Your RV Guide to Richmond International Raceway

An RVer's guide to Richmond International Raceway

Richmond International Raceway
••• Richmond has seen some of the most memorable NASCAR races in history. Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images

Late in the NASCAR season, things hit a fevered pitch. Several drivers are jockeying for a chance to compete for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship and there are only so many spots available. Late in the season you’ll see more speed, more paint-trading and drivers pushing their car to the limit. If you want the best when it comes to late season NASCAR, one of your best bets is to take your RV to Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia.

Let’s take a closer look at RVing to Richmond including some history on the track, RV camping at Richmond, RV camping near Richmond and some tips and tricks to get you ready for Richmond International Raceway (RIR.)

About Richmond International Raceway

This ¾ mile D-shaped racing oval has hosted the last race of the NASCAR regular season since 2004. The track is one of the oldest on the NASCAR circuit and has been hosting NASCAR-sanctioned events since 1946. Currently Richmond International Raceway is the home to many NASCAR affiliated races including exciting night races. The track also currently hosts four 38 by 24 LED boards to keep the crowd gripped throughout the race.

RVing to Richmond International Raceway

Richmond International Raceway currently offers four unique RV camping options at the track. For more information on RV camping at RIR, please visit their camping page.

Lot F Reserved RV Camping

  • No hookups
  • Fresh water available for a fee
  • $215

Lot J Reserved RV Camping

  • No hookups
  • Portable restroom access
  • Shower, water service available for a fee
  • Tram service available
  • $99-110

Main Reserved RV Camping

  • Full utility hookups available
  • Portable restroom access
  • Dump station
  • Shower, fresh water service available for fee
  • $215-315

    Laburnum Reserved RV Camping

    • Water and electric hookups
    • Portable restroom access
    • Fresh water service available for a fee
    • $215-270

    RV Camping Near Richmond International Raceway

    Many RVers want full service facilities. For those, we have two nearby RV parks that house full service utilities and amenities.

    Americamps RV Resort: Ashland, Virginia

    Located less than 20 minutes north or RIR, Americamps RV Resort has plenty of amenities and facilities to take care of your weekend needs. 198 RV sites come with full utility hookups on level concrete pads with patios. The shower and bath facilities are kept spotless for your use. There are several other amenities and features at Americamps including fitness center, camp convenience store, swimming pool, large group use areas, dog park, camp games and more. A great spot for RIR fun.

    Pocahontas State Park: Chesterfield, Virginia

    If you want to escape the roar of engines and crowd noise after a long day at the track we recommend Pocahontas State Park in nearby Chesterfield. This public park offers over 100 sites outfitted with electric and water utilities, no sewer connections but the park offers a dump station. There are several other amenities at Pocahontas to meet your basic needs such as laundry, showers and bath facilities.

    Other features and fun at Pocahontas includes a camp store, concession area, nature center, group use areas, hiking trails and a pool to keep cool.

    Tips and Tricks for RVing to Richmond International Raceway

    Things always go smoothly when you know what you’re getting into. Here are some tips and tricks to RVing to Richmond International Raceway:

    • Fans are allowed to bring in a soft-sided cooler measuring no bigger than 14” x 14” x 14.”
    • RIR offers free parking if you don’t want to stay overnight. It is first-come, first-serve parking.
    • RIR features driving information for the best routes in. Check their race day parking info before your trip to get an idea of where you should be going.
    • RIR offers a mobile app so you can experience all the offered fun on race weekend.
    • Quiet hours are from 1 to 7 AM and are strictly enforced.
    • No generators allowed during quiet hours.
    • All parking lots will close at noon on the Monday following the race.

    So if you want some exciting action, accommodation options and a thrilling race, you should consider taking the RV to Richmond International Raceway, especially the fall race where everyone will be running hard to make the chase.