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AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Kroger/Bush's Beans Chevrolet (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – NASCAR week is fast approaching in Richmond and in anticipation, Kroger is holding eight Fan Fest events at area stores in Chesterfield County and Mechanicsville.

The Fan Fest events will take place from Thursday, April 21 to race day on Sunday, April 24.

NASCAR driver A.J. Allmendinger will meet fans and sign autographs during a special appearance at the Kroger store, located at 3001 Polo Pkwy in Midlothian on Thursday, April 21 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Allmendinger drives the No. 47 Kroger/Bush’s Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, for JTG Daugherty Racing.

AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Kroger/Scott Products Chevrolet (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Kroger/Scott Products Chevrolet (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

“I’m really looking forward to visiting Kroger before racing at Richmond International Raceway. If you’ve never been to a Kroger Fan Fest event, now is a great time to check it out because we’ve got a lot of momentum on and off the track,” Allmendinger said. “We always have a good time.”

Other events at Fan Fest will include racing simulators, show cars and gaming stations will be available, along with mascots, photo stations and kid zones.

Fan Fest will be held at the following stores:

  • Thursday, April 21: 3001 Polo Pkwy, Midlothian (3 – 7 p.m.)
  • Thursday, April 21: 10800 Iron Bridge Rd, Chester (3 – 7 p.m.)
  • Friday, April 22: 6335 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville (3 – 7 p.m.)
  • Friday, April 22: 12726 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Chester (3 – 7 p.m.)
  • Saturday, April 23: 3001 Polo Pkwy, Midlothian (1 – 5 p.m.)
  • Saturday, April 23: 7000 Tim Price Way, North Chesterfield (1 – 5 p.m.)
  • Sunday, April 24: 6335 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville (1 – 5 p.m.)
  • Sunday, April 24: 901 N Lombardy St, Richmond (1 – 5 p.m.)

The Toyotacare 250 XFINITY Series Race will be held Saturady, April 23. The Toyota Owners 400 Sprint Cup race will be held Sunday, April 24. Both races will take place at Richmond International Raceway. For more information click here.