RIR Salutes Hamlin
Local Driver Seeks First Sprint Cup Title Sunday
Henrico Citizen Staff Reports 11/19/10
Richmond International Raceway isn't hiding its rooting interest in Sunday's final NASCAR race of the year: the track is displaying graphics encouraging Chesterfield native Denny Hamlin, as he tries to lock up his first Sprint Cup championship Sunday at the Ford 400 in Homestead, Fla.
RIR’s 153-foot video scoring tower reads “Go Denny!” on its massive video boards and “Good Luck Denny!” on the leader board.
Hamlin has a 15-point lead over four-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson and is 46 points ahead of Kevin Harvick.
The Ford 400 NASCAR airs on ESPN at 1 p.m. Sunday.
For the third consecutive year, the Canterbury Recreation Association in Short Pump donated the most meals to the fourth-annual "Dunk Hunger" campaign, which raises money and food donations for FeedMore's Central Virginia Food Bank. Swim teams and community pools throughout the region combined to raise the equivalent of 77,404 meals this year, with the Canterbury group earning the Gold Medal, with 17,454 meals contributed.
CRA will earn a winners’ bash Aug. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at its pool on Pump Road.
“Our pool has adopted Dunk Hunger into its culture with fun ways to raise food and funds," said Canterbury’s Dunk Hunger chairman Jack McSorley, a Freeman High School junior. > Read more.
The last Rock ‘n’ Roll Summer outdoor concert at West Broad Village, scheduled Saturday, Aug. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Short Pump, will feature a salute to the upcoming UCI Road World Cycling Championships, coming to the Richmond region next month. As an all-girl band entertains the public with an AC/DC and Foreigner tribute, representatives from West Broad Village will accept donations of children’s new and lightly used bicycles for redistribution to youngsters at the Virginia Homes for Boys and Girls. > Read more.
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