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Richmond International Raceway track history

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Richmond International Raceway has hosted the NASCAR Winston Cup Series since 1953. Lee Petty won the first race that year.

Formerly a half-mile oval, it was redesigned in 1988 between the spring and fall races. Recent renovations have made it one of the most modern speedways on the tour.

Richmond offers fans a unique blend of short-track intimacy and superspeedway-style racing. Grandstand seating for 95,000 nearly encircles the track, bringing the fans close to the action while providing a complete view of the racing surface from almost every seat. The track itself is wide and smooth, giving the drivers plenty of room to race.

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