A statement from Richmond Raceway President Dennis Bickmeier on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s announcement on increased limits for sports and entertainment venues in the Commonwealth.
“Thanks to Governor Ralph Northam and his administration for their diligent work and collaboration to share a pathway for Richmond Raceway to welcome fans back for our upcoming spring NASCAR weekend on April 17-18. For the first time in 18 months, we look forward to the opportunity to welcome fans back to hear their voice with the roar of the engines at America’s Premier Short Track as we celebrate our 75th Anniversary season.
We know our responsibility as venue operators has never been more important, so we will work hard to provide a safe race experience for every fan who enters our facility. We will also continue to support our community as a mass vaccination site as we make progress towards a post-pandemic life in the greater Richmond region and across the globe.”
2021 NASCAR Season
Richmond Raceway will celebrate its 75th anniversary over the Toyota Spring Race Weekend on April 17-18. America’s Premier Short Track will host the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Saturday, April 17 at 1:30 p.m. and Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m.
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.
Information on tickets is available 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 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.