Frank Tunstall Camping and Parking phone: 804-648-1019  fax:804-648-4991
The Speedway address
is already entered.  Just add your address under From & hit GO.
LAIDBACK RACING.COM

HE WHO HAS THE MOST FUN AT THE
CHECKERED FLAG WINS!
To:602 E. Laburnum Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222
From:
Number and Street:
City:
State:
Zip:
RACE RECON
Richmond International Raceway
"THE ACTION TRACK"
602 E. Laburnum Avenue,  Richmond, VA 23222
Phone: 804-228-7500 Tickets: 804-345-7223 (RACE)

For traffic congestion updates go to
ww.traffic.com/Richmond Or www.virginiadot.org/





CAMPING NEAR RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

Speedway is located at the fairgrounds.  It is surrounded by both commercial & residential property. 
This means there are Pop Odom's around the track who will park or camp you in there yard for a fee.  It is first come first serve as far as I can tell.  Always ask if they do take reservations before you leave if you will be back to Richmond in the fall because we have a reserved spot in Charlotte even though it is 1st come 1st serve.  We've been camping in the same yard for years now.

OUR SPONSORS
Please contact these campgrounds first to see if they meet your needs.  They are paying us for advertising and that is how we can afford to give you some of this information for free.  PLEASE tell whomever you decide to camp with that you read about them on LaidbackRacing.com.  THANKS!

Freedom RV Rentals has 3 locations for parking & camping available during the May and September races in Richmond.
717 E. Laburnum Ave (across the street from the track in between gates 2 & 4) has electric and water hook-ups.  Port O Potties and hand wash stations on site.
905 Walnut Ave (1 Block off Laburnum Ave. right at gate 4) No hook-ups, but generator rentals are available.  Port O Potties and hand wash stations on site. TENT CAMPING ALLOWED.  Ice for sale.  Store with Camper parts & accessories. 
11256 Old Telegraph Road. Ashland, VA 23005 has electric and water hook-ups. It is about 15 minutes from the track. 
Call Ronny at (804) 798-3379 to reserve your spot at any of the 3 locations!  Don't have an RV? We also have Camper & Lot Packages Available
(Delivery and Pick-up Included)

CAB Properties - We have 3 lots for RV camping - 2 on Carolina Ave at 3900-A Carolina Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222 and 1 at 3901 Walnut Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222.  All right across the street from the track (Very close to parking gate 4 and track gates 30, 40, 70 & 80).   Carolina A an asphalt lot and Walnut and Carolina are grass lots. Check out the reservations map and pick your spot.  You are renting your spots so as long as you stay on your “property” tents and multiple cars welcome.  Pets also welcome.  Fires permitted in a fire pit off the ground.  There are no electrical hookups but we have water on site to stop and fill up your RV or come and get what you need.  Sewer service available (additional charge) Check the F&Q and if you don't find the answers email us!

CAMPING WITHIN A MILE OF RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

Life Tabernacle International Church.(804) 321-1333
PONDEROSA MOBILE HOME PARK (804)275-0941 or (804) 271-1727  if no answer (215)206-4632
Azalea Flea Market (804)329-8853  PARKING AND VENDORS HERE TOO.
FROM DAVID: While unreserved, Sherry will always get you camping together with other friends who may come. Camping is level, gravel surface for the campers and RV’s. There is also an abundance of Grassy spots for tents in the 17 acre facility and water and sewage are available at the entrance. A short walk across parking Lot j to the tram which takes you up to the backstretch gate. They realigned the walkway and tramway so that the trams can run immediately after the race is over. Stores across the street and full time security patrolling. Very Safe alternative to the seedy surrounding areas. Camping starts on Friday, a week before the race and several of us stay the week. Great Facility.

3914 Austin Ave, Richmond, VA 23222  2-3 blocks walking distance to RIR. Looking for RVers "self-contained". Laburnum Ave & Mechanicsville Turnpike area. email: val757mail@yahoo.com

CAMPING (804) 798-3379

UPDATE FROM US:  If you do not mind paying, park on a lawn in the neighborhood outside of Gate 9. Many of the residents who live on the roads that run off Henrico Richmond Turnpike: Oronoco Avenue, Greenbrier Avenue, Engleside Drive and Alba Street -- allow parking and camping in their yards. There are places right on Richmond-Henrico Turnpike, but those are higher priced.  Off Laburnum Avenue, there are a couple of streets that have camping and parking too: Florida, Walnut and Carolina.  Prices range from $25 to $45 for parking and $100 and up for camping. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE be careful where you park and camp...the speedway is in the middle of a pretty rough neighborhood..now do not get me wrong there are very nice places but then there are some that aren't so nice.  If there are others campers in the yard, ask them how long they have been staying with the people and that will be a good gauge if you should stay there.  Where we stayed with Navy Paul the owners sat outside in a chair during the race to keep an eye on the race fan's stuff.

CAMPING BETWEEN 2 AND 10 MILES

The Showplace    (804) 225-8877  Free shuttle service beginning at noon on Saturday only.
Trinity Famlily Life Center    804-321-6761   Free shuttle service on Friday and Saturday.
Americamps   800-628-2802
Kosmo Village  (804) 798-6689

CAMPING BETWEEN 20 AND 30 MILES

King's Dominion Campground 800 922-6710
Pocahontas State Park 1-800-933-PARK
Woodbourne Kampground   (804) 932-3693 
Country Aire  (804) 732-8908 2178
Spring Gardens     (804) 732-8908
Sunset   (804) 732-8908
Lake Jordan   (804) 733-5929
Cozy Cove Campground  (804) 265-9000
Hidden Acres KOA   (804) 633-7592 
Picture Lake Camp Grounds (804) 861-0174,

CAMPING BETWEEN 30 AND 35 MILES

Cozy Acres Family Campground   (804) 598-2470
Daniels Camperland  (804) 598-2470
Camptown Campground (804) 469-4569 22819
Chickahominy Park  (804) 966-2582 13501
Amelia Family Campground 804-561-3011

RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY CAMPING

There is a 2 year waiting list.  They DO NOT ALLOW tent camping BOOOO!

