MARTINSVILLE, Va.—If you're traveling later this week near Martinsville, you may want to prepare for traffic delays.
NASCAR will be racing at Martinsville Speedway from Friday through Sunday.
Virginia Department of Transportation says it will be placing signs and message boards to help drivers.
Here is some information from VDOT to help drivers get to the race track:
• From Roanoke and areas north of Martinsville: Race fans traveling south on Route 220 can take the exit onto Route 58 to Martinsville to reach the track or they can continue south on Route 220/Route 58 Bypass to right turn onto a new access road that leads into the speedway. Signs are in place designating the new entrance to the speedway.
• From Danville and areas east of Martinsville: Motorists on the Route 58 Bypass should follow signs directing them to use the track’s back gate. This entrance is located off the bypass, east of the track.
• From Greensboro and areas south of Martinsville: Route 220 northbound traffic will split into three lanes shortly before reaching the speedway. Motorists should watch for electronic message boards and obey police directing traffic. Through traffic should use the left lane.
• From Stuart and areas west of Martinsville: Motorists should stay on Route 58 east and follow signs and message boards to the track.
Those attending the race should closely follow directional information and plan to arrive early and expect heavy traffic and delays.