Martinsville, Virginia


Virginia 500 At Martinsville Speedway Right Around The Corner

The holidays are in the rearview mirror and that means the NASCAR Sprint Cup season is beginning to fill our windshields.

The Virginia 500 at Martinsville Speedway is just three months away. The Sprint Cup teams are heading to Daytona to shake down the new 2013 cars, preparing for the 2013 Daytona 500 on February 24.

"It's an exciting time of the year for race fans," said Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell. "I'm a huge race fan and I know I'm anxious for the new season to get underway. I'm thrilled about the new 2013 cars. And I'm really excited about seeing those new cars here at Martinsville. They are really going to look great here in April."

The new NASCAR Sprint Cup cars will make their Martinsville Speedway debut on April 7 in the Virginia 500. If past history is any indicator, it will be the normal wild, action-filled short-track shootout that Martinsville fans have come to expect and enjoy.

Remember last year's spring race? It was a three-way battle for the lead entering the first turn on lap 498 that ended up with Clint Bowyer, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson spinning and Ryan Newman slipping through for the win. It was an incident that was talked about all season. And it was vintage Martinsville Speedway racing.

"If you love good old-fashioned short-track racing, this is the place to be," said Campbell. "It's one of those great race tracks where you can't be sure who is going to win until the checkered flag falls. It's the place to be on April 7, that's for sure."

The Virginia 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. It's not too early to guarantee yourself a chance to witness all the Martinsville Speedway excitement this spring.

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