More NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Drivers Testing, August 26-27

Fans Invited to Attend Free Event; Grandstands Open at 5:00 p.m. Each Night

Stewart Haas team to test

Ryan Newman & Danica Patrick are two of the drivers testing at Richmond International Raceway August 26-27

On the heels of this week’s “under the lights” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing excitement at Richmond International Raceway, even more stars return to America’s Premier Short Track,  August 26-27. Prior to the September 7 Federated Auto Parts 400 – “One Last Race to Make The Chase” – at America’s Premier Short Track, drivers will prepare their cars at RIR, and grandstands will be open free to the public from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. each night.

Drivers will get precious track time “under the lights” in preparation for one of the most anticipated races of the season. Only the top 10 drivers in the point standings and two Wild Cards (drivers who are in positions 11-20 with the most wins) will earn a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. The way things are shaping up, there could be more than 10 drivers on the proverbial “bubble.”

Participating Monday, August 26 & Tuesday, August 27:

  • Danica Patrick
  • Mark Martin
  • Ryan Newman
  • David Reutimann
  • David Stremme
  • Travis Kvapil
  • Parker Kligerman (NASCAR Nationwide Series)

Fans may enter Richmond International Raceway through the Main Gate, located at the corner of Laburnum Avenue and Meadowbridge Rd. Parking will be on the Midway, outside of Gate 70. A concessions stand will be open with food and beverages, and fans are allowed to bring in their own food and beverage (no glass allowed).

Tickets are on sale now for the Federated Auto Parts 400 – “One Last Race to Make The Chase.” Many NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will battle it out for precious points to race their way into The Chase and put it all on the line for an all-important win that translates into Chase bonus points. You’ve got to see it live on Saturday, September 7. 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 Virginia529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race 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.

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