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INSIDE TRACK: What's New at Richmond International Raceway

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It's no small task to freshen up a track that NASCAR has been racing at Richmond since Lee Petty won the first race 60 years ago. The racing fan will find an improved midway, improved concourses and camping.  Dennis said when he took the job at Richmond, the track only had 800 camping spots, this past year, and they doubled that amount.  They have also added tent camping the track.

Moving from action around the track, to action on the track, he was quick to point out something many had been missing.  Dale Earnhardt, Jr. holds the points lead in the Sprint Cup series.  Dennis thinks Junior will be a serious contender for this years Championship.

Dennis doesn't think one driver's move from Roush Fenway Racing to Gibbs has caused any problems for this wheelman.  Matt Kenseth has just been amazing, Bickmeier said.  Kenseth has moved from one team to another without skipping a beat on the track.

One addition just announced today Richmond and Virginia Tourism have teamed up to spread the love. The track was chosen as one of 16 new sites for a LOVEwork, which is a focal point of a social media campaign to share the message that love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation.

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