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Richmond International Raceway

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Map of Richmond International Raceway

Map of Richmond International Raceway

Logo Courtesy of NASCAR

Location:

600 East Laburnum Avenue

Richmond, VA 23222

Ticket Information:

Speedway ticket office (866) 455-RACE

Track Layout:

3/4 Mile 'D' Oval

14 Degrees of banking in the turns

8 Degrees on the front D

2 Degreees on the backstretch

Important Track Dates:

1946 - Track Built (1/2 mile dirt)

1953 - First NASCAR Race

1968 - Track Paved (.542 mile)

1988 - Track reconfigured to 3/4 mile (current config)

1991 - First race under the lights

Owner:

International Speedway Corp. (NASCAR)

First NASCAR Winner:

Lee Petty - 1953

Racing Perfection:

Since it was reconfigured after the 1988 season Richmond International Raceway has been a short track that features speedway style racing. There's just something about Richmond that allows drivers to race side-by-side lap-after-lap for position.

Both Sprint Cup races in Richmond are run under the lights in front of sellout crowds. The Nationwide series runs Friday night before the Cup race both weekends and the fall race also features the NASCAR Camping World Truck series for a perfect NASCAR triple-header.

The great racing and fan-friendly track make this a must-see for any NASCAR fan. Truly Richmond International Raceway is one of the great places in all of NASCAR to watch a race in person.

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