Goodys Headache Relief Shot 500 - Martinsville Tickets
Sport: NASCAR Stock Car Racing
Track: Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Va.
Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Round of 8
First Race: 1949
Winning Drivers: Red Byron, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Goodys Headache Relief Shot 500 TicketsThe Goodys Headache Relief Shot 500 (currently the First Data 500) is an annual race held at the Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Va. Presently the seventh out of 10 races as part of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series as well as the first of the Round of 8 event, this race has served as an integral segment of every Cup Series since its inception in 1949. Because of this, the Goodys Headache Relief Shot 500 is actually the oldest race still running in NASCAR racing, making it both a thrill to watch as well as a living piece of history. This timelessness is reflected in the first-place award — a custom-built grandfather clock. If you’re looking for a chance to catch an explosive race live and in person, get Goodys Headache Relief Shot 500 tickets at StubHub.
How long has this race been running?The Martinsville Speedway was first created in 1947, making it one of the oldest racetracks in the United States. Having undergone many name changes over the years as new sponsors have bought the track, the one constant in the race remains the high caliber of talent on display. The likes of Red Byron, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and many others have taken home the gold, as well as the previously mentioned grandfather clock, while racing here.
How many laps are there in the Goodys Headache Relief Shot 500?Like the name implies, the Goodys Headache Relief Shot 500 is comprised of 500 laps, equating to about 263 miles worth of racing. This was not always the case, though, as the original race consisted of only 200 laps to make for 100 miles worth of racing, that number steadily increasing for years until reaching its current form.
How long is the Goodys Headache Relief Shot 500?In terms of time, the race tends to take around three and a half to four hours to complete on average. This is obviously subject to change for any number of reasons ranging from weather to vehicle issues to the condition of the drivers.
What is tailgating like at the Martinsville Speedway?Race day is always a big event when it comes to tailgating at the Martinsville Speedway, especially when that race day happens to be the Goodys Headache Relief Shot 500. Expect to find plenty of people grilling, drinking and having an all-around great time both before and after the race. Given how crowded and slow traffic can be leaving the area, tailgating after the race is a tradition in and of itself for many.
What is it like to see the Goodys Headache Relief Shot 500 in person?Given the historic nature of the Goodys Headache Relief Shot 500 race, you can expect tons of people to show up on race day. Crowds are always huge and packed to the brim with enthusiasm. Both the race itself and the culture surrounding it have an infectiously fun quality to them, helped in no small part by the iconic Martinsville hot dogs sold at the concession areas.
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