Richmond International Raceway NASCAR Night at Short Pump Town Center, April 21


Event is FREE and Open to the Public


NASCAR is making an early stop in Richmond, when several drivers will be at Short Pump Town Center in the Main Plaza for Richmond International Raceway NASCAR Night on Tuesday, April 21, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


The evening will include fun for the entire family.  SPEED-TV personality, NASCAR driver and Virginia native Hermie Sadler will be emceeing the free event, which will have a late night talk show format.  Sadler will interview NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Jason Leffler, Burney Lamar and Erik Darnell about their seasons and preview the upcoming NASCAR doubleheader weekend at Richmond International Raceway, May 1-2.  Other drivers may be added to the event.  Check back at for updates, as the track is working with NASCAR on possible additions.


Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to pose their own questions to the drivers.  A comedian from Funny Bone Comedy Club will kick off the event, along with musical performances from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Pep Band. 


Additionally, Americrown—the exclusive caterer for Richmond International Raceway—will have a food demonstration, where they will debut the Richmond Hot Dog.  Sure to be a crowd favorite on race weekend, the Richmond Hot Dog will be sold exclusively at Richmond International Raceway on event weekends.  The drivers will attempt to replicate the Richmond Hot Dog by donning aprons and cooking.


Arhaus Furniture is providing furniture for the set and Williams Sonoma will be providing the cooking accessories.  American Family

Fitness will be on site with giveaways.  Fans will have the opportunity to enter to win tickets to the Crown Royal Presents The Russ Friedman 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.


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Tickets are on sale now for the Crown Royal Presents The Russ Friedman 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the Lipton Tea 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race.  Tickets for Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race start at $40.  Tickets for Friday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race, which includes practice and Wawa Pole Qualifying for the Sprint Cup Series, are $45 (reserved) and $35 (general admission) in advance.  Children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections on Friday only. Tickets for both races can be purchased by logging on to or calling 866-455-RACE (7223).


About Richmond International Raceway:

Richmond International Raceway, known as America’s Premier Short Track, offers great night racing action and a commitment to the fan experience. One of the most popular facilities among drivers and fans in all of motorsports, Richmond International Raceway annually hosts all of its major events, two NASCAR Doubleheader weekends featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series and an open-wheel racing weekend featuring the IndyCar Series, under the lights on a ¾-mile D-Shaped oval. The unique layout traditionally produces exciting side-by-side racing, yet drivers reach high enough speeds for a superspeedway feel. Combined with first-class amenities and a focus on the fans, guests at Richmond International Raceway can expect to experience what “Racing Perfection” truly is. For tickets to events at Richmond International Raceway, call 866-455-RACE or visit online.

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