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The mecca of racing that is Martinsville

Updated: October 26, 2009, 4:47 PM ET
By Brett Borden | Special to ESPN SportsTravel

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It's shaped like a paper clip and, compared to superspeedways like Daytona and Talladega, it's not much bigger than one.

It's all part of what defines Martinsville Speedway and why it has become a mecca for race fans.

The motor sports pilgrimage continues this weekend, as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series makes a whistle-stop at Martinsville for the Tums Fast Relief 500. Race time is 1:30 p.m. ...

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