The Richmond Raceway lies in Richmond, Virginia of Henrico County.
Throughout its history it has hosted NASCAR races, IndyCar races, and USAC sprint car races. The track was so popular for so many years that it sold out for NASCAR races 33 years in a row. This streak ended in 2008 during the worldwide economic recession. However, it has since regained that status and is sold out for NASCAR every year. The Richmond Raceway boasts a scoring tower that uses more LED lighting area than any other raceway area in the motorsports industry.
The RR got started in 1946 as the Atlantic Rural Fairgrounds Track. It was built during the Atlantic Rural Exposition. During its first years it was also unofficially known as Strawberry Hill or Strawberry Hill Raceway. NASCAR races began to be held there in 1948. In the following years it added other types of races and went through various redesigns and names. In 1999, the track was bought by another owner and the name was changed again. This time to Richmond International Raceway. This name has remained.
The Richmond Raceway Complex is a massive 1,000-acre property. Although car races are its main item, the complex is also the venue for annual events like the Intergalactic Bead Show, Virginia Golf Show, Bassarama, the Richmond Home and Garden Show, the RV and Camping Expo, the Richmond Boat Show, the Richmond Classic Sports Card Show, the East Coast Sawmill and Logging Equipment Expo, and the Craftsmen Classic Spring and Christmas Shows. The racetrack remains enormously popular among nearby residents and visiting tourists. There is always something incredibly well attended throughout the year.