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Wednesday November 6, 2019
Students from four Martinsville-area high schools participated in interactive activities
Monday October 28, 2019
Truex dominated First Data 500
Saturday October 26, 2019
Denny Hamlin scores Virginia Lottery Pole
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.
Thursday October 24, 2019
Expect drama throughout the weekend for the NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 and First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
Monday October 21, 2019
First Data 500 Victory can lock Virginia native into Championship 4.
Friday October 18, 2019
Georgia driver ready to add a Martinsville Speedway win to his resume.
Wednesday October 16, 2019
The last five odd-numbered years have produced first Martinsville win for drivers.
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.
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.
Monday October 7, 2019
JR Motorsports driver is one of seven drivers to break track record in qualifying
Thursday October 3, 2019
Veteran Late Model Driver Wants to Win ValleyStar Credit Union 300 and Triple Crown.
Tuesday October 1, 2019
The ‘Voice’ of NASCAR Returns to Broadcast Late Model Racing’s Biggest Event.
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.
Thursday September 26, 2019
Testing more pivotal with Top 20 locked in during qualifying.
Tuesday September 24, 2019
First Data 500 Victory Gave ’18 Champ Huge Boost Toward Title.
Thursday September 19, 2019
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will take part in Question-and-answer sessions prior to the First Data 500.
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.
Thursday September 12, 2019
Ticket Window To Remain Open Six Days a Week Until the First Data 500 to Assist Fans.
Monday September 9, 2019
Eight of 2019 championship hopefuls have visited Victory Lane at legendary speedway.
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.
Thursday September 5, 2019
Southers Owns More Than 20 Years of Motorsports Industry Experience.
Wednesday September 4, 2019
Ways to explore MHC in the Fall.
Thursday August 29, 2019
New Martinsville Ticket Package to Provide Fans with RCR Museum and Childress Vineyards Discounts.
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.
Monday August 26, 2019
Tire Strategy top of mind for Looney
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.
Thursday August 15, 2019
NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 is 2nd Race in NASCAR Playoffs’ ‘Round of 6’.
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.
Saturday July 6, 2019
Miles in Martinsville, in partnership with Martinsville Speedway, is proud to announce the 2nd running of the Martinsville Speedway Mile.
Tuesday July 2, 2019
Next leg of Triple Crown will be the Hampton Heat at Langley Speedway on July 20.
Friday June 28, 2019
VisitMartinsville to Sponsor.
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.
Friday May 3, 2019
The Worx and Chairmen of the Board will both provide the music at the annual July 4 event.
Tuesday April 16, 2019
Tickets for the NASCAR Playoff race at Martinsville start at $40 through May 20.
Friday March 22, 2019
ThorSport Racing driver’s visit was part of Who’s Your Driver’s safe driving campaign.
Thursday February 28, 2019
Pair will take part in question-and-answer sessions prior to the STP 500.
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.
Thursday February 7, 2019
Guests will be able to walk in the grandstands and pick their seat and walk out with tickets in hand.
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.
Thursday October 4, 2018
Pricing that started in spring remains in place for First Data 500 on October 28.
Thursday September 20, 2018
New tire rule
Wednesday September 5, 2018
On September 29th
Thursday July 19, 2018
Thursday May 10, 2018
Come out to the Infinity Acres Spring Carnival Fundraiser May 19.
Thursday January 4, 2018
First Data 500 and STP 500 take top spots in Jeff Gluck’s “Was It A Good Race Poll.”
Thursday November 30, 2017
MHC for the Holidays
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.
Tuesday December 6, 2016
Fans purchasing tickets to the STP 500 will be entered into the Fans 500 Grandfather Clock Contest
Tuesday July 5, 2016
Wednesday June 1, 2016
A Flavorful Adventure
Tuesday May 3, 2016
Stories from the racing career of Brice “Spider” Stultz
Tuesday April 19, 2016
Gourmet Ice Cream Tasting Event
Tuesday March 29, 2016
Smith River Artisan Trail
Monday March 7, 2016
Guest Post by Brooks Taylor
Wednesday March 2, 2016
Don't miss this deal
Thursday February 4, 2016
Italian exchange students and local students tour Martinsville-Henry County.
Saturday January 23, 2016
Three-year agreement with Alpha Energy Solutions
Thursday January 21, 2016
Wallace returned to Martinsville
Thursday December 31, 2015
16 great reasons to visit MHC in 2016
Thursday November 19, 2015
Martinsville resident, Brendon Shreve, is heading to Homestead-Miami for Smithfield Whole Hog Challenge.
