LOVE has come to Martinsville Speedway

LOVE has come to Martinsville Speedway

March 19, 2018


Martinsville, VA (March 19, 2018) – The Martinsville-Henry County EDC’s Tourism Office is excited to announce that LOVE is in the air at Martinsville Speedway; 96 feet high, to be exact! The Tourism Office will be welcoming race fans in a new way beginning at the STP 500 weekend, with a new sign at the main gate entrance. The design plays on the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) LOVE letters marketing campaign, which promotes all of the reasons, why Virginia is For Lovers. The sign, which stands 96’ H and is 18’ W, will be one of the first things guests see when entering the main gates at Martinsville Speedway.

“Martinsville and Henry County has welcomed our fans and spectators with open arms to Martinsville Speedway for 70+ years. We are extremely excited about the partnership with the EDC, the Virginia Tourism Corporation, and Visit Martinsville. Being able to showcase the LOVE that the Commonwealth of Virginia and this community shows our guests and fans is unparalleled”, said Clay Campbell, president of Martinsville Speedway.

“Racing has deep roots in Virginia, and is an important contributor to our tourism economy,” said Rita McClenny, president and CEO of Virginia Tourism Corporation. “The Martinsville Speedway is an iconic destination for racing fans, and the addition of the new LOVE banner will be the perfect visual to show travelers from around the country that Virginia is for Racing Lovers.”

Sarah Hodges, Director of Tourism for Martinsville-Henry County, says, “We are so excited to have the opportunity to welcome fans to Martinsville speedway in such a big way! We want our fans to know how much we appreciate them coming to Martinsville and supporting our town and track.”

Show us how you LOVE Martinsville-Henry County by tagging #VisitMartinsville in your pictures from the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 and STP 500 this Saturday and Sunday.

The Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center is located inside the New College Institute building at 191 Fayette Street in Martinsville, online at or by calling 276.632.8006.

The mission of the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation is to create new job opportunities and expand the tax base for the area.  The organization strives to support and develop local industry, as well as market Martinsville-Henry County globally as an exceptional place to live, work and play.

The EDC is a public-private partnership between the City of Martinsville, Henry County, the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber’s Partnership for Economic Growth (C-PEG) and the Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont.


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