RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - As tested out on Friday at Richmond International Raceway, an NBC12 Prius can't reach the same speeds as Denny Hamlin's FedEx Toyota.
RIR gave us, and is giving you, a chance to drive your car around the track. Fans can drive their personal vehicles around the ¾-mile oval in exchange for a $20 donation to Richmond International Raceway Cares—the track's charitable account that assists nonprofits throughout the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area.
Each month, Richmond International Raceway will open its gates for fans to drive five laps around the track during a designated time. Fans must sign up in advance by clicking here. The scheduled dates are:
Wednesday, March 7 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 4 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 10 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 15 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 26 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 14 12:00 p.m.
•To participate, drivers must be 18 years of age or older with a valid state-issued driver's license.
•Maximum speed is 55 mph, and drivers must stay behind the Pace Car
•Seatbelts must be worn at all times
•Laps may be postponed due to inclement weather.
•Motorcycles are permitted.
•RIR has the right to cancel any date it deems necessary due to weather or safety conditions. If a cancellation is necessary, RIR will make best effort to contact guests in advance of their visit.