Thursday November 5, 2015
The STP 500 weekend is April 1-3, 2016
Monday November 2, 2015
Gordon clinches a spot in the Championship Round of the Chase
Friday October 30, 2015
Richard Petty is named Co-Grand Marshal for Sunday's Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500.
Wednesday October 28, 2015
Keselowski talks winning at Martinsville
Wednesday October 28, 2015
Holman is ready for the Kroger 200
Monday October 26, 2015
Ned Jarrett returns to Martinsville Speedway
Sunday October 25, 2015
The Weavers Have Arrived at Martinsville Speedway for the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500
Thursday October 22, 2015
Driver says patience is key at Martinsville Speedway
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
Thursday October 15, 2015
As a part of Logano’s Chasing Second Chances program
Thursday October 8, 2015
Green Living Market October 9-11, 2015
Thursday October 8, 2015
Timothy Peters looking forward to Sunday's ValleyStar Credit Union 300
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.
Tuesday September 22, 2015
Marketing Leverage Program to aide the Martinsville Speedway
Monday September 21, 2015
Stop by even on Saturdays to pick out your seats
Wednesday September 16, 2015
Perfect for Johnson fans and STEM education enthusiasts
Monday August 24, 2015
Changes are set and excitement builds
Tuesday August 18, 2015
Bowyer fans, don't miss this opportunity
Wednesday August 12, 2015
An exciting treat for your small business or group
Wednesday August 5, 2015
Kurt Busch will join Jeff Gordon for pre-race Q&A
Wednesday July 29, 2015
Jeff Gordon fans this offer is for you
Wednesday July 22, 2015
Martinsville Speedway offers life lessons from NASCAR's Diversity Programs
Wednesday June 24, 2015
Jeff Gordon to make appearance at the Green Flag Experience for November Race at Martinsville.
Tuesday June 9, 2015
Couple uses Martinsville Speedway as venue for pre-wedding celebration.
Tuesday May 26, 2015
Students Big Winners in Martinsville Speedway Reading Program
Thursday April 23, 2015
Reserve your seats for $10 down
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
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.
Wednesday April 8, 2015
Party for loyal ticket holders will Return for Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 weekend.
Monday April 6, 2015
My journey into history and nature.
Monday March 30, 2015
Hamlin captures his 5th Martinsville Speedway win
Wednesday March 25, 2015
Great Seats Still Remain at Great Prices For Sunday’s STP 500
Monday March 23, 2015
U.S. Army Herald Trumpet Band to Perform Anthem before STP 500
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.
Wednesday March 18, 2015
Rookies get a feel for Martinsville Speedway
Monday March 16, 2015
Martinsville Speedway is full of excitement
Wednesday March 11, 2015
Harvick is Ready for Martinsville
Tuesday March 3, 2015
Stewart's Crew Chief: 'You better have everything together by Martinsville'
Friday February 27, 2015
Two with ties to the iconic number Three added to the Green Flag Experience
Tuesday February 17, 2015
Extended hours for your convenience
Friday February 6, 2015
Great Sponsor, Great Fun
Tuesday February 3, 2015
Johnson joins Dale Jr. in the Green Flag Experience
Monday January 26, 2015
Monday January 26, 2015
Smith named the 2014 recipient of the Ken Patterson Helping Others Award
Tuesday January 20, 2015
The Green Flag Experience to Include Dale Jr.
Friday December 19, 2014
A look back on the past year...
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.
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.
Friday December 12, 2014
Martinsville Speedway Begins Construction Of New Restrooms
Monday October 20, 2014
Keselowski Hopes to Improve at Martinsville Speedway
Thursday September 25, 2014
The pressure and anticipation for the MDCU 300 builds
Thursday August 28, 2014
Martinsville-Henry County Tourism Division Hires Group Sales Coordinator
Monday August 18, 2014
Q&A Session +Seat for $88
Tuesday August 12, 2014
Harvick to join pre-race fun prior to the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500
Wednesday August 6, 2014
Explore Local Products With A Visit To Local Farmers’ Markets
Tuesday July 15, 2014
MDCU & Martinsville Speedway Join Forces for the MDCU 300
Monday May 19, 2014
Martinsville Speedway To Join The Fun At Hendrick Motorsports Fan Fest
Friday May 16, 2014
More rides, more music, more entertainment