Track President Doug Fritz Announces Air Guard 400 With Historic Skydive

September 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series "One Last Race To Make The Chase" to be Titled Air Guard 400


Track president Doug Fritz announced the Air Guard 400 with a historic skydive into the track.


In a historic skydiving stunt into Richmond International Raceway, track president Doug Fritz and Air Guard representative MSgt Matt Leas announced today the Air Guard will hold the race entitlement for the September 11, 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at America’s Premier Short Track.  With the help of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Stremme, the trio unveiled the new Air Guard 400 race logo for the “One Last Race to Make The Chase” NASCAR Doubleheader Weekend, September 10 – 11.

“We are excited to announce a new partnership with the Air Guard for our September 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race,” said Fritz.  “The Air Guard is a great organization that allows Americans to serve our country and their community.  Many of our first responders are also members of the Air Guard and we’re proud to bring them on as a new partner at Richmond International Raceway.”

“It’s going to be very exciting to have a race that’s named after the Air Guard,” said Air Force Capt. Rondal Perry, the chief of the marketing and advertising branch of the Air National Guard.  “The Air Guard is picking up speed in an effort to increase its public awareness.  The Air Guard 400 will give our recruiters an exciting chance to showcase all of the opportunities that we have to offer.”

The Air Guard allows Americans to serve part-time, providing flexibility to live life on their terms while serving their community and country with honor and pride.   With more than 140 units in the United States, Air Guard members can serve where they live.  Serving in the Air Guard helps Americans earn money for college, receive world-class training for a high-tech world and gain the discipline and confidence to be successful in life. 

NASCAR returns to Richmond International Raceway September 10-11 for one of the most anticipated race weekends of the season, highlighted by the Saturday, September 11, Air Guard 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race “under the lights.” This race is “One Last Race to Make The Chase” for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Once the checkered flag drops, the field will be set for the 2010 championship. Tickets for Saturday, September 11, start at $40 and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 866-455-RACE (7223).

The weekend begins on Friday, September 10, 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 includes Fas Mart Pole Qualifying and practice for the Sprint Cup Series, as well as WRIC-TV8 Pole Qualifying and practice for the Nationwide Series. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 866-455-RACE (7223). Children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections on Friday only.

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