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Is RIR prepared for dangerous storms during busy race weekend?

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Race weekend at the Richmond International Raceway (RIR) kicked off Friday with nice weather, but for Saturday's Sprint Cup Race there is a threat of dangerous storms.

One month ago a spectator was killed and nine others were injured at a NASCAR event in Pennsylvania when lightning struck two places on the Pocono Raceway's grounds.

If there is severe weather in Richmond during the NASCAR races is RIR prepared with a safety plan? Click the video player above to find out how the raceway can alert folks if there is severe weather.


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