RIR - RV and Vehicles-with-Tow-Behind-Trailers Parking Policy

The following DOES NOT apply to guests in the Main and Laburnum campgrounds or those guests in the Specialty Vehicle Lot.

Note: To improve traffic flow beginning with the upcoming Chevy Rock & Roll 400 weekend (September 9-11) all RV parking and parking for any vehicles with tow behind trailers will be permitted in LOT J ONLY (Thursday-Saturday). Lot J can be accessed off of Meadowbridge Road (see Map section on www.rir.com, then view Area Map for exact location of Lot J).

No RV's or vehicles with tow behind trailers will be permitted to park in Lots A, B, C, D, F, G or H. Please also note that the following overnight parking policy will be enforced in all lots including Lot J (vehicles remaining in the parking lots 2 (two) hours after the conclusion of on-track activities on Thursday and Friday night will be towed at the owner's expense).

Please call the ticket office at 866-455-RACE with any questions. We'll see you at the races!

PARKING INFORMATION

FROM GINO, ALLENTOWN PA:
Parking-we arrived at the track at 12 noon on saturday.....The race is at 7pm and there was NO place to park anywhere near this facility! You will sit in traffic for hours trying to get parked and they send you on a neverending loop around this track! If you do not mind paying $$ ($25 to $45) to park on a neighbors lawn then its ok to sit in the traffic. If not - DO NOT approach this raceway on any of the major roads leading to it as there is NO PLACE TO PARK INSIDE! They led us on a loop that was 2 miles away and then they park you in a field, fully expecting you to hike to this raceway and back again after the race! The roads leading to it are dangerous to walk on as there is no place to walk other then on the street. Traffic is a nighmare! Paying the neighbors really is the only way to go. If you arrive at a normal human time...around 4 or 5 pm.... for this night race, you will NOT have that to fall back on as all the neighbors parking places nearby will be gone! Park where they tell you too at that point.

RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY PARKING

Parking is FREE at Richmond International Raceway. Trams operate on NASCAR Winston Cup days only from Lot H. Tour buses are welcome-please call (804)228-7611 for a motorcoach park.
Overnight parking on Richmond International Raceway property is prohibited Thursday and Friday of event weeks. The only exceptions are RVs and campers in the designated paid parking areas. Parking is prohibited at the gates, in the Fire and Emergency access lanes at parking lot entrances and on adjacent public roadways.
Vehicles remaining in the Richmond International Raceway parking lots 2 hours after the conclusion of on-track activities on Thursday and Friday nights will be towed at the owner 's expense. Vehicles parked in Fire, Emergency and public roadway lanes are subject to fines in addition to being towed.

UPDATE FROM AL N:
1)  If you are going to want to be with a group of more than one or two cars - GO EARLY, like unreasonably early.. be near the track by like 8 AM.  Otherwise you might not end up near each other, or get cut off, etc etc.  One year my group (affectionately known as the Full moon Club) had 10 trucks/cars caravaning in together and suddenly they tried to shut off carolina ave and make us go to the Satelite parking, this was at 9AM!  We ended up doing a 10 car U turn right there.. the Henrico PD was not especially happy with us.

TRAFFIC

TRAFFIC UPDATE 09/08/05:  Repairs are still being made to the damage on the Laburnum Avenue bridge caused by Tropical Storm Gaston last summer. As a result, traffic will be limited to two lanes heading westbound and one lane heading eastbound on Laburnum Avenue, near the intersection of Carolina and Laburnum Avenues prior to the start of each race, starting with Thursday night's Crown Royal IROC/Cheerios Betty Crocker 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races. Please remember that only two lanes will be open heading eastbound, towards route 360 (Mechanicsville Turnpike) after Friday night's Emerson Radio 250 NASCAR Busch Series race and three lanes will be open heading eastbound after Saturday night's Chevy Rock & Roll 400 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race. Track officials are encouraging fans to leave extra time if they plan to drive to the races heading westbound towards Richmond International Raceway.( WWW.JAYSKI.COM 9-8-2005)

FROM ROB L: I found the easiest way of getting to the track is find one of the many satilite parking lots that the city buses from.  They drop you off at the front gate, which is still close to a mile walk, but the bus traffic is quick, easy and fast.

UPDATE FROM AL N: Do NOT use Meadowbridge exit on Cup raceday.  This can back up mies and miles from the track.  Meadowbridge can be a parking lot as early as 8:30 AM in my experience.  - If you want to park on the backstretch and it is before say 10 you have a shot - get off 295 to 95 S and then off 95 S  on Chamberlyne and then to azalea.  this can backup quite a bit but much more passable being two lanes in each direction. - if you come later - say 11, noon, maybe 1, 1:30 would the latest I have had any success there - and then only in September (May tends to be slightly busier) - you might get some parking near the front stretch traffic gate 4.  They shut this down I think sometime in the AM to let the parking situation settle a bit, but several times when I went "late" I was able to get in this gate, one time last September we had to park on the asphault area by the warehouse buildings just outside the track gate - not that much extra walk , and there was a Go Kart track in operation besides!  lots of fun but more tiring than you might think!  to get to gate 4 - DO NOT come up Laburnum from 95 or 64.. Come at it from 360, take 295 to 360 and go around - it is several miles out of your way but the traffic at least moves.

