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Richmond Raceway, together with its mother or father firm, Worldwide Speedway Company, introduced at present the small print of Richmond Raceway Reimagined, a $30 million infield redevelopment undertaking. The brand new challenge will convey new points of interest and enhanced facilities for followers, groups, sponsors and different stakeholders to the historic Richmond infield. This new attraction will launch over Richmond Raceway’s first NASCAR playoff weekend on Sept. 21-22, 2018.
Richmond Raceway Reimagined will present the power a totally redesigned and modernized infield to Richmond. Race followers will have the ability to get nearer than ever to NASCAR’s greatest with new Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection garages and a fan viewing walkway offering full immersion into the game. Followers will even have the ability to watch race automobiles full their runs by way of inspection stations within the new infield.
“This can be a nice day for ISC and Richmond Raceway, and much more importantly for the good racing followers within the Commonwealth of Virginia,” ISC Chief Government Officer Lesa France Kennedy stated. “We’re all the time in search of methods to offer distinctive fan experiences at our amenities and this venture is definitely a terrific instance. Richmond Raceway has an unimaginable historical past and we look ahead to its vibrant future partaking followers in a brand new approach with this infield redevelopment.”
“Richmond Raceway Reimagined is a dedication by ISC to the way forward for the game and the long-lasting racing expertise in Richmond,” stated Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “The monitor has been a racing vacation spot for over 70 years, and this funding will assist guarantee the brilliant way forward for the power for the subsequent 70 years.”
Along with the brand new storage walkways and inspection viewing areas, different new points of interest embrace expansive Richmond infield social and engagement areas with concessions. Gatorade Victory Lane will now be staged in nearer view of the grandstands for followers to have a greater expertise celebrating with Richmond race winners. The situation will present new fan engagement alternatives for pre-race entry, driver appearances, and leisure programming.
An eighty-individual membership expertise with roof entry will overlook Gatorade Victory Lane as a part of the modernized infield. Two new storage suites with a view into the Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection garages will present an unprecedented expertise in Richmond; just like trendy stadiums and arenas all over the world. Media shall be hosted in a brand new Media Middle with broadcast cubicles, a convention room, and hospitality area.
Further facilities and enhancements embrace a brand new car crossover gate on the backstretch, a relocated tram route delivering followers nearer to the entrance door of the monitor, a brand new pedestrian tunnel, eighty new shopper RV areas, and infield drainage enhancements.
Barton Malow, one of many main sports activities facility builders within the nation, is the contractor and the DLR Group is the architect for Richmond Raceway Reimagined. Richmond-based mostly HG Design Studio is the civil engineer on the infield redevelopment challenge. The modernized infield is scheduled to open for the primary NASCAR playoff weekend at Richmond Raceway within the fall of 2018.
“Since opening our Richmond workplace virtually a decade in the past, Barton Malow has loved constructing a relationship with Richmond Raceway,” stated Sr. Venture Director, Dan Buchta. “It’s been ten years since first working on the monitor and it has been superb to observe the motorsports expertise develop the best way that it has. Barton Malow is proud to be part of the brand new redevelopment and we sit up for bringing our expertise and keenness to this historic challenge that may improve the Richmond fan expertise for years to return.”
“Once we began work on Richmond Raceway Reimagined, Dennis Bickmeier shared a dialog he had with a gaggle of Richmond race followers. They beloved the monitor, however had by no means been within the Cup garages – it was the one place they might like to expertise,” stated DLR Group Principal Robert J. Carlson. “DLR Group is proud to be part of the group that helps these followers understand their dream.”
With the 2018 RICHMOND NATION renewal interval open, members who renew or be a part of for subsequent season may have the primary alternative to buy tickets for the modernized infield. This unique entry to buy tickets within the new infield is one other new membership profit for 2018 RICHMOND NATION patrons, and is one among many enticements that make being a RICHMOND NATION member a should for subsequent season. For extra info on renewing a RICHMOND NATION membership for 2018, go to rir.com/richmondnation or name 866-455-RACE (7223).
To study extra about Richmond Raceway Reimagined, go to richmondracewayreimagined.com. The web site consists of pictures, video, and up-to-date info on the venture. The official groundbreaking will happen following the 2017 fall race weekend introduced by Who’s Your Driver.
Chaos returns to Richmond with two nights of racing “beneath the lights” on Sept. eight-9. The NASCAR fall race weekend, introduced by Who’s Your Driver, will showcase 14-time hottest driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. in his remaining, profession, two-race look at America’s Premier Brief Monitor.
The weekend will get began on Friday, Sept. eight, with on-monitor follow for each collection and the U.S. Division of Veteran Affairs Pole Qualifying for each weekend races. The motion then dials up because the rising stars of tomorrow compete within the Virginia529 School Financial savings 250 NASCAR XFINITY Collection race at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m., the game’s greatest take to the monitor for the Federated Auto Elements four hundred Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection race as NASCAR crowns its Common Season Champion.
Tickets can be found now for each races and could be bought on-line at richmondraceway.com or by calling the Richmond ticket workplace at 866-455-7223.