(RR) is a 0.75 miles (1.21 km), D
-shaped, asphalt race track located just outside Richmond, Virginia
in Henrico County
. It hosts the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
and NASCAR Xfinity Series
. Known as "America's premier short track", it formerly hosted a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
race, an IndyCar Series
race, and two USAC
sprint car races. Richmond Raceway is one of only a few tracks to host all of its events at night
. The track sold out 33 consecutive NASCAR Cup Series races. The sellout streak ended in September 2008 partially due to the economic downturn, though the major factor in ticket sales was the impact of Tropical Storm Hanna
Richmond has hosted the final "regular-season" race, leading up to the start of the NASCAR Cup Series Chase for the Championship
, each year since the concept was introduced in 2004. In 2010, the Raceway introduced a state-of-the-art video scoring tower that boasts more LED square footage than any other in the motorsports industry. The cap features four high definition LED screens that measure 38-feet wide by 24-feet high. The screens broadcast live race action and pre-produced video and graphics. The stem shows running order and has the ability to rotate through the entire field.
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