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Will Martinsville lose second race?

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08:14 AM ET 03.25 | This weekend, the Sprint Cup Series heads to Martinsville, the shortest track on the circuit. Of the tracks that have two races, Martinsville has the fewest seats (62,000) and is part of the Greensboro television market, which ranks 46th in the country. So when there's talk of which tracks should be cut to one race, Martinsville will almost always have a spot in that discussion. Martinsville needs to sell out its races. As of Sunday, there were still good seats available for this weekend. The race last October was nearly a sellout but not a complete one. Part of the blame has to go to the economy, with gas prices and everything. Teams aren't going to bring as many sponsors to Martinsville when they can bring them to races in bigger markets such as Texas and Phoenix coming up or in Charlotte, Atlanta or Texas in October.

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