Richmond International Raceway History
The Richmond International Raceway that is located within the 1,000 acre
Richmond Raceway Complex, and is a D shaped track with a grandstand that can hold over 97,000 hard core racing fans. The track
is an annual host of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the Nationwide Series and is the former host of United States Auto Club
sprint car races, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and the IZOD IndyCar Series. Richmond International Raceway has been
one of the top attractions for race fans all along the East Coast ever since opening back in 1946. If you are looking for
some of the best auto racing action in the country be sure to get tickets for Richmond International Raceway from StubHub
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Richmond International Raceway Events
Richmond International Raceway is a vital part
of the local culture in Richmond, Virginia and hosts a variety of annual events for the whole community aside from just auto
racing. A few of the most well loved annual events held at the raceway include the Intergalactic Bead Show, the Virginia Golf
Show, Bassarama, the Richmond Home and Garden Show, RV and Camping Expo, Richmond Boat Show, the Richmond Classic Sports Car
Show, the East Coast Sawmill and Logging Equipment Expo, Bizarre Bazaar Spring and Christmas Shows, Craftsmen Classic Spring
and Christmas Shows, and much more. Other popular outdoor annual festivals are held at Richmond International Raceway including
the ACCA Temple Pork Festival and the 102.1 The X Chili Cook-Off. In addition to all of that the raceway also occasionally
hosts big time concerts.
Richmond is Virginia's capital and as such offers up a vibrant
art and culture scene. In addition to high art like the Richmond Symphony, the Richmond Ballet, the Virginia Orchestra, and
theaters like Barksdale Theatre and and Empire Theater, Richmond is home to a big DIY performing arts scene that is renowned
for its buskers. If you are looking for a little American history while in Richmond you can head to St. John's Church which
was the site of Patrick Henry's famous 1775 "Give me liberty or give me death" speech.
Raceway Seating Layout
Richmond International Raceway is capable of holding nearly 98,000 fans who flock to the venue
for auto racing, festivals, concerts, and more. There is not a single a bad seat in the entire venue and wherever you end
up sitting you will be able to feel the roar of the engines, hear the screeching of the rubber, and smell the gas fumes as
the cars make their their way around the track. For well more than fifty years Richmond International Raceway has been one
of the most popular race tracks in the country and has had millions of fans pass through its gates since it first opened.
Richmond International Raceway is where superstar driver Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne each got their first
Cup Series victory. The raceway has had several different names since it first opened including Strawberry Hill, Virginia
State Fairgrounds, and Richmond Fairgrounds Speedway.