‘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 »

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 »