Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway Tickets
Event: Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway
Home Raceway: Richmond International Raceway
Distance: 400 laps
Year Established: 1958
Notable Past Winners: Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, Denny Hamlin
Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway TicketsFor lovers of fast cars and competition, the Federated Auto Parts 400 race is heating up the NASCAR season once again. The race was originally established in 1958 as the Richmond 200 and was converted to the 300-mile race that it now is in 1976. Since 1991, the Federated Auto Parts 400 has begun on a Saturday night, becoming the NASCAR’s second-ever night race. The race is held later in the season as a playoff race, so the drivers in the race are some of the cream of the crop. For fans who have summer plans and cannot attend earlier races, this race is held in early autumn. Held every year at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., it is a fierce competition. Catch the game in person by buying your Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway tickets at StubHub.
What league is the Federated Auto Parts 400 part of?The Federated Auto Parts 400 race is one of the competitions offered in the American NASCAR (National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing) racing league. The league was originally conceived in 1947 in Daytona Beach, Fla., and holds a race with the same namesake annually. The Federated Auto Parts 400 is part of the league’s top racing series, the NASCAR Cup Series, which consists of more than 30 races held annually over the span of 10 months. Previous names for the series include the Winston Cup (1986-2003), Nextel Cup (2004-2007), Sprint Cup (2008-2016) and Monster Energy Cup (2017-2018).
Which NASCAR drivers have won the Federated Auto Parts 400 the most times?The two most decorated Federal Auto Parts 400 NASCAR winners are Richard Petty and Bobby Allison. In particular, Richard Petty stands as the top winner of this race, having won seven different years between 1967-1974, with a multi-year winning streak broken only by Bobby Allison. Bobby Allison, on the other hand, also performed strongly in this race, taking home five total wins on this race throughout his decorated career.
How is the Federated Auto Parts 400 race set up?The Federated Auto Parts 400 race is currently 400 laps long, with each lap notching in at 0.75 miles, giving the race an overall length of 300 miles. The race is broken down into three main stages, with Stage 1 ending on Lap 100, Stage 2 ending on Lap 200 and Stage 3 ending on Lap 400. Drivers whose starting positions are No. 1 have historically performed better than those who start in later positions as drivers starting in the No. 1 position have won 24 out of all past races. Drivers starting in the No. 2 position have won 14 of all past races, and those in the No. 3 position have won 17 of all past races, suggesting that top seed drivers tend to do well in the race.
How many people can attend the Federated Auto Parts 400 race each year?The Federated Auto Parts 400 race’s home raceway, Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., originally could hold 112,000 audience members. However, in 2016, the sporting venue announced capacity cuts (after previous cuts had already been made) and moved to remove a number of backstretch grandstands, which reduced total capacity of the venue to around 60,000.
When is the Federated Auto Parts 400 race?The Federated Auto Parts 400 race is a playoff race in the NASCAR Cup series, which means that it falls in the latter half of the 36 official races in the cup every year. Usually, the Federated Auto Parts 400 race occurs in the mid- to late-20s in the series of races, which lands the race in September in most years. In 2020, the race is the 28th of all 36 races in the season.
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