Richmond International Raceway Hosting NASCAR Foundation Track Walk Saturday, September 11

Donation Includes Q&A With Richard Petty, Kasey Kahne, AJ Allmendinger, Elliott Sadler & Brad Keselowski

NASCAR Foundation Track Walk

The September 11 track walk is a great way to experience Richmond International Raceway like never before.

Have you ever wanted to walk the historic pavement on which some of the most legendary NASCAR drivers have raced?  Well, now is your chance, because Richmond International Raceway will be hosting The NASCAR Foundation Track Walk Presented by Kroger, in partnership with Richmond International Raceway CARES, benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America, on Saturday, September 11, prior to the Air Guard 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at America’s Premier Short Track.

By making a tax-deductible donation—which will benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America, Richmond International Raceway CARES and The NASCAR Foundation—ticket holders will have the opportunity to walk around the ¾-mile D-shaped oval, alongside hundreds of their fellow fans, prior to one of the most anticipated races of the season. Additionally, the donation includes an exclusive question-and-answer session with NASCAR’s Richard Petty, Kasey Kahne, AJ Allmendinger, Elliott Sadler and Brad Keselowski.

Donations* for participating in the track walk are $30 online, in advance (sign up at foundation.nascar.com) or $35 when signing up at Richmond International Raceway on race weekend, September 10-11.  Registration will be located at Gate 70, on the outside of the track behind Turn 4.  Children 12 and under may walk for free with a paid adult.  All walkers, including children, must have a grandstand ticket to the Saturday, September 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in order to participate.  Participants will not be able to enter the track without presenting a race ticket.

The walk is scheduled to begin at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, September 11.  All participants must check in prior to 1:15 p.m. in order to participate in the walk.**  Late arrivals will not be allowed to participate.

The Saturday, September 11, Air Guard 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race headlines the Post-9/11 GI Bill NASCAR Weekend at Richmond. Tickets are on sale now, with a limited number of $40 tickets available, and can be purchased by calling 866-455-RACE (7223) or clicking here.

Tickets are also available for the Friday, September 10, Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race “under the lights.” Friday’s ticket also includes Fas Mart Pole Qualifying and practice for the Sprint Cup Series and WRIC-TV8 Pole Qualifying and practice for the Nationwide Series. Friday’s tickets are $40 (reserved) and $30 (general admission). Children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult on Friday only. All tickets are available by calling 866-455-RACE (7223) or clicking here.

*Donation is non-refundable, including event cancellation due to inclement weather or otherwise.

**All participants, including online registrants, must stop by the registration booth, near Gate 70, on the outside of the track behind Turn 4, to sign waivers prior to the walk.

About The NASCAR Foundation:

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc., (NASCAR) launched The NASCAR Foundation in January 2006. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity that embodies the compassion of the NASCAR Family and its commitment to serving communities. The Foundation seeks to raise funds and increase volunteerism to support non-profit charities and charitable causes throughout the nation with an emphasis placed on initiatives that affect the ability of children to live happier, healthier lives. For more information on The NASCAR Foundation, please visit WWW.NASCAR.COM/foundation.

About Paralyzed Veterans of America:

Paralyzed Veterans of America is proud to introduce Mission: ABLE, a new campaign to empower America's paralyzed heroes to fully live the lives they deserve. As the next phase in the commitment to help our veterans, Mission: ABLE will enlist all Americans - companies, citizens, and communities - to help our nation's heroes receive the benefits and services they need most. The campaign will help raise awareness and funds to support the most critical needs of paralyzed veterans: care, benefits and jobs. Please join the mission today!  www.mission-able.com.

About Richmond International Raceway CARES:

Richmond International Raceway CARES is dedicated to assisting charities, causes and events in the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area that focus on—but are not limited to—youth, education and recreation.

Through The NASCAR Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Richmond International Raceway CARES donates racing-related items and offers financial support to assist community outreach programs and other nonprofit charities.  Working with The NASCAR Foundation, Richmond International Raceway CARES was started and is run by the Richmond International Raceway staff.

Richmond International Raceway CARES strives to help meet the needs of the local area by bettering the community through fundraising opportunities, providing donations and volunteering time and effort for local worthy causes.  Richmond International Raceway and Richmond International Raceway CARES aim to improve the quality of life for the residents in and around the Greater Richmond Metropolitan community.

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