RV RENTAL

OUR SPONSOR
Freedom RV Rentals Inc 11256 Old Telegraph Road Ashland, VA 23005.(804) 798-3379 Camper and Lot Packages Available (Delivery and Pick-up Included)
 
RV REPAIR
(PROPANE USUALLY SOLD AT RV REPAIR SHOPS)

OUR SPONSOR
Freedom Mobile RV Repairs (804) 363-3814 We come to you!

8.1 Duffy's Repair Service, 9974 Lickinghole Road, Ashland, VA 23005 (804) 798-5922 
9.6 Mcgeorge's Rolling Hills RV Supercenter 11525 Sunshade Lane, Ashland, VA 23005
10.9 Southern R.V. 7001 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Richmond, VA 23237 (804) 275-8345
11.3 Kaeser's RV Service Inc 12215 Cedar Lane, Ashland, VA 23005 (804) 752-6359
11.8 R V Service of VA Ashland, VA 23005 (804) 798-1433
 
Independent Vendors

There are many independent vendors along Laburnum across from track & Carolina Ave.  They will be located at the various stores and parking lots on this road.
UPDATE: Also located outside of gate 3 at the Pizza Hut on Laburnum Ave.

MRO ~~ Church Services at the track and other events


Serving fans during all racing venues, including NASCAR races, at two sites:
1)  outside Gate 50 on way to Lot F
2)  near tram boarding area between Gates 51 and 60. (IRL site is outside Gate 40.)
Weekend events include:
• Daily Concerts
• Clowns and Puppet Shows
• Cup of Cold Water
• Homemade Cookies
• Driver Collector Cards
• Race Cars on Display
• Matchbox Derby Race for Kids
• Games for All Ages
• Race Trivia and other Literature
• Worship Services for All Fans
Chaplain Encouragers are on duty each race day.
For information call 804-306-1604.

Church Locator:
http://www.richmondhillva.org/churchfinder/finder.htm

MOTELS

Because the Raceway is located in a commercial zone as well as residential, there are a lot of motels reasonable close.  Ask if there is a minimum number of nights & if the have a shuttle or are on the shuttle route listed above.  Also, Richmond is a good place to bring the bikes AS LONG AS YOU DO NOT BRING THEM ON SPEEDWAY PROPERTY.  Bring a chain & lock them to the gate but NOT NEAR THE OPENING. 
   

FROM THE SPEEDWAYDEALS ON HOTEL ROOMS

3 MILES & UNDER TO THE TRACK
1.75  Beacon Motel    (804) 321-4343, 2929 Chamberlayne Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222
UPDATE:  Looked Shoddy from the outside
2.01  Belmont Motel   (804) 329-0094, 2301 Chamberlayne Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222
UPDATE: Looked alright from the outside but this neighborhood don't look so good if you get my drift.
1.93  Richmond Motel   (804) 321-7137, 2600 Chamberlayne Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222
2.1  Richmond/Chamberlayne Super 8 Motel 804 262-8880, 5615 Chamberlayne Rd, Richmond
2.1  Chamberlayne Motel  (804) 266-7641,  1002 Azalea Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227
UPDATE: Looked shoddy from the outside
2.28  Budget Inn (804) 321-6978   (804) 321-6978 2201 North Lombardy St, Richmond, VA 23220
2.37  Ramada Limited   (804) 266-7603 5221 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227
2.38 Continental Management Group (804) 213-3000 1501 Robin Hood Road, Richmond, VA
3.0 Holiday Inn Central Richmond, VA 804/359-9441

4  MILES FROM TRACK
Quality Inn & Suites Richmond, VA 804-788-1600
West-Bocock House Bed & Breakfast Richmond, VA 804/358-6174
The Jefferson Hotel Richmond, VA 804/788-8000
Quality Inn & Suites Richmond, VA 804/266-7616
Marriott Downtown Richmond, VA 804/643-3400
Days Inn North Richmond, VA 804/353-1287
Commonwealth Park Suites Richmond, VA 804/343-7300
Berkeley Hotel Richmond, VA 804/780-1300
Crowne Plaza Richmond Hotel Richmond, VA 804/788-0900
Hotel John Marshall Richmond, VA 804/783-1929
Linden Row Inn Richmond, VA 804/783-7000
Omni Richmond, Richmond, VA 804/344-7000
Radisson Hotel Historic Richmond,  Richmond VA. 804/644-9871
Super 8 Richmond, VA 804/262-8880
Red Roof Inn - Chamberlayne Richmond, VA 804/266-3739

5 MILES FROM TRACK
The William Catlin House Bed & Breakfast Richmond, VA 804/780-3746
Broadway Motel Richmond, VA 804/261-0140
Econo Lodge Richmond, VA 804/262-7070
Holiday Inn Richmond, VA 804/266-8753
Holiday Inn Crossroads Richmond, VA 804/359-6061
Holiday Inn Express Mechanicsville, VA 804/559-0022
Comfort Inn and Conference Center, Midtown Richmond, VA 804/359-4061
Mr. Patrick Henry's Inn Richmond, VA 644-1322

