Richmond International Raceway held its first NASCAR race on April 19, 1953. Since then the track has undergone three name changes, five configuration changes and one surface change, from dirt to asphalt. Lights were added to the facility in 1991 and Richmond is now the only track to hold all of its major events "under the lights."
Richmond International Raceway's NASCAR claims to fame - Richard Petty, NASCAR's winning-est driver, won the first race on the newly paved surface in 1968. He's not the only Petty to win at Richmond. His father Lee won a dirt track race there and son Kyle won a race in 1986 making RIR the only track all three Pettys have won on.
Richmond International Raceway NASCAR Series RacesApril 24: NASCAR Xfinity Series Race
April 25: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race
September 11: NASCAR Xfinity Series Race
September 12: One Last Race to Make the Chase: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race
Richmond International Raceway Events Calendar CLICK HERE
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