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Virginia International Raceway Included in Virginia Motorsports Heritage Trail

Alton, VA – Virginia International Raceway (VIR) has been included in the newly created Virginia Motorsports Heritage Trail, a major tourism development project created by Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) to connect travelers to the rich and vibrant racing history throughout Virginia.

The trail offers visitors a way to enjoy Virginia’s numerous racing destinations and see where some of the greatest NASCAR drivers compete, explore the influential people in racing, and virtually visit historic and current tracks across Virginia. 

“We are very excited to be a part of the Virginia Motorsport Heritage Trail. With the deep racing history throughout the state, it makes perfect sense to have all the information in one location for race fans from near and far,” said Connie Nyholm, owner and CEO of VIR.

“With about 20 tracks across the Commonwealth, fans can attend events almost any weekend of the year,” said Rita McClenny, President and CEO of Virginia Tourism Corporation. “The Virginia Motorsports Heritage Trail will allow travelers to experience the state in a new way by exploring the history behind the heart-pounding action fans experience.”

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About Virginia International Raceway
VIRginia International Raceway is one of America’s premier road courses, offering professional and amateur racing for modern and vintage classes while providing contemporary resort amenities. A prominent test facility for the automotive industry, VIR has the distinction of being named one of the top six courses in North America by Car and Driver Magazine, and Southern Roots and Hospitality make it one of the friendliest. Conveniently located at the Virginia/North Carolina border, VIR is just a short two-hour trip from Richmond and about an hour and 15 minutes from both the Piedmont-Triad and Raleigh-Durham International Airports.

VIR visitors enjoy a full onsite resort, complete with amenities such as lodging, dining, an exclusive driver’s club, karting, off-road racing, shooting sports, a skid pad and more. VIR’s hospitality features also make the property an unparalleled venue for corporate retreats, team building, special events, and other group experiences. For more information, visit, Facebook or Twitter.


About Virginia Tourism Corporation
Virginia is for Lovers is one of the most iconic and recognizable travel brands in the world. Using that powerful brand equity, Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) is charged with promoting the Commonwealth as a premier travel destination by showcasing all there is to love in a Virginia vacation. The dollars spent by travelers fuel the economy, provide jobs for Virginians, and improve communities across the state. Simply put, tourism helps make Virginia a great place to live, work, and vacation. Learn more at