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Richmond Raceway Expands Kids 12 & Younger Free for NASCAR Xfinity Series Races Program

Families looking for an affordable weekend activity can turn to Richmond Raceway (Richmond). Over the last several years, Richmond has offered special pricing for kids 12 and younger. In 2018, this program will expand to welcome kids 12 and younger free in all grandstand seating areas for NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) races with a ticketed adult, including general admission and reserved seating.

“We want fans of all ages to have the opportunity to be a part of the iconic Richmond racing experience,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “By offering kids 12 and younger a free ticket to a NASCAR Xfinity Series race, we hope many kids’ first race experience will be with us and our loyal fans at Richmond. Families can enjoy a night out at the track for a reasonable price and create memories to last a lifetime.”

In addition to being free on NXS nights, kids 12 and younger are $25 off in every grandstand seating section for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. A kids ticket to either the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 or Federated Auto Parts 400 starts as low as $10. Kids special pricing is valid for both weekends.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Returns for Fall NASCAR Xfinity Series Race

In 2017, Dale Earnhardt Jr. retired from full-time competition as the 15-time NASCAR most popular driver, but he has at least one more race in his future. Earnhardt recently announced that he will compete in the fall NXS race at Richmond.

Earnhardt has won four NXS races at Richmond with his most recent victory coming in the ToyotaCare 250 in 2016. In his seven career NXS starts, he has five top-five and six top-10 finishes.

Earnhardt has won seven races at Richmond in his career. He is a three-time Monster Energy Series race winner at Richmond with victories in the Crown Royal 400 in 2006, Chevy American Revolution 400 in 2004, and Pontiac Excitement 400 in 2000.

Richmond Raceway 2018 NASCAR Season

The Toyota Spring Race Weekend at Richmond Raceway returns “under the lights” in 2018, and a week earlier in the NASCAR schedule on April 20-21, 2018. The action starts with the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash4Cash race on Friday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. Kids 12 and younger are free in all seating areas for NASCAR Xfinity Series races. Richmond’s spring weekend continues with the fan-friendly Track Takeover driven by AAA, followed by NASCAR’s best in the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race starting at dusk and ending “under the lights” at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.

Richmond’s Fall Race Weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, will make history with the grand opening of the Richmond Raceway Reimagined modernized infield along with hosting its first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff race weekend on September 21-22, 2018. The action begins on Friday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. with the first race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs as well as Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s return to compete. On Saturday, September 22, Richmond hosts the only Monster Energy Series playoff race “under the lights” with the Federated Auto Parts 400 at 7:30 p.m.

Richmond Raceway Reimagined will feature a variety of enhanced fan experiences and amenities, allowing race fans to get closer than ever to NASCAR’s best with new Monster Energy Series garages and a fan viewing walkway providing full immersion into the sport. Additional new attractions include multiple entertainment and social engagement areas, an expanded variety of concessions, and an all-new Gatorade Victory Lane, which will provide fans the opportunity to be a part of the post-race celebrations, along with activities before the race, with driver appearances, and other interactive programming. An 80-person club experience with roof access will overlook Gatorade Victory Lane, which will be flanked by two new garage suites with a view into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garages.

Fans can purchase tickets to be in the new infield and become a part of history by visiting the Richmond Ticket Office, calling 866-455-7223, or going to To learn more about Richmond Raceway Reimagined, visit

Regular season tickets for the Toyota Spring Race Weekend and Fall Playoff Race Weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, are available for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at

Fans interested in attending both NASCAR weekends at Richmond can upgrade to become a RICHMOND NATION Season Ticket Holder. 2018 membership benefits include invitations to members-only monthly events, a season parking pass, membership card, and the best ticket values for racing at Richmond Raceway. For more information, visit

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