Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the signing of a resolution to declare the month of April as Racing Virginia Month.
This recognition honors the storied history of racing in the Commonwealth of Virginia, which dates back over 70 years. The NASCAR weekends at Martinsville Speedway and Richmond International Raceway showcase the only major professional sport to annually visit The Commonwealth.
April is the month when racing comes alive in Virginia. Racing Virginia Month waved the green flag with NASCAR at Martinsville on April 1 and 2 and concludes with Richmond’s spring race weekend on April 28, 29 and 30.
In addition to these tracks launching their 2017 NASCAR seasons, many racing facilities around the Commonwealth will return to action during April.
“The history of NASCAR can’t be told without mentioning Virginia,” Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell said. “Martinsville Speedway was on the original schedule and is the only track that remains on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Schedule today. For Governor McAuliffe to not only recognize a month as Racing Virginia Month but the month of April, which starts in Martinsville and ends in Richmond, is quite an honor.”
To read the full text of the Governor’s resolution declaring the month of April as Racing Virginia Month, click here.
As part of the celebration around Racing Virginia, Richmond has partnered with tracks around the Commonwealth to launch RacingVirginia.com. The site is intended to centralize information regarding all the racing action that happens in The Commonwealth. With original content from writers like Joe Moore and Randy Hallman paired with general information about each track, the Racing Virginia website is a resource for racing fans in the state. The site launched in the beginning of April 2017.
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