Martinsville 591

Martinsville

Situated near the Virginia/North Carolina border, Martinsville is the shortest speedway currently on the NASCAR Sprint Cup calendar.

Situated near the Virginia/North Carolina border, Martinsville is the shortest speedway currently on the NASCAR Sprint Cup calendar. It is also one of the oldest, pre-dating the championship by two years. The turns are almost as tight as hairpins, albeit banked at 12 degrees. Drivers must negotiate a tricky change of surface between the straights and the concrete corners, and conserving brakes is essential. Modernisation at the turn of the millennium raised the grandstand capacity to 91,000.

Circuit

1947

Type

Paved oval

Length

0.526 (Miles)

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Greg Sacks (Pontiac), 18.746s, 101.014 mph, NASCAR Modified, 1986

Latest Races

3,404

Championships

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19,261

Results

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25,185

Drivers

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14,540

Teams

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910

Circuits

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