A two-day test for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Richmond Raceway will happen next week and be open to the public.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has an off-week, but 14 NASCAR drivers are confirmed to be testing early next week. On Monday, August 27 from 11am – 7pm and Tuesday, August 28 from 11am – 5pm Richmond Raceway will be open to the public. Track officials are telling interested fans to enter via the Main Gate to park and coolers are allowed.
Confirmed drivers include Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson, Matt Kenseth, Ryan Blaney, Paul Menard, Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon, AJ Allmendinger, David Ragan, Justin Allgaier, Cole Custer & Drew Herring.
Hard Hat Tour
In addition to the test going on for the two days, fans who have purchased a DC Solar FanGrounds pass or those who purchase one at the NASCAR test for the upcoming race weekend, will have the opportunity to receive a hard hat tour of the new interactive infield on a first come, first served basis.
The track is currently in the process of doing a $30 million infield reconfiguration project called Richmond Raceway Reimagined. The Raceway’s website says the new project will bring a variety of enhanced amenities for fans, teams, sponsors and other stakeholders to the iconic Richmond infield.
Richmond Raceway Reimagined will provide the facility a completely redesigned and modernized infield to Richmond. The DC Solar FanGrounds will bring race fans closer than ever to NASCAR’s best with new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garages and a fan viewing walkway providing full immersion into the sport. Fans will also be able to watch race cars complete their runs through inspection stations in the new infield.
About the Track
Richmond Raceway is a 0.75 mile D-shaped asphalt race track located just outside Richmond, Virginia in Henrico County. It currently hosts the MENCS and NASCAR Xfinity Series races twice a year. It has also formerly hosted a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, an IndyCar Series race, and two USAC sprint car races.
Next week’s NASCAR test times and drivers are subject to change without notice.