STP 500 - NASCAR CUP SERIES
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STP 500 - NASCAR Cup Series Tickets
Location: Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, Va.
2019 Winner: Brad Keselowski
STP 500 - NASCAR Cup Series TicketsThe annual STP 500 stock car race is held at the Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Va., and is the first short-track race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series as professional drivers compete for the championship. From 1950-1955, the stock car race went unnamed, but throughout the years, it has been known by various names depending on the company sponsoring the event. Before 2014, the race went by names such as the STP Gas Booster 500 (2013), Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 (2011-2012) and others. Past STP 500 reigning champions include Brad Keselowski (2017 and 2019), Clint Bowyer (2018) and Kyle Busch (2016). Get ready for NASCAR action by grabbing your STP 500 tickets at StubHub.
How Big is the Martinsville Speedway?The Martinsville Speedway was founded by H. Clay Earles in 1947 and is the only track that has hosted the NASCAR Cup Series every year since the races began in 1949. The Martinsville Speedway is known to be the NASCAR circuit's shortest track at a length of .526 miles, consisting of 12 degrees in banking corners and 0 degrees banking on straights. The front stretch and the back stretch of the track consist of 800 feet each on an asphalt surface. The tight oval design has often been described as a "paperclip." The smaller shape of the track and close quarters make this an exciting race to watch. The Speedway offers Grandstand seating for 55,000 fans.
When is the STP 500 race scheduled for 2020?Make your plans to be at the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on May 9, 2020. It's one of the NASCAR Cup's nighttime races.
What is the STP 500 race like?The smaller design of the track and close-up seating make this an intimate race venue where you can get a better view of your favorite drivers and meet other NASCAR fans. The atmosphere of the venue is filled with the scent of gasoline, along with screeching tires and engines roaring, making this a NASCAR racing enthusiasts' playground. From the tailgating picnics before the race to the waving of the checkered flag that signals the winner, the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway is an event that race car fans enjoy.
What were the results of the 2019 STP 500 race?In 2019, Brad Keselowski won the STP 500 driving a Ford race car for Team Penske, beating an impressive list of professional drivers who challenged him at every turn. A few of the professional racers who were in the 2019 STP 500 race include Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman, Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch and Ty Dillon. Brad Keselowski beat out Hendrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliott by 0.72 seconds to take the checkered flag. Kyle Busch, racing for Joe Gibbs Racing, gave the leader plenty to be concerned about, coming in third place. Driving for Team Penske, Keselowski saw three of his teammates: Joey Logano, Paul Menard and Ryan Blaney finish in the top 20.
What are some historic rivalries of the STP 500 race?When you combine a close track with lots of excitement and high tempers, there is bound to be a few disagreements. Such was the case in 2014 when Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski began their battle due to a run-in during the race. Both Busch and Keselowski are known to have a history of confrontations with each other and other drivers.
Where can I buy STP 500 tickets?You can grab your tickets to the STP 500 at StubHub, the world's largest online ticket marketplace in the world. Purchase your tickets with confidence using StubHub's Fan Protect guarantee that ensures your ticket transaction is safe and secure.
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