Virginia Tourism Backs Modified Tour

RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond Raceway and Martinsville (Va.) Speedway announced a renewal of their partnership with the Virginia Tourism Corp. that includes the naming rights for two NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races scheduled for the Commonwealth. “Richmond Raceway is thrilled to be hosting the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 150 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race once again,” said Richmond Raceway President Lori Collier Waran. “Richmond Raceway is a major attraction for the travelers of Virginia. “We are proud to continue our support for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 150,” said Rita McClenny, President and CEO of Virginia Tourism Corporation. “Richmond Raceway is a major tourist attraction for race fans visiting the area and Virginians alike. Richmond first hosted a modified race in NASCAR’s inaugural season on May 16, 1948. The first modified race at Martinsville Speedway was a part of NASCAR’s inaugural season on July 4, 1948. This race would be the third NASCAR sanctioned race in the history of the Commonwealth of Virginia. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour raced at the significant half-mile short track from 1985-2002, 2005-2010 and 2021-2022.

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