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Mostly everyone is in and we're minutes from the green flag. I'm Dwight Nixon (Follow: ) for NEWS.

Hopefully you are already parked and heading to the gates. To get through quickly at #RIR, don't stop at the first gate you get to. Some gates have no waiting. #NASCAR

Health officials at the #RIR track are asking you to provide ear protection for your kids. #NASCAR

We're under 2 hours to green flag. Gates are very congested and people are still bringing items they shouldn't. Bags and coolers are being thoroughly checked. #RIR #NASCAR

TRAFFIC ALERT: Henrico Police are suggesting to use off site parking at The Showplace or Richmond Coliseum and take the shuttle. #RIR #NASCAR

There is a larger Henrico Police presence at #RIR. They are providing extra eyes for the gate security staff. Be patient as you go through the gates. #NASCAR

#RIR Gate security has been ramped up this year. To get through quicker, have ticket ready in hand for scanning. #NASCAR

Once you park, get ready to hit security at the gate. To get in quick, have bags and coolers ready to be searched. #RIR #NASCAR

Listen to Henrico Police when you get to the track. Only cross crosswalks when told. Traffic is to heavy to run out in front. #RIR #NASCAR

Its only 3:30pm and Laburnum is backed up st least 2 miles now from #RIR. Find an alternate route if you aren't coming to the track. #NASCAR

Today's traffic is much worse than yesterday. Get early here because most parking lots are already full. #RIR #NASCAR

Time for #RIR updates. Pulled over to show you this stand still traffic just a mile from the track. #NASCAR

Dwight Nixon () will continue tweeting and Facebooking from our accounts tomorrow before the race.

Tonight was a good indication on traffic and security. So tomorrow get to #RIR early to get in at a good time. #NASCAR

Just under an hour before the green flag drops. Remember to listen to gate security and police to get through quickly. #RIR NASCAR

If you are bringing kids to #RIR, health officials ask you provide them with ear protection. #NASCAR

Have your bags and coolers ready to be searched. There is no just "walking in" here at #RIR. #NASCAR

Gates are getting congested. I'll keep you updated. via:

Traffic is getting heavier now on Lubernum ave. If you are in a mile radius, you will be sitting in traffic. #RIR #RVATraffic

Traffic is starting to slow down around the gates and lights at #RIR. Try to avoid Laburnum if possible. #RVATraffic