(CNN) – Hockey Moms might be the hot political demographic of the moment, but NASCAR Dads haven't been forgotten.
The McCain campaign is moving Sarah Palin's Monday appearance from the Arthur Ashe Center in downtown Richmond, Virginia - capacity 6,000 - to a much larger outdoor venue: the Richmond International Raceway, which hosts two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races yearly and can accommodate over 100,000 people.
Watch: Cindy McCain goes for a loop around the race track
The campaign doesn't expect to fill all those seats, but McCain's mid-Atlantic regional director Trey Walker said the demand for Palin tickets has nearly quadrupled the capacity of the original event site.
The raceway is located in Henrico County, which will be slightly more competitive on November 4 than the city itself, which is firmly Democratic. In the 2006 Senate race, Republican George Allen edged out
Democrat Jim Webb, the eventual winner, by just over 500 votes in the county.
The event will be Palin's second of the day in Virginia after a morning rally in Virginia Beach, which, according to Walker, should be larger than the Richmond rally.
Great: More room for hate speech in the bigger venue.
This circus comes complete with clowns and a petting zoo.
More hate speech for the heartland?
Why is Palin/MCCain trying to tear us apart at this moment of crisis?
HOW APPROPRIATE! She was probably a pit girl in races past. Perfect setting for her gun toting, war loving, trailer park white trash moose butt.
Can't forget the most boring demographic out there.
I am more concerned about the NY state absentee ballot foul up mis-spelling Obama's name. “County elections officials tell the newspaper that it was a typo that made it by THREE ROUNDS OF PROOF-READERS”. Oh yeah, my name is Cleopatra and I live on Nile River Street. Please believe me since I believe you!
Gov. Patterson, please investigate!!!
Gee golly gosh, I hope she spews out more hatred! Every normal dog-gonnit red-blooded American loves that stuff donchaknow?
thats great because it will take all the Oil in Alaska to keep NASCAR happy!
It doesn't surprise me that the same people who think its exciting to watch cars drive in circles would also find Sarah Palin interesting to listen to....
GOP puts osama on ballots to make people think negative about OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! people lets support the truth
Just hope she can keep her pie hole shut about alleging that Sen. Obama made attempts to prevent or slow a troop withdrawal from Iraq via secret meetings with Iraqi officials. Sarah should be happy about that, her running mate wants to keep this war in business for years to come. America does not need anymore of this Republican despicable duo
OBAMA/BIDEN '08 & '12 YES WE CAN AND YES WE MUST BEAT THE LIKES OF MCPALIN.
And suddenly being "well liked" and "popular" is no longer a bad thing...
Enjoy your celebrity!
New Newsweek Poll Obama up by 11%. Keep rolling in the mud McFailin.
Someone should follow her around handing out brand new white sheets to all her supporters. Maybe they dont fit into their parents sheets.
She's perfect for NASCAR – going in circles and completely pointless.
McCain will lose because of his dirty tricks. The devisiveness he's inciting is harmful to the country.
We're all in a sad state. I lost 23K in two weeks, two weeks. Am I jumping up and down and saying "kill", no, nor am I jumping out of windows because I know the real meaning of life–my God and my family and friends. I will, however vote for the Obama/Biden ticket because I think he has better ideas for the country. We will get through this.
I lost a lot of money but I'm going to sleep well tonight because I know things will get better.
McCain and Palin are a disgrace to this country – inciting angry mobs rather than uniting this country. Tell me this isn't campaign first, and country last. McPlain will burn this great country down.
As a former Rep I'm ashamed!
Keep spreading that hate and getting your lynch mob all riled up John. We'll be over here trying to get our country back on track. Maybe taking a peek or two to see how much your campaign of fear and division helps our guy Obama out on the electoral map. Let Steve Schmidt's pitbull Palin keep on barking. Everytime she barks, we donate and organize.
Who cares where Palin is campaigning. Is she even relevant anymore?
Rally, you mean Klan meeting? And do you think she'll have anything new to say? Or do you think she'll answer any real questoins?
There will probably be more "dead-brain" men to look at "beauty" rather than brain or intellect! I bet the British, Canadians, and even French are probably laughing at us. A nation that elected GWBush twice has failed to learn from the mistakes of the past and present in the face of "beauty."
Way to go sarah... give 'em hell
who in the blank cares. she is a lieing loosere who needs to stop draging her children around and put them in a stable inviroment and in school/
Does this mean that McCain will run ads showing Palin as a Celebrity??
What a tool!
The McCain campaign acknowledges the plan would shift the burden to taxpayers.