned Jarrett Named Honorary Pace Car Driver at Martinsville Speedway

Monday October 26, 2015

Ned Jarrett returns to Martinsville Speedway 

The Weavers Have Arrived at Martinsville Speedway

Sunday October 25, 2015

The Weavers Have Arrived at Martinsville Speedway for the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500

Patience Is Key at Martinsville Speedway

Thursday October 22, 2015

Driver says patience is key at Martinsville Speedway 

Advances in Technology Keep Busch's Martinsville Strategy Ever Changing

Tuesday October 20, 2015

Kurt Busch says rear grip has taken the place of saving brakes, when it comes to being in contention at Martinsville

Joey Logano Donates New Roof to Local Domestic Violence Shelter

Thursday October 15, 2015

As a part of Logano’s Chasing Second Chances program

Green Living Market FAQ

Thursday October 8, 2015

Green Living Market October 9-11, 2015 

Peters Ready For Hometown Track in ValleyStar Credit Union 300 At Martinsville Speedway

Thursday October 8, 2015

Timothy Peters looking forward to  Sunday's ValleyStar Credit Union 300 

Macy Causey Follows Her Grandmother’s Tire Tracks

Thursday September 24, 2015

Her grandmother, Diane Teel, became the first female ever to start a (now) Xfinity Series race, the Dogwood 500 at Martinsville in 1982.

Martinsville Speedway Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing

Tuesday September 22, 2015

Marketing Leverage Program to aide the Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville Speedway Ticket Office Open on Saturdays

Monday September 21, 2015

Stop by even on Saturdays to pick out your seats

Martinsville Speedway Offers Jimmie Johnson Martinsville Ticket Package

Wednesday September 16, 2015

Perfect for Johnson fans and STEM education enthusiasts

ValleyStar Credit Union 300 Late Model Stock Car Race To Have New Format

Monday August 24, 2015

Changes are set and excitement builds

Clint Bowyer Joins Martinsville Speedway’s Green Flag Experience

Tuesday August 18, 2015

Bowyer fans, don't miss this opportunity

Martinsville Speedway: The Place for the Chase

Wednesday August 12, 2015

An exciting treat for your small business or group

Kurt Busch Joins Martinsville Speedway’s Green Flag Experience

Wednesday August 5, 2015

Kurt Busch will join Jeff Gordon for pre-race Q&A

Martinsville Speedway Offers Fans a Jeff Gordon Ticket Package

Wednesday July 29, 2015

Jeff Gordon fans this offer is for you

Higher Achievement: Richmond Makes Stop at Martinsville Speedway

Wednesday July 22, 2015

Martinsville Speedway offers life lessons from NASCAR's Diversity Programs

Jeff Gordon Scheduled for Green Flag Experience Prior to Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500

Wednesday June 24, 2015

Jeff Gordon to make appearance at the Green Flag Experience for November Race at Martinsville.

Couple Proves Martinsville Speedway Perfect Spot for Pre-Wedding Celebration

Tuesday June 9, 2015

Couple uses Martinsville Speedway as venue for pre-wedding celebration.

Martinsville Speedway Reading Program

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Students Big Winners in Martinsville Speedway Reading Program

Grand Opening at Infinity Acres Ranch

Friday April 17, 2015

 Looking for something new, exciting and fun to do this weekend? Join Friends of Infinity Acres at the FREE Open House event, featuring a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new "One Room Schoolhouse" classroom at Infinity Acres Ranch! 


The free event is open to the public and will take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and feature activities to inform guests of the many opportunities and activities in Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia.  Meet a variety of animals, hear some favorite songs by entertainer Elliott Stone, facepainting by artist Gordon Drews, try free samples of Essential Oils, play games, free prize drawings and several information booths!   Staff will also be on hand to enroll youth into ANIMAL ADVENTURE Summer Camp and join the Alpaca/Llama 4-H Club, schedule tours, and introduce our  year round ENABLE program for adults with disabilities(waiting list starting!) . 


In addition to the fun activities, there will be hotdogs, sodas & baked goods for sale with proceeds benefiting "Friends of Infinity Acres Ranch" 


"Discover the Joy, Feel the Love" is the motto of Infinity Acres Ranch. Animals and people find unique ways to connect and communicate.  It brings out emotions, respect and pride as participants and volunteers learn from the animals and visa versa.


According to Rick Steere, Co-founder of Friends Infinity Acres Ranch “This organization has been  built with a lot of love, a lot of work, and gratefully, a lot of community support and donations,” He added that the Martinsville-Henry County area has a network of wonderful non-profits and that he appreciates being a part of that collaborative system.


Guests attending the April 18th event are encouraged to park on Joppa Rd or in the field. Signs are posted for directions to 136 Joppa Rd, Ridgeway.  For additional information call 276.358.2378 or find Infinity Acres Ranch online at www.InfinityAcres.org

Legendary Beach Music Band The Tams to Headline Celebration 2015

Friday April 17, 2015

The ocean may be hours away from Martinsville Speedway, but that won’t stop Celebration 2015 from having a beach-type atmosphere. The Tams, a Carolina-style Beach Music band from Atlanta, will headline Celebration 2015 on July 3.


