First Data 500 - NASCAR Cup Series Tickets
Event: First Data 500
Location: Martinsville Speedway
City: Ridgeway, Va.
Series: NASCAR Cup series
Race Length: 263 miles
Leaders in wins: Richard Petty, Darrel Waltrip, Jimmy Johnson and Jeff Gordon
First Data 500 - NASCAR Cup Series TicketsThe First Data 500 is the annual fall race at Martinsville Speedway, usually taking place in late October or early November. Martinsville Speedway is among the most historic tracks in all of NASCAR. The track is only slightly more than a half-mile long and has hosted races for more than 70 years, having opened in 1947. The winner of the race receives a grandfather clock trophy. This race is one of the hottest tickets on the NASCAR circuit due to the history of the race, the unique track shape and the playoff implications. The First Data 500 is typically the autumn race held at Martinsville Speedway, with the STP 500 being the one that's held there in the spring. You can see all the racing action up close and personal when you attend the race live. Get your First Data 500 - NASCAR Cup Series tickets at StubHub.
How big is Martinsville Speedway?Martinsville Speedway is the shortest track in NASCAR at only 0.526 of a mile in length. Because the track is small, it has limited seating. The speedway currently seats around 60,000 people, and seating is being reduced to improve looks and logistics. Some seating on each end is being removed, making it easier for fans to reach their seats. Because the track is small and the seating capacity is limited, every seat in the house has a great view of the action. This is an ideal NASCAR fan experience, but fans may struggle to find a seat.
Who are some notable drivers who may appear at the First Data 500 - NASCAR Cup Series?Richard Petty, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon have all set records at Martinsville Speedway. These days, a new generation of drivers is trying to break records and win championships. Established stars like Kurt and Kyle Busch are sure to be in the championship hunt. Meanwhile, younger drivers like Chase Elliott, Austin Dillon and Kyle Larson are all trying to leave their mark. The competition is sure to be fierce, and the unique track size will give each driver a chance to prove their skill.
What events happen around the First Data 500 - NASCAR Cup Series?The main event is the race, but several events lead up to the race. Car enthusiasts who want to make a weekend of the event are sure to love attending practice. During practice, each team tries to push their car to the very limit and gain a greater understanding of the track. If you want to see the cars at their fastest, you should consider attending Qualifying. During Qualifying, each driver will try to cut the fastest lap they can. The fastest car will get to start the race in the pole position, which is very advantageous.
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How does this race fit into the NASCAR playoffs?The NASCAR playoffs are the most important event in NASCAR. They determine the top series champion each year. The First Data 500 is the first race in the round of eight (which is the third round of the playoffs) each year, making it a vital part of the playoff competition.
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