Dierks Bentley to perform at RIR Sept. 8

Dierks Bentley will perform at Richmond International Raceway during the track's race weekend in September.

Bentley, a national country music recording artist, will perform Thursday, Sept. 8, at the track's amphitheater as part of the first “Rockin’ the Raceway” to benefit the Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital.

The concert will precede the Sept. 9 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the Sept. 10 Wonderful Pistachios 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

“The Cullather Brain Tumor Quality Life Center at Bon Secours is thrilled to partner with our friends at Richmond International Raceway and K95 to bring national recording artist Dierks Bentley to Richmond to rock the raceway as a kickoff to the biggest sports weekend in Richmond,” said Mark Stepanian, a board member of the Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center. “We appreciate the opportunity to raise money for our Center that will enhance our mission supporting brain tumor patients and their families in our community. We hope for a great crowd as we welcome NASCAR back to Richmond and further our fight against cancer.”

“This is going to be a very special and exciting way to begin our ‘One Last Race to Make The Chase’ weekend,” said Richmond International Raceway president Dennis Bickmeier. “Dierks is an incredible music artist who resonates with our fans and I’m sure he will rock the Raceway on Sept. 8.”

Bentley’s first five albums have sold more than five million copies, producing seven No. 1 hits. He has earned 10 Grammy nominations, and his song “Sideways” is recognizable among NASCAR fans for its inclusion in FOX’s NASCAR race television promotional ads.

Tickets ($55 reserved, $35 general admission) go on sale this Friday, July 15, at 9 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.rir.com via p,hone at 866-455-7223 and at Richmond International Raceway’s ticket office, located at 600 East Laburnum Ave.
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