Monday, September 4, 2017

Travel Tips: Richmond International Raceway – Sept. 8-9, 2017

credit: NASCAR Media
The drama of one last race to make the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs happens this weekend, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-9, at Richmond International Raceway, home of the Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday night, Sept. 9 and the Xfinity Series Virginia529 College Savings 250 on Friday night, Sept. 8.

Fans in town early can check out the “Rally in the Alley,” a pro-celebrity bowling tournament to support the RVA Field of Dreams Fest at the Richmond Raceway Old Dominion Building on Thurs., Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. ET. Aric Almirola, Brad Keselowski and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are currently scheduled to appear (subject to change); teams will feature a NASCAR celebrity, a local Richmond personality, a Professional Women’s Bowling Association pro bowler and a sponsor representative. General admission tickets for fans are $25 and VIP tickets are $100 – find out more here.

Key on-track times:

Friday, Sept. 8 –
  • Xfinity Series practice – 8 a.m. ET
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice – 10 a.m. and noon ET
  • Xfinity Series qualifying – 4:15 p.m. ET
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying – 5:45 p.m. ET
  • Xfinity Series Virginia 529 College Savings 250 – 7:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, Sept. 9 –
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 – 7:30 p.m. ET
Find the complete weekend schedule here.

For updated information for race weekend and to purchase tickets visit


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