Virginia College Savings Plan Renews Partnership with Richmond International Raceway
Virginia College Savings Plan Renews September Nationwide Series Race Entitlement
Virginia 529 team members pose with 2009 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 winner Carl Edwards.
Richmond International Raceway officials announced today the Virginia College Savings Plan has renewed its partnership with America’s Premier Short Track. The Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race kicks off the Fall NASCAR Doubleheader weekend “under the lights” on Friday night September 10. The Virginia College Savings Plan remains the Official College Savings Plan of the track and is also a presenting sponsor of the Family Sections presented by Virginia 529 College Savings Plan.
“The Virginia College Savings Plan is proud to be the official college savings plan of Richmond International Raceway again this year,” said Mary Morris, CEO of the Virginia College Savings Plan. “We look forward to providing information to race fans about the range of savings options in the four affordable and tax-advantaged college savings programs Virginia 529 offers.”
“The Virginia College Savings Plan is a great partner for Richmond International Raceway,” said track president Doug Fritz. “We’re proud to welcome them back as a partner for our September NASCAR doubleheader weekend, and we’re excited about their increased involvement for 2010.”
The Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race is part of one of the biggest weekends on the entire NASCAR season schedule. The Fall NASCAR doubleheader weekend at Richmond International Raceway will feature two great races “under the lights,” including the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 on Friday night September 10 and the “One Last Race to Make The Chase” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday night, September 11. On Friday, the track is packed with activity, including practice and FasMart Pole Qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, practice and pole qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the Virginia 529 College Savings 250.
The newly designated Family Sections presented by Virginia 529 will feature a special price on NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tickets for kids 12 and under. Kids 12 and under will be admitted at half price in the Family Sections presented by Virginia 529 when accompanied by a paying adult. In addition to the special kids pricing for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and continuing to prohibit alcohol in Family Sections presented by Virginia 529, smoking will now be prohibited in those sections.
The Family Sections presented by Virginia 529 will debut during the Spring NASCAR Doubleheader weekend, April 30-May 1, featuring the Crown Royal Presents The Your Name Here 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday night, May 1. Tickets for the Crown Royal Presents The Your Name Here 400 start at $40. The weekend kicks off on Friday, April 30 with the NASCAR Nationwide Series 250. Tickets for both races are on sale now by clicking here or by calling 866-455-RACE (7223).
About the Virginia 529 College Savings Plan:
The Virginia College Savings Plan (VCSP) provides four 529 college savings programs under its umbrella and each aims to appeal to a broad group of people interested in saving for college by providing options which suit their pocketbooks, their risk tolerance and their college planning time horizon. The VCSP offers the Virginia Prepaid Education Program (VPEP), the Virginia Education Savings Trust (VEST), CollegeAmerica, and CollegeWealth. These programs are marked by their flexibility, affordability, diversity of investment options, strength of underlying managers, and superior customer service. Its efforts were recognized by the investment research firm Morningstar Inc., which ranked Virginia’s two savings programs—CollegeAmerica and VEST—among the Best Five college savings programs in the country for two consecutive years. The VCSP has been in existence for 13 years and isthe largest 529 plan in the country, with more than 2 million accounts and more than $28.4 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2009. For more information on the Virginia College Savings Plan visit www.Virginia529.com or call toll-free 888-567-0540.