Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sheehy VW Welcomes Scott Speed & GRC 7-Up Beetle Today

Red Bull Rallysport Champion Driver Scott Speed

From our friends at Sheehy Volkswagen of Springfield...

Sheehy Volkswagen of Springfield Welcomes Red Bull Rallysport Champion Driver Scott Speed and the GRC 7-Up Beetle on Wednesday, June 18th

On Wednesday, June 18 Sheehy Volkswagen of Springfield, located at 6601 Backlick Road, will welcome the GRC 7-Up Beetle from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM and Red Bull Rallysport Champion Driver Scott Speed from 2:00 to 3:00 PM for autographs and photo opportunities. The event is FREE and open to the community.

About Scott Speed:
What was going to be a one-race deal for X Games Brazil in the series’ Star Car turned into a full-season ride after Scott Speed scored an improbable victory. Five months later, Speed stood atop the podium once again in his adopted hometown of Charlotte, on the way to a fifth place finish in the series standings. This was all despite, at least initially, putting his focus into running at NASCAR’s highest level.  In 2014, the priorities have shifted entirely. Upon landing what immediately became one of the most prestigious seats in GRC - an Andretti Autosport Volkswagen Beetle alongside two-time series champion Tanner Foust - Speed’s focus will be on adding a rallycross championship to an already impressive trophy shelf.

About Red Bull Global Rallycross:
Global Rallycross events offer a unique and unparalleled viewing experience for fans at the track and watching broadcasts alike. Events are designed to produce the fastest and most exciting racing in all of motorsports, without lengthy breaks in the action. One of the core principles of GRC is the ability for fans to rub elbows with some of the biggest names in the sport. With a completely open paddock, fans are free to walk through, interacting with drivers and watching mechanics at work. For more information visit

About Andretti Autosport:
Based in Indianapolis, Ind. and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the IndyCar Series, Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires, the Pro Mazda presented by Cooper Tires Championship, FIA Formula E and Global Rallycross, partnering with Volkswagen. For more information please visit

Sheehy Auto Stores began in 1965 as a small, suburban, family-owned Ford dealership just off the brand new Washington, D.C. Beltway. Because of customer response to their innovative approaches, Sheehy was immediately successful and by 1975 had become the largest Ford dealership in the country. Today, the company is still primarily family-owned and has grown to more than $1 billion in sales with more than 30,000 vehicle sales per year. Sheehy’s 18 locations and 20 import and domestic brands serve customers in the Baltimore, Annapolis, Richmond and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas. For more information, visit