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Southern Virginia

Virginia's Racing Region

Once the heart of Virginia's rich tobacco growing region, the rhythms of life rose and fell here with tobacco fortunes.

As you travel through, you'll pass through eight counties dotted with lively American Main Street communities, rich in Revolutionary, Civil War and Civil Rights heritage. Stunning scenic byways and classic country roads will lead you through beautiful State Parks and attractions. When your are ready for a little speed, Southern Virginia's raceways and motor sports will keep your heart racing - and returning - for the charm, beauty and truly genuine experience Southern Virginia offers.

There's no wonder southern Virginia is called Virginia's Racing Region. Home to six speedways and raceways, there's plenty of NASCAR, motor sport, track racing and racing heritage. Come for a day, a weekend, a week or a season!

Southern Virginia's place in Revolutionary, Civil War, and Civil Rights history and heritage are prominent. Many counties and communities house the sites and museums of pivotal Presidents, people and places.

The outdoors and waterways of Southern Virginia are vast - hiking, biking, boating, hunting and fishing and more. With miles of shoreline to enjoy and miles of scenic byways and lush countryside to meander through, opportunities for outdoor recreation and water sports abound.

The once bustling, bright leaf tobacco markets transformed these communities, many National Historic Districts, into quaint, fascinating American Main Streets. Stroll historic communities and enjoy shopping, antiques, and both home-style and eclectic dining.

    • Brunswick County
    • Charlotte County
    • Greensville County
    • Henry County
    • Halifax County
    • Lunenburg County
    • Mecklenburg County
    • Pittsylvania County

Area Highlights

Martinsville Speedway

  • 340 Speedway Road

When it comes to motorsports, Martinsville Speedway is a classic. The track opened as a dirt track in 1947 and was part of…

Virginia International Raceway

  • 1245 Pine Tree Road

VIRginia International Raceway's 3.27-mile natural terrain road course, rich in history, has become the premier motorsports…

Wood Brothers Racing Museum

  • 21 Performance Drive

One of the most successful racing teams in NASCAR history has a museum located in Patrick County. The Wood Brothers Racing Museum…