Earnhardt has six wins and six 2nd-place finishes at this unique Virginian
half-mile short track.
Facts and Figures on Dale Earnhardt's Career at Martinsville
Six Martinsville Speedway Wins:
1980 Old Dominion 500
1985 Old Dominion 500
1987 Virginia 500
1988 Virginia 500
1991 Virginia 500
1995 Old Dominion 500
He finished second six times at Martinsville Speedway,
including a second place finish in last falls Old Dominion 500. He also had two
thirds, three fourths and three fifths for a total of 20 top 5 finishes.
Only Martinsville Speedway pole came in the 1995 Virginia
500 when time trials were rained out and he started first because he was leading the
First start at Martinsville Speedway came in the Virginia
500 on April 22, 1979. He started 11th, finished 8th and won $3,350.
He went on to win the Winston Cup Rookie of the Year title in 1979.
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