Best known for the hit “What Kind of Fool” and their version of “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy”, The Tams have been recognized as the Beach Band of the Decade and inducted into the Georgia, the Atlanta and the Beach Music halls of fame.


“When picking a band for Celebration, we want to find one that not only will people know, but that everyone will enjoy,” Martinsville President Clay Campbell said. “With The Tams, I know we’re getting both. They’ve been around for decades and I think people of all-ages will have a good time with them.”


Celebration 2015 is a free event with music, carnival rides and fireworks to celebrate Independence Day. In addition to no admission charge, the carnival rides are also free. Concession items will be on sale.


In addition to The Tams, more bands will be named later.


The music begins at 4 p.m., with The Tams taking the stage around 7 o’clock.  Celebration 2015 kicks off at 3 p.m. when the carnival rides open. The night will culminate with the fireworks display at the conclusion of The Tams concert.


Celebration 2015 marks the 17th year Martinsville Speedway has hosted the event.


“The community really recognizes this event as a tradition around Independence Day and a family tradition,” said Jeb Bassett, who is in his seventh year of leading the fundraising for the event. “The clean, safe environment that the speedway offers is unmatched anywhere.”


Bassett said fundraising for this year’s event is at about 75 percent of the goal, and sponsors are still needed to make the event a success.


“The area businesses have been very receptive to continuing their support and most of the new ones we contact are excited to help support the event,” he said. “I’ve had a couple of guys help me that have had some fresh ideas and fresh potential sponsors to contact. Those guys are Eddie White, Tom Prato and Carter Underwood.”


The Tams were formed in 1962, making just enough money to buy what has now become a signature look for the band; matching Tam O’Shanter hats. In the years since they have gone on to release more than 15 albums and been honored with one Platinum and two Gold records. They have toured and recorded with Jimmy Buffett and performed with such greats as Gladys Knight, Jackie Wilson and many more.


For information on becoming a sponsor for Celebration 2015 contact Jeb Bassett at Bassett Furniture.

My Martinsville Party Will Return for Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Weekend

Wednesday April 8, 2015

Party for loyal ticket holders will Return for Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 weekend.

The Richard P. Gravely, Jr. Nature Preserve

Monday April 6, 2015

My journey into history and nature.

Hamlin Holds Off Keselowski

Monday March 30, 2015

Hamlin captures his 5th Martinsville Speedway win

Great Seats Still Remain at Great Prices For Sunday’s STP 500

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Great Seats Still Remain at Great Prices For Sunday’s STP 500

U.S. Army Herald Trumpet Band to Perform Anthem before STP 500

Monday March 23, 2015

U.S. Army Herald Trumpet Band to Perform Anthem before STP 500

Camping At Martinsville Speedway Spring Ritual for Many Race Fans

Saturday March 21, 2015

 It is a springtime ritual for Timothy Forest, Catherine Taylor and David Laing: Make the 50-mile drive south from Roanoke and set up their tents in a far corner of the Martinsville Speedway campground.

 They were extra-excited Saturday morning. They were the first tent-campers to claim a spot for the STP 500 race week. They were unloading their van and unpacking gear minutes after the campground opened at 8 a.m.

 “We put up the tents today and come back on Thursday and stay until Monday,” said Forest. “We would love to stay the whole week, but we’ve got work and children. We might try to squeeze out a little early and get back down here though.”

 Taylor, known as ‘Cat’ by her friends, was doing most of construction work Saturday morning while her boyfriend Forest, Laing and Scrappy, a chubby part-Chihuahua, part-something else pup, watched.

 “They don’t know how to put them up,” Taylor said, preferring to do the work herself than put up with the help of Forest and Laing.

 The trio of campers is part of a larger group that will return to the site on Thursday to officially begin their race week leading up to next Sunday’s STP 500. There will be at least six, one who has been coming for 13 years, Taylor said.

 The four-night Martinsville stay is a highlight of the year for the group, which has a menu planned that includes barbecue ribs, steak, hot dogs, hamburgers and cold beverages.

 “We mingle with people. We play cornhole and horseshoes Way down there is a spot that has karaoke,” said Laing, pointing to a location about a quarter-mile away. “And I love karaoke. I have the best time over there with those folks.

 “You wouldn’t believe the people from all over the country I’ve met and they invite me in like they have known me forever.”

 Angela and Dean Pruitt arrived early on Saturday also, setting up their camper for the 13th consecutive year. They live barely 25 miles away in Danbury, N.C., but stay in the Martinsville Speedway campground for both races every year.

 “Why do we do it? Oh my God, I love it,” said Angela. “It’s my sport and the campground is my place.”

 The Pruitts have spent an entire week in the campground in past years, but returned home to Danbury Saturday for three days of work before the fun begins.

