DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Bill Mullis, who recently purchased Virginia’s Langley Speedway, is returning the track to NASCAR sanctioning this year.
The track sat idle in 2016 and Mullis confirmed that he had purchased the track, located in Hampton, Va., on Friday afternoon.
On Sunday he announced the .4-mile oval will host the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and newly unified NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour this season. In addition, the track will return to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series with its weekly racing program.
“It’s been a long process,” said Mullis. “But I grew up racing at Langley and know the value of the track to the community, so it’s been a very worthwhile process. Once we got the paperwork finalized for the sale, we worked very quickly with NASCAR to assure our fans and drivers that we remain committed to bringing NASCAR racing back to Hampton in a big way.”
“Langley Speedway has been a longtime member of NASCAR and the facility lends itself to great racing – whether it’s the Late Models on Saturday night, or the K&N Pro Series or Whelen Modified cars,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president for weekly & touring series. “We’ve worked with Bill in the past and we welcome the opportunity to extend our partnership. The return of Langley is a win not only for their local community, but for NASCAR fans everywhere.”
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will race at Langley on Saturday, May 13, while the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will make its return on Saturday, Sept. 2.