Skip to comments.NASCAR Sprint Cup Capital City 400 at Richmond Sat. Night 4/28 7pm ET on FoX
Posted on 04/26/2012 10:55:30 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
It's the Capital City 400 presented by Virginia is for Lovers this Saturday Night at Richmond, Virginia.
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NASCAR Sprint Cup and The Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway
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Richmond International Raceway
Racing actually began in Richmond in 1946, when Ted Horn drove a Champ Car to victory over a .5-mile dirt track at Strawberry Hill Speedway.
NASCAR was founded in 1948, and five years later the sanctioning body staged a race in its Grand National Division at Atlantic Rural Exposition Fairgrounds on April 19, 1953.
Since that first race in Richmond in 1953, the track has undergone three name changes, four configuration changes and one surface change, from dirt to asphalt.
Lights were also added to the facility in 1991. RIR is the only track to hold all of its major events under the lights.
Richmond's unique, .75-mile layout produces tremendous side-by-side racing, yet drivers obtain high enough speeds to give it a superspeedway feel. That rare combination still allows for the beating and banging that fans love, with the drivers' skill playing a major role.
The track's fall date is now the final race leading up to the Chase.
Track Details Completed : 1946
Distance : .750 miles
Shape : D-shaped oval
Banking : 14° turns
Frontstretch : 1,290 feet
Backstretch : 860 feet
Seating : 112,029
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Im in! Thanks Norm.
Working on a barbecue menu for Saturday Night Racing. It won’t be any part of a dog..
I don’t think I will be there this year. Will go in the fall. I bet attendance will be down to 70000. Hope I’m wrong. HD TV is helping to kill racing. Lots of people would rather watch at home, which is what I will do.
Opps correction, just saw the number on tv, its 388,000 people.
If an HDTV can ever emit a burnt Sunoco fuel smell it’ll be game over for us ever going to another race - even with 1/3rd of the televised event dedicated to commercials. A good surround-sound system can raise the roof of the house on those ‘crank it up” moments.
He's fast so far.. and smoooooth. Hope the weather plays nice.. Qualifying coming up ..
WTH is your point Dog???
HOW DID YOU KNOW HE IS ONE OF MY TEAM MEMBERS????
lol.. he ain’t one of mine.. darn. but Mark Martin is.. whew!
50’s and rain for Saturday night. Not looking good.
Yuck. fingers crossed
Luck - Been lucky this year, so far. Wasn’t last year.
Dog? Political - We’re having Tri-Tip tonight.
Burnt Sunoco fuel? I love the aroma of burnt race car fuel. The only thing I like more at the track is the fly-over.