NASCAR Cup Series 2021 Race at Richmond: Seating Capacity and Where to Get Tickets?

Published 04/14/2021, 1:05 PM EDT
Sep 12, 2020; Richmond, Virginia, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott (9) races during the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports


This weekend, the NASCAR Cup Series paddock heads to the Richmond Raceway. All this comes after the craziness that was the Martinsville race. Nevertheless, the show must go on and Richmond is next on the hit list. However, it is worth mentioning that only the Cup and Truck drivers will be making landfall. Meanwhile, the Xfinity crowd get a break before the race at Talladega.

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Recently, the Richmond Raceway released a statement ahead of the race weekend. It said, “Thank you for your continued support of Richmond Raceway! We look forward to hosting fans for the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Cup Series and ToyotaCare 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series spring races. While the number of fans along with some beloved amenities for the race must be limited for the time being, the ability to safely welcome back our drivers, teams, and guests remains our top priority.”

When does the NASCAR Cup and Truck Richmond race weekend kick off?

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The track authorities also began to sell tickets for the race and released the schedule. For this weekend, the Richmond weekend commences from April 17th onwards. Fans will be able to tune in to the Truck race on FS1 and MRN Radio at 1:30 pm ET on Saturday. Later on, they can catch the NASCAR Cup races on MRN and Fox Sports.

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Feb 19, 2021; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Truck Series driver Ben Rhodes (99) takes the white flag ahead of Sheldon Creed (2) during the Brake Best Select 159 at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

In total, the Richmond Raceway boasts of a seating capacity of 51,000. However, since this is a time where COVID-19 is wreaking havoc, there will be heavy restrictions. So, the seats will not be full to the brim. At least the Truck and Cup drivers will be happy to be racing in front of fans this season.

With the situation worsening in the world, there is a danger that restrictions could be even tighter. Even though vaccines are already in circulation, there is no guarantee that the strain could evolve.

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