Meet NASCAR Drivers at RIR Night at The Diamond, Presented by AAA & The Richmond Flying Squirrels

Ticket Package Includes Appearances by Michael Waltrip & Martin Truex Jr., Reserved Seat at the April 23rd Game & a Seat for the April 26th Race

Richmond Flying Squirrels

NASCAR driver/owner Michael Waltrip and driver Martin Truex Jr. will participate in a meet and greet session at The Diamond on Tuesday, April 23, for Richmond International Raceway Night presented by AAA. RIR and the Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double-A Affiliate of the 2012 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants, are teaming up for a special ticket package.

To join the fun, fans may purchase a $35 combo package that includes a reserved Diamond Club seat on the 3rd baseline for the April 23 baseball game, an exclusive pre-game meet & greet with Waltrip and Truex Jr. that includes a two-hour, all-you-can-eat buffet, and a ticket to the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Friday, April 26, at Richmond International Raceway. To purchase this unique and limited experience, please contact Ida Henley at ida.henley@squirrelsbaseball.com or call 804-359-F-U-N-N, ext. 319.

AAA is setting up their Keys2Drive test track and invites fans to try out the Impaired Driving Simulation Course conducted by the Virginia State Police.

“AAA is thrilled to sponsor an event which combines our river city’s love of baseball and NASCAR while honoring our heritage of more than 100 years of promoting safety on Virginia roadways, “ said Martha Mitchell Meade, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Fans will not only get to witness a NASCAR driver attempting to  drive a golf cart on a coned course under a simulated impaired state, but will also get the chance to try the course themselves. After completing the test, we believe that drivers, especially younger less experienced drivers, will become keenly aware of the dangers of driving while impaired.”  

“This is some of the best news for me personally, as I am a huge fan of both drivers,” said Flying Squirrels Vice President and COO Todd “Parney” Parnell. “And now our fans will have a chance to interact with these icons leading up to the Toyota Owners 400 and ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR weekend at Richmond International Raceway. We also have a ton of racing giveaways lined up to add to the fun.”

“The partnership among AAA, the Richmond Flying Squirrels and Richmond International Raceway is great for sports fans in Richmond,” said RIR President Dennis Bickmeier. “This unique ticket package combines two of America’s favorite pastimes – baseball and racing. What better way to enjoy a week with the family than with a Flying Squirrels baseball game and a NASCAR Nationwide Series race under the lights?”

Tickets are on sale now for the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. Advance tickets, including seats in Turns 1 and 4, start at $45, and can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling 866-455-7223. Tickets for the ToyotaCare 250 start at $30 in advance and can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling 866-455-7223. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections on Friday. The weekend begins Thursday, April 25, when the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to RIR for the BLUE OX 100 and Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown, benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Advance tickets are $25, with children 12 and younger admitted free.

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