Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown to be held April 24 at South Boston (Va.) Speedway

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Two days before the Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway, Denny Hamlin’s annual Short Track Showdown will be held on Thursday, April 24, at South Boston (Va.) Speedway.

Among NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series drivers that have already committed to taking part in the 200-lap late model event are Hamlin and Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch. The younger Busch brother is a three-time winner of the event.

Other drivers confirmed for the night of racing and fund-raising for the Denny Hamlin Foundation, which supports and funds Cystic Fibrosis research and new therapies in Hamlin’s native Virginia area include David Ragan, Elliott Sadler, Hermie Sadler, Timothy Peters, Jeb Burton and Drew Herring.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate for adults, $10 in advance and $15 at the gate for youths ages 12-17, and admission is free for kids 11 and under (with an adult ticket purchase). For more information or to buy advance tickets, call 1-877-440-1540.

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IndyCar: Being a father is most important to Will Power, not even Indy 500 win

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Even though he just won the biggest race in the world two weeks ago, there’s no question what is more important to Will Power: being a father or winning the Indianapolis 500.

“Being Beau’s father,” Power said of his 17-month-old son Beau.

Check out a special Father’s Day video by the elder Power and his wife Liz — as well as Beau, of course — below (video courtesy IndyCar):