Virginia529 College Savings Plan Extends Partnership With Richmond International Raceway

From Richmond International Raceway 

Richmond International Raceway officials announced today the Virginia529 College Savings Plan has extended its partnership with America’s Premier Short Track through the 2015 season. The Virginia529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race kicks off the September NASCAR Doubleheader weekend “under the lights” on Friday night, September 5. The Virginia529 College Savings Plan remains the Official College Savings Plan of the track, presenting sponsor of the Family Section presented by Virginia529 College Savings Plan and the Virginia529 Kids Zone powered by the Science Museum of Virginia.


“Virginia529 is pleased to team up with RIR again for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on September 5,” said Mary G. Morris, CEO of Virginia529. “With our tax-advantaged college savings programs available to people across the U.S. and useable at schools and training programs around the world, this partnership allows us to reach and assist thousands of families in achieving their higher education goals. We also will continue to offer at both of RIR’s NASCAR weekends the Virginia529 Kids Zone, an assortment of fun and free educational activities fueled by our partners, including the Science Museum of Virginia. The Kids Zone is a wonderful learning opportunity where participants experience STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) concepts through play and then watch them put into action on the racetrack.”


“Having Virginia529 College Savings Plan as a partner extends beyond the namesake of the race,” said RIR President Dennis Bickmeier. “The ability to bring awareness of college savings programs to our fans throughout the year, and the opportunity to welcome youth and families to the track on race weekend is invaluable.”


The Virginia529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race is part of one of the biggest weekends on the entire NASCAR season schedule. The September NASCAR Doubleheader Weekend at Richmond International Raceway features two great races “under the lights”—the Virginia529 College Savings 250 on Friday night, September 5 and the Federated Auto Parts 400 – “One Last Race to Make The Chase” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday night, September 6.


Ticket renewals for the September 5-6 race weekend will be sent out tomorrow to guests who have already purchased tickets to the April 25-26 NASCAR weekend at RIR. Benefits of renewing tickets before the May 5 deadline include: special savings on tickets, no processing fee on print-at-home tickets and the opportunity to participate in payment plans. Keep an eye out for your renewal!


There’s no better time to find your seats for the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at RIR on Saturday, April 26. CLICK HERE or call 866-455-7223 to find tickets, which start at just $35 in advance. NEW IN 2014: tickets for kids 12 & younger are $25 off the adult ticket price in every grandstand.


The April NASCAR weekend at RIR begins on Friday, April 25, with two races in one night. Catch the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the BLUE OX 100 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race, where kids 12 & younger are admitted free with a ticketed adult. Your Friday ticket also includes Farm Bureau Insurance Pole Qualifying for NASCAR Sprint Cup and NBC12 Pole Qualifying for NASCAR Nationwide Series. Tickets start at just $30 in advance. CLICK HERE or call 866-455-7223.


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About Virginia529 College Savings Plan:

Virginia529 is a 529 college savings plan that offers flexible, affordable, tax-advantaged savings for qualified higher education expenses through its four programs: Virginia529 prePAID SM (prePAIDSM), Virginia529 inVEST SM (inVEST SM), CollegeAmerica® and CollegeWealth®. More than $50 billion in assets under management and 2.3 million accounts as of February 28, 2014 make Virginia529 the largest 529 plan available. For more information on Virginia529’s college savings options, visit or call 1-888-567-0540 to obtain program materials. These include information on Virginia529 programs, investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other important information; read and consider them carefully before investing. All investments are subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest.


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 one of the best values in professional sports. For tickets to events at Richmond International Raceway, call 866-455-RACE or visit online. Like us on Facebookand follow us on Twitter @RIRInsider.


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