Out With the Old and In With the New: Scoring Pylon Being Removed to Make Room for New Video Scoring Tower

Richmond International Raceway’s 153-ft Tower Will be Viewable from All Seats

Video Scoring Tower

The new video scoring tower is monstrous at 153 feet tall; track president Doug Fritz began removal of the old scoring pylon

Richmond International Raceway’s infield is enduring a demolition. But, not to worry, this is a planned removal of the old scoring pylon to make way for the new video scoring tower at America’s Premier Short Track. Track president Doug Fritz today helped construction crews remove panels from the old scoring pylon, marking another milestone in the track’s offseason fan-friendly improvement mission.

With the removal of the old scoring pylon at Richmond International Raceway, the new video scoring tower, which stands at 153 feet, is making rapid progress. All of the framework is in place and the enormous LED screens are in place and functioning. When the video scoring tower is complete, it will feature more LED square footage than any other track in motorsports.

The video scoring tower, which will be ready in time for the April 30-May 1 NASCAR Doubleheader Weekend at Richmond International Raceway, features four LED video screens at the top, measuring 38-feet wide by 24-feet high. They will feature live race action, highlights, replays, pre-produced video and graphics.

The leaderboard stretches 67-feet high by 13-feet wide and provides real-time running order, lap times, point standings and Chase standings.

Make sure to get your tickets for the April 30-May 1 NASCAR Doubleheader Weekend at Richmond International Raceway for the debut of the video scoring tower. The two days of racing excitement features the Crown Royal Presents The Heath Calhoun 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race “under the lights” on Saturday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. All of your favorite NASCAR drivers will battle two- and three-wide around Richmond’s ¾-mile D-shaped oval. Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased by clicking here or calling 866-455-RACE (7223).

The weekend begins on Friday, April 30, with a full day of on-track activity highlighted by the BUBBA burger 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race “under the lights” at 7:30 p.m. The NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers and some Sprint Cup Series drivers running double-duty will mix it up for a night of old-school, short track racing. Friday’s ticket includes Wawa Pole Qualifying and practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NBC12 Pole Qualifying and practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Friday’s tickets start at $30 and children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult on Friday only. For tickets and information, click here or call 866-455-RACE (7223).

About Richmond International Raceway:

Richmond International Raceway, known as America’s Premier Short Track, offers great night racing action and a commitment to the fan experience. One of the most popular facilities among drivers and fans in all of motorsports, Richmond International Raceway annually hosts all of its major events, two NASCAR Doubleheader weekends featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series, under the lights on a ¾-mile D-Shaped oval. The unique layout traditionally produces exciting side-by-side racing, yet drivers reach high enough speeds for a superspeedway feel. Combined with first-class amenities and a focus on the fans, guests at Richmond International Raceway can expect to experience what “Racing Perfection” truly is. For tickets to events at Richmond International Raceway, call 866-455-RACE or visit www.rir.com online.

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