Richmond Raceway

Sep 12, 2020; Richmond, Virginia, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (2) celebrates after winning the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports | Credit: Reuters

Richmond Raceway- 2021 Latest News, Winners, Qualifying, Track

Richmond Raceway (RR) is a 0.75-mile (1.21 km), D-formed, asphalt race track in Richmond, Virginia. It hosts the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Known as "America's head short track," it has once facilitated renowned occasions as the IROC arrangement, Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown, and the USAC run vehicle arrangement.

Because of Richmond Raceway's one-of-a-kind "D" shape which permits drivers to arrive at high paces, it has, for quite some time, been known as a short track that races like a superspeedway. With its different racing notches and proclivity for contact, Richmond is a top pick among NASCAR drivers and fans.

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In 2010, the track presented a cutting-edge video scoring tower that flaunts more LED area than some other in the motorsports business. The cap highlights four HD LED screens that measure 38-feet wide by 24-feet high.

The screens broadcast live race activity and pre-created video and illustrations. The stem shows the running order and can turn through the whole field. Before 2019, the raceway had track seating of 59,000.

History

Richmond Raceway is the lone track in NASCAR with various races on the timetable that has the entirety of its occasions around evening time. The "Activity Track" is noted for having sold out 33 back-to-back NASCAR Cup Series races.

The sellout streak finished in September 2008 in part because of the financial decline; however, the main consideration in ticket deals was the effect of Tropical Storm Hanna.

Richmond had facilitated the last "regular season" race, paving the way to the beginning of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, every year since the idea was presented in 2004 until 2018, when it was moved into the playoffs.

Richmond Raceway is home to two NASCAR races in both the Cup Series and Xfinity Series.

There are a couple of spring races, generally during the first week of April. The Xfinity race is presently 250 laps (187.5 miles) and is named the ToyotaCare 250. The NASCAR Cup Series race is right now 400 laps (300 miles) and is named the Toyota Owners 400.

There are a couple of fall races, generally during the second week of September. The 250-lap (187.5 miles) Xfinity race is as of now supported by Virginia 529 College Savings Plan and is named the Go Bowling 250.

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The 400-lap (300 miles) fall Cup race is at present supported by Federated Auto Parts and is named the Federated Auto Parts 400.

Under the flow plan, it is the last race before the season finisher style Chase for the Championship arrangement of races that decide the Cup champion starts, and the last possibility for drivers to acquire a spot in the Chase.

Quick Facts

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LocationHenrico County, Virginia, United States
OperatorInternational Speedway Corporation
Former NamesRichmond International Raceway (1989–2017)

Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway (1969–1988)
Virginia State Fairgrounds (1964–1968)
Atlantic Rural Fairgrounds (1955–1963)
Atlantic Rural Exposition Fairgrounds Track (1946–1955)

Major EventsNASCAR Cup Series

Toyota Owners 400 (April)

Federated Auto Parts 400 (September)

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Go Bowling 250 (September)

NASCAR Camping World Truck

Series ToyotaCare 250 (April)

Length0.75 mi (1.21 km)
Most WinsRichard Petty (13)
Most StartsRichard Petty (63)
PolesRichard Petty, Bobby Allison (8)