SunTrust to sponsor raceways’s military appreciation program

JULY 31, 10:15 A.M. – Richmond Raceway and SunTrust Banks, Inc. today announced that the financial institution would sponsor the raceway's military appreciation program for the fall NASCAR race weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver.

The "Military Appreciation Program presented by SunTrust" will feature an opportunity for fans to visit the SunTrust “onUp on Tour” pop-up entertainment experience that inspires visitors to learn about finances through interactive, sports-based activities. SunTrust also will have a display space located beside the military hospitality booth, where fans can gather more information on the services it provides.

“Richmond Raceway has always been a proud supporter of our military,” said Richmond Raceway President Dennis Bickmeier. “The addition of SunTrust Banks allows us to honor more military members, and share our appreciation for their commitment to our country. It’s always great to welcome a new partner to the Richmond family, but it’s special when it gives back to our service men and women.”

Through the appreciation program, for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, past and present service members receive a complimentary pre-race pit pass with the purchase of a race ticket. The first 1,500 military ticketholders also will receive complimentary access to the Military Hospitality area located in The Classic Amphitheater. The hospitality area consists of food, beverages, entertainment and appearances by NASCAR celebrities.

“SunTrust has a long history of serving the veteran and military community,” said John Stallings, SunTrust Virginia Division president and CEO. “Our research shows that, across all income levels, people who are financially confident report being three times more satisfied with their lives. The partnership with Richmond Raceway in support of the Military Appreciation Program allows us to start the conversation about money and financial confidence with veterans, service men and women; so we encourage everyone to stop by the onUp on Tour experience during race weekend and enjoy the interactive activities while getting a little more confident with finances.”

Past and present service men and women also are eligible to receive discounted tickets for NASCAR XFINITY Series races. For more information on the Military Appreciation Program presented by SunTrust, visit

NASCAR returns to Richmond Raceway for two nights of racing “under the lights” Sept. 8-9. The fall race weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, will see history on display as Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes his final, career, two-race appearance as a driver.

Tickets are available now for both races and may be purchased online at or by calling the Richmond Ticket Office at 1-866-455-7223.

Henrico Business Bulletin Board

October 2017

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