NASCAR will return to Richmond Raceway (Richmond) for three days of racing with all three national series on Sept. 10-12. America’s Premier Short Track will host the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race on Saturday, Sept. 12, Go Bowling NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Friday, Sept. 11, and expands with rescheduled ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race as the regular season finale on Thursday, Sept. 10 and additional Xfinity Series race on Saturday, Sept. 12.
“The return of NASCAR to Richmond Raceway is even bigger with the rescheduled NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series regular season finale and an additional NASCAR Xfinity Series race,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “We look forward to the sound of engines firing up for four races over three days as America’s Premier Short Track shines bright under the lights once again.”
The road to the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship will continue to lead through Richmond as the Action Track hosts the second race of the first round of the Playoffs for the ninth annual Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. The fall NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond has run “under the lights” since 1991.
Richmond will host the Go Bowling 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Friday, Sept. 11 at 7:00 p.m. The additional Xfinity Series race will combine with the Cup Playoff race for a doubleheader on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 2:30 p.m. The additional Xfinity Series race was realigned from Michigan International Speedway. The entitlement for the race will be announced in the near future.
The Gander Trucks will conclude their regular season with a return to America’s Premier Short Track for the first time since 2005 in the ToyotaCare 250 on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 8:00 p.m. The originally scheduled Gander Trucks race in April was postponed on May 8, so this is the rescheduled spring race.
Richmond hosted the Gander Trucks for the first 11 years of the series from 1995-2005. The first Gander Trucks race at Richmond was a photo finish between Terry Labonte and Geoffrey Bodine on Sept. 7, 1995. Mike Skinner is a two-time winner at Richmond with wins in 1996 as well as the last Gander Trucks race in 2005.
The fall NASCAR races at Richmond will be televised nationally with the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series races on NBCSN and Gander Trucks on FS1. The races will also air on MRN and its network of nationwide affiliates, in addition to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
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The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, Americrown Service and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).
About Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway is America’s Premier Short Track annually two NASCAR Cup Series races and a NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race on the iconic ¾-mile D-shaped oval. Richmond Raceway is a regional leader for events including sports, live music and consumer trade shows. The Richmond Raceway Complex’s 1,100 plus acre multipurpose facility hosts more than 200 live events over 280 event days annually including concerts with top national recording artists at Virginia Credit Union LIVE!, the region’s only covered amphitheater. For more information, visit richmondraceway.com, richmondracewaycomplex.com, or vaculive.com.