Richmond International Raceway recently announced that all fans are invited to Track Takeover, where every ticket gets you FREE access to be up close and personal with the track you love on Saturday, April 26. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman headlines the frontstretch Q&A sessions, chatting with fans just hours before the green flag waves for the TOYOTA OWNERS 400.

If you’re a fan, you’re invited to join us on the ¾-mile track where your feet hit the very pavement that your favorite driver will be racing on later that evening. The frontstretch fun doesn’t end with these awesome Q&As. Between sessions, enjoy funky rock & roll music from The Shack Band. Classic Rock 96.5’s Sam and Mason will host the event, keeping you entertained with witty banter and commentary between acts.

If you’re coming, tell your friends by sharing on social media using #TrackTakeover.

Additional fun and interactive activities that all ticket holders can enjoy from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. include:

·         On the backstretch, you’ll enjoy educational and interactive components that appeal to fans of all levels and ages. Fans will be able to see and touch the sport, and gain a unique perspective into the “behind the scenes” aspect of NASCAR.

·         Take a Lap and enjoy a stroll around our ¾-mile D-shaped oval, just hours before the cars speed around at 150 mph! We’ll show you some photo opportunities along the way at designated memorable spots around the track. Remember in 2008 when Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch collided just a few laps before the checkered flag? How about when Martin Truex Jr. rode the backstretch wall in 2005? We’ll show you where these happened, and you’re encouraged to take a snapshot to share with your friends and followers. Don’t forget to use #TrackTakeover.