The First Data 500 is the oldest NASCAR race still run today. Come see the seventh of ten races in the road to the playoffs and experience the speed and the excitement of drivers vying for a first place finish! Not only does first place give them bragging rights and a good position for the rest of the playoffs… the winner also gets a custom-built grandfather clock, a tradition at Martinsville.
2:30p, Oct. 28: Martinsville Speedway First Data 500
There are plenty of amenities on-site at the Speedway to make your day go smoothly! Be sure to stop by the souvenir vendor displays for apparel and presents. Add to your race day memories with a Pre-Race Experience where you meet drivers, or get an All-Access Gold Pit pass to see the front stretch pic area that morning. You can bring in one cooler with food and drinks for the day. There is also a fully staffed Hospital Fan Care area for minor injuries or ailments, as well as First Aid stations and ambulances. There’s also a Guest Information Center where you can learn more about the day’s events, disabled assistance, and get directions. You can find out more about amenities here.
340 Speedway Rd.
Ridgeway, VA 24148
RV camping is a great way to experience a NASCAR event! You get a unique, up-close view of all the action, and have all your food, drinks, and other necessities just a few steps away. No lugging chairs and coolers up stadium steps for you! The Martinsville Speedway has six campgrounds to choose from. RV camping at a NASCAR race is the perfect way to spend the weekend with friends or family, enjoying the race and making memories together. You can find out more here.
You can also camp nearby:
Philpott Lake - has full hookup sites, picnic shelters, showers, water fountains, and basketball courts.
Whether you own a motorhome or use a rental from RVshare, RV camping is a great way to travel to the NASCAR races! You’ll be able to spend all day at the races, then head back to your own quiet retreat, with food and other comforts of home.
If you decide not to camp, there are plenty of hotels in the area as well. Some local hotels offer race weekend packages, which you can check out here. You can often find good deals on travel sites like Expedia or Travelocity as well.
From Greensboro: Take I-73 N/Joseph M Bryan Blvd, and merge onto U.S. Hwy 220 N. Continue on US-220 BUS N., and turn right onto Speedway Rd. Turn right onto 47th St. Turn left onto Speedway Rd.
From Raleigh: Take I-40 Wto exit 160 toward Efland. Follow S. Efland-Cedar Grove Rd. to NC-86 N/US-158 W in Yanceyville. Turn right onto Mt. Willing Rd. Turn left onto Forrest Ave. Continue onto S. Efland-Cedar Grove Rd. Turn left onto NC-86 N. Follow NC-86 N/US-158 W, then continue on VA-86 once you enter Virginia. Merge onto US-29 S/US-58 W and stay on there to US-220/Stuart/Roanoke/Ridgeway/Greensboro. Continue on US-220 to Speedway Blvd. Turn right onto 47th St, then left onto Speedway Rd.
General parking at Martinsville is always free. You can see parking maps here.
Tickets can be purchased online. There are a variety of different options, from individual tickets to fan experiences you can purchase for the weekend.
We at RVshare love helping people find exciting events to experience! Whether you’re an avid NASCAR fan or this is your first race experience, you’re sure to have a blast and create lots of great memories. Heading to the race in an RV is a great, stress-free way to travel. Regardless of whether you visit the races in an RV rental from us or use other accommodations, we’d love to see pictures of your experience! Send us photos at [email protected], and tag us on social media to share your visit. Your adventures could be featured on our blog or social media!
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