Martinsville is famous for its hotdogs. Go eat one. It's pink, but it won't kill you.
I love Martinsville, because it's two drag strips connected by two U turns. Oh, wait, I'm pretty sure someone else has already said that. Believe me, it's not easy being original in a world where it seems like everything has been done, said, or written at least once.
I love the short tracks. I always have. I love Martinsville, Richmond, Bristol, Dover, Phoenix, and even Darlington, even though Darlington technically doesn't qualify as a short track. I love the fact that the drivers have to really crank that steering wheel around like they don't do on 1.5 mile tracks. It's fun, it's awesome, and oh, did I mention the great pink hot dogs?
Expect to see a hot dog wrapper or two on the front grills of some of the race car. That's a tradition at Martinsville too. Somehow, some of those pieces of paper end up on the track, and when one gets hung in front of the radiator of a race car, overheating can occur. It's just part of the game at this wonderful track in southern Virgina.
Martinsville is the oldest, I think, track currently on the NASCAR circuit. It's a wonderful example of how racing used to be. I love it, and if you're a NASCAR fan, you should too.
I really don't care who wins this weekend, but I'm very happy that we're racing on one of the greatest tracks in the series this weekend. I'm going to eat a hot dog in celebration.