Double Duty: McMurray Tours Langley Air Force Base, Takes on Media and Fans in Kart Races
Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 Winner Returns For Air Guard 400 on Sept. 11
Jamie McMurray got an up-close look at an F-22 Raptor at Langley Air Force Base.
Jamie McMurray, who became the third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver to win both the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 in the same season, pulled off another impressive double today, touring Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia before taking on members of the media and fans in kart racing action at G-Force Karts in Richmond. Click here for photos
McMurray’s stops in the Commonwealth today were in advance of the upcoming “One Last Race To Make The Chase” NASCAR Doubleheader weekend, featuring the Air Guard 400 Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday night, September 11 and the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Nationwide Series race on Friday night, September 10, at Richmond International Raceway.
At Langley AFB, McMurray fittingly met with members of the Virginia Air Guard and participated in a tour of the base, which included an up-close look at an F-22 Raptor, the same jets that will be flown by the 192nd Fighter Wing during the ceremonial flyby prior to the Air Guard 400 on September 11.
Following the visit to Langley, McMurray made the trek to Richmond where he was greeted by race fans at G-Force Karts, across the street from America’s Premier Short Track. Members of the media challenged McMurray to a karting race on the 11-turn, indoor track, before McMurray participated in an engaging question and answer session with all of the fans assembled at the facility. After the session, McMurray returned to the track to take on several lucky fans who were selected to compete against the Sprint Cup Series star.
McMurray and the rest of NASCAR’s top series returns to Richmond in just a few short weeks for one of the most anticipated and exciting weekends on the schedule, featuring the Air Guard 400 – “One Last Race To Make The Chase” at America’s Premier Short Track “under the lights” on Saturday night, September 11. Once the checkered flag drops on the Air Guard 400, the field will be set for the 2010 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Tickets for the Air Guard 400 start at $40 and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 866-455-RACE (7223).
The weekend begins on Friday, September 10, with a full day of on-track activity, highlighted by the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race “under the lights.” Friday’s ticket includes Fas Mart Pole Qualifying and practice for the Sprint Cup Series, as well as WRIC-TV8 Pole Qualifying and practice for the Nationwide Series. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 866-455-RACE (7223). Children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections on Friday only.