Virginia Tire & Auto Celebrates With Mario Andretti

Oct. 26, 2021

Virginia Tire & Auto celebrated its 18th store in Northern Virginia in grand style with Mario Andretti.

Andretti, named Driver of the Century by the Associated Press, posed for pictures, greeted customers and signed autographs during a grand opening event on Oct. 15. The store in Leesburg, Va. opened its doors in June.

The popular race car driver is now a Firestone brand ambassador.

“This is an exciting time for Virginia Tire & Auto,” said Julie Holmes, co-CEO of Virginia Tire & Auto. “We are celebrating our 45th anniversary, the opening of the 18th Virginia Tire & Auto and a visit from Firestone ambassador Mario Andretti at the Leesburg location. Just like Mr. Andretti’s promise of automotive excellence and accomplishment, we are committed to providing customers at our 18 locations with a winning car care experience and being a trusted source for any Firestone tire needs.”

Virginia Tire & Auto is tied for No. 61 on the MTD 100.

Virginia Tire & Auto's Jesse Grubb was among the fans to snap a photograph alongside Mario Andretti during the event.