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NASCAR fans love being sky high at Martinsville Speedway for STP 500

Flatfoot Hurley lives just behind the Martinsville Speedway, but Sunday he was enjoying the view from the top. Hurley and his nephew, Tommy Hurley, who lives about five miles away from the speedway, saw the race from the SkyDeck, the speedway’s newest viewing platform.


What Drivers Said after Martinsville

Brad Keselowski had just enough to hold off a late charge by runner-up Chase Elliott and third-place finisher Kyle Busch to win Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. BRAD KESELOWSKI – winner: “The car was really good – this Ford Mustang. You know, Ford worked really hard in the offseason to bui


Fans enjoy warm weather on race day

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - It's race day at the Martinsville Speedway, and fans flocked to the southside to see the action. They were enjoying the race atmosphere, buying those NASCAR souvenirs and capturing moments. Of course, taking in the nice, sunny weather.


Virginia State Police are investigating a three-car crash

FAUQUIER COUNTY, Va. - Virginia State Police is investigating a three-car crash that killed one and seriously injured another Friday afternoon. Police have identified 44-year-old Jamie F. Fitzgerald as a victim in the crash. The investigation shows that as Fitzgerald was traveling southbound on Rout


Polls: Who Do You Support in Virginia House of Delegates Democratic Primaries?

See below for a bunch of polls on Virginia House of Delegates Democratic primaries around the Commonwealth. Who do you prefer? Weigh in, below, and also please let us know (in the comments section) *why* you support a particular candidate. Thanks. I’ll keep these up until Thursday…enjoy!


Ministries provides Martinsville race fans with services, assistance

Raceway Ministries is offering services for handicapped people, refreshments and a Sunday worship service. Michael Harrison, lead pastor at The Community Fellowship in Collinsville, said Saturday: “Raceway Ministries has been here about 30 years. It serves a lot of the NASCAR and weekly tracks aroun


William Byron’s car fails pre-race inspection at Martinsville Speedway

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — William Byron‘s No. 24 Chevrolet failed inspection Sunday morning at Martinsville Speedway. Byron’s car failed mechanical measurements. His sixth place qualifying time will be disallowed and he will have to start from the rear.


Five days set aside for trial; suspect facing charge of first-degree murder in death of his grandfather

A five-day jury trial is set to start Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court for 32-year-old Journy Lee Snead, indicted in December for felony first-degree murder in connection with the death of his grandfather, 75-year-old Floyd Leslie Crider.


Martinsville Weekend A Memorable One For The Wood Brothers

A most memorable weekend of racing at Martinsville Speedway for the Wood Brothers and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team ended Sunday afternoon with a 15th-place finish by Paul Menard in the team’s No. 21 Ford Mustang.


Glenn Wood Tower dedicated in prerace ceremony at Martinsville Speedway

The race belonged to Brad Keselowski, but the day belonged the Glenn Wood and the entire Wood family. Prior to driver introductions, Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell stepped to the microphone, welcomed the fans and then brought up the Wood family up on stage for a special presentation.


Newman Finishes 23rd at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 24, 2019) — An ill-handling car forced Ryan Newman to a 23rd-place finish at Martinsville Speedway Sunday afternoon in his Acorns Ford Mustang. Newman rolled off the grid 20th but battled loose conditions early on and never recovered in the 500-lap event. By the point of the


More than 100 dead cats found in freezer at home in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Animal control authorities in Virginia Beach found dozens of dead cats inside a freezer Monday. They were attempting to serve a search warrant for alleged cat hoarding when the discovery was made. The owner wasn't at home at the time.


Virginia K-9 finds children lost in woods

POWHATAN, Va. (WWBT) -- Powhatan Sheriff’s Office K-9 Bane is getting the recognition he deserves after tracking down two lost children in the woods Saturday. The sheriff’s office said parents and neighbors had been searching the wood for about 45 minutes with daylight running out when they were cal


STP 500: How the race ws won

Logano started from the pole position after winning qualifying Saturday, but had some trouble with his car being extremely loose in the turns, and fell back to seventh pretty quickly. No one has won at Martinsville after starting from the pole since Jimmie Johnson did it in 2013. In 11 races since,


Police search for 3 missing, endangered sisters from Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Fairfax County Police Department need your help locating three missing endangered children from Alexandria. Police say sisters Ariana Ford, 12, Aniya Ford, 10, and Athena Ford, 8, were last seen near the Mount Vernon Apartments in Alexandria.


Kyle Busch Claims Truck Victory in Saturday’s TrüNorth Global 250 at Martinsville Speedway

Kyle Busch is no stranger to success at Martinsville Speedway in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, and the winningest driver in series history added to that record on Saturday with a win in the TruNorth Global 250.


Juvenile charged after infant fatally shot in North Carolina

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A juvenile has been charged after shooting and killing an infant Friday night, The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said. Officials told WTVD that it happened in the 3100 block of Cricket Road at about 7:30 p.m.


Officials investigating apartment complex fire in Pittsylvania County

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Fire officials in Pittsylvania County are investigating what might have caused a Sunday afternoon fire at an apartment complex. Officials tell WDBJ7 that the fire happened at NorthPointe Apartments in Danville. When units arrived on the scene, smoke and fire were


Martinsville High School band to raise money on race day with parking program

The Martinsville High School Band Boosters will be parking cars at BB&T Bank in Ridgeway on Sunday as fans come to the area to attend the STP 500 race at Martinsville Speedway.


Chelsea Manning supporters demand her release from Virginia jail

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Supporters of Chelsea Manning have called for her release from prolonged solitary confinement at a Virginia jail, but an official disputes that she's being held in those conditions.