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Michelin GT Challenge at VIR Weekend Offers WeatherTech Championship in Live NBC Network TV Window, Three Hours of IMSA Prototype Challenge Action

  DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – October’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway is shaping up to be a true fall festival of speed at the historic, 3.27-mile road course on the Virginia/North Carolina border. International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and VIR officials today confirmed details of the weekend schedule, which will see four IMSA-sanctioned… Read more »

Omologato Announces Partnership with Virginia International Raceway

        Omologato is proud to announce a great new partnership with VIRginia International Raceway. “Throughout our discussions, everything between Omologato and VIR meshed very well” said Connie Nyholm Co-owner and CEO of VIR. “We have similar beliefs and see great value in the world of motorsport. We’re honored to partner and look… Read more »

VIR Displays Virginia is for Lovers LOVEworks Sign

Virginia is for Lovers and so are we! We are pleased to present our addition to the program. The LOVEworks program is a state-wide branding initiative designed to promote travel in Virginia and strengthen awareness of the “Virginia is for Lovers” message. It’s easy to see why this message has been the state slogan for… Read more »

BUSINESS OPERATIONS UPDATE: Connie Nyholm & Kerrigan Smith

 April, 2021   While we are excited to begin to reopen VIR to the public, we must remind people that, just as it was before Covid, access into VIR is granted through a process and is not just open access. You are either a registered Participant, a declared guest of that Participant, a ticket holder… Read more »

We Are Back!

To our beloved Fans of VIR, WELCOME BACK! This is NOT an April Fools joke.  Effective April 1, Governor Ralph Northam is increasing the limited fan capacity at entertainment venues across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Thank you Governor Northam and Staff! VIRginia International Raceway can now officially welcome you back to enjoy what many consider… Read more »

‘Auto Queen’ Nyholm Keeps VIR on Track Honoring History, Growth

Women’s History Month Series Continues with Look at VIR’s CEO and Co-Owner By Mark Robinson DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When Connie Nyholm reflects on the life journey that’s led to her position as co-owner and CEO of VIRginia International Raceway, she shrugs and calls it “crazy luck, I guess.” Hardly. A native of Martinsville, Virginia,… Read more »

IMSA Shifts Dates for 2021 Michelin GT Challenge at VIR and Motul Petit Le Mans

Live NBC Network Television Windows Confirmed for Both Races   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – IMSA today announced date changes for the Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway and the season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta following today’s announcement that the 24 Hours of Le Mans has been moved to Aug…. Read more »

SCCA Runoffs Return to VIR for 2022 and 2023 Events

  Following a successful running of the event in 2019, the SCCA National Championship Runoffs are returning to VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) for the 2022 and 2023 seasons, SCCA Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Eric Prill announced during Wednesday evening’s virtual SCCA Road Racing awards presentation. The 3.27-mile, 17-turn natural terrain road course near… Read more »

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 »