 “There’s a group I’ve know the entire time we’ve been coming. We don’t camp side-by-side. We’re up on the hill and they’re over in the hollow,” said Angela. “But we all play cornhole together, walk laps in the campground, dance, sing karaoke and pull for Junior.”

 General admission campsites in the Martinsville Speedway campground are available. Cost for the week is just $100.

Advanced ticket prices for the STP 500 start at $45.

Ticket prices increase Monday.

Tickets to the Virginia Lottery Pole Day on March 27, the Kroger 250 Camping World Truck Series race on March 28 and the STP 500 Sprint Cup Series race on March 29 can be purchased by calling 877.RACE.TIX or online at www.martinsvillespeedway.com.

Truck Series Rookies Get Track Time at Speedway

Wednesday March 18, 2015

Rookies get a feel for Martinsville Speedway

Numbers Don’t Lie: Action, Excitement Always High At Martinsville Speedway

Monday March 16, 2015

Martinsville Speedway is full of excitement

Harvick Says He’s Looking Forward To Getting Back To Martinsville Speedway

Wednesday March 11, 2015

Harvick is Ready for Martinsville

'You better have everything together by Martinsville'

Tuesday March 3, 2015

Stewart's Crew Chief: 'You better have everything together by Martinsville'

NASCAR's Number Three Will Have Big Presence at Green Flag Experience

Friday February 27, 2015

Two with ties to the iconic number Three added to the Green Flag Experience

Martinsville Speedway Ticket Office Extends Hours Beginning Saturday

Tuesday February 17, 2015

Extended hours for your convenience

ValleyStar Credit Union 300: New Name For Late Model Race

Friday February 6, 2015

Great Sponsor, Great Fun

Move Over Dale Jr. and Make Some Room for Jimmie Johnson

Tuesday February 3, 2015

Johnson joins Dale Jr. in the Green Flag Experience

Military Discounts

Monday January 26, 2015

Military Discounts

Speedway’s Mike Smith Recognized for “Helping Others”

Monday January 26, 2015

Smith named the 2014 recipient of the Ken Patterson Helping Others Award

Green Flag Experience Ticket Holders Get To Hear From Dale Jr.

Tuesday January 20, 2015

The Green Flag Experience to Include Dale Jr.

2014 in Review

Friday December 19, 2014

A look back on the past year...

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream

Thursday December 18, 2014

As part of her volunteer service at the Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center, Brie Thurman shares information from one of her favorite things in Martinsville-Henry County: Dippers Homemade Ice Cream. Blogging is just one of the many activities to participate in when volunteering with the VisitMartinsville team. If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information, please contact Chloe Mayhew, group sales coordinator & volunteer coordinator at 276.403.5948 or CMayhew@YesMartinsville.com.

Martinsville Speedway's Christmas Toy Drive Raises over $13,000

Wednesday December 17, 2014

The holiday season is a time for giving and Martinsville Speedway’s 18th annual Christmas Toy Drive showed that the NASCAR community is willing to do just that. The toy drive raised more than $13,000 and saw 200 toys donated for the Grace Network of Martinsville and Henry County.

A network of more than 100 area churches, the Grace Network will use the money to provide toys and clothes to underserved and underprivileged children in the area.

 “Being able to donate more than $13,000 to the Grace Network is going to help bring smiles to a lot of kids’ faces on Christmas morning,” Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell said. “Martinsville Speedway is proud of our community and our fans. While the speedway presents the check, it truly is a community donation.”

The Grace Network gets lists of names from the churches in the network and then is able to take the money raised and shop according to each child’s needs and wishes.

“Being able to bring joy to children in this season is a blessing,” said Simone Redd, a Grace Network board member and the one who heads up the shopping. “The generous donations and toys received allowed us to spread the spirit and true meaning of Christmas throughout the community.

“Christmas is a special time of the year and we, at Grace Network, appreciate the opportunity to participate in the toy drive with the Martinsville Speedway.”

This year’s toy drive reached a bigger audience than ever before, thanks to some ticket packages that were put up for auction. Race fans from all over the country bid on race experiences like getting a picture taken in Victory Lane with the STP 500 winner or the opportunity to ride in the Official Pace Car for the start of the race.

However, it wasn’t all about change. Like in years past, fans had the opportunity to drive their personal cars around the track, in exchange for a new toy or a $10 donation. Different from years past though, the laps were spread out over two weeks, instead of being limited to one day. This gave fans from as far away as New Jersey and South Dakota the opportunity to participate.

For more information on how to support the Grace Network of Martinsville and Henry County visit http://www.gracenetworkmhc.org/.

Racing returns to Martinsville Speedway for the 2015 season with the STP 500 race weekend, March 27-29. Tickets to the STP 500 Sprint Cup Series race, the Kroger 250 Camping World Truck Series Race and the Virginia Lottery Pole Day are on sale and can be purchased by calling 1.877.RACE.TIX or by visiting www.martinsvillespeedway.com.


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