NASCAR & Auto Racing

Martinsville's clocks are cherished prizes

Winners at Martinsville receive a grandfather clock and it remains one of the most coveted trophies in NASCAR.

“Yeah, and I can tell you right where they are at, and they are very special,” two-time Martinsville winner Bobby Labonte said.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to win races in NASCAR, and there are some special trophies out there, but nothing may be more unique or full of history than the Martinsville grandfather clock.

“You think about how long Martinsville has been a part of our sport, and the drivers who own one or two, and, wow, that’s pretty impressive. Richard Petty, think about how many clocks he has. He’s not going to forget what time it is. But, really it’s a trophy that stands out for sure.”