Richmond International Raceway Hosting Fifth Annual Blood Drive Thursday, September 8

Blood Drive

Fans are encouraged to donate blood on Thursday, September 8, from noon to 5 p.m.


Richmond International Raceway will host its annual Drive for Life, a Virginia Blood Services blood drive, on Thursday, September 8, from noon to 5 p.m. in the historic Old Dominion Building. Participants should enter the property at Gate 4, off of Laburnum Avenue. Richmond International Raceway’s Drive for Life is a partnership between the track and Virginia Blood Services. Donors may register in advance by logging on to .

“Richmond International Raceway recognizes the need of blood donation throughout Virginia,” said track president Dennis Bickmeier. “I hope we can rally our fans who are in town for our September 9-10 NASCAR weekend and our Richmond community to help Virginia Blood Services meet their goals. Please join us on September 8 for our fifth Drive for Life blood drive.”

Richmond International Raceway’s Drive for Life has collected more than 400 units of blood during its five-year span.

To register in advance and for specific information about giving blood, please contact Virginia Blood Services at 800-989-4438 or visit .

Richmond International Raceway’s Drive for Life kicks off the “One Last Race to Make The Chase” weekend, September 9-10. In addition to the blood drive, Thursday features the Rockin’ the Raceway Dierks Bentley concert, benefitting the Cullather Brain Tumor and Quality of Life Center at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital. Tickets for the concert are $35-$55 and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 866-455-7223.

The weekend continues Friday, September 9, with a full day of on-track activity, highlighted by the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race “under the lights.” A great night for the entire family, advance tickets start at $30, with children 12 and younger admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections.

On Saturday, September 10, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers battle in the Wonderful Pistachios 400 “One Last Race to Make The Chase.” One of the most anticipated events of the season, this race will determine who’s in and who’s out for the 2011 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Catch all the excitement with advance tickets starting at $45. Click here or call 866-455-7223 for tickets and information.

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