Richmond Raceway and Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) announce a renewal of their partnership on the entitlement for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race on Friday, April 1. This is the second consecutive year Richmond has hosted the Whelen Modifed Tour. The official name of the race will remain the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 150.
“Richmond Raceway is a destination for sports and entertainment in the greater Richmond region, so we are proud to renew our partnership with the Virginia Tourism Corporation on the entitlement for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 150,” said Dennis Bickmeier, Richmond Raceway President. “The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is one of the most thrilling, high-speed series we host, so we look forward to welcoming the series back as we support Rita McClenny and the VTC team’s mission to promote and develop tourism across the Commonwealth of Virginia.”
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“The Virginia is for Racing Lovers 150 is a wonderful way to experience the excitement of motorsports and enjoy the outdoors,” said Rita McClenny, President and CEO of Virginia Tourism Corporation. “Richmond Raceway is a major attraction for racing fans visiting the area. We are looking forward to travelers discovering for themselves why Virginia is the destination for racing lovers.”
The Virginia is for Racing Lovers 150 is part of the Toyota Spring Race Weekend featuring the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, April 2 and the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, April 3. Ryan Preece won last year’s Virginia is for Racing Lovers 150.
Richmond first hosted a modified race in NASCAR’s inaugural season on May 16, 1948. The race was the first NASCAR sanctioned race in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Richmond hosted the modern-day NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour from 1990-1993, 1997, 1999-2002, 2021. NASCAR Hall of Famer Mike Stefanik, one of the Modified Tour’s 10 greatest drivers of all-time, holds the modern-day record with three wins at Richmond.
To learn more about Virginia Tourism Corporation, visit virginia.org.
2022 NASCAR Season
For the first time since 1997, NASCAR will make its first stop in the Commonwealth of Virginia at Richmond Raceway for the Toyota Spring Race Weekend on April 1-3, featuring the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 150 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race on Friday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m., the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, April 2 at 1:30 p.m. and the 67th annual Toyota Owners 400 Cup Series race on Sunday, April 3 at 3:30 p.m.
For the first time in track history, Richmond will host a summer race weekend on Aug. 13-14, featuring the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 8:00 p.m. and the Federated Auto Parts 400 Cup Series race on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 3:00 p.m.
NASCAR tickets are available for purchase today via phone at 866-455-7223 or online at richmondraceway.com.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series) and three international series (NASCAR Pinty’s Series, NASCAR Peak Mexico Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).
About Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway is America’s Premier Short Track annually hosting two NASCAR race weekends, featuring the NASCAR Cup Series and either the NASCAR Xfinity Series or NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, on the iconic ¾-mile D-shaped oval. Richmond Raceway is a regional leader for events including sports, live music and consumer trade shows. The Richmond Raceway Complex hosts more than 200 live events over 280 event days annually including concerts with top national recording artists at Virginia Credit Union LIVE!, the region’s only covered amphitheater. For more information, visit richmondraceway.com, richmondracewaycomplex.com, or vaculive.com.
About Virginia Tourism Corporation
Virginia Tourism Corporation is the state agency charged with marketing the Commonwealth as a premier travel and film destination. In 2019, visitors to Virginia spent $27 billion, which supported 237,000 work opportunities and contributed $1.8 billion in state and local taxes. To learn more about Virginia Tourism Corporation, visit virginia.org.