BUSCH: Richmond Int'l Raceway news 2007-04-23

Eighteen NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Drivers Scheduled to Run Circuit City 250 Presented by FUNAI NASCAR Busch Series Race at Richmond International Raceway Richmond, VA (April 23, 2007) -- When the green flag drops at the Circuit City 250 ...

Eighteen NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Drivers Scheduled to Run Circuit City 250 Presented by FUNAI NASCAR Busch Series Race at Richmond International Raceway

Richmond, VA (April 23, 2007) -- When the green flag drops at the Circuit City 250 Presented by FUNAI NASCAR Busch Series race on Friday, May 4, at Richmond International Raceway, the field will have plenty of NEXTEL Cup Series drivers looking to take the checkered flag. Eighteen Cup Series drivers will attempt to make the field for Friday's race "under the lights."

Those drivers have an impressive list of accolades, including: one NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series championship, two Busch Series championships, two Daytona 500 wins, five Cup Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year championships, four Busch Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year championships and an Indianapolis 500 win.

The following drivers will attempt to make the field: Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Burton, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, Juan Pablo Montoya, Kyle Busch, Jamie McMurray, Clint Bowyer, Ward Burton, Casey Mears, J.J. Yeley, Dave Blaney, Reed Sorenson, David Stremme, Scott Riggs and David Ragan. And don't forget Sam Hornish, Jr., who is a full-time IndyCar® Series driver who has won the Indianapolis 500, the IndyCar Series championship and has won the SunTrust Indy Challenge IndyCar Series race at Richmond International Raceway twice.

Harvick, who has won the last three NASCAR Busch Series races at Richmond International Raceway (September 2005 Emerson Radio 250; May 2006 Circuit City 250 Presented by FUNAI; September 2006 Emerson Radio 250) will attempt to make history in the May 4, 2007 Circuit City 250 Presented by FUNAI. If he pulls off another win, he will become the first driver to win four consecutive Busch Series races at Richmond International Raceway in the 25-plus years that the series has been in existence.

Fans can see Harvick and all the other NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers battle the NASCAR Busch Series regulars to the checkered flag at America's Premier Short Track on Friday night, May 4, 2007. Tickets are still available for Friday's race, which includes practice and Wawa Pole Qualifying for the Crown Royal Presents The Jim Stewart 400 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race. General admission seats are $35 (in advance) and $40 (on race day). Reserved seats are $45 (in advance) and $50 (on race day). Children 12 and under are admitted free in general admission sections with a ticketed adult. There are also a limited number of tickets available for Saturday night's NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race. For tickets and information, please call the Richmond International Raceway ticket office at 1-866-455-RACE (7223) or visit www.rir.com.

-credit: rir

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jeff Burton , Ward Burton , Matt Kenseth , Kevin Harvick , Greg Biffle , Casey Mears , Jamie McMurray , J.J. Yeley , Carl Edwards , David Stremme , Clint Bowyer , David Ragan , Denny Hamlin , Reed Sorenson , Dave Blaney , Kyle Busch , Sam Hornis