NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stars Testing “Under the Lights”, August 19-21

Fans Invited to Attend Free Event; Grandstands Open at 5:00 p.m. Each Night

 

Road To Richmond

 

Fans are invited to watch NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars running laps at Richmond International Raceway August 19-21, in advance of next month’s Federated Auto Parts 400 – “One Last Race to Make The Chase” – at America’s Premier Short Track. RIR’s grandstands will be open free to the public from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. each night.

Drivers will get precious track time “under the lights” in preparation for one of the most anticipated races of the season. Only the top 10 drivers in the point standings and two Wild Cards (drivers who are in positions 11-20 with the most wins) will earn a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. The way things are shaping up, there could be more than 10 drivers on the proverbial “bubble.”

Participating in the upcoming tests:

Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20

  • Brad Keselowski (8th in the point standings; 0 wins)
  • Joey Logano (16th in the point standings; 0 wins)
  • Casey Mears (24th in the point standings; 0 wins)

Tuesday, August 20 and Wednesday, August 21

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. (6th in the point standings; 0 wins)
  • Jeff Gordon (13th in the point standings; 0 wins)
  • Jimmie Johnson (1st in the point standings; 4 wins; locked in to the Chase)
  • Kasey Kahne (12th in the point standings; 2 wins: #1 Wild Card driver)
  • Martin Truex Jr. (10th in the point standings; 1 win)
  • Clint Bowyer (2nd in the point standings; 0 wins)
  • Mark Martin (29th in the point standings; 0 wins)

Fans may enter Richmond International Raceway through the Main Gate, located at the corner of Laburnum Avenue and Meadowbridge Rd. Parking will be on the Midway, outside of Gate 70. A concessions stand will be open with food and beverages, and fans are allowed to bring in their own food and beverage (no glass allowed).

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