Richmond, VA (April 12, 2013)—Five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars will participate in a Q&A session with Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown presented by FedEx ticket holders on Thursday, April 25, prior to the race at Richmond International Raceway. The Q&A is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. in the Amphitheater and is open to all April 25 ticketholders. Fans can tweet their questions ahead of time to @DHFoundation.
Drivers scheduled to participate include:
· Denny Hamlin (will not race)
· Tony Stewart
· Kyle Busch
· Michael Waltrip
· Matt Kenseth
This season marks the third year the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown presented by FedEx will run at Richmond International Raceway. The race, which typically features a dozen NASCAR drivers and celebrities battling on the ¾-mile track with some of the best local Late Model Stock Car drivers, will serve as a fundraiser for the Denny Hamlin Cystic Fibrosis Research Lab at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.
In 2012, the Denny Hamlin Foundation committed to a 3-year grant totaling $150,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). Funds from the grant, which are raised through events like this year’s Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at Richmond International Raceway, will help accelerate the Denny Hamlin Cystic Fibrosis Research Lab’s ability to bring new therapies to cystic fibrosis patients. In addition, the newly established Denny Hamlin Foundation Summer Scholars program will help train the next generation of CF research scientists.
Tickets for the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown presented by FedEx are general admission and $25. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with a ticketed adult. Tickets include the Blue Ox 100 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race, which precedes the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown. Click here or call 866-455-7223 to purchase tickets.
The Spring NASCAR weekend at RIR includes the Saturday, April 27, Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, featuring defending race winner Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski and all of your favorite drivers. For tickets, click here or call 866-455-7223.
And don’t miss the Friday, April 26, ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, featuring Virginia’s Elliott Sadler, Travis Pastrana, Sam Hornish Jr. and many more. Advance tickets for Friday start at $30, with children 12 and younger admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or calling 866-455-7223.