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RIR officials tell us ways they warn fans of inclement weather

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RICHMOND, Va.(WTVR) - Officials at Richmond International Raceway are working on ways to prepare for severe weather.

Last month, one NASCAR fan was killed and nine others were injured when lightning struck at the Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania.

Raceway officials tell us a few ways they alert the fans.

"We do an announcement over our P.A. system.  We also broadcast on our video scoring tower.  We also use social media, and we send out text updates to those who signed up for them," says RIR spokesperson Rich Denzler.

Traffic around RIR is expected to be heavy in and around the track.  So if you're not going to the race, you should avoid that area.