Carved into the south-central Virginia mountains in 1946, Martinsville Speedway is the oldest on the NASCAR circuit. Shaped like a paper clip, some describe it as two drag strips with short turns. Check the gallery right here, then make a Pilgrimage to the mecca that is Martinsville.

Martinsville Speedway

In 1996, before a packed house, a young Jeff Gordon (24) held off Terry Labonte for a victory in the Hanes 500 at Martinsville.