Welcome NASCAR race fans to my NASCAR blog. This week NASCAR heads over to Richmond International Raceway in Virginia. This is one of my favorite tracks. At .75 miles around, this D-shaped oval is the perfect track. It’s a short track but not a bull ring or a paperclip. There is room for side by side racing and passing without having to ram anyone out of the way. And it is less than a mile long, so fans can see all the racing going on.
Both races at this track are night races. And this might be my only complaint. There is not enough racing going on to suit me. I like to see practice for the three Series’ on Thursday, qualifying and Truck racing on Friday, qualifying and Nationwide racing on Saturday and Sprint Cup racing on Sunday. Night racing on Saturday means there is nothing going on, on the track on Saturday or Sunday. But the announcers and drivers seem to like night racing. And the lights make for exciting racing. (I would rather be at a Home Track on Saturday night.)
The NASCAR Nationwide Series will be on hand Friday night and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will race on Saturday night. Last year Kyle Busch won the Spring race here, while his team mate, Denny Hamlin won the last race before the chase began. Click here if you need tickets. Racing IS exciting under the lights. And RIR is the best of tracks.
Brought to you by Sheila Hawley. I love NASCAR.