2016 State of the Commonwealth Report
In addition to its nationally prominent Bristol Motor Speedway and Richmond International Speedway, the Commonwealth hosts nine other racetracks, five dirt tracks and eight drag racing strips. While still a very important economic phenomenon, attendance and revenue data suggest that stock car racing has passed its peak of popularity.
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 6: Stock Car Racing in Virginia: The Sport and the Business" (2016). State of the Commonwealth Reports. 7.