Richmond International Raceway

Richmond International Raceway

Richmond International Raceway History

Situated in the 1,000 acre Richmond Raceway Complex, the Richmond International Raceway is a D shaped track whose grandstands are able of holding more than 97,000 die hard race fans. The track annually hosts the Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and has previously hosted United States Auto Club sprint car races, the IZOD IndyCar Series, and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Richmond International Raceway has been a mecca for auto racing enthusiasts all along the East Coast since it first opened back in 1946. If you are looking for all of the best auto racing action in Virginia get yourself some tickets to Richmond International Rceway from StubHub today.


Richmond International Raceway Events

In addition to thrilling auto racing, Richmond International Raceway hosts a variety of annual events for the entire Richmond community. Some of the most popular events held at the raceway each year include Virginia Golf Show, the Intergalactic Bead Show, Bassarama, RV and Camping Expo, Richmond Home and Garden Show, Richmond Boat Show, East Coast Sawmill and Logging Equipment Expo, Richmond Classic Sports Card Show, Craftsmen Classic Spring and Christmas Shows, Bizarre Bazaar Spring and Christmas Shows, and much more. Annual outdoor festivals also take place at Richmond International Raceway like the 102.1 The X chili cook-off and the ACCA Temple Pork Festiva. Occasionally big concerts also take place at the raceway.


Richmond, Virginia

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.


Richmond International Raceway Seating Layout

Richmond International Raceway is able to hold just under 98,000 fans who come to the facility for auto racing, concerts, festivals, and more. There is literally not a bad seat in the house and wherever you find yourself sitting you can feel the rumble of the engines, smell the gasoline and hear the squealing of the rubber on the tires as the cars maneuver their way around the track. For well over half a century Richmond International Raceway has been one of the most popular speedways in the United States and has attracted millions of fans through its gates since it first opened.


Trivia

Richard Petty dominates the record books at Richmond International Raceway, holding the records for Most Wins, Most Top 5s, Most Top 10s, Most Starts, Most Poles, Most Laps Completed, and Most Laps Led at the track. Richmond International Raceway was the site fro Tony Stewart's first Cup Series win as well as Kasey Kahne's first Cup Series win. The track has had a few different names over the years including Virginia State Fairgrounds, Strawberry Hill, and Richmond Fairgrounds Speedway.

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