Track profile: Martinsville Speedway
Martinsville Speedway basics
Track Type: Short
Distance: 0.526 Mile Oval
Banking/Turns: 12 degrees banking
Getting around the track
Brakes, brakes, brakes. Being able to get good forward bite off the corner allows for passing and plenty of speed in the straightaways, then braking hard twice a lap at the entrance to Turns 1 and 3 takes its toll. A driver must keep the brakes cool to last 500 laps, and with a higher center of gravity on the new car, getting it to handle well in the turns is much more difficult.