Martinsville Speedway is a special place to No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driver Brian Vickers.
The half-mile, concrete track in southern Virginia is one of the places where a young Vickers fell in love with NASCAR.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to the final short track race of the season, Martinsville Speedway. The .533-mile track typically produces plenty of beating and banging with the winner getting one of the most coveted trophies on the circuit– a seven-feet tall grandfather clock.
Two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip’s hardest hit in life came when his sister called to tell him their mother, Margaret Waltrip, had suffered a major stoke due to arterial fibrillation (AFib.)
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to Talladega Superspeedway, the site of multiple wins for Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer (October 2011 and October 2010).
No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers and fellow Toyota driver Denny Hamlin are the only drivers who own two top-five finishes in the three restrictor plate races in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.