Richmond 901

Richmond

Racing on the site of the Richmond International Raceway started in 1946 when Ted Horn won on the dirt of Richmond Fairgrounds.

Country
United States
Location
Henrico County, Virginia
Co-ordinates
37.591093, -77.419662
Latest Race
First Race

Racing on the site of the Richmond International Raceway started in 1946 when Ted Horn won on the dirt of Richmond Fairgrounds. Despite being paved in 1968, Richmond remained a low-key venue until owner Paul Sawyer refurbished it for the autumn NASCAR race in 1988. It reopened as a 0.75-mile D-shaped modern speedway, with 14 degree banked turns and grandstands for 94,030 spectators. Richmond held an IndyCar event from 2001 to 2009 and that, and one of the two NASCAR races, were held under floodlights.

Circuit

Type

Paved oval

Length

0.75 (Miles)

Description

Track extended for September race

Fastest Race Lap

Sam Hornish jr (Dallara IR2-Toyota), 15.9368s, 169.423 mph, Indycars, 2004

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Sam Hornish jr (Dallara IR2-Toyota), 15.3197s, 176.247 mph, Indycars, 2005

Type

Paved oval

Length

0.542 (Miles)

Description

Track rebuilt and paved

Type

Paved oval

Length

0.333 (Miles)

Type

Paved oval

Length

0.25 (Miles)

Description

Track rebuilt and paved

Type

Dirt oval

Length

0.5 (Miles)

Description

Track extended for September race

Fastest Race Lap

Sam Hornish jr (Dallara IR2-Toyota), 15.9368s, 169.423 mph, Indycars, 2004

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Sam Hornish jr (Dallara IR2-Toyota), 15.3197s, 176.247 mph, Indycars, 2005

Latest Races

3,171

Championships

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15,668

Results

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16,116

Drivers

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9,358

Teams

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865

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