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VIR to be featured as Primary Sponsor for BYRD Racing at Xfinity 500 Martinsville Speedway NASCAR Cup Series Race

  PHOENIX, AZ. Oct. 28, 2020 — Byrd Racing, a multi-discipline motorsports platform, with a presence in NASCAR, IndyCar, and the Road To Indy, as well as grassroots/short track racing, is pleased to announce VIR (Virginia International Raceway) as this week’s Primary Sponsor for the upcoming Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.  “Partnering with Americas… Read more »

New VIR Based Race Shop, IMSA Petit Le Mans Add to Milestone Week for Team Hardpoint

While Team Preps For Move To VIR, Ferriol Makes Endurance Debut With Andrew Davis and Markus Winkelhock BRASELTON, Georgia (October 15, 2020) – Team Hardpoint, just approaching the one year anniversary of the race team’s formation, is laying the building blocks for the team’s strong future this week with its first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship… Read more »

Victory Junction Laps Canceled for 2020

  It’s with our greatest apologies that we make this announcement. Due to COVID-19 and the Commonwealth of Virginia’s recovery specifically, we’re going to move forward with cancelling Friday, Nov 13th’s Victory Junction Holiday Laps. VIR has made the difficult decision to remain open for private rentals in 2020 and we just can’t make an… Read more »

VIRginia International Raceway Waves Green Flag for IMSA to return Aug. 21-23

Premier Racing Event Brings Weekend of Entertainment to the Mid-Atlantic Danville, Virginia – Aug 11, 2020 – VIRginia International Raceway is bringing back its biggest event of the year this August with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race weekend. The premier sports car racing series in North America kicks off Friday, Aug. 21st with non-stop… Read more »

Michelin GT Challenge Update

July 28, 2020 To our Fans, Sponsors, Partners and Employees, It is with a heavy heart that we have to make the official announcement; there will be no spectators allowed at this year’s Michelin GT Challenge IMSA weekend. We had hoped the tide would turn, but as circumstances are all too unpredictable these days, we… Read more »

Virginia and VIR Enter Phase 3

July 1, 2020 Good morning all, We are grateful that Virginia can move into Phase Three today. However, VIR will remain closed to the public until such time that the Commonwealth has given us the green flag to resume more normal operations. VIR will continue running Private events by invitation only with limited entry until… Read more »

HyperFest Cancelled for 2020

***COVID-19 UPDATE*** June 17th, 2020 – To all our HyperFest Brothers and Sisters In Speed, 2021 will mark the 20th year of HyperFest and we are going to have one heck of a party! HOWEVER… Unfortunately COVID-19 is not letting us get out of the pits for 2020 and while NASA driver participants will be… Read more »

VIRginia International Raceway and LeithCars.com Announce Strategic Partnership

Raleigh-Based Company Named as Official Automotive Group of the Iconic Road Course   DANVILLE, Virginia – June 1, 2020 – VIRginia International Raceway, one of America’s premier road courses located on the North Carolina/Virginia border, is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Triangle-based auto dealership group, LeithCars.com. As the new official automotive group for… Read more »

IMSA Announces Updated Return to Racing Plan

  IMSA Announces Updated Return to Racing Plan Daytona International Speedway, Sebring International Raceway to Restart Season in July DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 15, 2020) – In a series of video conferences with stakeholders earlier today, IMSA revealed its plans to return to racing this summer with a revised 2020 calendar for the IMSA WeatherTech… Read more »