NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES EAST RACE ADDED TO RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL
RACEWAY'S SPRING 2011 WEEKEND
Race Will Complete the First NASCAR Tripleheader Weekend in Richmond Since 2005
Richmond, VA (November 26, 2010)--More racing is what our fans want, and more racing is what they will get next season at Richmond International Raceway. Track president Doug Fritz announced today the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will race at America's Premier Short Track "under the lights" on Thursday, April 28, 2011 to kick off the first NASCAR Tripleheader Weekend in Richmond since 2005.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series features separate schedules and championships for the East and West, and makes up the top step of the NASCAR Home Tracks ladder--a launching pad for developmental drivers and home for veterans of motorsports. In addition to producing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series has served as the starting point for some of the top up-and-coming talent now in NASCAR's three national series, including Austin Dillon, Trevor Bayne, Brian Ickler, Ricky Carmichael and Ryan Truex.
"We are excited to bring another great racing series to the best fans in all of motorsports at Richmond International Raceway," said track president Doug Fritz. "The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, which is a huge effort to promote youth and diversity in motorsports--will be a great addition to our Spring 2011 weekend, which includes the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series."
For additional information on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, log on to www.NASCARHomeTracks.com -- the ultimate online destination for fans of all of NASCAR's developmental series.
Tickets for the Spring 2011 NASCAR Tripleheader Weekend go on sale Friday, January 14, 2011. All tickets for the Thursday, April 28 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race are $10 and general admission, with children 12 and younger admitted free with a ticketed adult.
Tickets for the BUBBA burger 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Friday, April 29 start at $30. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections.
The weekend's main event--the Crown Royal Presents The Your Name Here 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, April 30--marks the return of hometown hero and 2010 series runner-up Denny Hamlin. He will battle it out "under the lights" with five-time champion Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch and all of your favorite drivers. Saturday's tickets start at $45.
For tickets and information, please log on to www.rir.com or call 866-455-RACE (7223).