Friday Is For The Kids (and Adults too) at Martinsville Speedway

When the STP 500 weekend presented by kicks off on Friday, March 22 at Martinsville Speedway, there will be plenty to do for fans, especially kids, and it’s all free – for everyone.

The day will kick off with a practice session for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series, followed by a Truck Series autograph session and ending with the annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hauler Parade.

“We pride ourselves on giving the best experience at the best prices and there is no better price than free,” Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell said. “It’s a great way to start the weekend and a great way to bring the family out, without breaking the bank.”

The fun, and affordability, doesn’t end on Friday. On Saturday, youth 17-and-under are admitted free to the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race and adult tickets are $30 in advance and increases to $35 on March 16.

Saturday’s slate includes the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series 250-lap race, along with practice and Virginia Lottery Pole Qualifying for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500. Following qualifying, fans will be able to attend the free FanFest, which will include prizes, music, and some of the biggest names in the sport.

On Sunday, youth 17-and-under are admitted to the STP 500 for $25 and adult pricing starts at $47.

The STP 500 is the first short-track race of the season and the first race back on the East Coast after NASCAR’s “West Coast Swing.”

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 877.RACE.TIX or online at

Martinsville Speedway PR