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RICHMOND PURSES TO ASTOUNDING $1,290,668 FOR MARCH 4 & 5 RACES; FINAL RIR GN & CUP TESTS OPEN TO PUBLIC AT NO CHARGE FEBRUARY 20-23 RICHMOND, VA - Richmond International Raceway president, Paul Sawyer has announced further increases to his...

RICHMOND PURSES TO ASTOUNDING $1,290,668 FOR MARCH 4 & 5 RACES; FINAL RIR GN & CUP TESTS OPEN TO PUBLIC AT NO CHARGE FEBRUARY 20-23

RICHMOND, VA - Richmond International Raceway president, Paul Sawyer has announced further increases to his March 4 & 5 NASCAR racing purses pushing total dollars up for grabs to an astounding $1,290,668.

Sawyer has posted track and state record awards for both his Sunday, March 5 Pontiac Excitement 400 Winston Cup event and the Saturday, March 4 Hardee's Frisco 250 Busch Grand National go.

Winston Cup drivers will compete for record Pontiac Excitement 400 awards of $1,055,061 on Sunday, while Busch Series Grand National regulars will try to keep Winston Cup invaders from claiming the lion's share of the record $235,608 Hardee's Frsico 250 Grand National purse.

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Testing resumes at Richmond International Raceway on Monday, February 20, when a number of Busch Series Grand National Hardee's Frisco 250 hopefuls take to "The Action Track" in the final day of Grand National testing prior to Fas Mart Pole Day on Friday, March 3.

Scheduled Richmond on-track testing activity becomes torrid on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, February 21 - 23 as a bevy of Winston Cup teams make final tuneups for the Pontiac Excitement 400. Confirmed drivers include Mark Martin, Ken Schrader, Sterling Marlin, Mike Wallace, Greg Sacks and Jeremy Mayfield. Additional Winston Cup teams are expected. As always, fans are allowed in the grandstands at no charge to watch these teams.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeremy Mayfield , Ken Schrader , Sterling Marlin , Greg Sacks , Mark Martin