Fourth Annual Blood Drive Scheduled for Thursday, September 10

Greg Biffle, Kyle Petty, Brendan Gaughan and Steve Wallace Scheduled to Visit and Sign Autographs

Blood Drive

Richmond International Raceway's 4th Annual Blood Drive is Scheduled for Thursday, September 10





Greg Biffle and Kyle Petty Scheduled to Visit and Sign Autographs

Richmond, VA (September 3, 2009)—Richmond International Raceway will host a Virginia Blood Services blood drive on Thursday, September 10, from noon to 5 p.m. in the historic Old Dominion Building (participants may enter the property at Gate 4, off of Laburnum Avenue).  Richmond International Raceway’s Drive for Life is a collaborative effort among the track, Virginia Blood Services, The NASCAR Foundation and Nationwide.  Donors may register in advance by logging on to .

“Richmond International Raceway values its community and is always looking for ways to give back to the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area,” said track president Doug Fritz.  “By partnering with these great organizations, we will be able to collect much-needed blood for Virginia residents.  I encourage everyone to help support this community effort by participating in Richmond International Raceway’s Drive for Life.”

As a special incentive, those who donate blood will receive a ride around Richmond International Raceway’s ¾-mile track (weather permitting; rides will take place from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; vouchers provided on a first-come, first-served basis).  Additionally, Kyle Petty is scheduled to be there and sign autographs at noon and Greg Biffle is scheduled to visit at 4:30 to sign autographs. Nationwide will have a show car and simulator on-site, as well.

Richmond International Raceway’s Drive for Life is a way to contribute to the

2009 NASCAR Foundation Blood Drive.  Last year, Richmond International Raceway’s Drive for Life collected more than 100 units of blood for the third consecutive year.

To register and learn more about this event, please visit  For specific information about giving blood, please contact Virginia Blood Services at 800-989-4438 or visit .

Richmond International Raceway’s Drive for Life will kick off the NASCAR weekend at America’s Premier Short Track, September 11-12.  The Chevy Rock & Roll 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race marks “One Last Race to Make the Chase.”  Once the checkered flag drops, the field will be set for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Tickets, which start at $40, can be purchased by logging on to or calling 866-455-RACE (7223).

The weekend begins on Friday, September 11, with a full day of on-track activity, including practice and WRIC-TV8 Pole Qualifying for the Nationwide Series, practice and Fas Mart Pole Qualifying for the Sprint Cup Series and the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race “under the lights.”  Children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections on Friday only.  For tickets and information, please visit or call 866-455-RACE (7223).

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