History

Richmond International Raceway is a 0.75-mile D-shaped track located in Henrico County, Virginia. The 71,000-seat racetrack opened in 1946 and began hosting NASCAR races in 1953. Today the track is the site of the Toyota Owners 400 and the Federated Auto Parts 400.

Over the years, Richmond International Raceway has undergone several renovations. The most recent of which added a new video scoring tower in 2010. The scoring tower measures 38 ft by 24 ft and features four LED screens.

Many important races and other events have taken place at the Richmond International Raceway since Lee Petty won the first NASCAR “Grand National Division” race at the track on April 19, 1953. The first race ran under the lights took place on March 10, 1964. The speedway was also the site of Tony Stewart’s first Cup Series win in 1999 and Kasey Kahne’s first Cup Series win in 2005. Outside of NASCAR races, the Richmond International Raceway also hosts the Virginia State Fair and the K95 Country Music Festival.

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