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NBC12 Day to Kick Off IndyCar/USAC Weekend at Richmond NBC12 DAY TO KICK OFF INDYCAR SERIES/USAC SERIES WEEKEND AT RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY JUNE 29-30 Richmond, VA (June 6, 2007)--Richmond International Raceway president Doug Fritz...

NBC12 Day to Kick Off IndyCar/USAC Weekend at Richmond

NBC12 DAY TO KICK OFF INDYCAR SERIES/USAC SERIES WEEKEND AT RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY JUNE 29-30

Richmond, VA (June 6, 2007)--Richmond International Raceway president Doug Fritz announced today that WWBT NBC12 will sponsor the opening day of the IndyCar® Series/USAC Series open-wheel weekend at America's Premier Short Track on Friday, June 29. "NBC12 Day" will feature Pole Qualifying for the SunTrust Indy Challenge Presented by XM, as well as the USAC National Sprint Car Series "Showdown at Sundown" race and an autograph session featuring all of the IndyCar Series drivers.

The June 29-30 open-wheel weekend at Richmond International Raceway features three great races: Friday's USAC National Sprint Car Series "Showdown at Sundown" race, as well as Saturday's USAC Silver Crown Series 100 race and the main event--the SunTrust Indy Challenge Presented by XM IndyCar Series race.

Saturday night's SunTrust Indy Challenge Presented by XM will feature speeds of nearly 180 mph, as defending race champion, series champion and 2006 Indianapolis 500 winner Sam Hornish Jr.; reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti; Danica Patrick; Helio Castroneves; Dan Wheldon; Marco Andretti; Tony Kanaan and many more stars in the IndyCar Series battle it out "under the lights" on June 30.

WWBT is the NBC television affiliate in Richmond, Virginia. As part of their sponsorship, NBC12 is offering a special ticket offer through their website, www.nbc12.com/abouttown, as well as other special promotions for their viewers.

Tickets are on sale now for NBC12 Day on Friday, June 29. All tickets are $15 and children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult. Tickets for the SunTrust Indy Challenge Presented by XM IndyCar Series and USAC Silver Crown Series 100 races on Saturday, June 30 are available for $35 (reserved) and $30 (general admission). Children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult. Weekend garage passes are available for purchase for fans 18 and older. For tickets and information, please call 1-866-455-7223 or visit www.rir.com.

-credit: rir

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Series IndyCar , USAC
Drivers Dario Franchitti , Tony Kanaan , Dan Wheldon , Marco Andretti , Sam Hornish Jr. , Danica Patrick