Michael Waltrip to Visit Scotts Miracle-Gro Green Flag Zone Fan Hospitality

Michael Waltrip

Michael Waltrip will participate in a question and answer session on Saturday, September 12.



NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip will make an appearance in the Scotts Miracle-Gro Green Flag Zone fan hospitality area on Saturday, September 12, prior to the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.  Waltrip will participate in a question and answer session for all guests in the fan hospitality area.

The best way to experience the NASCAR Doubleheader weekend September 11-12 at America’s Premier Short Track is with the Scotts Miracle-Gro Green Flag Zone fan hospitality.  The fan hospitality is available only to Saturday, September 12 ticket holders and includes:

  • Pre-race pit pass (valid 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., time and weather permitting).
  • Appetizers from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • All-you-can-eat dinner buffet from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Six (6) beer tickets for fans 21 years of age and older (with valid identification).
  • Unlimited sodas and water.
  • Question and answer sessions with Waltrip, SPEED-TV personality Hermie Sadler and track president Doug Fritz. (Additional appearances will be announced in the coming weeks!)
  • Live musical entertainment.
  • Souvenir event program.
  • Prizes and more!

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Green Flag Zone is available for $90 only to ticket holders for the Chevy Rock & Roll 400.  Fans must have a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race ticket to purchase the Scotts Miracle-Gro Green Flag Zone package.

Waltrip, a full-time team owner and driver, began his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career in 1985.  Since then, he has won the Daytona 500 and an All-Star Race.  His best finish at Richmond is ninth in the Sprint Cup Series.  Waltrip won a Nationwide Series race at Richmond in 1990.

In addition to Waltrip, former NASCAR driver and current television personality Hermie Sadler  and Richmond International Raceway president will participate in question and answer sessions.  Check www.rir.com frequently for updates on the growing list of NASCAR personalities who will visit the Scotts Miracle-Gro Green Flag Zone fan hospitality.

To purchase Scotts Miracle-Gro Green Flag Zone passes, please log on to www.rir.com or call the Richmond International Raceway ticket office at 866-455-RACE (7223).

Tickets for the NASCAR doubleheader weekend, September 11-12, at Richmond International Raceway, are on sale now.  Saturday’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event is “One Last Race to Make the Chase.” Once the checkered flag drops, the field will be set for the 2009 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Only the top 12 drivers in the point standings will be eligible to win the series championship, making this one of the most important stops on the schedule.  Tickets, which start at $40, can be purchased by logging on to www.rir.com or calling 866-455-RACE (7223).

The weekend begins on Friday, September 11, with a full day of on-track activity, highlighted by the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race “under the lights.”  Friday’s ticket also includes practice and WRIC-TV8 Pole Qualifying for the Nationwide Series and practice and Fas Mart Pole Qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.  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. Please log on to www.rir.com or call 866-455-RACE (7223) for tickets and information.

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 www.rir.com online.

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