6 MILES FROM TRACK
Wyndham Garden Hotel at Richmond Airport Richmond, VA 804/226-4300
Airport Inn Richmond, VA 804/222-4200
Be My Guest Bed & Breakfast Richmond, VA 804/358-9901
Bensonhouse Bed & Breakfast Richmond, VA 804/353-6900
Residence Inn by Marriott Richmond, VA 804/285-8200
Richmond Hotel & Conference Center Richmond, VA 804/285-9951
Sheraton West Richmond, VA 804/285-1234
Days Inn West Broad  Richmond, VA 804/282-3300

7 OR 8 MILES FROM TRACK
Wingate Inn Sandston, VA 804/222-1499
The Inn at Richmond - Richmond, VA 804/672-7007
Super 8 Airport Richmond, VA 804/222-8008
Super 8 Richmond, VA 804/672-8128
Best Western Airport Sandston, VA 804/222-2780
Comfort Inn Airport Sandston, VA 804/226-1800
Comfort Inn Executive Center Richmond, VA 804/672-1108
Courtyard by Marriott Richmond, VA 804/282-1881
Courtyard By Marriott - Richmond Airport Sandston, VA 804/652-0500
Days Inn Airport Sandston, VA 804/222-2041
Econo Lodge Airport Sandston, VA 804/222-1020
Embassy Suites West Broad Richmond, VA 804/672-8585
Hampton Inn Airport Sandston, VA 804/222-8200
Hilton Richmond Airport Sandston, VA 804/226-6400
Holiday Inn Airport Sandston, VA 804/222-6450 
Legacy Inn Airport Sandston, VA 804/226-4519
Microtel Inn & Suites - Rich. Int'l. Airport Sandston, VA 804/737-3322 
Motel 6 Airport Sandston, VA 804/222-7600 
Sleep Inn Hotel Richmond, VA 804/515-7800 
Knights Inn Glen Allen, VA 804/266-2444 
Shoney's Inn & Suites Glen Allen, VA 804/553-8395 
Quality Inn West Richmond, VA 804/346-0000
Best Western Hanover House Ashland, VA 804/550-2805 
Fairfield Inn by Marriott Richmond, VA 804/672-8621

BETWEEN 9 & 12 MILES FROM TRACK 
Inns of Virginia Richmond, VA 804/288-4011
Richmond Marriot West Glen Allen, VA 804-965-9500
La Quinta Inn Richmond, VA 804/745-7100
Comfort Inn Corporate Gateway Richmond, VA 804/320-8900
Country Inn & Suites Richmond, VA 804/275-5900
Econo Lodge Richmond West Richmond, VA 804/276-8241
Hampton Inn Richmond West Glen Allen, VA 804/747-7777
Holiday Inn Southeast - Philip Morris Richmond, VA 804/275-7891 
Homestead Village Glen Allen, VA 804/747-8898
Homewood Suites Hotel Glen Allen, VA 804/217-8000
Super 8 Richmond, VA 804/320-2823
Red Roof Inn Richmond, VA 804/745-0600
Red Roof Inn - Bells Road Richmond, VA 804/271-7240
Suburban Lodge Richmond, VA 804/273-6100
Sheraton Park South Hotel Richmond, VA 804/323-1144
Best Western Governor's Inn Richmond, VA 804/323-0007
AmeriSuites Richmond, VA 804/560-1566
Comfort Suites Hotel - Innsbrook Glen Allen, VA 804/217-9200
Holiday Inn Express - Innsbrook Richmond, VA 804/934-9300
Homestead Studio Suites - Richmond - Midlothian  804/272-1800

13 TO 15 MILES FROM TRACK
Travelodge Ashland, VA 804/798-6011 
Super 8 Motel - Ashland Ashland, VA 804/752-7000
Comfort Inn Ashland - Ashland, VA 804/752-7777
Courtyard Richmond Northwest Richmond, VA 804/346-5427
Days Inn Ashland, Ashland, VA 804/798-4262
Econo Lodge Ashland,  Ashland VA 804/798-9221
Hampton Inn -Ashland Ashland, VA 804/752-8444
Hilton Garden Inn Glen Allen, VA 804/521-2900
Quality Inn and Suites Ashland, VA 804/798-4231
Residence Inn By Marriott Richmond, VA 804/762-9852
The Henry Clay Inn Ashland, VA 804/798-3100
AmeriSuites  Glen Allen, VA 804/747-9644
Budget Inn Ashland, VA 804/798-9291
V.I.P. Motor Inn - Willis Road Richmond, VA 804/271-6081
SLEEP INN Richmond, VA 804/275-8800
Hampton Inn Richmond, VA 804/897-6099
Amber Grove Inn Bed & Breakfast Moseley, VA 804/639-7717
Bellmont Manor Bed & Breakfast Chesterfield, VA 804/745-0106
Econo Lodge - Willis Road Richmond, VA 804/271-6031
Days Inn Chesterfield Town Center Midlothian, VA 804/794-4999
Economy House Motel Richmond, VA 804/275-1412
Ramada Inn South - Willis Road Richmond, VA 804/271-1281

16 TO 20 MILES FROM TRACK
Holiday Inn Select Koger Center South Richmond, VA 804/379-3800 
Super 8 - Chester Chester, VA 804/748-0050
Microtel Inn & Suites Chester, VA 804/796-5200
Holiday Inn Express Chester, VA 804/751-0123
Clarion Hotel 2401 West Hundred Road Chester, VA, US, 23831, 804-748-6321
Quality Inn & Suites 12711 Old Stage Road , Chester, VA, US, 23831,  804-796-5200
Hampton Inn Chester, VA 804/768-8888
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Chester, VA 804/778-7500
Comfort Inn Chester, Chester VA 804/751-0000
Days Inn Chester, Chester, VA 804/748-5871
Hampton Inn - Brandermill Midlothian, VA 804/675-0000
Econo Lodge Doswell, VA 804/798-8008
Best Western Kings Quarters Doswell, VA 804/876-3321
Super 8 - Chesterfield Midlothian, VA 804/276-3900
Brandermill Inn & Suites Midlothian, VA 804/739-8871 
Royal Inn Motel Richmond, VA 804/276-4500
Suburban Lodge Midlothian Richmond, VA 804/897-7180 
Hilton Garden Inn Richmond South/Southpark 804 520-0600
indian hills interstate Inn

B&B's

I found a few B&B's close to the Speedway.  They may shuttle you to the track ask when you call.  Also, ask if you are on the route for the shuttle from the Convention Center.

