The father-son duo of Michael and Marco Andretti will be at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, June 24, so why not bring your dad, too? In honor of the Andrettis' memorable run to the checkered flag at this year's Indianapolis 500, Richmond International Raceway is offering a special Father's Day package for the SunTrust Indy Challenge Presented by XM Satellite Radio. For only $65, dads and their sons or daughters can be treated to two general admission tickets for the IndyCar Series race "under the lights" and two special t-shirts. Tickets also include a seat for the Richmond Times-Dispatch 100 USAC Silver Crown Championship Series race. This package may only be purchased by telephone or at the Richmond International Raceway ticket office, now through Saturday, June 17¿the day before Father's Day!
In case you missed it, 19-year-old rookie Marco Andretti, son of open-wheel great Michael Andretti and grandson of racing legend Mario Andretti, raced his way to a second-place finish at the 2006 Indianapolis 500, finishing less than a car-length behind winner Sam Hornish Jr. Michael, who came out of retirement to race in the Indianapolis 500, finished third. Although Michael won't be behind the wheel at Richmond International Raceway, he owns cars driven by Marco and IndyCar Series stars Tony Kanaan, Dario Franchitti and Bryan Herta.
Be sure to catch the IndyCar Series' newest rookie sensation, Marco Andretti, along with Danica Patrick, 2006 Indianapolis 500 winner Sam Hornish Jr., defending race champion Helio Castroneves, Dan Wheldon and the rest of the stars of the IndyCar Series. Additional tickets for the SunTrust Indy Challenge Presented by XM Satellite Radio and Richmond Times-Dispatch 100 races on Saturday, June 24, are just $30 (general admission) and $35 (reserved seats). The weekend starts Friday, June 23, with WRIC-TV8 Pole Qualifying for the IndyCar Series and the USAC National Sprint Car Series race, as well as an autograph session with all of the IndyCar Series drivers. All tickets for Friday are just $15. Children 12 and under are admitted free in general admission sections with a ticketed adult on both nights. For tickets, call 1-866-455-RACE (7223) or visit www.rir.com.