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Unprecedented Fourteen Drivers Eligible to Race Their Way Into The Chase at Richmond International Raceway Saturday

When NASCAR announced its new-for-2011 Chase “Wild Card” element earlier this year, this is probably the scenario they envisioned heading into Saturday night’s “One Last Race to Make The Chase”—the Wonderful Pistachios 400 at Richmond International Raceway. An unprecedented 14 drivers have a shot at three remaining spots in the 12-driver 2011 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, which should make for some unbelievable beating, banging, flaring tempers and fireworks at America’s Premier Short Track.

 

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Richmond International Raceway to Honor America During Wonderful Pistachios 400 “One Last Race to Make The Chase” Pre-Race Ceremonies on September 10

With the Wonderful Pistachios 400 “One Last Race to Make The Chase” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race scheduled on Saturday, September 10, just a day before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Richmond International Raceway has a patriotic pre-race ceremony planned.

Related Topics: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Richmond Raceway, 2011 Wonderful Pistachios 400

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Brad Keselowski & Richmond International Raceway Treat Ticket Holders to Infield Cookout

The infield of Richmond International Raceway was quaking with excitement yesterday, as NASCAR driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, Brad Keselowski, joined race fans for Keselowski’s Cookout – an event attended by hundreds of Wonderful Pistachios 400 ticket holders.

Related Topics: Richmond Raceway, 2011 Wonderful Pistachios 400

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Experience Friday's On-Track Activity From Pit Road With Richmond International Raceway's Pre-Race Pit Passes

Richmond International Raceway is bringing you closer to the action than ever before with Friday Pre-Race Pit Passes for the next weekend’s “One Last Race to Make The Chase” NASCAR doubleheader. You can watch NASCAR pole qualifying and practice from the perspective of a NASCAR crew member and see the stock cars from just a few feet away.

Related Topics: NASCAR XFINITY Series, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, 2011 Wonderful Pistachios 400, 2011 Virginia 529 College Savings 250

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Elliott Sadler Drives to Victory at Richmond-Area Golf Course

Lining up from the first tee at Independence Golf Club, NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Elliott Sadler stuck his drive within just a few yards of the pin, setting the bar high for the media he challenged today. Sadler stopped by the Richmond-area golf course for a friendly contest, along with Richmond International Raceway, to promote the upcoming “One Last Race to Make The Chase” NASCAR weekend, September 9-10.

Related Topics: Richmond Raceway, 2011 Virginia 529 College Savings 250, 2011 Wonderful Pistachios 400

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"The Road to Richmond" Motors Into Michigan International Speedway

With Michigan International Speedway this weekend’s stop on “The Road to Richmond,” the attention continues to focus on the Wild Card element. There’s only four races left, including the Wonderful Pistachios 400 on Saturday, September 10 at Richmond International Raceway, for the “bubble” drivers to make their mark and race their way to the 2011 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

 

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"The Road to Richmond" Runs Through Tenneessee Saturday Night

With Kyle Busch’s win at Michigan International Speedway last weekend, one of the 12 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series spots has been gobbled up. Following this weekend’s event in Tennessee, there will only be one race before “The Road to Richmond” culminates at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, September 10 with the Wonderful Pistachios 400—“One Last Race to Make The Chase.”

Related Topics: 2011 Wonderful Pistachios 400

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RIR and NASCAR Driver Carl Edwards Spend the Day at Sea With Sailors on the USS Eisenhower

It was a day to remember. Richmond International Raceway representatives and NASCAR driver Carl Edwards set out on a flight like no other. Strapped tightly into a C-2 Greyhound on Tuesday, August 16th, the team took off for the USS Eisenhower, located approximately 200 miles southeast of her home in Norfolk, VA. The one hour flight to the ship ended with a hook landing on the flight deck of the IKE.

Related Topics: Carl Edwards, Richmond Raceway, 2011 Wonderful Pistachios 400

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"The Road to Richmond" Runs Through New Hampshire This Weekend

On the heels of Kyle Busch’s Kentucky Speedway win on “The Road to Richmond,” the 10-week stretch continues at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. The next eight races will prove pivotal in deciding the field for the 2011 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, which will be finalized on Saturday, September 10, at Richmond International Raceway’s Wonderful Pistachios 400, which is “One Last Race to Make The Chase.”

 

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NASCAR Returns to Richmond International Raceway Twice in 2012

On the heels of what many race fans are calling one of the best races at Richmond International Raceway in years and the most entertaining race of the 2011 season, track officials announced today that America’s Premier Short Track will again host two NASCAR weekends in 2012.

 

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