4.1 West-Bocock House 804-358-6174, 1107 Grove Ave. Richmond, VA 23220
4.5 The William Miller House  1129 Floyd Avenue Richmond, VA 23220-4822  804-254-2928
10.0 The Virginia Cliffe Inn 2900 Mountain Rd. Glen Allen, VA 23060   804-266-7344

Restaurants

As I said this is a commercial area as well as residential so they are many stores & such real close to the Track.

5 RESTAURANTS WITHIN A MILE
.08 McDonald's Restaurant   607 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222
.64 Saito's Japanese Restaurant  (804) 329-9765,  611 East Laburnum Av, Richmond, VA 23222
.64 Burger King  2601 Chamberlayne Av, Richmond, VA 23222
.74 Ho-Ho Carry Out Restaurant  (804) 329-6709, 10 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA
.99 S & S Soul Food Delight (804) 329-0052, 3096 Meadowbridge Road, Richmond, VA 23222
1.1 Robs Place   (804) 329-3866,  3023 Meadowbridge Road, Richmond, VA 23222

BETWEEN 1 & 2 MILES FROM TRACK
1.19 Fish Delight & Deli  (804) 329-3200 3000 Meadowbridge Road, Richmond, VA 23222
1.21 The Chicken Shack  (804) 225-0052 2916 Barton Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222
1.24 Chefs Island (804) 228-2101 2920 North Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222
1.26 Browns Wings & Things  (804) 329-9464, 212 West Brookland Park Blvd, Richmond VA

BETWEEN 3 & 5 MILES FROM TRACK
3.6  Gallego Restaurant (804) 344-7000  100 South 12th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
3.6  White Water Cafe  (804) 344-7000  100 South 12th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
3.6 KAVE Bar & Grill  (804) 643-5283  1707 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23223
Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar  101 N. 18th Street  Richmond, VA (804) 643-1700
Blue Marlin  7202 West Broad Street  Richmond, VA (804) 672-3838
Brookside Seafood 5221 Brook Road Richmond, VA  (804) 262-5716
Chris' Café and Sports Grill 5114 Richmond Henrico Tpk.  Richmond, VA (804) 321-7550
Franco's Ristorante & Café 9031-I West Broad  Richmond, VA (804) 270-9124
Graywolf Grill  1601 Willow Lawn Drive Richmond, VA (804) 673-4110
Italian Kitchen West 8115 West Broad Street Richmond, VA (804) 270-6350
Julian's 2617 West Broad Street  Richmond, VA (804) 359-0605
LaPetite France 2929 Maywill Street Richmond, VA (804) 353-8729
Outback Steakhouse 7917 West Broad Street Richmond, VA (804) 527-0583
Pasta Luna 8902-D W Broad Street Richmond, VA (804) 762-9029
Ruby Tuesday's 7425 Bell Creek Road Mechanicsville, VA (804) 559-3050
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse 1150 West Huguenot Road Richmond, VA (804) 378-0600
Skilliagalee Restaurant 5416 Glenside Drive Richmond, VA (804) 672-6200
The Tobacco Company 1201 East Cary Street Richmond, VA (804) 782-9555
Cracker Barrel 7367 Bell Creek Road Mechanicsville, VA (804) 559-2261 
Havana 59 16 N. 17th Street Richmond, VA (804) 649-2822
Hooters Restaurant 7912 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA (804) 270-9464
Mexico Restaurant 5213 Williamsburg Road Sandston, VA  (804) 226-2388
Mulligan's Sports Grille 7073 Mechanicsville Pike Mechanicsville, VA  (804) 730-8686
TGI Friday's 7023 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA (804) 672-9477
Topeka's Steakhouse'n Saloon 1776 N. Parham Road  Richmond, VA  (804) 346-3000

GREEN FLAG FROM AL N.: Some of the best ribs in town - Buz and Ned on 1119 Boulevard North - near The Diamond - they now have indoor dining instead of just a cart.  I like a place that offers both Spares and babyback :)   Less than 4 miles from the track though I imagine it is packed during race weekend.  my wife says the BBQ is passable , I havent had their pork sandwich though so cannot comment.

