RIR President Dennis Bickmeier (@RIRprez) Joins the Twitterverse
Although it’s not exactly one giant “tweet” for mankind, it is one small step for Dennis Bickmeier to become the fan-friendliest track president in all of motorsports. This week, Richmond International Raceway’s president joined the Twitterverse, where he is known as @RIRprez.
Launching his Twitterdom with a simple but playful, “A little birdie told me this Twitter thing is catching on. Now what? Help me out RIR Fans!,” Bickmeier wants to have one-on-one dialogue with @NASCAR fans, drivers and media about #NASCAR, as well as sports, current events and whatever happens to be #trending.
“Even before I became president at Richmond International Raceway, one of my favorite things about working at other racing facilities was the opportunity to talk with fans on a personal basis,” said Bickmeier. “This will serve as another platform for me to interact with everyone outside of race weekend. I can maintain a dialogue throughout the entire year with our awesome fans and hopefully plenty of followers.”
Bickmeier, with the help of @RIRInsider, garnered nearly 100 followers on his first day and is excited to grow that number exponentially.
Tickets are on sale now for the April 26-28 weekend, featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 400 race “under the lights” on Saturday, April 28. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or calling 866-455-7223.
To purchase tickets for the April 27 NASCAR Nationwide Series 250 race and Pre-Race Pit Passes, click here and be sure to “add race day activities” or call 866-455-7223. Friday’s tickets start at $30 in advance and children 12 and younger are admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission.
The Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown Late Model race and the Blue Ox 100 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race kick off the weekend Thursday, April 26. All tickets for Thursday are general admission and $25. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult. For tickets and information, click here or call 866-455-7223.
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