Richmond Int'l Raceway news for Sunday race

CROWN ROYAL PRESENTS THE JIM STEWART 400 POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY RICHMOND, VA (May 5, 2007)- The Crown Royal Presents The Jim Stewart 400 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race scheduled for this evening has been postponed due to inclement weather. The...

CROWN ROYAL PRESENTS THE JIM STEWART 400 POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY

RICHMOND, VA (May 5, 2007)- The Crown Royal Presents The Jim Stewart 400 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race scheduled for this evening has been postponed due to inclement weather.

The sold out race is scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow and be broadcast live on FOX.

All tickets for the race will be honored at the gate tomorrow. The grandstand gates, along with suites and the TORQUE Club, will open at 10:00 a.m. The parking lots will open at 6:30 a.m.

Fans who held pre-race pit passes will be able to take pit tours from 10:00 to 11:45 a.m.

The track credential office, NASCAR registration, media center and press box all will open at 9:00 a.m. The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series garage will open at 10:00 a.m.

Park and Ride service will operate tomorrow from the parking lot at The Richmond Coliseum parking area at North 7th Street in downtown Richmond. The Coliseum lot will open at 9:00 a.m. The shuttle service to Richmond International Raceway will also begin at 9:00 a.m. The shuttle service from The Coliseum lot is free but a $6 parking fee applies. The Richmond Coliseum lot is conveniently located less than five minutes from the intersections of I-95 and I-64. (To access the Richmond Coliseum lot from I-95 South, take exit 75 3rd Street/Coliseum exit; this will put you on 3rd Street. Proceed until reaching Marshall Street and turn left. Follow to 7th Street and take a left. The parking area will be on the right. To access the lot from I-95 North, take exit 74C Broad Street West exit and continue to 7th Street to the parking lot). For a detailed map of the area, fans can visit www.richmondcoliseum.net/visitor_parking.asp.

The Showplace located at 3000 Mechanicsville Turnpike will also operate its Park and Ride Service tomorrow. That shuttle service to Richmond International Raceway from The Showplace also starts at 9:00 a.m. The cost is $5 per car and $25 per RV. The Showplace parking lot will open at 9:00 a.m. and offer a complimentary shuttle to and from the track beginning at 9:00 a.m. until after the checkered flag. The shuttle will operate continuously with pick-up at The Showplace lot and drop-off at the main entrance to Richmond International Raceway at the corner of Laburnum Avenue and Richmond-Henrico Turnpike. Throughout the day and after the checkered flag, the shuttle service will have pick-up service for return to The Showplace at the main entrance of Richmond International Raceway at the corner of Laburnum Avenue and Richmond-Henrico Turnpike.

Driving directions to The Showplace:

*Traveling from the south:

Travel I-95 North to Exit 75 onto I-64 East

Take I-64 East to Exit 192 onto 360 East/Mechanicsville Turnpike

The Showplace parking lot is approximately ¼-mile on left hand side of 360.

*Traveling from the east:

Take I-64 West to Exit 192 onto 360 East/Mechanicsville Turnpike

The Showplace parking lot is approximately ¼-mile on left hand side of 360

*Traveling from the north:

Travel I-95 South to Exit 75 onto I-64 East

Take I-64 East to Exit 192 onto 360 East/Mechanicsville Turnpike

The Showplace parking lot is approximately ¼-mile on left hand side of 360

*Traveling from the west:

Travel I-64 East to I-95 South to Exit 75 onto I-64 East

Take I-64 East to Exit 192 onto 360 East/Mechanicsville Turnpike

The Showplace parking lot is approximately ¼-mile on left hand side of 360

Fans can contact The Showplace at 804-225-8877 with any questions.

-credit: rir

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