Stores

Under ½ a mile from track
.1   Market Place 7    (804) 329-1916 625 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222
.12   Rite Aid Pharmacies (804) 329-7600 502 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222
.28  One Stop Food Mart   (804) 329-7585   3701 Meadowbridge Road, Richmond, VA 23222
.44  Royal Market & Deli  (804) 329-0176 201 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222

½ mile to 1 mile from track
.56  Town Market  (804) 329-6202 250 East Ladies Mile Road, Richmond, VA 23222
.64  Variety Shop   (804) 321-3512  907 Milton Street, Richmond, VA 23222
.74  Kings Food Market  (804) 329-8737 4 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222

.75 to under 1 mile from speedway
7-11 Convenience Store (804) 329-8184 1 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222
.95  JINS Grocery Store  (804) 321-3136 3105 Meadowbridge Road, Richmond, VA 23222

WALLY WORLDS AND K-MARTS
For Steve and Cindy, who couldn't have a race weekend without at least 1 visit to WalMart

3.6 Wal-Mart (804) 553-8432 Web Site   7901 Brook Rd Richmond, VA 
4.1 Wal-Mart Supercenter (804) 730-8877   7430 Bell Creek Rd Mechanicsville, VA 
4.1 Kmart (804) 222-5684 Web Site   4715 Nine Mile Rd Richmond, VA
5.3 Kmart (804) 672-9066   5432 Glenside Dr Richmond, VA
5.5 S K Mini Mart (804) 230-5740   3406 Forest Hill Ave Richmond, VA
6.9 Wal-Mart Supercenter (804) 320-6991   2401 Sheila Ln Richmond, VA
7.8 Kmart (804) 276-5141   6807 Midlothian Tpke Richmond, VA 
10.9 Wal-Mart (804) 360-9777   11400 W Broad St Glen Allen, VA
11.5 Wal-Mart (804) 798-2511   145 Hill Carter Pkwy Ashland, VA
12.5 Wal-Mart (804) 897-0974   901 Walmart Way Midlothian, VA 
14.0 Kmart (804) 674-5291   11003 Hull Street Rd Midlothian, VA

WHAT TO DO....

Race Tracks nearby. 
If you aren't doing the Busch race on Friday, see if any of these are close to where you are staying. Go get Race Ready for Saturday night with some local short track action.

14.9 miles SE Richmond Dragway (804) 737-1193  1955 Portugee Rd  Sandston, VA 23150
17.3 Southside Speedway (804) 763-3567 12800 Genito Road, Midlothian, VA 23112
30.0 Virginia Motorsports Park (804) 730-0058 OR (804) 732-7223,  8018 Boydton Plank Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803
35.0 Greene's Raceway Inc  (804) 991-2482, 8816 Robin Rd, Disputanta, VA 23842
39.0 Sussex County Speedway (804) 834-1040, 6148 Baxter Road, Disputanta, VA 23842
39.2 Amelia Motor Raceway (804) 561-4739, Amelia Court House, VA 23002

TATTOO PARLORS

3.0 Red Dragon Tattoo 425 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 648-3319
3.1 Absolute Art Tattoos 917 West Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 355-8001
3.2 Enigma Studios 1817 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 353-8161
3.2 LUCKY 13 TATTOOING 1833 West Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 358-2012
3.5 K & B Tattooing IV 7424 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227 (804) 264-7425
3.5 PHAT Daddy's Tattoos 213 North 18th St, Richmond, VA 23223 (804) 788-0330
3.7 East End Dermagraphics 4 North 18th Street, Richmond, VA 23223 (804) 649-1226
3.7 Phat Bottom 1721 East Main St, Richmond, VA 23223 (804) 343-3666
3.8 Ink Tattoo & Art LLC 1825 West Main Street, Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 359-4755
3.9 Tattoo 702 702 North Sheppard St, Richmond, VA 23221 (804) 254-5775
4.2 Astralwerks Body Art 2611 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 353-8287
4.9 Red Dragon Tattoo 4915 Caskie St, Richmond, VA 23230 (804) 340-1800
6.6 Beyond Skin Body Piercing 3933 Hull Street Road, Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 230-7908 (800) 230-7908 (toll-free)
6.6 River City Tattoo Co. 1128 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230 (804) 359-5252

Golf Courses Public 

north 3.35 Belmont Golf Course  off 95  (804) 266-9525, 1600 Hillard Road, Richmond, VA 23219
east 3.65 Glenwood Golf Club off 64 (804) 226-1793, 3100 Creighton Road, Richmond, VA 23223
east 7.7 Holland Springs Golf Course  (804) 737-4716, 300 Lee Av, Highland Springs, VA 23075
6.18 miles north Spring Lake Golf  (804) 266-16302019 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
5.3 miles north The Crossings Golf Club  95 to east 625 (804) 261-0000
800 Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen, VA 23060
16.1 miles North The Hunting Hawk Golf Club 15201 Ashland Rd Richmond, VA  804-749-1900

Adult Clubs

4.4 Richard' s Rendezvous (804) 257-7138, 4410 W Broad St  Richmond, VA 23230 (pool tables)
3.3 Gold City (804) 266-4455  7103 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227
UPDATE from a Richmond dancer:  guys who want to drink beer mostly, but don't mind tits should hit Gold City or Richards.
3.4 Paper Moon Downtown (804) 353-4386 (804) 674-0790 3300 Norfolk St, Richmond, VA 23230
UPDATE from a Richmond dancer: classiest, though most expensive
3.6 Velvet  (804) 643-2687  3 South 15th Street, Richmond, VA 23219 (pool tables)
7.7 Candy Bar  (804) 232-5176  3904 Hull Street Road, Richmond, VA 23224
UPDATE from a Richmond dancer: a little on the thug side.
8.2 Pure Pleasure (804) 232-5711  68 Labrook Conc, Richmond, VA 23219
UPDATE from a Richmond dancer: Guys looking to party should head to Pure Pleasure, the dancers are a little wilder there
8.7 Red Light Inn (804) 358-6721 Richmond, VA  
UPDATE from a Richmond dancer: a little on the thug side.
UPDATE from a Richmond dancer on all: All except Velvet are 21 and up, Velvet is 18 and up. The cover fees range between $2-15.
Many thanks to the dancer who emailed me this info...hope the race bubbas are good to you!

