Richmond Raceway is proud to announce Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Deputy Surgeon General and Chief of the Air Force Nurse Corps, as the Honorary Race Official for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Saturday, Sept. 9. As part of her honorary position, Gen. Hogg will be introduced at the Monster Energy Series Driver/Crew Chief Meeting as well as on-stage during Pre-Race Driver Introductions for the Federated Auto Parts 400.

Gen. Hogg directs operations of the Air Force Medical Service; a 44,000-person health care delivery system serving 2.6 million beneficiaries at 76 hospitals and clinics worldwide. She also oversees the daily functions of the Air Force Surgeon General's office.

Gen. Hogg joined the Air Force in 1984 and has commanded at the squadron and group level. She’s served as the deputy command surgeon for two major commands and has deployed in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

During her tenure in the United States Air Force, Gen. Hogg has received the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with silver and two oak leaf clusters, and the Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters.

“We are honored to host Gen. Hogg at Richmond Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “Gen. Hogg has made countless contributions to our nation and it’s a privilege to have her as the Honorary Race Official. We look forward to recognizing her service to our country during our weekend of military appreciation.”

“It is such an honor to represent our service men and women as the Honorary Race Official at Richmond Raceway on September 9,” said Hogg. “I appreciate the support NASCAR and Richmond Raceway have shown our military over the years. It is my privilege to stand alongside them as they recognize the sacrifices of our service members.”

In appreciation for all that service men and women do for our country, Richmond is proud to offer a Military Appreciation Program presented by SunTrust. Past and present service members will enjoy a complimentary Pre-Race Pit Pass when they purchase Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series tickets, and exclusive discounts on NASCAR XFINITY Series tickets. For more information on the Military Appreciation Program presented by SunTrust, visit richmondraceway.com/military.

Richmond will announce more details about military appreciation programming during the Federated Auto Parts 400 pre-race ceremonies in the days ahead. Visit richmondraceway.com to stay up to date about our fall race weekend presented by Who’s Your Driver.

Richmond Raceway hosts NASCAR for two nights of racing “under the lights” on September 8-9. The fall race weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, will see history on display as Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes his final, career, two-race appearance as a driver.

The weekend gets started on Friday, Sept. 8, with on-track practice for both series and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Pole Qualifying for both weekend races. The action then dials up as the rising stars of tomorrow compete in the Virginia529 College Savings 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m., the sport’s best take to the track for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race as NASCAR crowns its regular season champion.

Tickets are available now for both races and can be purchased online at richmondraceway.com or by calling the Richmond Ticket Office, toll-free, at 866-455-7223.