Richmond International Raceway Works With Local Hotels To Promote Reduced Lodging Rates For May NASCAR Weekend




Richmond International Raceway is working with hotels in the Richmond region to promote special lodging rates and offers to race fans for the NASCAR Doubleheader weekend May 1-2 at America’s Premier Short Track.

In conjunction with the Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, Richmond International Raceway is reaching out to area hotel owners and management and offering the opportunity to promote compelling lodging deals to race fans, which will include being listed on the track’s official web site.
The hotel offers for the May 1-2 weekend can be found online here.
“We focus on providing the best fan experience in racing, and after restructuring ticket prices for the 2009 season, we still wanted to do something more for our fans due to the current economic conditions,” said track president Doug Fritz. “The total guest experiences, both at America’s Premier Short Track and while in the Richmond region, are important to us.
“Richmond International Raceway is part of a great community, one that has always embraced race fans traveling to this area, and a good number of hotels have stepped up to provide excellent deals for the visitors coming to Richmond for the May 1-2 NASCAR race weekend. I’m proud of what the hoteliers have done for our fans with this project, and I think it once again shows the commitment of this community to the overall experience at Richmond International Raceway.”
On the initial list of hotels offering significant deals, some of the 2009 race weekend rates are 20-50% lower compared to 2008 race weekend prices, and many of the hotels on the list have reduced or eliminated the minimum stay requirement for the upcoming May race weekend. The hotel program is another way Richmond International Raceway is working to make race weekends at America’s Premier Short Track more affordable and enjoyable for its fans.
“It’s an ongoing and evolving program,” Fritz added. “I encourage all area hotels to join Richmond International Raceway in a worthy program to support our fans. It’s not too late to get on the list.”

Tickets for the NASCAR doubleheader weekend, May1-2, at Richmond International Raceway, are on sale now. Saturday night’s Crown Royal Presents The Russ Friedman 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race start at $40 and can be purchased by clicking here or calling 866-455-RACE (7223). The weekend starts with practice and Wawa Pole Qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as

well as practice and pole qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series, followed by the Lipton Tea 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. Friday’s tickets 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.

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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