BLUE OX® SIGNS ON AS ENTITLEMENT SPONSOR FOR RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY’S NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES EAST RACE
Blue Ox 100 Will Kick off the Three-Day NASCAR Weekend at America’s Premier Short Track
Richmond, VA (March 22, 2011)—Blue Ox, a leader in the recreational vehicle and towing industry, has signed on as the official race entitlement sponsor of the opening event of the Spring NASCAR Weekend at Richmond International Raceway. The Blue Ox 100 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East runs on Thursday, April 28th, kicking off the action-packed weekend.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series features separate schedules and championships for the East and West, and makes up the top step of the NASCAR Home Tracks ladder—a launching pad for developmental drivers and home for veterans of motorsports. In addition to producing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series has served as the starting point for some of the top up-and-coming talent now in NASCAR’s three national series, including Austin Dillon, Trevor Bayne and Ryan Truex.
For additional information on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, log on to www.NASCARHomeTracks.com – the ultimate online destination for fans of all of NASCAR’s developmental series.
Tickets for the Thursday, April 28th Blue Ox 100 will be available for purchase at 3:30 p.m. today. Tickets are available online at www.rir.com or by calling 866-455-7223. All seats are general admission and children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.
The weekend continues on Friday, April 29th for the BUBBA burger 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. Friday’s ticket includes Wawa Pole Qualifying and practice for the Sprint Cup Series, as well as NBC12 Pole Qualifying and practice for the Nationwide Series. Friday’s tickets start at $30 and can be purchased on www.rir.com or by calling 866-455-7223. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections on Friday.
On Saturday night, April 30th, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Richmond International Raceway as Crown Royal Presents The Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400. Hometown hero Denny Hamlin will square off with defending series champion Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and the rest of the Sprint Cup Series. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased on www.rir.com or by calling 866-455-7223.
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About Richmond International Raceway: Richmond International Raceway, known as America’s Premier Short Track, offers exciting night racing action and a commitment to the fan experience. One of the most popular facilities among drivers and fans in all of motorsports, Richmond International Raceway annually hosts all of its major events—two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, two NASCAR Nationwide Series events and one NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race—under the lights on its ¾-mile D-Shaped oval. The unique layout consistently produces the thrill of side-by-side racing, coupled with high enough speeds for a superspeedway feel. Combined with first-class amenities (including the state-of-the-art Video Scoring Tower) and a focus on the fans, guests at Richmond International Raceway can expect to experience what “Racing Perfection” truly is. For tickets to events at Richmond International Raceway, call 866-455-RACE or visit www.rir.com online.Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @RIRInsider.