Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 45 Toyota Camry TRD for 23XI Racing, is donating 500 tickets for military service members and veterans through Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) for the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, April 3 at Richmond Raceway.
“NASCAR does such a great job showing support and appreciation for the men and women of our Armed Forces and I’m really honored to play a small part in trying to give back to our active and veteran servicemembers,” said Kurt Busch. “The partnership with Vet Tix, and support from other drivers and tracks, has allowed for so many service members and first responders to enjoy a day watching a race and just have fun. This is a great fit with Richmond to also be able to provide military members with a great race day experience through the Military Hospitality area. Thanks to Richmond Raceway for working with me on this idea and to Vet Tix for the work the organization does for veterans.”
Military and veterans will be able to redeem up to four free tickets to the Toyota Owners 400 on www.vettix.org courtesy of Kurt Busch. Over numerous seasons, Busch has donated tickets to NASCAR races in partnership with Vet Tix to share appreciation for the service of our dedicated active duty military and veterans.
“We are grateful to Kurt Busch for donating tickets to our military and veterans, so we can host even more service members for the Toyota Owners 400 at America’s Premier Short Track,” said Dennis Bickmeier, Richmond Raceway President. “Along with our Military Appreciation program, we are proud to partner with Kurt Busch and Vet Tix to share our thankfulness to military and veterans at Richmond Raceway.”
Richmond Raceway’s long-time Military Appreciation program provides past and present service members $10 off select race tickets for each Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at America’s Premier Short Track. The first 1,500 military and veteran ticketholders also receive complimentary access to the exclusive Military Hospitality presented by Dominion Energy at Richmond Raceway. To learn more about Military Appreciation at Richmond Raceway, visit www.richmondraceway.com/military.
“Our military personnel and veterans have sacrificed so much to defend our freedom,” said Michael Focareto III, Vet Tix CEO, Founder, and Navy veteran. “Vet Tix is honored to partner with Kurt Busch and Richmond Raceway by showing our gratitude to our military and veterans through Kurt’s generous ticket donation and Richmond Raceway’s Military Appreciation program. It’s a great way we can give something to those who gave while making memories.”
Vet Tix is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides event tickets to their 1.6 million verified veterans, currently serving military members and first responder members. To date, Vet Tix has distributed over 11.5 million tickets. Vet Tix has built a well-respected brand over the years with hundreds of thousands of testimonials from their members (VetTixers) sharing how these experiences the organization provided them has contributed to incredible lifelong memories, opportunities for veterans, service members, and their families to reintegrate into society and American life all while strengthening their family bonds and sharing event experiences. To learn more about Vet Tix, visit www.vettix.org.
2022 NASCAR Season
For the first time since 1997, NASCAR will make its first stop in the Commonwealth of Virginia at Richmond Raceway for the Toyota Spring Race Weekend on April 1-3, featuring the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race on Friday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m., the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, April 2 at 1:30 p.m. and the 67th annual Toyota Owners 400 Cup Series race on Sunday, April 3 at 3:30 p.m.
For the first time in track history, Richmond will host a summer race weekend on Aug. 13-14, featuring the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 8:00 p.m. and the Federated Auto Parts 400 Cup Series race on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 3:00 p.m.
NASCAR tickets are available for purchase today via phone at 866-455-7223 or online at richmondraceway.com.
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 (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series) and three international series (NASCAR Pinty’s Series, NASCAR Peak Mexico Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro 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 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 Vet Tix
Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix), a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities to currently serving military, National Guard and Reserves, veterans of all eras, and immediate family of those killed in action. Since 2008, Vet Tix has provided over 11.5 million free event tickets to more than 1.7 million members. In 2018 Vet Tix launched 1st Tix, which provides the same benefit to our nation’s current and retired law enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMTs. These events help veterans and first responders reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build lifelong memories, and encourage them to stay engaged with American life and their local communities. Vet Tix spends over 95 percent of its revenue on programs, ensuring that we give back to those who have given so much. Visit VetTix.org and 1stTix.org to learn more.