VIR Supports Joe Fox in NASCAR Busch Series Debut Alton, Va. (August 10) -- VIRginia International Raceway has joined a growing list of sponsors who will support the NASCAR Busch Series debut of Joe Fox in the Zippo 200 at New York's historic ...
VIR Supports Joe Fox in NASCAR Busch Series Debut
Alton, Va. (August 10) -- VIRginia International Raceway has joined a growing list of sponsors who will support the NASCAR Busch Series debut of Joe Fox in the Zippo 200 at New York's historic Watkins Glen International circuit this weekend.
Fox, a professional sports car racer based in Charlotte, will be driving the No. 0 Family Dollar Stores/Race Girl Chevrolet Monte Carlo fielded by Davis Motorsports and customarily driven by Kertus Davis.
In preparation for this weekend's race, Fox tested the car yesterday at VIR, a track with which he is very familiar. Fox is the former executive director of the Historic Stock Car Racing Association, one of the racing groups that will be competing during VIR's upcoming Stock Car Spectacular over Labor Day weekend, and has many miles of seat time around the Southside Virginia circuit at the wheel of a former NASCAR Nextel Cup machine as well as in various sports cars.
VIR general manager Cal Frye said that the track wanted to show its support for Fox by becoming an associate sponsor of the team for his Busch Series debut.
"Joe Fox is a first-class road racer," Frye said, "as well as a first-class individual. He has been a friend to VIR for many years now, and we wanted to repay that friendship in some small way as he makes this big step in his career. We're looking forward to seeing Joe demonstrate his talents in the Busch Series race at Watkins Glen, and we hope that he will bring his trophy back to share with us at the Stock Car Spectacular over Labor Day weekend."
In addition to the Historic Stock Car Racing Association, which is now owned and operated by Historic Sportscar Racing, Ltd., the lineup for the Stock Car Spectacular weekend will include the ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series, the Stock Car Road Racing Championship, the American Iron Series, Factory Five Racing, the America GT Series and the Woodbridge Kart Club.
Advance three-day Super Tickets for the Stock Car Spectacular will be priced at $30. At the gate, three-day Super Tickets will be priced at $40. Also, single-day tickets will be available for Friday ($10, gate only), Saturday ($15 advance/$20 gate) and Sunday ($15 advance/$20 gate). VIR is a family-friendly facility, where children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Spectator camping is available. Visit www.virclub.com for advance ticket sales.
VIRginia International Raceway is a multi-purpose road racing facility, located on the Dan River between Danville and South Boston, Va., and just north of historic Milton, N.C. In addition to its 3.27-mile natural-terrain road racing circuit (designed to be operated as two autonomous, full-service courses), VIR is the cornerstone of VIR Club, America's first motorsports country club; the VIR Raceplex Industrial Park; the VIR Gallery, which is a sales showroom for high-end collector and racing cars; the VIR Safety and Security Institute, which provides specialized training for U.S. Government and military groups; The Lodge at VIR, a 27-room hotel overlooking the track; and the Oak Tree Tavern, a full-service restaurant located within the circa-1840 Plantation Clubhouse.
VIR made history from 1957 to 1974 and is doing so again. The renovated original circuit has 17 challenging turns and 130 feet of elevation change. In addition to spectator events, the track is also available to rent for testing, driving schools and club days.
For more information, visit the track's website at www.virclub.com or contact VIR at 434-822-7700.