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Racing Legend Mario Andretti Returns to Virginia Tire & Auto

Virginia Tire & Auto, the Fairfax-based leading full-service provider of automotive maintenance, repair and tire services, will host racing legend and Firestone brand spokesman Mario Andretti on Thursday, August 25 at the grand opening of its newest location in Bristow, Va.

Named Driver of the Century by the Associated Press, Andretti has achieved some of racing’s greatest accolades. A longtime test driver for Firestone, Andretti helped develop the race tire that led to many of his most notable achievements including victories in the Indianapolis 500® (1969) and Daytona 500 (1967). Andretti’s relationship with Firestone spans four decades.

“This is a summer of celebrations for Virginia Tire & Auto,” said Julie Holmes, President of Virginia Tire & Auto. “We are celebrating our 40th anniversary, the opening of the 13th Virginia Tire & Auto [in Bristow] and a visit from Firestone spokesman Mario Andretti at the Bristow location. Just like Mr. Andretti’s promise of automotive excellence and accomplishment, we are committed to providing customers at our 13 locations with a winning car care experience and being a trusted source for any Firestone tire needs.”

Andretti will be in town on Thursday, August 25 to represent the Firestone brand at Virginia Tire & Auto’s newest location in Bristow, its second location in Prince William County. Family-owned and operated, Virginia Tire & Auto has been in business since 1976. The Bristow location, which opened in July 2016, is its 13th facility in Northern Virginia. 

Andretti will visit with fans and sign autographs outside the store from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Virginia Tire & Auto will provide food, entertainment and prizes to those in attendance.

WHEN:      Thursday, August 25, 2016

TIME:        10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Andretti signs autographs for the public

WHERE:    Virginia Tire & Auto of Bristow | 11109 Nokesville Road, Manassas, VA 2011

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