Richmond Raceway Weather - Richmond, VA
NASCAR RaceWeather

Friday, March 29

Most Sunny

Low: N/A

High: N/A

WNW 10-20 mph

Saturday, March 30

Mostly Cloudy & A Possible Overnight Shower

Low: N/A

High: N/A

SW 10-20 mph

Sunday, March 31

Mostly Cloudy & With Showers & Thunderstorms

Low: N/A

High: 72°F

Varying 5-15 mph

Richmond, US
7:04 pm, Jun 14
86°F
L: 82° H: 90°
Feels like 90.86 °F broken clouds
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:48 am
Sunset: 8:32 pm
Humidity 58 %
Pressure1010 mb
Wind 4 m/s

Forecast Discussion & Updates

Sun Mar 31 – Mostly Cloudy & With Showers & Thunderstorms. High around 72°F. Varying 5-15 mph.

NASCAR Cup Series – Toyota Owner 400 – 7:00 PM

Summary:  Currently, a stationary front is located in Virginia.  This front will create localized areas of surface convergence, acting as a lifting mechanism for potential showers & thunderstorms. Some showers will roll through the area in the next few hours, with some trace amounts of precipitation hitting the track.  This will most likely not be heavy enough warrant a drawn-out track drying process.  As we move into the evening, this stationary front will turn into a cold front and move to the south.  This movement will act as a lifting mechanism for elevated thunderstorms to the North and around Richmond.  The main threat with these storms will be lightning.  A lightning delay is large threat as the storms only need to be within 8 miles to trigger a delay.  A 50% chance of showers exists from now until 5 PM. Chances for thunderstorms are around 30-40% from 5-10 PM.  After 10 PM rain chances drop to 5%. 

 

All times in EDT

Updated: March 31, 2024 1:25 PM EDT

 

Chief Meteorologist Aaron Studwell, Ph.D.

Staff Meteorologists Connor Baldwin, Aaron Gosch, Chase Haralson, & Elizabeth Ohlemacher

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Richmond Raceway (RR) is a 0.75 miles (1.21 km), D-shaped, asphalt race track located just outside Richmond, Virginia in unincorporated Henrico County. It hosts the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Known as “”America’s premier short track””, it has formerly hosted events such as the International Race of Champions, Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown, and the USAC sprint car series. Due to Richmond Raceway’s unique “”D”” shape which allows drivers to reach high speeds, its racing grooves, and proclivity for contact Richmond is a favorite among NASCAR drivers and fans.

Nicknamed the “”Action Track””, Richmond sold out 33 consecutive NASCAR Cup Series races before the streak ended in September 2008 due to the Great Recession as well as the impact of Tropical Storm Hanna. Richmond has hosted the final “”regular-season”” race, leading up to the start of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, each year since the concept was introduced in 2004 until 2018 when it was moved into the playoffs.

In 2010, the track introduced a state-of-the-art video scoring tower that boasts more LED square footage than any other in the motorsports industry. The cap features four HD LED screens that measure 38 feet wide by 24 feet high. The screens broadcast live race action and pre-produced videos and graphics. The stem shows the running order and has the ability to rotate through the entire field. Prior to 2019, the raceway had a track seating of 59,000.”

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