FANS INVITED TO NASCAR TEST SESSIONS AT RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY *NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Drivers to Test Car of Tomorrow* Richmond, VA (March 14, 2007)--Fans will have an opportunity to catch virtually all of the NASCAR Busch and ...
FANS INVITED TO NASCAR TEST SESSIONS AT RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
*NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Drivers to Test Car of Tomorrow*
Richmond, VA (March 14, 2007)--Fans will have an opportunity to catch virtually all of the NASCAR Busch and NEXTEL Cup Series drivers at Richmond International Raceway March 27-28 and April 3-4 during official test sessions--which are free and open to the public--in preparation for the Circuit City 250 Presented by FUNAI (Friday, May 4) and The Crown Royal Presents The Jim Stewart 400 (Saturday, May 5) at America's Premier Short Track.
For NASCAR Busch Series fans, their favorite drivers from America's number two motorsports series will test on Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28 from
1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The following week, NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers will test the Car of Tomorrow on Tuesday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series test will be the drivers' first official opportunity to drive the Car of Tomorrow (COT) at Richmond International Raceway. Both 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series races at America's Premier Short Track--the Crown Royal Presents The Jim Stewart 400 and Chevy Rock & Roll 400--will feature the Car of Tomorrow. The COT resembles more of a manufacturers' production car than the current race car does. Among the notable differences are its adjustable rear wings and splitters that help create an aerodynamic balance. The COT also has a larger cockpit with the driver being located closer to the center of the car, a safer fuel cell and a higher front bumper that will line up with a rear bumper upon impact.
The Grandstands will be open all four days from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and there is no charge for admission.
Last year, both series participated in official test sessions at Richmond International Raceway. NASCAR officials determined that both series would return to America's Premier Short Track for test sessions in 2007, making Richmond the only short track to host back-to-back annual NASCAR test sessions. In total, seven tracks will host NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series test sessions and four tracks will host Busch Series test sessions. Richmond International Raceway is the only short track to host NASCAR Busch Series testing.
While these test sessions are open and free to the public, tickets are still available for both NASCAR races at Richmond International Raceway May 4-5. A limited amount of tickets remain for the Crown Royal Presents The Jim Stewart 400 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race (Saturday, May 5) and the Circuit City 250 Presented by FUNAI NASCAR Busch Series race (Friday, May 4)--both "under the lights." For tickets and information, please call 1-866-455-7223 or visit www.rir.com.