Liquor Stores

2.2 Virginia Abc Stores(804) 213-4400   2901 Hermitage Rd Richmond, VA Map 
3.3 Private Stock Cigar & Wine Company 12A East Main St, Richmond, VA 23219 (804) 344-0704
4.7 Virginia Abc Store (804) 236-3600   500 Goddin St Richmond, VA
6.6 Virginia Abc Store (804) 230-7721   618 W Southside Plaza St Richmond, VA 
15.3 Virginia Abc Stores (804) 796-4010   7048 Commons Plz Chesterfield, VA
Thanks to Al N. from Richmond for the liquor store locations.

Bars & clubs

3.1 The Sweetwater Lounge  (804) 225-8792  313 North Laurel Street, Richmond, VA 23220
3.1 Greca Limited   (804) 358-6721  911 West Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23220
3.2 Platinum 112   (804) 343-7112  112 North 5th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
3.5 Omni Hotel  (804) 344-7000  100 S 12th St, Richmond, VA 23219
3.5 Omni Richmond Hotel (804) 344-7000  100 South 12th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
3.6 Barlowes Terrace (804) 344-7000  100 South 12th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
3.6 Gallego Restaurant   100 South 12th Street, Richmond, VA 23219  (804) 344-7000
3.6 White Water Cafe  (804) 344-7000  100 South 12th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
3.6 KAVE Bar & Grill (804) 643-5283 1707 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23223
3.7 Have A Nice Day Cafe/The Last Decade  (804) 771-1700  11 South 18th St, Richmond, VA
3.8 Main St. Beer  804) 358-9620  804 359-0090 1911 West Main Street, Richmond, VA 23220
5.7 VIP Restaurant & Lounge (804) 282-6518  6008 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230
6.2 Jamalot  (804) 730-6534  6475 Lakevista Drive, Mechanicsville, VA 23111
9.5 Texas Grill Steakhouse and Saloon (804) 730-4600  (804) 730-5215
9502 Chamberlayne Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116
9.0 Rumba Restaurant & Night Club Authentic Mexican & Guatemalan Cuisine
4900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Richmond, VA 23234 (804) 275-5007

Amusements

2.8 Fun-N-Games  (804) 261-0320  Virginia Center Comm, Richmond, VA 23219
2.8 Amf Ten Pin Coliseum Lanes (804) 233-9801  325 East Belt Blvd, Richmond, VA 23224
3.5 Richmond Speed (804) 780-2352  1809 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23223
4.6 Top Gun's Paintball Pro Shop (804) 553-3120  6203 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228
3.4 Laser Quest   (804) 788-8800  12 North 19th Street, Richmond, VA 23223
6.3 Playing Field   (804) 755-7700  7801 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23294
6.8  Amf Shrader Lanes (804) 747-9620  8037 Shrader Road, Richmond, VA 23294
8.2 The Pitstop Bowling Club (804) 275-7910  2558 Alfalfa Lane, Richmond, VA 23237
9.2  Amf Hanover Lanes (804) 559-2600  7313 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111
9.2 Laser Quest (804) 378-0400  889 Research Road, Richmond, VA 23236

BANKS

1.2 Bank Of America  (804) 228-3150  1307 E Brookland Park Blvd, Richmond, VA 23222
2.0 Suntrust Bank  (804) 343-9129 3631 Mechanicsville Pike, Richmond, VA 23223
2.1 Consolidated Bank  5214 Chamberlayne Road, Richmond, VA 23227  (804) 771-5290
2.2 Suntrust Bank  (804) 782-5491 1101 Azalea Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227
2.8 Bank Of America (804) 553-3340  1717 Bellevue Ave Bldg A, Richmond, VA 23227
2.8 Bank Of America  (804) 553-3320  1600 Westbrook Ave, Richmond, VA 23227
2.8 First Market Bank (804) 553-4233  5700 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227
3.0 Consolidated Bank & Trust CO (804) 771-5200  320 North 1st Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Bail Bonds

1.5 Pinchback M L Bonds, 804 321-4718,1500 Magnolia St, Richmond, 23222, Pg. 804 576-0586
3.0 Bee Free Bail Bonds   (804) 343-1776
3.1 Henderson Bonding CO (804) 649-7333  313 North 2nd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
3.1 Henderson Robert L CO (804) 649-7333  313 North 2nd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
3.1 Taylors Bail Bonding  2809 North Av, Richmond, VA 23222  (804) 228-0007
3.2 Peoples Bonding  Richmond, VA 23219  (804) 225-7788
3.2 Poindexter & Associates Inc  Richmond, VA 23219  (804) 780-9005  (800) 373-2804 (toll-free)
3.2 A Aabacus Bonding CO  Richmond, VA 23219  (804) 270-1234
3.2 A Aable Bonding CO  Richmond, VA 23219  (804) 270-1234
3.2 A Bail America Bonding  Richmond, VA 23219  (804) 643-7500
3.2 Allstate Bonding  Richmond, VA 23219  (804) 644-1900
3.2 Banton & Lovatt Bonding CO Inc  Richmond, VA 23219  (804) 644-4771
3.2 Banton & Lovatt Bonding CO Inc  Richmond, VA 23219  (804) 262-3800

Locksmiths

5.4 American Lock & Key Company  2110 Spencer Road, Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 282-6060 (800) UNL-OCKS (toll-free) 865-6257

