Night Cup Series Racing Returns on Easter Sunday, March 31, and on Sunday, Aug. 11
RICHMOND, Va. (Oct. 4, 2023) – For a third consecutive year, the best stock car drivers in the world will be heading to America’s Premier Short Track in the spring and summer. But for the first time since 2019, the stars will shine much brighter under the lights.
NASCAR announced today that Richmond Raceway will be hosting two race weekends in 2024, headlined with two Sunday night races for the NASCAR Cup Series and a new, festive twist that includes a coveted Easter Weekend event.
Drivers will return to compete on the historic 0.75-mile D-shaped oval in the spring on March 30 with the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Then the NASCAR Cup Series will offer fans a top-notch short-track product with the Toyota Owners 400 during primetime on Easter Sunday, March 31. This continues a three-year effort of NASCAR taking ownership of the Easter holiday and garnering new interest with a primetime slot.
“We’re extremely excited for Richmond Raceway to get two NASCAR Cup Series night races for the 2024 season,” said Richmond Raceway President Lori Collier Waran. “In addition to two great weekends of racing, we look forward to offering a fantastic holiday atmosphere with tons of festivities for the whole family to enjoy.”
NASCAR will then return to the Commonwealth for a thrilling summer showcase, Aug. 10-11. The NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series will kickstart the fun on Saturday night, Aug. 10, with the Worldwide Express 250 as drivers have one last chance to lock themselves into the playoffs. The drama will carry over into Sunday night, Aug. 11, when the NASCAR Cup Series drivers look to secure a win-and-you’re-in playoff berth in the Cook Out 400, a crucial late regular-season race.
Below are the dates for the 2024 NASCAR race weekends at Richmond Raceway:
- Saturday, March 30 – NASCAR Xfinity Series ToyotaCare 250 (1:30 p.m. ET; FS1, MRN/SiriusXM)
- Sunday, March 31 – NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 (7:00 p.m. ET; FOX, MRN/SiriusXM)
- Saturday, Aug. 10 – NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Worldwide Express 250 (7:30 p.m. ET; FS1, MRN/SiriusXM)
- Sunday, Aug. 11 – NASCAR Cup Series Cook Out 400 (6:00 p.m. ET; USA Network, MRN/SiriusXM)
Tickets for next season will go on sale at a later date. For the latest ticketing information, news and updates, please visit www.richmondraceway.com.
To view the full NASCAR schedule for 2024, please visit www.nascar.com/schedule.
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.
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 sanctions races in three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series™), four international series (NASCAR Brasil Sprint Race, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series (Canada), NASCAR Whelen Euro Series), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) and a local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly 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 annually in 12 countries and more than 30 U.S. states.