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Martinsville Speedway adding lights for 2017

Martinsville is getting lights soon. (Getty) Martinsville is adding lights after this fall’s Sprint Cup Series race. The track has been hosting Sprint Cup Series races since 1949 and hasn’t had lights. That will change soon as the track announced Wednesday that lights will be installed as a security blanket in case races go long. For now, anyway. The 2015 fall race, won by Jeff Gordon, took over 3 hours and 45 minutes and concluded as darkness enveloped the track thanks to cloudy skies.
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