IRL Indy Car Race Richmond International Raceway June 27, 2009


I was lucky enough to receive free IRL race tickets from Marlboro along with Pit /Garage passes( I know smoking sucks! But I got free tickets and pit passes) So my good friend Eric and I made the morning trip up to Richmond , Virginia for the race. It was quite a hot day but could have been a lot worse. We got through the front gates and see the LONG line to redeem my free ticket vouchers. Surprisingly though we got to the tent fairly quick and were 2 of the 1500 people allowed to get pit/garage passes. (STOKED!) So with 6 or so hours before race time we hit the vendor booths to see some of extremely over priced diecast race cars and merchandise.

We came across a few mach race cars for display. A Hot Wheels car as well as a Marlboro Team Penske Car:

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

After that we headed straight for the pits. I myself was a little whore since I have never ben in the pit/garage area for a major race such as this. Needless to say I was GEEKED and in a rush!

The tunnel to the pit area ran underneath the raceway:

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

The pit area was filled with a lot of different photo opportunities:

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

The garage areas were buzzing with adjustments and last minute tuning

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Body Parts galore!

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Trailer row:

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

The Safety/Pace car crew:

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

We were able to run into Tomas Sheckter out in the pit area

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

And his Car:

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Funniest picture of the trip!

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Race Tire mounting courtesy of Firestone

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Winners circle/Victory Lane

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

One of those one of a kind views. The race position/lap counter from right underneath it:

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Right before the Indy Car race they had a USAC Kart race.

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Now just a few of the Indy Car race and a few videos:

The Race Car Roll out:

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Helio’s car:

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Tony Kaanan

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Danicka Patrick

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Now for a few Race shots:

A little wreck action before the first lap was completed

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

A few vids for you:

The Race Winner:

Indy Car Race IRL Richmond International june 27, 2009

There are a TON more photo’s of this Indy Race on my Flickr Page. Click me to check out more photos!

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6 thoughts on “IRL Indy Car Race Richmond International Raceway June 27, 2009”

  1. How did you get tickets from Marlboro. I paid for my seat but everyone else got them the way you did.
    Thanks,
    Walt

    1. I have been on the Marlboro mailing list for years. I get tons of coupons and such and I guess from using them that they figure you are active and send you RSVP tickets each year. So i got the tickets, a goodie bag, and Pit Passes

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