Arts/Entertainment/Sports: CLAY CAMPBELL
PRESIDENT, MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY; PRESIDENT, MID-ATLANTIC REGION, NASCAR, MARTINSVILLE
Campbell, who’s been president of Martinsville Speedway for nearly 35 years, runs the track his grandfather built in 1947. He worked at the track from a young age, mowing grass and painting walls, and started in the maintenance department after graduating from high school in 1978.
The Martinsville native is a pilot and a former race car driver who won the Caraway Speedway Limited Late Model Sportsman championship in 2001. He’s a charter member of the nominating committee and voting member for the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Campbell also serves on the boards of the Blue Ridge Airport Authority and the Chambers Partnership for Economic Growth.
BEST ADVICE FOR OTHERS: Regardless of what you do in life, give it your best with the goal of doing it better than anyone else.
PERSON I ADMIRE: My grandfather, the late H. Clay Earles, who I learned so much from starting at an early age, was invaluable to me. The best teacher I could have ever had.
FAVORITE APP: ForeFlight
MOST RECENT BOOK READ: “On the House: A Washington Memoir,” by John Boehner