Fast facts

Year Opened: 1947

Capacity: 55000

City / State: Ridgeway / Virginia

Biggest Event: STP 500

All time Champion: Richard Petty

Recent Winner: Brad Keselowski

Known for: Having the only oval track on the entire NASCAR track circuit to have asphalt surfaces on the straightaways.

Last 5 Winners


Brad Keselowski won the 2019 STP 500 with a time of 3:21:54. He was able to beat Chase Elliott who got 2nd place and Kyle Busch who got 3rd.

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Clint Bowyer won the 2018 STP 500 with a time of 3:13:14. e was able to beat Kyle Busch who got 2nd place, and Ryan Blaney who ended up in 3rd.

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Brad Keselowski won the 2017 STP 500 with a time of 3:44:59. He was able to beat Kyle Busch who got 2nd place, and Chase Elliott who ended up in 3rd.

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Kyle Busch won the 2016 STP 500 with a time of 3:17:02. He was able to beat A.J. Allmendinger who got 2nd place, and Kyle Larson who ended up in 3rd.

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Denny Hamlin won the 2015 STP 500 with a time of 3:49:13. He was able to beat Brad Keselwoski who got 2nd place, and Joey Logano who ended up in 3rd.

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Kurt Busch won the 2014 STP 500 with a time of . He was able to beat Jimmie Johnson who got 2nd place, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. who ended up in 3rd.

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Tailgate Guide


At Martinsville, you’ll have an incredible time tailgating and camping before the race. The camping areas at Martinsville are mostly general admission, so make sure to get here early if you want to get a good spot. Fans line up bright and early to get camping spots and parking spots, so make sure to get to Martinsville Speedway early if you want to get the most out of your pre-race experience.

If you aren’t in the mood to arrive early or want to watch the race from your RV, then reserve a spot in the Champion’s Overlook. The Champion’s Overlook is located above the backstretch and provides you with the ability to see all the action on the track. Those of you who want the premier camping experience will need to look no further than the Champions Overlook.

In addition to tailgating and camping, you can also get up close to your favorite drivers and their cars before their race through the two pre-race packages offered at Martinsville. The Gold Pit Pass allows you to see the final car inspection as well as the pit box preparation. However, if you want to get up close to your favorite driver, then you can’t beat the Green Flag Experience. The Green Flag Experience will put you right at the center of the action at the driver introduction, so sign up for it today.

Martinsville offers a fantastic camping and tailgating experience, so make sure to get here early and enjoy all the sights and sounds race weekend has to offer.


Gold Pit Pass

The Gold Pit Pass is your way to see what goes on in the pit leading up to the race. The pass grants you access to the final car inspection, pit box preparation, and even allows you the opportunity to catch a glimpse of your favorite driver. You can’t beat the Gold Pit Pass when it comes to behind the scenes access before the race.

Green Flag Experience

If you want to experience Martinsville at its best, then the Green Flag Experience is the thing for you. The Green Flag Experience provides you with photo opportunities, premium access to the driver introductions, and the opportunity to sign the start/finish line.

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Where to tailgate

Stadium Guide

In Game

The Martinsville Speedway is home to two of the biggest NASCAR races of the year giving you twice as many reasons to come out to race. The STP 500 takes place in late March or early April and is an excellent way for fans in the Virginia area to kick off the season. Don’t miss all your favorite drivers square off in the STP 500.

Another fantastic time to head down to Martinsville is during the First Data 500. The First Data 500 is the oldest continuous race in NASCAR making it a must-see for any fan. The race is also part of the NASCAR Cup Series playoff meaning there is a lot at stake. You’ll always be in for a good one when attending the First Data 500, so don’t miss this incredible race.

Regardless of which race you’re coming to Martinsville to see, you’ll have plenty of premium race day experiences to enjoy. The Ultimate gives you exclusive access to pre-race activities while also allowing you to take in the race from the pits making it the perfect experience for anyone who loves the ins and outs of NASCAR. Those of you looking for something a bit more luxurious will want to check out one of the suites or Club 47. Both the suites and Club 47 provide you with a catered lunch and a fantastic view of the entire track.

If you’re looking for the best experience Martinsville has to offer; then The Presidential is the one for you. The Presidential not only gives you the most access to any package it also gives you the opportunity to have breakfast with the track president. You can’t beat The Presidential when it comes to exclusive ticket packages at Martinsville, so hurry up and sign up for the package today.

Finally, the winner at Martinsville has been awarded a grandfather clock since 1964, so make sure you don’t miss the trophy presentation.

A race at Martinsville is an excellent time for any NASCAR fan, so get your tickets today and don’t miss any of the action.

Things to check out

The Ultimate

The Ultimate at Martinsville gives you not only exclusive access to pre-race activities. It also allows you to enjoy the race from the pits. If you want to see everything that goes on behind the scenes, then The Ultimate is just the thing for you.

