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Richmond Raceway Partners with Virginia Tourism Corporation on NASCAR Xfinity Entitlement for Virginia is For Racing Lovers 250

Richmond Raceway (Richmond) and Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) announce a partnership on the entitlement for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, Sept. 12. The official name of the race will be the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250.

“As NASCAR racing returns to the Capital City, we are proud to expand our long-time partnership with the Virginia Tourism Corporation for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “We look forward to continuing to work closely with Rita McClenny and the VTC team to support their mission to promote and develop tourism in the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

The Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 Xfinity Series race will combine with the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race for a doubleheader on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 2:30 p.m. The Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 will be broadcast on NBCSN. The race will also air on MRN and its network of nationwide affiliates, in addition to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

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“Richmond Raceway is a major attraction for both visitors and Virginians alike, and we are proud to add our support for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250,” said Rita McClenny, President and CEO of Virginia Tourism Corporation. “We’re excited to celebrate at such an iconic track and looking forward to fans discovering for themselves why Virginia is the destination for racing.”

To learn more about Virginia Tourism Corporation, visit

Richmond Raceway 2020 Season
The road to the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship will continue to lead through Richmond as America’s Premier Short Track hosts the second race of the first round of the Playoffs for the ninth annual Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. The fall NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond has run “under the lights” since 1991.

Richmond will host the Go Bowling 250 Xfinity Series race on Friday, Sept. 11 at 7:00 p.m. The Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 Xfinity Series race will combine with the Cup Playoff race for a doubleheader on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 2:30 p.m. The Gander Trucks will conclude their regular season with a return to the Action Track for the first time since 2005 in the ToyotaCare 250 on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 8:00 p.m.

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About Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway is America’s Premier Short Track annually hosting two NASCAR race weekends, featuring the NASCAR Cup Series and either NASCAR Xfinity Series or NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, on the iconic ¾-mile D-shaped oval. Richmond Raceway is a regional leader for events including sports, live music and consumer trade shows. The Richmond Raceway Complex’s 1,100 plus acre multipurpose facility hosts more than 200 live events over 280 event days annually including concerts with top national recording artists at Virginia Credit Union LIVE!, the region’s only covered amphitheater. For more information, visit,, or

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, Americrown Service and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit and, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

About Virginia Tourism Corporation
Virginia Tourism Corporation is the state agency charged with marketing the Commonwealth as a premier travel and film destination. In 2018, visitors to Virginia spent $26 billion, which supported 235,000 work opportunities and contributed $1.8 billion in state and local taxes. To learn more about Virginia Tourism Corporation, visit

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