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 first true ‘Motorsport Resort’ is an absolute pleasure. I am proud to represent my friends at VIR this weekend” says James Davison, NASCAR Cup Series Driver. “The circuit is one of the best in North America and one that has been good to me also!”
Connie Nyholm, VIR Owner & CEO quotes they are “thrilled to be the primary sponsor for this week’s race at Martinsville Speedway. James is truly a talented driver, and the only driver in the history of motorsports to qualify for the Indy 500, race in NASCAR at the Daytona Road Course, race the Indy 500, and then compete in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona over 3 consecutive weekends”.
Recently chosen as one of Car and Driver Magazine’s top six road courses in the nation, VIRginia International Raceway is a multi-purpose road course offering professional and amateur auto and motorcycle racing, as well as a wide range of track events. Each year, VIR draws tens of thousands of spectators for some of the best road racing in the country. Its uphill Esses and sharp elevation changes not only make it a fan and driver favorite but have also established it as a prominent testing facility for the automotive industry.
While racing is the heart of VIR, the expansive 1,300-acre property located at the Virginia-North Carolina border is so much more. America’s first true “motorsport resort,” it’s an entire vacation destination with
several onsite hotel and lodging options. Within the property’s rolling hills and miles of lush forest, guests can enjoy unique amenities such as the exclusive Driver’s Club, karting, off-road racing, skeet shooting, pistol, and rifle ranges, skid pad, dining options more.
BYRD Racing, formally known as Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, is an American Motorsports Platform currently partnering with Rick Ware Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series and with Dale Coyne Racing for the Indianapolis 500. Byrd Racing was founded in 1982 and traces its roots to the Indianapolis Speedrome, where it found immediate championship-winning success.
From there, the Byrd team spread its wings to begin competing on short tracks across the country. While continuing its winning ways on the short tracks of America, Byrd Racing made the leap to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, successfully fielded 22 entries in the Indianapolis 500 beginning in 1985, scoring 6 top ten finishes, with a best finish of 5th in 2005.
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