List of Free Amenities & Fan-Favorite Race Weekend Activities September 7-8
There is so much to see and do at RIR besides watching NASCAR races "under the lights"
When fans flock to Richmond International Raceway September7-8 for the “One Last Race to Make The Chase” NASCAR Weekend, they will notice several new amenities, as well as some returning fan-favorite activities. Those who don’t already have tickets for the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race can log on to www.rir.com for tickets and information. Here is a list of the great amenities awaiting fans:
General automobile parking at Richmond International Raceway has always been and continues to be absolutely FREE.
Bring Your Own Food & Beverage
Did you know fans are allowed to bring in their own food and beverage inside the gates of Richmond International Raceway? The maximum allowed cooler size is 14”x14”x14” – large enough for 36 12-oz beverages. No glass containers are allowed.
Video Scoring Tower
RIR’s Video Scoring Tower remains the largest in NASCAR, displaying live race action, pre-race ceremonies, post-race Chase celebration, various events happening on Raceway property and many pre-produced videos and graphics. Additionally, fans can stick around after the checkered flag to watch Gatorade Victory Lane celebrations and post-race driver interviews from the Media Center both September 7 and 8.
Virginia 529 Kids Zone powered by the Science Museum of Virginia
Kids 12 and younger can enjoy their race day in the Virginia 529 Kids Zone powered by the Science Museum of Virginia, which is a playful and educational environment featuring inflatable moon bounces, as well as scientific exhibits that will enrich their minds. While there, parents can sign their kids up for the free RIR Kids Club, with benefits including an official membership card, Kids Club gift, e-newsletter, birthday e-card, special ticket offers and contest opportunities.
Available on Apple and Android devices, RIR’s free mobile app provides fans with a customizable schedule with reminder notifications; interactive GPS map with search capabilities; detailed Midway, parking and facility maps; seating charts; first aid, Will Call and ATM locations; “Friend Finder” to locate your friends on property and a race weekend postcard where you can take a photo with an RIR background to upload to your social media accounts.
Miller Lite Party Zone
Miller Lite brings the ultimate tailgate party to fans on race weekend, featuring live music, tailgate games, a mechanical bull, the Miller Lite show car and cash bar serving great tasting Miller Lite and food items for sale. Located near the Midway on the Amphitheater Hill, the Miller Lite Party Zone is the place to be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. While in there, fans have access to the Miller Lite Party Bar, which is loaded with big screen televisions.
Nearly all of the grandstand seats have been widened and now measure 22 inches wide.
More than twenty 42” televisions have been installed throughout the concourse, underneath the grandstands.
Outside of the grandstands, Richmond International Raceway offers one of the best interactive and shopping experiences in all of racing, the Midway. The Midway features track and driver souvenir merchandise rigs, interactive displays, games, giveaways, music and more.
The Virginia Industry Business Expo (VIBE), located on the Midway, adjacent to the Old Dominion Building, is an indoor display area, featuring displays and exhibitions from regional businesses, open to the public on Friday and Saturday.
NASCAR returns to Richmond International Raceway September 7-8 for the “One Last Race to Make The Chase” weekend, featuring the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. This is the final event before the field is set for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. You can experience the excitement with tickets starting at $45, which can be purchased by clicking here or calling 866-455-7223.The weekend begins on Friday, September 7, with a full day of on-track excitement, including the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. The best of the Nationwide Series will mix it up with Sprint Cup drivers running double-duty. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased by clicking here or calling 866-455-7223. Children 12 and younger are admitted free in general admission sections with a ticketed adult.