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The Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown Is All Set For 2013

Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

In the upcoming 2013 NASCAR season, one of the year’s more casual races will be back for another go.

Making its return to Richmond International Raceway for another go around in 2013 will be the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown. The Denny Hamlin Foundation made the announcement surrounding the 2013 edition of the race on Thursday, as the race makes its return for its third year to the track.

The late model stock car race hosted by Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin and the Denny Hamlin Foundation is set to be a fundraiser for the Denny Hamlin Cystic Fibrosis Research Lab at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

As in years past, the late model race on Richmond’s ¾ mile racetrack will feature several racing personalities from all of NASCAR’s different series. Drivers not only from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series or Camping World Truck Series participate but drivers from the K&N Pro Series and Whelen Modified Series also participate in the annual charity event.

The race is set to take place during NASCAR’s spring race weekend at Richmond in April. As part of a double header at Richmond on April 25, the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown will follow up the day’s racing activities after the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Blue Ox 100 race.

Every year, the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown usually puts on a great race for fans and drivers alike, as it all goes forward towards a cause. Unlike the rest of the races for that week, the race features a glance at all of the different racers in the country and within all of NASCAR’s series, as they all get together to race for a special cause and have some fun doing at it. The short track showdown separates its self from any other races as no short track fumes are seen and it goes down as a fun and worry free race.

Christy Valdez is a member of the NASCAR Media. Follow her on Twitter @Knowursports and on Facebook at On The Sidelines With Christy