Richmond International Raceway Staff Assists Neighbor With Home Repairs in Henrico County

Operation Paintbrush

RIR employees paint the front door trim of a neighbor's house for their latest volunteer project.

Continuing its commitment to volunteerism, the Richmond International Raceway staff assisted the Operation Paintbrush program in Henrico County today by fixing up a local resident’s home through much-needed repairs. The staff came out in full force to scrape, paint, repair railings and gutters and give the landscaping a facelift.

“We recognize our responsibility of giving back to our neighbors in Henrico County,” said Richmond International Raceway president Dennis Bickmeier. “In the short amount of time I’ve been here, I realize what a great community this is in which to live, work and play. The Richmond International Raceway team is committed to our volunteer efforts, and Henrico County’s Operation Paintbrush is a great opportunity to continue that initiative.”

Henrico County’s Operation Paintbrush is a program whereby volunteer groups are recruited to paint the homes of needy Henrico citizens. These are citizens without adequate resources or family help whose homes need painting and would only further deteriorate without assistance. Typically they are senior citizens, and most can be classified as very low income. If you would like to help Henrico County’s Operation Paintbrush, please contact Kimberly Pomatto at pom06@co.henrico.va.us.

Today’s volunteer effort is the third installment of Richmond International Raceway’s initiative. Earlier this summer, the staff assisted Meals on Wheels of Greater Richmond and the Central Virginia Foodbank. Through the NASCAR Unites campaign, The NASCAR Foundation is encouraging fans to pledge at least five hours of volunteer service in an effort to collectively generate more than one million hours of giving back to local communities. Supporters are asked to log their hours online at www.nascar.com/unites. The track staff will add their hours after each service project.

If you know an organization that would like assistance, please contact Richmond International Raceway at ririnfo@rir.com .

NASCAR returns to Richmond International Raceway September 9-10 for its “One Last Race to Make The Chase” doubleheader weekend. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will battle “under the lights” on Saturday, September 10, in the Wonderful Pistachios 400 race. This is one of the most anticipated events of the season, as the race will determine the field for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Advance tickets start at $45 and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 866-455-7223.

The weekend begins Friday, September 9, with a full day of on-track activity, highlighted by the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race “under the lights.” Virginia’s Elliott Sadler, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Justin Allgaier and many Sprint Cup Series drivers running double-duty. Friday’s advance tickets start at $30 (children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission) and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 866-455-7223.

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