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Martinsville Speedway
Martinsville, VA

Earnhardt has six wins and six 2nd-place finishes at this unique Virginian half-mile short track.


Facts and Figures on Dale Earnhardt's Career at Martinsville Speedway

Six Martinsville Speedway Wins:
1980 Old Dominion 500
1985 Old Dominion 500
1987 Virginia 500
1988 Virginia 500
1991 Virginia 500
1995 Old Dominion 500

He finished second six times at Martinsville Speedway, including a second place finish in last fall’s Old Dominion 500. He also had two thirds, three fourths and three fifths for a total of 20 top 5 finishes.

Only Martinsville Speedway pole came in the 1995 Virginia 500 when time trials were rained out and he started first because he was leading the points standings.

First start at Martinsville Speedway came in the Virginia 500 on April 22, 1979. He started 11th, finished 8th and won $3,350. He went on to win the Winston Cup Rookie of the Year title in 1979.


M A R T I N S V I L L E   P H O T O   G A L L E R Y

Dale Earnhardt, with his family, in Martinsville's Victory Lane in 1988.

Dale Earnhardt sits with Richard Childress.

Earnhardt after a win in the 1980 Old Dominion 500

Earnhardt coming out of one of Martinsville sharp turns.

Earnhardt making a pass on one of Martinsville's "dragstrip" straightaways.

Earnhardt talks with Jeff Burton on pit road.

Dale Earnhardt and Neil Bonnett.

Earnhardt watches from pit road.

Dale Earnhardt and Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell in the 1995 Goody's 500 Victory Lane.


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