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2014 track profile: Martinsville Speedway

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Martinsville Speedway, often referred to as the "paper clip," was one of the first paved oval tracks in NASCAR, dating back to 1947. Home of the Grandfather Clock trophy, Martinsville Speedway hosts the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series, as well as the Virginia is for Lovers Late Model race.

The Grandfather Clock trophies are a nod to the Martinsville, Virginia furniture industry; track founder H. Clay Earles began the tradition in 1964. Martinsville Speedway is the shortest track on the Cup Series schedule, coming in at 0.526 miles, and the only track that has hosted the series since its founding in 1949.

On the schedule for 2014 at Martinsville are two NASCAR weekends, March 28th through 30th and October 24th through 26th; the date for the annual Late Model race has not yet been announced. Tickets for the March NASCAR race weekend go on sale soon – the renewal deadline is December 3rd. Find out more about the track and purchase tickets when available at www.martinsvillespeedway.com.

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