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Auto Racing

JMU-branded car to run at next month's NASCAR race in Richmond

NASCAR fans who have an allegiance to James Madison University will have something else to cheer for during the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway on Sept. 12.

JMU-branded car to run at next month's NASCAR race in Richmond

NASCAR fans who have an allegiance to James Madison University will have something else to cheer for during the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway on ...

WOODY: Fans' safety should be equal to drivers' safety in NASCAR

These are not words of celebration: The catch fence worked. Those are words of relief.

Matt Hagan wins at Bristol Dragway

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Matt Hagan won the Funny Car final Sunday in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals for his first victory on his home track.

Woody: Ragan adapts, hopes for more secure future

Most people wake each day with a clear idea of where their office is.

NASCAR rules changes more important at intermediate tracks than RIR

Because his team was among several testing tires at Richmond International Raceway on Wednesday, David Ragan is hoping NASCAR doesn’t have any plans to alter its short-track rules before the Sprint...

Richmond International Raceway in running for 'Best NASCAR Track'

Richmond International Raceway is in the running to be named the "Best NASCAR Track" in the country as part of USA TODAY and 10Best's "Readers' Choice" survey.

WOODY: Kurt Busch's driving skills, and demons, are undeniable

Busch is the rare driver who succeeds with average equipment and excels with excellent equipment. When NASCAR let him back on its tracks this season, the administrators had to know chances were good he’d be in Victory Lane again.

RIR NOTEBOOK: Keselowski races one cylinder short

In order to be successful in a Sprint Cup race, a team and car need to be hitting all cylinders.

McMurray starting to find RIR to his liking

Jamie McMurray may not think Richmond International Raceway is a good track for him, but the results may be starting to change his mind.

Kurt Busch wins Toyota Owners 400 at RIR

The crowd also gave a muted reaction to Busch winning the race. It was his first victory in Richmond since 2005, and his first in the Sprint Cup series since being suspended three races after allegations of domestic abuse.

Toyota Owners 400 Lap-By-Lap: Kurt Busch wins

Lap-by-Lap coverage from the Toyota Owners 400 Sprint Cup NASCAR race at Richmond International Raceway

Kurt Busch wins at Richmond International Raceway

It took an extra 18 hours, but the green flag finally flew for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

Rain delays Toyota Owners 400, forces adjustments

Sunday racing is a tradition on the NASCAR circuit, but it’s a rare treat in Richmond, where most races are staged on Saturday nights.

Turner, RIR fire crews act quickly during Xfinity race pit fire

Clifford “Doc” Turner helped rescue Anthony O’Brien.

SZVETITZ: Former Tech holder turned Hamlin pit crew member, Caleb Hurd thrives under pressure

Caleb Hurd understands the pressure better than most.

Bayne takes long road to Sprint Cup series

If life had gone as Trevor Bayne thought it might, his life might not have gone as it should.

Hamlin wants return RIR engagement in Xfinity Series

As Denny Hamlin was conducting his media conference after his victory in Friday’s Xfinity Series at Richmond International Raceway, he started lobbying Steve deSouza for a ride in the fall race.

For Bickmeier, RIR it's all about the fan experience

One of the first things Dennis Bickmeier did after he was hired as the Richmond International Raceway president in 2011 was ask the fans what they wanted.

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RIR

Length: 3/4-Mile, measured 13½ feet in from SAFER Barrier.

Shape: “D”-Shaped Oval

Width: 60 feet with a 10-foot apron.

Banking: 14 degrees in turns, eight degrees at starting line on 1,290-foot frontstretch, two degrees on 860-foot backstretch.

Radius of turns: Turns 1 and 4: 1198.68. Turns 2 and 3: 365.00

Pit road: 64-foot width with 43 concrete pit stalls, 28’ x 19’.

Seating: 94,063 total seats, including 700 seats that are part of the TORQUE Club. There are also 40 luxury skybox suites.

Parking: Richmond International Raceway has more than 800 acres of free parking.

Safer walls: Added in 2003.

TICKETS: 866-455-RACE (7223) or visit rir.com.

Contact RIR: Fans can e-mail questions or comments to ririnfo@rir.com.

Location: Near intersection of Interstates 95 and 64 in Henrico County at Richmond City limits. 600 East Laburnum Ave., Richmond, 23222.

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