Talking Points: Martinsville
Last time the Sprint Cup Series battled for the fabled Ridgeway grandfather clock, Earnhardt bested Gordon in a duel that arguably cost the four-time champion the chance to race for his decade running Drive for Five. For Earnhardt, the feat was one of ...
March 26, 2015
Grandfather clock trophy unique to Martinsville Speedway
The famous grandfather clock given to the winner of every NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway got its start in 1964. Henry Clay Earles, who founded Martinsville Speedway in 1947, needed a way to set the races apart from other races on the ...
October 25, 2013
Martinsville clock tradition now in its 50th year
“It was very important to keep the tradition, and we understood and learned more about the Ridgeway Clock,” said Mark Siciliano, director of marketing and communications for Howard Miller. “As a product, the grandfather clock is very personal, and we ...
October 25, 2014
Outlook: Glenpool's young families keep community growing
Janice Koss is a 23-year Glenpool resident and, like Ridgeway, the school system was the determining factor when she and her spouse chose to move to Glenpool. Since moving and raising her children here, she has been involved in community and schools ...
March 9, 2015
Keeping things ticking with the Maryland Clock Company
Time has been good to Rick and Doris Graham. Married for over four decades, their livelihood spans four centuries. They sell clocks at their family business, the Maryland Clock Company located in Davidsonville, and repair some timekeepers that date as ...
December 5, 2014
View: FASNY 'folly' would hurt White Plains
I realize that FASNY purchased the former Ridgeway Country Club property without the normal due diligence process and has much at stake in the Common Council's decision on whether to approve a special permit for construction of a commercial-like ...
February 22, 2015
NASCAR Martinsville 2014 schedule: Brad Keselowski looking for 1st win at The ...
NASCAR returns to Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Va., for the 2014 Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 on Sunday. The race is the first of the Eliminator Round in the Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Championship. Jeff Gordon, who won the race (and ...
October 24, 2014
Martinsville Speedway is the shortest track on the Sprint Car Circuit, and also one of the most exciting. Today, it is also the oldest track currently hosting Sprint Cup races, as well as having been one of the first paved oval tracks on the NASCAR circuit. Because of these multiple sharp turns, the races at the Speedway are full of side to side travel, close calls and tight, thrilling curves. Byron also won the first NASCAR race held there (the sixth race in the series overall) while driving a 1949 Oldsmobile. Today, the Martinsville Speedway can hold 63,000 race fans at one time, and because of the small size of the Speedway, race fans can get much closer to the action at the facility than they can at almost any other major raceway. The track also prides itself on making races affordable for families and spectators for its four major annual race weekends. The venue has been owned by International Speedway Corporation since 2004. As part of the Sprint Cup Series, the Martinsville Speedway is home to the Tums 500 Fast Relief competitions and the Goody’s Fast Relief 500. The Speedway is also home to...
By the mid-1980s, House of Clocks was selling between 500 and 600 grandfather clocks a year -- as well as hundreds more cuckoo clocks, mantle clocks and wall clocks in Tuerk's store are manufactured by Howard Miller, a company based in Zeeland He... The clock is missing a saucer-shaped mantel, anniversary, grandfather, cuckoo, antique clocks, etc. Makes house calls – for grandfather and other tall clocks. Notable: Factory-authorized to repair Howard Miller, Ridgeway and Black Forest Cuckoo clocks. One is a Palais Royal mantel clock with shelf, and the other is a Howard Miller wall clock that looks like The company opened as part of the Gravely Furniture Company in 1960 and today is part of the Howard Miller Corporation chiming wall and... Good seats remain for both the Goody’s Cool Orange 500 on April 1 "Bob has the largest clock shop in the Mid-Atlantic region, and one of the largest on the entire East Coast," said Ken O'Bannon, the Mid-Atlantic sales representative for Howard... We are also an exclusive dealer of Howard Miller Grandfather, wall, and mantel clocks. Our regular services include same-day jewelry repair, appraisals, engraving, clock, and watch repair.
After 14 years of trying to capture a Ridgeway Grandfather Clock trophy, Dale Earnhardt Jr finally accomplished that feat Sunday afternoon. Junior scored his first win at the Virginia short track and held off one of the best at the track, teammate Jeff Gordon to do so. Unfortunately, as far as the Chase is concerned, it was too little too late as a wreck at Talladega last week ended... McMurray was strong all day, but on lap 85, Gordon grabbed the lead and established his role as the dominant car in the race. The event would prove to be a battle between Gordon and Earnhardt Jr for most of the day when the No. 88 grabbed the lead from his teammate on lap 192. But just because there weren't that many different leaders, the Goody's Headache Relief 500 was... So with three races left and some bad blood between these drivers, next weeks event in Texas could prove very interesting in who makes it to the final four championship eligible drivers in Homestead. After narrowly avoiding elimination with a win at Talladega, Keselowski broke had a rear end issue in his No. 2 Ford (a faily common issue at Martinsville). The only problem is that his car decided to break off of turn four, which led to a pileup that collected Casey Mears, Kasey Kahne, Danica Patrick and Martin Truex Jr. It also led to a ten.