Statement from Richmond Raceway President Dennis Bickmeier on Jimmie Johnson
A statement from Richmond Raceway President Dennis Bickmeier on the retirement announcement of Jimmie Johnson:
“Jimmie Johnson has walked with the greatest in the history of the sport to build a championship legacy. Throughout his career, he has represented NASCAR with class on and off the track to raise the sport to new heights. As a seven-time champion, Jimmie will always be recognized as one of the best to ever compete. We look forward to joining with our loyal race fans to say farewell at Richmond Raceway this season.”
Johnson is a three-time NASCAR Cup Series race winner at Richmond. He is one of only six drivers in track history to sweep a NASCAR season at the track. He was victorious in the Crown Royal presents The Jim Stewart 400 in 2007 and the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 in 2007 and 2008.
Among active drivers, Johnson is tied for second in most wins (3) with Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin. He is tied for the second most pole awards (2) with Joey Logano and Harvick. He is also tied for fifth in Top-5 and Top-10 finishes at America’s Premier Short Track.
Johnson will return for his final NASCAR Cup Series races at Richmond for the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 on April 19 and Federated Auto Parts 400 on Sept. 11.
Richmond Raceway 2020 Season
Richmond will host the Toyota Spring Race Weekend on April 18-19. The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series returns to America’s Premier Short Track for the ToyotaCare 250 “under the lights” on Saturday, April 18. This will be the first Gander Outdoors Trucks race at Richmond since 2005. NASCAR’s best will compete in the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, April 19.
For the first time in 11 years, the NTT IndyCar Series will race at Richmond “under the lights” on Saturday, June 27. Richmond will host a festival headlined by the NTT IndyCar Series, welcoming fans to engage in a speed-themed weekend event on June 26-27.
The road to the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship will lead through Richmond on Sept. 11-12. The Action Track will be the second race of the first round of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs for the ninth annual Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday, Sept. 12. Richmond will also host the NASCAR Xfinity Series Regular Season Championship on Friday, Sept. 11. This will be the 28th consecutive year the fall race weekend is “under the lights” at Richmond.
INDYCAR tickets are available for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at richmondraceway.com. NASCAR tickets go on-sale to the general public on Dec. 1.
About Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway is America’s Premier Short Track annually hosting two NASCAR race weekends, featuring the NASCAR Cup Series and either NASCAR Xfinity Series or NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, and an NTT IndyCar Series race weekend 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.
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