NASCAR National Series News & Notes - 2014 Open Week
After Action-Packed Weekend,
NASCAR Takes A Cool Down Lap
No Cup Race This Week
Upgrade Your Friday Race Day With a Pre-Race Pit Pass at RIR
The green flag may wave at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 25, but the action at Richmond International Raceway starts well before that. Join us on Pit Road from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm for a pre-race experience where you take in the sights and sounds of race prep - including Knockout Pole Qualifying and practice - from the perspective of a NASCAR crew member.
Friday's events include Farm Bureau Insurance Pole Qualifying and practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as well as NBC12 Pole Qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The day's action is topped off with the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, followed by the BLUE OX 100 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race - that's right, we said TWO races in ONE night!
More good news! On Friday at noon, the new NASCAR Next class will be announced in Gatorade Victory Lane, and all Friday Pre-Race Pit Pass holders are invited. NASCAR Next is a program that spotlights NASCAR's emerging stars. Launched in 2011, the program has identified a number of drivers who have advanced from regional and touring racing series to NASCAR's national series. Notable alumni include Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott, Dylan Kwasniewski, Kyle Larson and Darrell Wallace Jr.
Can't get enough of the NASCAR Next class? They will be signing autographs on the backstretch at Track Takeover on Saturday, April 26, and you can say you knew them when they were just breaking into the sport! Every fan who has a ticket to the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 is invited to get up close and personal with the track you love.
Individual Friday Pre-Race Pit Passes, $50 per person, are the only way fans can gain access to pit road on Friday. Passes are available online by clicking here or calling 866-455-7223. In order to purchase the Friday Pre-Race Pit Pass, you must have a ticket for the April 25 events. Pre-Race Pit Passes are limited to guests 16 years of age and older. A parent or guardian must sign waivers for and accompany children younger than 18 who are utilizing Pre-Race Pit Passes.
Click here (http://www.rir.com/Articles/2014/04/Friday-Pre-Race-Pit-Pass.aspx) to view the Pre-Race Pit Pass Access areas. Appropriate dress is required. Shirt, shoes and shorts or pants must be worn at all times while on pit road. No alcohol or coolers are permitted in the infield.
Call 866-455-7223 to purchase tickets for the Friday, April 25, ToyotaCare250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and BLUE OX 100 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race. Advance tickets start at just $30 and kids 12 and younger are admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission.
Make it double-header and join us for a second night "under the lights" on Saturday, April 26, for the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. There's no better place to be than at America's Premier Short Track watching Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, and all your favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers battle under the lights for 400 laps of pure adrenaline. Advance tickets start at just $35. Bring the whole family because NEW IN 2014 tickets for kids 12 and younger are $25 off the adult price in ALL grandstands. Call 866-455-7223 to purchase.