RIDGEWAY, Va. (WFXR) — It’s racing week for the Martinsville Speedway, as well as the 75th anniversary of ‘the Paperclip!’ Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell says organizers are busy preparing for the big weekend ahead.

Thursday, April 7 has the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 200; Friday, April 8 has the NASCAR Xfinity Series Call 811 Before You Dig 250 Powered by Call811.com; and on Saturday, April 9, we put a bow on things with the NASCAR Cup Series Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400.

This will be the only weekend where all three top NASCAR series will race under the lights at the same venue.

“There are only a couple of night races at the Cup. Period. Us, Bristol next week on a Sunday night, but to have all three of the majors in here at one time, under the lights, it’s pretty special, and I think it speaks well for Martinsville,” said Campbell.

To have all three series at the paperclip for the same weekend makes things busy for all involved.

“We can only accommodate one series at at time as far as tractor-trailers. So there is a lot of moving around and they do an awesome job at making it happen,” Campbell said. “But, you know, the race in general, we have probably 2,000 people working here on the weekends, on race weekend, so it’s organized chaos.”

One other neat thing about this Southside race is that there will only be 400 laps instead of the traditional 500 laps. The biggest key for the drivers is their motivation to cross the finish line, bring home the grandfather clock, and be called a Martinsville Speedway champion.

“There are certain races that are just another race. This is not just another race. It’s special. You mentioned it, the grandfather clock, the prestige. This is not an easy track to win at. If you put this notch in your belt, you’ve accomplished something,” explained Campbell. “So I think all the drivers want to win here, they want to go out that gate with a grandfather clock, bragging rights, so it’s a special track for them.”