Richmond International Raceway

Richmond International Raceway
Copyright 1993 by Aerial Views Publishing

Address Richmond, VA
Official Website
  Stadium Resources  
Seating Location
Weather Newspaper
  The Facility  
Date Built 1946
Ownership International Speedway Corp.
Capacity 100,531
Track(s) 0.8 Mile Oval
On Site Parking Unknown
  Other Facts  
Tenants NASCAR Winston Cup
NASCAR Busch Grand National
NASCAR Craftsman Truck

Sources:Team Marketing Report and Mediaventures

Richmond International Raceway has hosted the NASCAR Winston Cup Series since 1953. Lee Petty won the first race that year.

Formerly a half-mile oval, it was redesigned in 1988 between the spring and fall races. Recent renovations have made it one of the most modern speedways on the tour.

Richmond offers fans a unique blend of short-track intimacy and superspeedway-style racing. Grandstand seating for 95,000 nearly encircles the track, bringing the fans close to the action while providing a complete view of the racing surface from almost every seat. The track itself is wide and smooth, giving the drivers plenty of room to race.

The present facility was built on the site of a half-mile track that first hosted dirt auto races in the 1940s. The original track was paved in 1968.

Owned and operated by Paul Sawyer and his family, Richmond International Raceway has received numerous national and local honors, including the prestigious Myers Brothers Award.

Location: Richmond, Virginia's capital city, is located at the intersection of East/West I-64 and North/South I-95 on the Virginia State Fairgrounds on Strawberry Hill.




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