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Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Racewa…

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Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond Schedule

The Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond has been one of the most watched races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for decades and, as the final race before the Chase for the Sprint Cup, is also one of the most popular. All of the drivers are looking to enter the Chase for the Cup on a positive note and some of them are looking to gain enough points in the final race to be among the sixteen to advance to the ten race event. All of this combined with the tens of thousands of fans who flock to Richmond International Raceway to cheer for their favorite drivers makes for an unbelievable atmosphere. NASCAR is great on television but the experience pales in comparison to the experience of actually being in the stands as the cars speed by and every passing lap grows more and more important.

The 2014 Federated Auto Parts 400 will take place on Saturday, September 6th at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia with the race slated to begin at 7:30 PM. The race has come a long way since it was first held in 1958 and now is the last chance for some of the best drivers in NASCAR to finish at the top of the standings and be allowed to be part of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Being such a decisive competition, tickets for the Federated Auto Parts 400 always sell out quickly and attract stock car racing fans from all over the United States. Be sure to get your tickets for the Federated Auto Parts 400 from StubHub immediately and start planning your trip to Virginia in early September.


Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond History

The Federated Auto Parts 400 has been held annually since 1958 and has seen some of the most exciting moments in the history of NASCAR take place, as well as some of the most distinguished drivers in the history of the sport claim its championship. The race has been known alternately as the Richmond 200, the Capital City 400, the Wrangler Sanfor-Set 400, the Miller High Life 400, the Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400, the Chevrolet Monte Carlo with the Looney Tunes 400, the Chevy Rock & Roll 400, the Air Guard 400, and the Wonderful Pistachios 400. No matter what name it bears, the Federated Auto Parts 400 has long been one of the most popular races of the NASCAR season.


Federated Auto Parts Richmond 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

The Federated Auto Parts 400 has been one of the most popular events of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series since 1958, and as it is the final race of the regular season it is also annually one of the most exciting. Taking place at Richmond International Raceway each year, a warm September evening in Virginia begins to seethe with horsepower and adrenaline as the best drivers in NASCAR show up in the city to compete for one of the most coveted prizes of the circuit, the Federated Auto Parts 400. Sure, fame and money are on hand for the winners of the race, but most drivers are doing it for their team and compete out of pride. The winner of the Sprint Cup Series is determined by total finishing positions as well as total laps led during races, so each race, and indeed each lap, is of utmost importance to the proud racers looking to finish the season at the top of their sport. Each and every event in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is full of fierce competition, roaring engines, and neck breaking speed.


The Experience

The Federated Auto Parts 400 is one of the most important races of the entire NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and merely watching on television from home, while still enjoyable, pales in comparison to actually being there in the stands watching the cars whiz by. From the tailgating and barbecuing leading up to the race with the flags of the spectators' favorite teams and drivers proudly flying outside of the race track to the moment you enter the speedway you know that there is a whole new level of excitement when you actually watch a race in person. The smell of the gasoline, the roars of the engines, and the screeching tires as they hit a turn all make for an experience that borderlines on sensory overload and makes NASCAR one of the most popular sports in the United States. Be sure to be there in Richmond, Virginia for the Federated Auto Parts 400 to be part of an event you will never forget.


Trivia

Due to the date of the race's proximity to Patriot's Day the Pledge of Allegiance is always recited before the start of the Federated Auto Parts 400. In 2001 and 2002 the event had a partnership with Looney Tunes and most of the cars participating in the race had depictions of the cartoon characters displayed on them. The legendary Richard Petty has won the race seven times, more than any other driver.

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