Virginia College Savings Plan Renews Partnership With Richmond International Raceway
Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Kicks off Fall NASCAR Weekend
Carl Edwards won the 2010 Virginia 529 College Savings 250
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 9. The Virginia College Savings Plan remains the Official College Savings Plan of the track and presenting sponsor of the Family Sections presented by Virginia 529 College Savings Plan.
“Virginia 529 is pleased to be entering our third year of sponsoring the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway,” said Mary G. Morris, CEO of the Virginia College Savings Plan, “particularly with the family-friendly enhancements at the track this year, which fits with our focus on helping families make higher education a reality.”
“The Virginia College Savings Plan is a great partner for Richmond International Raceway,” said track president Doug Fritz. “We are proud to have them on board again in 2011 and look forward to kicking off the September NASCAR Doubleheader Weekend with the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. Additionally, their sponsorship of the Family Sections is a perfect fit.”
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 features two great races “under the lights”—the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 on Friday night, September 9 and the “One Last Race to Make The Chase” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday night, September 10.
The season-long Family Sections presented by Virginia 529 feature a special price on NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tickets for kids 12 and under and alcohol is prohibited in these sections. For NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, tickets for kids 12 and under start at $25 when accompanied by a paying adult. You must call 866-455-RACE (7223) to purchase children’s tickets in the Family Sections presented by Virginia 529 College Savings Plan.
NASCAR returns to Richmond International Raceway for a NASCAR Tripleheader April 28-30, highlighted by the Saturday, April 30 Crown Royal Presents The Your Name Here 400 Sprint Cup Series race. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased online at www.rir.com or by calling 866-455-RACE (7223).
The weekend also features the Friday, April 29 BUBBA burger 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race “under the lights.” Friday’s tickets start at $30 in advance. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East kicks off the weekend on Thursday, April 28, when they debut at America’s Premier Short Track for a race “under the lights.” Thursday’s tickets are general admission and $10. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections on Thursday and Friday. For tickets and information, log on to www.rir.com or call 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 Virginia529.com or call toll-free 888-567-0540.
About Richmond International Raceway:Richmond International Raceway, known as America’s Premier Short Track, offers exciting night racing action and a commitment to the fan experience. One of the most popular facilities among drivers and fans in all of motorsports, Richmond International Raceway annually hosts all of its major events—two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, two NASCAR Nationwide Series events and one NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race—under the lights on its ¾-mile D-Shaped oval. The unique layout consistently produces the thrill of side-by-side racing, coupled with high enough speeds for a superspeedway feel. Combined with first-class amenities (including the state-of-the-art Video Scoring Tower) and a focus on the fans, guests at Richmond International Raceway can expect to experience what “Racing Perfection” truly is. For tickets to events at Richmond International Raceway, call 866-455-RACE or visit www.rir.com online. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @RIRInsider .