Long-Time Director of Track Operations Represents RIR at DAYTONA Rising Event
RIR Veteran Linwood Burrow Has Been With America’s Premier Short Track 24 Years
Linwood Burrow has been with Richmond International Raceway for 24 years
International Speedway Corporation (parent company of Richmond International Raceway) officials broke ground on the “DAYTONA Rising: Reimagining an American Icon” project last week, representing an important milestone for not only Daytona International Speedway, but also motorsports fans and ISC.
To kick off the redevelopment project, a representative from each ISC track attended the DAYTONA Rising 500 competition, and RIR sent its 24-year veteran, Director of Track Operations, Linwood Burrow.
Regarded as one of the most knowledgeable employees of the track, Burrow knows just about every nook and cranny of the ¾-mile oval, and his history dates back even further than his tenure, as he’s been around Richmond racing for decades.
On race weekends, Burrow takes care of hundreds of needs and requests from NASCAR, as well as our broadcast partners and internal staff. Outside of race weekends, he maintains the facility by overseeing grounds keeping, pre-event set-up for a multitude of events, manages our capital improvement projects, oversees fire and EMS and serves as point of contact for driving schools.
Prior to joining RIR, Burrow worked for the State Fair of Virginia and Richmond International Airport. When asked who his favorite driver is and why, Burrow responded, “Richard Petty, because of his commitment to the fans and Tony Stewart for his frankness.” And his favorite part about working at America’s Premier Short Track? “The eclectic mix of people I’ve enjoyed meeting and working with over the years, as well as the lasting friendships I’ve made.”
In his spare time, Linwood enjoys playing with his five grandchildren, swinging his clubs on the golf course and watching racing.
For more information on the DAYTONA Rising project, a historic, multi-year redevelopment of the nearly mile-long, 54-year-old frontstretch at the “World Center of Racing,” visit www.daytonarising.com.
On Friday, September 6, a full day of on-track activity, including the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, Farm Bureau Insurance Pole Qualifying and WRIC-TV8 Pole Qualifying is in store for race fans. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with a ticketed adult on Friday. Advance tickets start at $30 and can be purchased by clicking here or calling 866-455-7223.