Night Ranger to Rock Coca-Cola Pre-Race Concert Before Air Guard 400

Fans Can Visit the Coke Display in The Midway on Race Weekend for Pre-Race Concert Access

Night Ranger
Night racing “under the lights” meets Night Ranger on Saturday, September 11, when rock icons - Night Ranger - perform a pre-race concert before the Air Guard 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. The pre-race concert, presented by Coca-Cola, will take place at 5:45 p.m. at the start/finish line.

“Night Ranger and night racing at America’s Premier Short Track is a great combination,” said track president Doug Fritz. “Pre-race concerts have always been a fan-favorite at Richmond International Raceway, and we’re excited to have Night Ranger kick off what will be another fantastic night here under the lights.”

Night Ranger, with legendary hits like “Sister Christian,” “Rock in America” and “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” will rock the crowd at America’s Premier Short Track prior to the Air Guard 400. Coca-Cola is bringing fans a refreshing opportunity to watch the pre-race concert from the start/finish line. During the Post-9/11 GI Bill NASCAR Weekend at Richmond, fans can stop by the Coca-Cola display in The Midway to pick up credentials for access to the concert on the track. A limited number of concert credentials will be available at the Coca-Cola Display on both Friday and Saturday. Fans with concert credentials for the Night Ranger Coca-Cola Pre-Race Concert should enter at Gate 70 for infield access.

Fans with tickets to the Air Guard 400 race can watch the Night Ranger concert from their seats and see the performance on Richmond International Raceway’s state-of-the-art video scoring tower. The video scoring tower is the tallest in all of motorsports, featuring four giant LED screens visible to all grandstand seats. But, to “open happiness” with access to the concert area, fans must stop by the Coca-Cola display in The Midway to pick up a credential for the concert.

Night Ranger has been rocking for nearly three decades, selling more than 17 million albums worldwide, performing more than 2,500 live shows and captivating an audience of more than 1 billion in radio airplay.

Night Ranger has also made contributions in multiple entertainment realms, including the Broadway musical Rock of Ages and the hit videogame series "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero" in which their music is featured. Moreover, the band has been recognized in significant films and television shows including Boogie Nights and American Dad. For more information on Night Ranger, visit the band online at

The Air Guard 400 – “One Last Race To Make The Chase” – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday night, September 11 headlines the Post-9/11 GI Bill NASCAR Weekend at Richmond. Saturday’s Air Guard 400 is “One Last Race to Make the Chase.” Once the checkered flag drops, the field will be set for the 2010 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, starting at $40, include the Coca-Cola Pre-Race Concert and are on-sale and available now by calling 866-455-7223. A limited number of $40 seats remain.

Tickets are also available for the Friday, September 10, 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 and WRIC-TV8 Pole Qualifying and practice for the Nationwide Series. Friday’s tickets are $40 (reserved) and $30 (general admission) in advance. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult on Friday only. All tickets are available by calling 866-455-7223.

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