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Grandfather Clock

One of the unique traditions of Martinsville is that the winner of the race walks away with a grandfather clock. The tradition dates back to 1964 and has been going strong ever since. Make sure to catch the victory celebration as you wouldn’t want to miss seeing the winner take home the grandfather clock.

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The Presidential

Experience Martinsville at its best with The Presidential. The Presidential gives you exclusive access to race day you won’t find anywhere else. Not only will you have the opportunity to attend the driver’s meeting you’ll also have breakfast with the track president. You can’t beat The Presidential so get your pass today.


The All-Access, Cardinal, and Dogwood Suite provide you with access to climate controlled suites during the race as well as a breakfast and lunch buffet making it the perfect way to take in a race. If you want to take in the race in the most comfortable way possible, then you can’t beat the All-Access Suite.

Club 47

Club 47 is where you’ll find the best in-race experience at Martinsville. The package includes tickets to both the NASCAR Truck Series and Cup Series races over the weekend, a pre-race pass, and a lunch buffet.

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Bars & Restaurants

  1. Clarence’s Steak & Seafood

    Clarences Steak & Seafood Sandwich

    We are proud to serve delectable breakfast dishes, both sweet and savory, as well as plate lunches and filling dinners. After your meal, take a look at our desserts for the perfect ending to a relaxing evening.

    6636 Greensboro Rd, Ridgeway, VA 24148, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. Captain Tom’s Seafood

    Captain Toms Seafood Seafood Hudson Harbor

    Local chain serving grilled, broiled & fried seafood, plus cocktails, in a relaxed space.

    2615 Greensboro Rd, Martinsville, VA 24112, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Ridgeway Drive In

    Galaxy Diner Burger Jerrys Pub & Restaurant Burger Ridgeway Drive In Burger Sandwich Peters DriveIn Burger

    Good ol' burgers and fries and so much more!

    821 Main St, Ridgeway, VA 24148, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  4. Wild Magnolia

    Gus Bar & Grill Sandwich Fries Pioneer Diner Sandwich Paul Reveres Family Restaurant Sandwich Wild Magnolia Sandwich

    Wild Magnolia offers Eclectic Southern Cuisine in a casual, cozy atmosphere.

    730 E Church St #7a, Martinsville, VA 24112, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Rania’s Restaurant

    Bellas Pizza of Bristol Pizza Don Vitos Italian Restaurant Pizza Chiefs Place PIzza Pizza Patriot Pub & Grub Pizza Robertos Pizza Ranias Restaurant Pizza The Prescott Pizza Pleasant City Wood Fired Grille Pauls Deli Restaurant Wildcat Angelas Ristorante Pizzeria

    Old-fashioned, family-run spot preparing homey Latin-American & Italian-American dishes.

    147 E Main St, Martinsville, VA 24112, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. El Parral Mexican Restaurant

    Viva Zapatas Nachos La Michoacana Nachos El Parral Mexican Restaurant Nachos Mexican El Acapulco

    We at El Parral and Monterrey Mexican Restaurants pride ourselves on providing our customers with a unique and pleasurable dining experience.

    670 Commonwealth Blvd W, Martinsville, VA 24112, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  7. Skips Restaurant

    Skips Restaurant Sandwich J Birds Deli Ales

    Old-fashioned, family-run spot preparing homey Latin-American & Italian-American dishes.

    900 Starling Ave, Martinsville, VA 24112, USA


    Bar website

    american - italian - $$

  8. Elizabeth’s Pizza

    Custom Pizza Co Pizza Elizabeths Pizza Pizza Colonnade PIzza Restaurant Pizza

    Makes sure that every bite of that pizza will make you happy.

    8500 A L Philpott Hwy #4, Martinsville, VA 24112, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  9. Dixie Pig Barbecue

    Five Star Tavern Burger Etiwanda Roadhouse Burger Old Bag of Nails Pub Burger Dixie Pig Barbecue Burger

    Although well-known for their BBQ, many customers regularly enjoy their delicious hot dogs, with homemade chili, slaw and french fries.

    817 Memorial Blvd N, Martinsville, VA 24112, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  10. Checkered Pig BBQ & Ribs

    Checkered Pig BBQ & Ribs Pulled Pork Sandwich

    Join us at Checkered Pig where we pride ourselves on serving quality BBQ products with friendly southern hospitality.

    1014 Liberty St, Martinsville, VA 24112, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  11. Fenderz Drive-In

    Mug n Bun Burger The Mill of MacArthur Burger Fries

    Make sure you visit Fenderz Drive-In for a lovely meal and great experience.

    3627 Virginia Ave, Collinsville, VA 24078, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  12. Hugo’s Restaurant & Sports Bar

    Hugos Restaurant & Sports Bar Bar Beer

    Daily specials incorporate seasonal, local ingredients. Bold flavors abound.

    25 Bridge St N, Martinsville, VA 24112, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$