Richmond Raceway to Host Track Laps for Charity to Benefit Richmond Raceway Cares and Special Olympics Virginia Under the Lights on March 27

Richmond Raceway will host Track Laps for Charity on Wednesday, March 27 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in partnership with Richmond Area Toyota Dealers. Joining the event for a special appearance will be Erik Jones, driver of the No. 43 LEGACY MOTOR CLUB Toyota Camry XSE in the NASCAR Cup Series.

“It’s always a delight to put on Track Laps for Charity and offer fans the chance to drive around our ¾-mile D-shaped oval while supporting a great cause,” said Richmond Raceway President Lori Collier Waran. “In collaboration with Erik Jones and our Toyota Dealers in the Greater Richmond area, we look forward to hosting one of our most popular events in the community and helping out our friends with Special Olympics Virginia.”

“I’m excited to join with Toyota and Richmond Raceway for the Track Laps for Charity program,” said Jones. “The collaboration between the track and the local Toyota dealers has been consistent for over a decade, which allows for programs like this to grow and continuously deliver for local charities. I’m thrilled to be on-site later this month and see how this program gives back to the local community in person.”

Track Laps for Charity provide fans the opportunity to drive on Richmond Raceway for five laps with a donation of $20. All proceeds will benefit Richmond Raceway Cares and the Special Olympics Virginia. Additionally, the Richmond Area Toyota Dealers will match donations of up to $5,000 to help support Special Olympics athletes.

Special Olympics Virginia’s mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

To participate in Track Laps for Charity, fans must abide by the following rules and restrictions.

  • All drivers must be 18 years of age or older with a valid state-issued driver’s license.
  • Driver and passengers will sign both waivers as they are submitted to Track Personnel. Signatures must be witnessed by Track Personnel.
  • All participants must adhere to Virginia state laws regarding the usage of seat belts and child safety restraints.
  • Passenger vehicles only; motorcycles are not permitted.
  • Maximum speed is 55 miles per hour and regulated by Richmond Raceway personnel.
  • Passing other vehicles on the track is not permitted. Violators will be removed from track.
  • Drivers must stay up to speed and refrain from lagging behind in order to speed up. Violators will be removed from track.
  • Track Laps for Charity may be postponed or canceled due to inclement weather or safety conditions. If a cancellation is necessary, Richmond Raceway will make its best effort to contact guests in advance of their visit.

Fans can register and find more information by visiting To learn more about Richmond Raceway Cares, go to

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