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Richmond Raceway Introduces Pre-Race Playoff Car Introductions

NASCAR is a team sport, and Richmond Raceway is embracing the impact teamwork has on success in NASCAR with the addition of car introductions with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race teams during Pre-Race Ceremonies for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Playoff race. New car introductions will take place in the Markel Entertainment Plaza, which is located near Turn 1 in the DC Solar FanGrounds. All fans with a DC Solar FanGrounds pass are invited to Pre-Race Ceremonies, which include driver introductions.

“Our new car introductions as part of our Pre-Race Ceremonies for the Federated Auto Parts 400 will enhance the fan experience in the new DC Solar FanGrounds,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “As our loyal fans explore the new modernized infield, we will continue find ways to expand their race day entertainment experience.”

Car introductions for the 16 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff teams will take place at the breezeway located at Gatorade Victory Lane and garage stall eight beginning at 6 p.m. Cars will be pushed through the breezeway by their race teams while lights and smoke are displayed. The cars will be pushed to toward pit road. Playoff race cars will be at the front of the grid for both playoff races.

Driver introductions for both Friday and Saturday night will take place in the same breezeway beside Gatorade Victory Lane at 6:50 p.m. The drivers will walk through the breezeway filled with lights and smoke to the cheers of the fans along a pier in the DC Solar FanGrounds. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will then proceed to Toyota Tundras for a ride around the track to greet fans in the grandstands.

All DC Solar FanGrounds pass holders will be invited to join Pre-Race Ceremonies. Single-day DC Solar FanGrounds passes are $70, and passes for the entire weekend are $125. For more information on the DC Solar FanGrounds, visit

Richmond Raceway 2018 NASCAR Season

Richmond’s first-ever NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, with the Go Bowling 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff race, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Pole Qualifying, and Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22. Dale Earnhardt Jr. make his return to competition in the Go Bowling 250 tonight. The track has also made history with the grand opening of the DC Solar FanGrounds as part of Richmond Raceway Reimagined, a $30 million infield redevelopment project.

The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) will run the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic on Saturday, October 20 at Richmond. The race will be the penultimate race of the PASS National Championship Series. PASS Super Late Models will headline the day with feature events for Tour-Type Modifieds, Late Model Stocks, Limited Late Models, and Street Stocks. To learn more, visit or

Tickets for the NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, and PASS Commonwealth Classic are available for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at

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