Newspapers

The Daily Progress - Charlottesville
Danville Register & Bee - Danville
The News & Advance - Lynchburg
The Progress-Index - Petersburg
Richmond Times-Dispatch - Richmond

TV Stations

WTVR 6 CBS
WRIC 8  ABC
WRLH 35 - FOX affiliate.
WWBT 12 - NBC affiliate
WCVE-TV (Channel 23) and WCVW-TV (Channel 57): PBS affiliates;
WUPV (Channel 65): UPN Network affiliate

Radio Stations

For the Race:
PRN - WRXL-FM 102.1
MRN - WRNL-AM 910

11.40 AM - Right Wing Talk Radio for Bubba

All below are FM
WCVE/88.9, classical music,  jazz
WAUQ/89.7, Christian radio.
WDCE/90.1 student-run station featuring progressive rock, jazz, AP news.
WJYJ/90.5, Christian adult contemporary.
WHCE/91.1, educational news and music.
WCDX/92.1, urban contemporary, news.
WJZV/93.1, smooth jazz.
WBBC/93.5, country, local sports.
WRVQ/94.5, Top 40 contemporary hits, Times-Dispatch Broadcast News.
WKHK/95.3, country music.
WKLR/96.5, classic rock
WWUZ/96.9, classic hits
WTVR/98.1, adult contemporary, Times-Dispatch Broadcast News
WPZE/99.3, hip-hop
WYFJ/100.1, sacred music, SRN Network News.
WARV/100.3, country
WZEZ/100.5, easy listening.
WDYL/101.1, alternative rock
WMXB/103.7, adult Top 40, news.
WKJS/104.7, adult urban contemporary.
WJMO/105.7, jammin' oldies.
WBTJ/106.5, urban contemporary.
WBBT/107.3, '80s-based pop.

Directions
As I always suggest have a detailed map of area.  There are many streets around the raceway. Many of them cut thru to interstates & main highways.  Maps are at bottom of page.  The middle 2 are so you can see all the streets that cut in and out and around the speedway.
UPDATE FROM US:  DETAILED MAP, DETAILED MAP AND DETAILED MAP!  This place has a million roads that zig zag away from the track.  It is smack dab in the middle of a residential area.  Make sure you have one.  Traffic was bad when we arrived and if not for Recon Mama Bubbate they would have funneled us completely around the speedway from Laburnum to Carolina for us to get to a road 1 block off Laburnum.  Around our elbows to get to our assholes instead we zoomed into the McDonalds parking lot and got onto Meadowbrook which enabled us to go straight on Richmond - Henrico. 
    
From the North:
Travel I-95 to Exit 82, take Chamberlayne Avenue (301), turn left at third traffic light onto Azalea Avenue, follow signs (2.5 miles).
OR Travel I-95 to Exit 43 onto I-295 South. Follow I-295 to Exit 38-B - Meadowbridge Road. Travel Meadowbridge Road approximately five miles; the entrances will be on the left.

From the South:
Travel I-95 to Exit 82 (DO NOT TAKE FAIRGROUND EXIT 76-A), at end of exit ramp turn right on Chamberlayne Avenue (301), at a second traffic light turn left onto Azalea Avenue, follow signs (2.5 miles).
OR Travel I-95 to Exit 45 onto I-295 North. Follow I-295 to Exit 38-B - Meadowbridge Road. Travel Meadowbridge Road approximately five miles; the entrances will be on the left.

From the West:
Travel I-64 east to Exit 186, turn left at end of exit ramp onto Laburnum Avenue, follow Laburnum about 2 miles to Richmond Raceway Complex.
OR Travel I-64 to Exit 177 onto I-295. Follow I-296 to Exit 38-B - Meadowbridge Road. Travel Meadowbridge Road approximately five miles; the entrances will be on the left.

From the East:
Travel I-64 west to Exit 195, turn right at end of exit ramp onto Laburnum Avenue, about five miles to Richmond Raceway Complex.
OR Travel I-64 West to Exit 200 onto I-295 North. Follow I-295 to Exit 38-B - Meadowbridge Road. Travel Meadowbridge Road approximately five miles; the entrances will be on the left.
Wanna see how Laidback Racing graded RIR?  Click here.
RACE RECON
Laidback Racing & LaidbackRacing.com 2002-2012 are copyright & trademark protected.  All rights reserved.  Laidback Racing & LaidbackRacing.com are not affiliated with any of the following: NASCAR, their sanctioned tracks, drivers, series or teams.  In fact, we aren't affiliated with anyone!  The official site of NASCAR is WWW.NASCAR.COM
Please email us with any comment, tip or just to say Hey.
CONTACT US!
Courtesy of RhynoxRacing's RaceDayWeather.com
WE ACCEPT DONATIONS AT THE BUTTON BELOW. 
Or visit our on line store.  Also, Please let anyone whose information you get from our site know you heard about it here.  We spend tons of time and money doing Recon and posting this information.  We appreciate the help in deferring the cost of this site.
LAIDBACK RACING'S RACE READY
A good source for overall info including ticket, pit passes, track tips, suggestions, vendor info for all NASCAR tracks. 

Bubbate's Tips For Race Mamas:
Click here

Preview of the RIR Schedule, Parking Info, Driver's Appearances,  What to do,  ETC.
Laidback Racing has over a combined century of tailgating experience at 100's of races!
HEY YA'LL THAT'S BETWEEN 3 OF US!
NEED WATER WHILE CAMPING NEAR THE TRACK? CALL 804-363-3814
NEED WATER WHILE CAMPING NEAR
THE TRACK?
CALL 804-363-3814