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Richmond Raceway Begins Two-Day NASCAR Test

Richmond Raceway started two days of NASCAR Tests today as construction continues for Richmond Raceway Reimagined, the track’s $30 million infield redevelopment project. Race teams and drivers participated in the test as preparation for the first-ever NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend at Richmond on Sept. 21-22. While race teams worked in the new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garages, race fans who purchased a DC Solar FanGrounds pass for the NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend received hard hat tours through the new fan-viewing walkways in the garages.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers participating in the test include: Justin Allgaier of JR Motorsports, Aric Almirola of Stewart-Haas Racing, Ryan Blaney of Penske Racing, Chris Buescher of JTG Racing, Cole Custer of Rick Ware Racing, Austin Dillon of Richard Childress Racing, Ty Dillon of Germain Racing, Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing, Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports, Matt Kenseth of Roush Fenway Racing, Kyle Larson of Chip Ganassi Racing, Paul Menard of Wood Brothers Racing, David Ragan of Front Row Motorsports, and Bubba Wallace of Richard Petty Motorsports.

The NASCAR Test at Richmond will continue on Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with grandstands open to fans from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fans who have purchased a DC Solar FanGrounds pass for the first-ever NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend on Sept. 21-22 will have an opportunity for a hard hat tour of the modernized infield.

Richmond Raceway 2018 NASCAR Season

NASCAR returns for Richmond’s first-ever Fall Playoff Race Weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, with the Go Bowling 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff race, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Pole Qualifying, and Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race on Sept. 21-22. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will make his return to competition in the Go Bowling 250. The track will also make history with the grand opening of the DC Solar FanGrounds as part of Richmond Raceway Reimagined, a $30 million infield redevelopment project.

The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) will run the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic on Saturday, October 20 at Richmond. The race will be the penultimate race of the PASS National Championship Series. PASS Super Late Models will headline the day with feature events for Tour-Type Modifieds, Late Model Stocks, Limited Late Models, and Street Stocks. To learn more, visit or

Tickets for the Fall Playoff Race Weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, and PASS Commonwealth Classic are available for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at

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Tony Stewart
3-Time Cup Champion & Co-Owner of Stewart-Haas Racing

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