Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville Speedway (HM4TB)

Location: Ridgeway, VA 24148 Henry County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 38.129', W 79° 51.504'

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H. Clay Earles (1913-1999) opened Martinsville Speedway in 1947 with seating for 750. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) first raced here in 1948. Martinsville Speedway was one of eight tracks to host the inaugural 1949 season of NASCAR's Strictly Stock division, later called Winston Cup and then NEXTEL Cup racing. It is the only original NASCAR track still hosting the highest division as of 2007. It features a short .526-mile track and seats more than 68,000. Earle's fan-friendly philosophy has endured, and the track draws fans from across the United States.
HM NumberHM4TB
Marker NumberA-108
Year Placed2007
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 10:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 602059 N 4055043
Decimal Degrees36.63548333, -79.85840000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 38.129', W 79° 51.504'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 38' 7.74" N, 79° 51' 30.24" W
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Area Code(s)434, 276
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4403 Greensboro Rd, Ridgeway VA 24148, US
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