STP 500 News and Updates
Get ready for what many consider the best short-track competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. As a qualifying race for the Chase for the Sprint Cup, a win at the STP 500 means you're in the playoffs. Drivers at Martinsville Speedway will be kicking things into high gear, looking to land a much-needed victory before the regular season comes to an end. Can your favorite driver master the shortest track on the Sprint Cup circuit? Even the best in the world hail the track's famous paperclip design as one of the most exciting and thrilling to drive. What's more, due to the seating plan and size, fans are much closer to the track and cars than any other in the country—you won’t be more than a few hundred yards away from the action! It's hard to pass up an opportunity like this in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
A win at Martinsville in Virginia means more than just claiming a regular old black and white checkered flag, the STP 500 is the oldest NASCAR race in the entire series. Its inaugural race was held in 1949, in the very first Sprint Cup ever, so prestige and honor are two qualities associated with drivers who win here. Richard Petty is the most decorated racer in in the STP 500 by far (9 wins), followed by Darrel Waltrip and Rusty Wallace each with 5. Jimmie Johnson won it big last season and went on to take the biggest prize of the year—who will take home the celebrated Grandfather Clock trophy this year? Lock in your STP 500 tickets now and see for yourself!