Sports

Martinsville Speedway, Inc.

Founded in 1947 by the late H. Clay Earles, Martinsville Speedway is only track which has hosted NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races every year since the division’s inception in 1949.

At .526 miles in length, Martinsville Speedway is the shortest track on the Sprint Cup circuit. But because of its size and shape – described most often as the shape of a paperclip – Martinsville offers some of the most exciting and close racing in the sport.

Also because of its size, fans are closer to the action than any other track. The cars are never more than a few hundred yards away and sometimes they seem close enough to reach out and touch.

The track is also one of the most modern, with high-rise aluminum chair back seating, corporate and fan suites and state-of-the-art facilities for the media.

In a recent poll of race fans by a major publication, Martinsville Speedway was voted as the top bargain in all of Sprint Cup racing as well as the track having the best view of the action.

Now owned by International Speedway Corporation, Martinsville Speedway conducts three major race event weekends each year. The track annually hosts the STP 500 and the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500 Powered by Kroger NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, the Kroger 250 and Kroger 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races and the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race.

P.O. Box 3311
Martinsville, VA
276-956-1543
http://www.martinsvillespeedway.com

Martinsville Mustangs

The Martinsville Mustangs is a part of the Coastal Plains League (CPL), a collegiate summer league featuring college players from across the country. The CPL features 14 teams across Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Since its creation, the league has worked to provide a successful environment for amateur baseball players as they work toward the dream of making it to the big leagues.

Popular promotions attract people to Hooker Field and keep them entertained between innings of America’s favorite pastime. According to national reports by Ballpark Digest, the Martinsville Mustangs ranked 16th out of 160 other summer collegiate baseball organizations in the country for their average game attendance of 1,601 in 2013.

We look forward to seeing what the Mustangs have in store for us in the upcoming season!

For more information on the Martinsville Mustangs and a schedule of games, please visit the team's website at www.martinsvillemustangs.com.

450 E. Commonwealth Blvd
Martinsville, VA
276-403-5250
http://www.martinsvillemustangs.com

Smith River Sports Complex

Southern Virginias Finest Sports and Recreation Destination
Smith River Sports Complex

A 90-acre multi-use sports development operated by the
Southern Virginia Recreation Facilities Authority and funded by a grant from The Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont.

The complex hosts youth matches, college and high school tournaments, camps and other events. The fields are available by reservation only for field sports such as soccer, lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee and other outdoor events.

1000 Irisburg Road
Axton, VA
276-638-5200
http://www.smithriversportscomplex.com

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