RIR Retains Traditional NASCAR Weekend Dates in 2013
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series & NASCAR Nationwide Series Return to RIR April 26-27 & September 6-7
Fans will again be treated to two NASCAR doubleheader weekends in Richmond in 2013
The tradition continues at Richmond International Raceway as the track hosts two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and two NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2013. The short track action “under the lights” resumes next season, April 26-27 and September 6-7, as fans will be treated to two doubleheader weekends, featuring the old-school short track excitement fans have loved for decades.
“Keeping our traditional NASCAR weekend dates for the 2013 schedule is important for us, as our fans are used to visiting America’s Premier Short Track on these customary April and September dates,” said RIR President Dennis Bickmeier. “Although we just finished a successful race weekend just a couple weeks ago, we’re already looking forward to seeing the best fans in motorsports back here at RIR, April 26-27 and September 6-7.”
The September 7, Federated Auto Parts 400 is once again “One Last Race to Make The Chase,” as the field will be set for the 2013 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup once the checkered flag flies. This is one of the most anticipated races of the year, as evidenced by this year’s drama-filled Federated Auto Parts 400, with Jeff Gordon ultimately racing his way into The Chase.
Richmond International Raceway’s 2013 season drops the green flag in April when the NASCAR Nationwide Series hits the track on Friday, April 26, followed by the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Saturday, April 27. Tickets for the April weekend go on sale Friday, December 7. Fans who purchased tickets to this month’s NASCAR weekend at RIR will be receiving renewal invitations in October. Guests who renew receive a savings on each ticket purchased, opportunity to keep their seats and may add or relocate seats before the general public.
The September NASCAR weekend at RIR begins with the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Friday, September 6, followed by the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Saturday, September 7.