RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. _, 2021) – Richmond Raceway and Toyota renew their long-time partnership on the entitlement of the 2021 Toyota Spring Race Weekend with the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, April 18 and ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday, April 17. The partnership continues a tradition of thanking Toyota owners, along with the Richmond Dealers Association, that began in 2013.
“We are proud of our longstanding partnership with Toyota as we have collaborated to provide one of the best race experiences for loyal NASCAR fans and Toyota owners in the sport,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “As we celebrate our 75th anniversary, we look forward to working closely with Toyota and the Richmond Toyota Dealers Association to continue to offer an unparalleled race experience fitting for this historic season.”
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“Showcasing our ToyotaCare program and thanking all of our loyal Toyota owners through this great partnership with Richmond Raceway and the Richmond-area dealers is an important initiative for our company,” said Paul Doleshal, group manager of motorsports and assets, Toyota Motor North America. “We look forward to the continuation of the ToyotaCare 250 and Toyota Owners 400, and are also excited to get the chance to help Richmond Raceway celebrate their 75th anniversary as one of the best racing venues in the country.”
In a year that Richmond Raceway celebrates its 75th anniversary, the Toyota Owners 400 will be the track’s 66th annual spring NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m. This year’s race will be the eighth Toyota Owners 400 after the 2019 edition was realigned due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. of Joe Gibbs Racing have won the last two Toyota Owners 400’s in 2018 and 2019; each driver also swept the season at America’s Premier Short Track.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will compete for the second consecutive season in the ToyotaCare 250 on Saturday, April 17 at 1:30 p.m. Last season, the ToyotaCare 250 was moved to the final race of the regular season as part of Richmond’s fall race weekend on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. From 2013 to 2019, the ToyotaCare 250 was a NASCAR Xfinity Series race.
The Toyota partnership with NASCAR at Richmond Raceway has been one of the most successful entitlements in motorsports. Through the Toyota Spring Race Weekend, Toyota and the Richmond Toyota Dealers Association have collaborated with Richmond Raceway to share its gratitude to Toyota owners with special parking, dedicated gates for track entry, hospitality areas with immersive experiences in the midway, driver meet-and-greets, exclusive Toyota gifts and more.
2021 NASCAR Season
The fall NASCAR Playoff Weekend at Richmond will include three races over two days starting with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour on Friday, Sept. 10. America’s Premier Short Track will host a day-night doubleheader with the Go Bowling 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at 2:30 p.m. and a Cup Series Playoff race on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. This will be the 30th anniversary of the fall Cup race being held under the lights at Richmond.
NASCAR season and individual race tickets are available for purchase via phone at 866-455-7223 or online at richmondraceway.com.Fans can view the full 2021 NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedules and purchase tickets at nascar.com/tickets.
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 Camping World 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 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 hosting two NASCAR race weekends, featuring the NASCAR Cup Series and either the NASCAR Xfinity Series or NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, 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.
Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. and North America for more than 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands. During that time, Toyota has created a tremendous value chain as our teams have contributed to world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 40 million cars and trucks in North America, where we have 14 manufacturing plants, 15 including our joint venture in Alabama (10 in the U.S.), and directly employ more than 47,000 people (over 36,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold nearly 2.8 million cars and trucks (nearly 2.4 million in the U.S.) in 2019.
Through the Start Your Impossible campaign, Toyota highlights the way it partners with community, civic, academic and governmental organizations to address our society’s most pressing mobility challenges. We believe that when people are free to move, anything is possible. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.