Richmond Raceway will host Track Laps for Charity presented by Virginia Credit Union on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Track Laps for Charity provide fans the opportunity to drive their personal vehicles around America’s Premier Short Track for a donation of $20. All proceeds will benefit Richmond Raceway Cares and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.
“Track Laps for Charity is always a memorable experience for fans to drive their family and friends around Richmond Raceway’s iconic ¾-mile D-shaped oval for a good cause,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “As fans take their laps around America’s Premier Short Track, they will know their donation will make an impact in our community. Thanks to our partner Virginia Credit Union for their support of the Children’s Hospital of Richmond and Richmond Raceway Cares.”
“Virginia Credit Union and its employees have been big supporters of the Children’s Hospital of Richmond over many years,” said Glenn Birch, director of public relations for Virginia Credit Union. “In this time of limited public interaction, we saw the Track Laps for Charity Event as a great way to invite the community to participate in a safe and fun activity while supporting a great cause. We knew race fans would jump at the chance to drive on the track.”
The Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU combines award-winning research, education and clinical care with an uncanny understanding of what makes kids tick. From nurses to child life specialists to students and residents, the team at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU work together to give every child a chance to heal, recover and celebrate their superpowers.
As part of VCU Health, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is committed to ensuring access to care for all children, training future pediatric caregivers and making new discoveries that improve the understanding and treatment of childhood diseases. To learn more about the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, visit chrichmond.org.
“We’re so pleased to partner with Virginia Credit Union and Richmond Raceway Cares in pursuit of our ultimate goal: the best possible chance at a healthy future for all kids,” said Lauren Moore, President & CEO of Children’s Hospital Foundation. “As we work together to build a new state-of-the-art freestanding children’s hospital, we recognize that none of this would be possible without the support of our community.”
Track Laps for Charity presented by Virginia Credit Union will be held as Phoenix Raceway hosts the NASCAR Championship Weekend on Nov. 6-8. All three championship races will be televised nationally with the NASCAR Cup Series on NBC, NASCAR Xfinity Series on NBCSN, and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series on FS1. The races will also air on MRN and its network of nationwide affiliates, in addition to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
To participate in Track Laps for Charity presented by Virginia Credit Union, fans must sign up in advance by visiting richmondraceway.com/tracklaps.
• All drivers must be 18 years of age or older with a valid state-issued driver’s license.
• Driver and passengers must sign waivers in advance of Track Laps for Charity.
• All participants must adhere to Virginia state laws regarding the usage of seat belts and child safety restraints.
• Passenger vehicles only; motorcycles are not permitted.
• Maximum speed is 55 miles per hour and regulated by Richmond personnel in the Official Toyota Camry Pace Car.
• Drivers must stay up to speed and refrain from lagging behind in order to speed up.
• For the safety of fans and staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic, participants in Track Laps for Charity must remain inside their vehicles at all times.
• Track Laps for Charity may be postponed or canceled due to inclement weather or safety conditions. If a cancellation is necessary, Richmond will make its best effort to contact guests in advance of their visit.
For more information on Richmond Track Laps, visit richmondraceway.com/tracklaps.
For more information about Richmond Raceway Cares at richmondraceway.com/richmondracewaycares.
Richmond 2021 Season
Richmond Raceway will celebrate its historic 75th anniversary season in 2021 with its two annual NASCAR Cup Series race weekends. Richmond will host its 66th annual spring Cup Series race on Sunday, April 18, 2021. The road to the 2021 Cup Series championship will once again lead through Richmond for the 64th annual fall Cup race on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. America’s Premier Short Track will host the second race in the first round of the Cup Series Playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.
2021 Cup Series tickets are available for purchase today via phone at 866-455-7223 or online at richmondraceway.com. Fans can view the full 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule and purchase tickets at nascar.com/tickets.
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About Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU combines award-winning research, education and clinical care with an uncanny understanding of what makes kids tick. From nurses to child life specialists to students and residents, the team at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU work together to give every child a chance to heal, recover and celebrate their superpowers. As part of VCU Health, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is committed to ensuring access to care for all children, training future pediatric caregivers and making new discoveries that improve the understanding and treatment of childhood diseases. To learn more about how you can support Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, visit chrichmond.org.
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.
About Richmond Raceway Cares
Richmond Raceway Cares fuels the development of children in the greater Richmond region through the support of youth-focused organizations and life enrichment programs within our community. The organization hosts events throughout the year to support its mission, including Richmond Raceway track laps for charity, Turn Left Golf Classic, Checkered Flag 10K, 5K & Kids Fun Run, and more. Richmond Raceway Cares is a donor advised fund of The NASCAR Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable entity, that donates racing-related items and offers financial support to assist community outreach programs and other nonprofit charities. To learn more, visit richmondraceway.com/richmondracewaycares.
About Virginia Credit Union
A member-owned financial cooperative serving more than 300,000 members, Virginia Credit Union provides a variety of affordable banking services, loans, mortgages, and free financial education resources, with a focus on helping people be more confident with their finances. Virginia Credit Union is an equal housing opportunity lender and is federally insured by NCUA. For more information on Virginia Credit Union, visit vacu.org