Friday, Dec 08

Statement from Richmond International Raceway President Dennis Bickmeier

“Richmond International Raceway is always focused on providing a thrilling, memorable and unparalleled guest experience.  The Chase setup, with the addition of the Wild Card element and the fact that RIR is the “One Last Race to Make The Chase” has added to the competition our fans expect at America’s Premier Short Track. 

The racing operation, competition and officiating side of the event is under the direction of NASCAR.  The sanctioning body was put in a very difficult position during the final laps of the Federated Auto Parts 400 Saturday night.  I applaud their decision to take the time to review all the information available following the event to render this decision. 

Overall, we had a fantastic weekend with enthusiastic crowds and the drama of 10 drivers vying for five spots to get into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.  Our fans enjoyed all we have to offer during a NASCAR race at RIR and were part of another spectacular event.”



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