Today in well-meaning but unfortunately-timed promotions: As part of the 12th annual Martinsville Speedway Toy Drive, speedway president Clay Campbell is parking himself atop the Martinsville sign until $20,000 is raised for kids. You'll note the temperature there in that photo taken Friday morning.
Donate a toy, and you can take a hot lap around the track. (Well, as hot as you can go at Martinsville.) If you happen to be in the area, you can hit the Speedway Saturday for some of those famous Martinsville Hot Dogs, as well as a visit from Santa. And if not, call 276-956-7200 or visit Martinsville Speedway's website to give. Come on, get Clay down from there!
- Martinsville Speedway