Martinsville Speedway is NASCAR’s shortest track, but it looms large in Cup Series history.
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The .526-mile “paperclip” has been a stop on the circuit since 1949 and remains a fan and driver favorite, hosting two events annually where winners take home a grandfather clock that honors the local furniture industry.
Jimmie Johnson leads active drivers with nine wins at the Virginia oval and can move into third place on the all-time wins list with one more. So who’s he looking to leapfrog?
JEFF GORDON: 9 WINS
Gordon’s last win at Martinsville came in 2015.
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Gordon was always a front-runner at Martinsville, with an average finish of 6.74 during his career.
DARRELL WALTRIP: 11 WINS
Waltrip’s first Martinsville win in 1976 was the third of his 84 career victories.
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Waltrip was a wiz on the short tracks. Along with his 11 wins at Martinsville, he holds the record at Bristol Motor Speedway with 12.
RICHARD PETTY: 15 WINS
Petty won at Martinsville seven years in a row from 1967-1973.
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Petty’s 15 victories at Martinsville tie the record for the most by a driver at a single track with his own 15 wins at North Wilkesboro.