Richmond Int'l Raceway news 2009-08-28

RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY OFFERS TO HOST BUSCH/EDWARDS DEMOLITION DERBY Earnhardt, Jr. Also Extended an Invitation to Participate Richmond, VA (August 27, 2008) -- On the heels of Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards' on-track incident last...

RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY OFFERS TO HOST BUSCH/EDWARDS DEMOLITION DERBY

Earnhardt, Jr. Also Extended an Invitation to Participate

Richmond, VA (August 27, 2008) -- On the heels of Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards' on-track incident last weekend at Bristol, Richmond International Raceway president Doug Fritz is offering to host a Busch/Edwards Demolition Derby prior to the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Fritz is even offering each driver his own car.

"The cars are ready to go, all we need are the drivers," explained Fritz. "We want to help these drivers ease their frustrations. What better way than to beat and bang in a Demolition Derby?"

Edwards cited an incident that took place in the Lipton Tea 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race in May at Richmond International Raceway for the reason he used the bump-and-run maneuver last weekend.

"Earlier in the year we had a Nationwide race [at Richmond, Va.] and Kyle was a lot faster than me," explained Edwards. "He went ahead and got to my back bumper, and just smoked the back bumper of my car, sent me up the racetrack."

The Demolition Derby invitation is also being extended to Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who also had an on-track incident with Busch in May. While leading the Crown Royal Presents The Dan Lowry 400 late in the race, Busch and Earnhardt made contact, ending both of their chances at a win.

Fritz, a feature runner up in the 2006 State Fair of Virginia Demolition Derby, will serve as the flagman for the event.

The proposed Derby would take place at America's Premiere Short rack, Tprior to any on-track activity for the weekend.

Fans can still purchase tickets for the Saturday, September 6, Chevy Rock & Roll 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race by calling 866-455-RACE (7223) or visiting www.rir.com. All seats are reserved and start at $80.

Tickets are also available for the Friday, September 5, Emerson Radio 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. Friday's ticket also includes Fas Mart Pole Qualifying and practice for the Chevy Rock & Roll 400. To purchase tickets contact the Richmond International Raceway ticket office at 866-455-RACE (7223) or online at www.rir.com. Friday's reserved tickets are $45 (in advance) and $50 (on race day) and general admission tickets are $35 (in advance) and $40 (on race day). Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult in general admission sections on Friday only.

-credit: rir

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Carl Edwards , Kyle Busch