It’s time for the last race before the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins, and that race is the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night, September 7th. Also on the schedule for the weekend is the Nationwide Series Virginia 529 College Savings 250 on Friday night, September 6th.
The fun kicks off on Thursday, September 5th with the RVA’s Stars of NASCAR Festival, a free fan festival featuring Sprint Cup Series drivers eligible to race their way into or capture a Wild Card spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but who have not locked in their position prior to the Federated Auto Parts 400. The event will also feature live music from The Killing Daylights and a number of RVA food trucks. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. ET, and food trucks begin serving at 5 p.m. ET. Find out more here.
Check out the ultimate tailgate party on Friday and Saturday as the Miller Lite Party Zone will be open to all fans free of charge throughout the weekend. The Party Zone features live music, games, a mechanical bull, the Miller Lite showcar, a full-service cash bar and food for purchase. The Party Zone is open Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. ET and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET.
Gates open Friday at 8:45 a.m. ET and will feature practice and qualifying for the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series as well as the Nationwide Series Virginia 529 College Savings 250 race, taking the green flag at 7:30 p.m. ET. Gates open Saturday at 2 p.m. ET, with the Federated Auto Parts 400 taking the green at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Find schedules, tips, directions and more at the “Fan Corner” tab at www.rir.com.
Tickets for Friday action are priced at $30 and $40, while Saturday tickets start at $45. Find out more about special packages and purchase tickets at the above website.
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