Take a Ride With Richard Petty Driving Experience Before Chevy Rock & Roll 400

Race Around America’s Premier Short Track Prior to “One Last Race to Make the Chase” on Saturday, September 12

Richard Petty Driving Experience

Strap in for an unforgettable experience with the Richard Petty Driving Experience on Saturday, September 12.



Now’s Your Chance to Race Around America’s Premier Short Track Prior to “One Last Race to Make the Chase” on Saturday, September 12

August 28, 2009—Before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes to the track for “One Last Race to Make the Chase” at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, September 12, ticket holders will have an opportunity to ride around the same ¾-mile oval that will host the Chevy Rock & Roll 400.

The Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE) will bring 10 NASCAR-style stock cars to Richmond International Raceway for three-lap ride-alongs with professional drivers, reaching speeds up to 120 mph.  Guests who have tickets for the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 will have the chance to speed around the track that will set the field for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, just hours later.

Ride-alongs with RPDE on Saturday, September 12, are $149 and reservations are required by calling 1-800-BE-PETTY (1-800-237-3889).  Ride-alongs will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Additional information can be found by visiting www.1800bepetty.com.

Tickets for the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race “under the lights” on Saturday, September 12, are available now.  The race is known as “One Last Race to Make the Chase” because once the checkered flag drops, the field will be set for the 2009 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.  Only the drivers in the top 12 in the point standings will be eligible for the championship, meaning the drivers on the bubble will need strong finishes at America’s Premier Short Track.  Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased by logging on to www.rir.com or calling 866-455-RACE (7223).

The weekend begins on Friday, September 11, featuring the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race “under the lights.”  Friday’s ticket includes practice and Fas Mart Pole Qualifying for the Chevy Rock & Roll 400, as well as practice and WRIC-TV8 Pole Qualifying for the Virginia 529 College Savings 250.  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.  For tickets and information, log on to www.rir.com or call 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, 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
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