Richmond to host Track Walk

RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY TO HOST TRACK WALK ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, PRIOR TO CHEVY ROCK & ROLL 400 Richmond, VA (September 3, 2008)--Have you ever wanted to walk the historic pavement that some of the most legendary NASCAR drivers ...

RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY TO HOST TRACK WALK ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, PRIOR TO CHEVY ROCK & ROLL 400

Richmond, VA (September 3, 2008)--Have you ever wanted to walk the historic pavement that some of the most legendary NASCAR drivers have raced on in the past 20 years? Well now is your chance, because Richmond International Raceway will be hosting a NASCAR Foundation Track Walk on Saturday, September 6, prior to the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at America's Premier Short Track.

By making a tax-deductible donation--which will benefit the NASCAR Foundation and Richmond International Raceway Cares--fans will have the opportunity to walk around the ¾-mile D-shaped oval that has endured the speeds of Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Rusty Wallace, Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon, Bill Elliott, Ricky Rudd, Darrell Waltrip, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson and many other drivers who have driven in NASCAR.

Donations* for participating in the track walk are $30 online, in advance (sign up at foundation.nascar.com) or $35 when signing up at Richmond International Raceway on race weekend, September 5-6. Registration will be located at Gate 70, on the outside of the track behind Turn 4. Children 14 and under may walk for free with a paid adult. All walkers, including children, must have a grandstand ticket to the Saturday, September 6, Chevy Rock & Roll 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in order to participate.

The walk is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 6. All participants must check in prior to 11:00 a.m. in order to participate in the walk.** Late arrivals will not be allowed to participate.

NASCAR returns to Richmond International Raceway Friday, September 5 and Saturday, September 6 for another doubleheader weekend. Saturday's Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Sprint Cup Series race marks "One Last Race To Make The Chase." When the checkered flag drops, the field will be set for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Only the top 12 drivers in the point standings will be eligible for a shot at the series championship. The Chevy Rock & Roll 400 always features fierce battles for those trying to race their way into The Chase, as well as drivers who are locked in, but need the all-important wins to gain precious bonus points. The weekend begins Friday, September 5, with a full day of on-track activity, including practice and qualifying for the Nationwide Series, practice and Fas Mart Pole Qualifying for the Sprint Cup Series and the Emerson Radio 250 Nationwide Series race "under the lights." For tickets and information, please call 866-455-7223 or visit www.rir.com.

*Donation is non-refundable, including event cancellation due to inclement weather or otherwise.

**All participants, including online registrants, must stop by the registration booth, at Gate 70, on the outside of the track behind Turn 4, to sign waivers.

About Richmond International Raceway Cares:

Richmond International Raceway Cares is dedicated to assisting charities, causes and events in the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area that focus on--but are not limited to--youth, education and recreation.

Through The NASCAR Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Richmond International Raceway Cares donates racing-related items and offers financial support to assist community outreach programs and other nonprofit charities. Working with The NASCAR Foundation, Richmond International Raceway Cares was started and is run by the Richmond International Raceway staff.

Richmond International Raceway Cares strives to help meet the needs of the local area by bettering the community through fundraising opportunities, providing donations and volunteering time and effort for local worthy causes. Richmond International Raceway and Richmond International Raceway Cares aim to improve the quality of life for the residents in and around the Greater Richmond Metropolitan community.

-credit: rir

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Darrell Waltrip , Tony Stewart , Rusty Wallace , Jimmie Johnson , Richard Petty , Mark Martin