Stay tuned as the major superstars of NASCAR zoom down the track at the Federated Auto Parts 400 "under the lights" at 7:30PM ET on Saturday, September 9, 2017 airing live on cable channel NBCSN.
Held at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. the Federated Auto Parts 400 features top ten-point earning drivers in the final playoff to determine the Sprint Cup Chase lineup.
One of the most anticipated events of the season, drivers are usually desperate for points as this race is "One Last Race to Make The Chase." As the checkered flag drops, the top 16 drivers will be in The Chase in the final stretch to win the season!
What else makes this race at Richmond so special? Because of its proximity to Patriot Day. And, in honor of 9/11, the Pledge of Allegiance is usually included as part of the opening
ceremony following a spectacularly patriotic pre-race show.
Watch for tickets to go on sale in mid-summer. Tickets for children 12 and younger start at $25 in the Family Sections. for $40-$50 with special packages for a full weekend of racing
beginning on Friday, highlighted by pole qualifying and practice for the Sprint Cup Series.
All about the Federated Auto Parts 400
Dating back to 1958, the race at Richmond used to be run on Sunday, but was later moved to Saturday to become the second night race on the NASCAR schedule (joining Bristol which takes place a few weeks before.)
During the 2000's, a notable sponsor was Chevrolet when the race became known as the Chevy Rock 'n Roll 400 featuring major bands in pre-race music concerts.
Since then, sponsors have run the gamut from the Air National Guard to Warner Bros. Looney Tunes to Wonderful Pistachios.
Race postponements in the recent past have occurred in 2008 when Hurricane Hannah whipped up the Atlantic coast and bumped the race to Sunday afternoon.
Today -- no matter the time, date, or sponsor (or weather!) -- the milestone Richmond night race remains a must-see for avid NASCAR fans nationwide as the outcome determines the final 16 drivers in the final stretch to NASCAR glory.
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