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NASCAR: Takeaways from the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

It appears that Kurt Busch’s suspension at the beginning of the season hasn’t hindered him too much. The driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet captured his first checkered flag of 2015 at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday (rain postponed the race which was intended to be run under the lights on Saturday night), clinching a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup and...
Via isportsweb.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stenhouse Jr. Finishes 28th at Richmond

After rain postponed the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Richmond International Raceway until Sunday afternoon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. fought an ill-handling Fifth Third Ford for a majority of the 400-lap race, eventually taking the checkered flag in the 28th position. Stenhouse Jr. currently sits 25th in the NSCS point standings. “We thought our Fifth Third Ford was decent...

From timeout to title contender, Kurt Busch turns his season around

When NASCAR suspended 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion Kurt Busch two days before the Daytona 500, it seemed inconceivable that one-fourth of the way into the season, the narrative would be about Busch's championship hopes and not about his ongoing efforts to get reinstated. But that's how quickly things can change and how bizarre Busch's season has turned out to be. He was suspended...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch wins Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

  Kurt Busch dominated the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday for his first win of the season. Busch, who was suspended by NASCAR for the first three races of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint CupSeries season, led 291 laps. “It’s a great feeling. We’ve just been building and building toward this. When you’re accused of something, and things...
Via Sports-Glory
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick leads NASCAR Sprint Cup points, full standings following Richmond

Kevin Harvick will leave Richmond International Raceway as the points leader in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Winner: Kurt Busch wins at Richmond, full results Already winning races and putting themselves in place for a Chase spot are Kevin Harvick (2), Jimmie Johnson (2), Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin and Busch. Sprint Cup Series Standings following...
Via Tireball.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Can Danica Patrick’s Short Track Success Continue?

RICHMOND, Va. — Danica Patrick has been solid on short tracks this year. She has a pair of top-10’s following Martinsville and Bristol. So, when the green flag drops on the Toyota Owners 400 from Richmond International Raceway, another short track, can she continue to impress? Whether you’re a fan of Patrick or not, you have to be impressed with the driver of the No. 10 Go Daddy...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A tale of two baffled drivers: teammates Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne

Call them mystified.Hendrick Motorsports teammates Kasey Kahne and Jimmie Johnson were baffled by their performances during Friday’s qualifying session for the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race scheduled for Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway (7 p.m. ET on FOX). Johnson fully expected a strong effort during time trials. Instead, he was 28th fastest in...

Sadler Gambles with a Fuel Strategy and Finishes 16th

Roush Fenway Racing’s Elliott Sadler finished in 16th-place during Friday night’s NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) race at Richmond International Raceway (RIR). Sadler qualified for the 250 lap event on Friday afternoon in a special green paint scheme and started the race from the 17th position. Sadler’s car performed best during long runs and the No. 1 OneMain Financial team rolled...

Mullins: Chase Elliott Will Get Better With Time in Sprint Cup

RICHMOND, Va. — Chase Elliott will make his second career start in the No. 25 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Saturday night in the Toyota Owners 400 from Richmond International Raceway. Elliott, son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, will start his sophomoric race 16th at the ¾ mile track in Virginia. In his first career start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Martinsville three...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Matt Kenseth Enters Richmond with Momentum

Coming off the victory at Bristol Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth enters this weekend’s race at Richmond with momentum on his side. The victory has also given the team a boost in confidence and moral, since it’d been so long since their last win. Though more importantly, the 2003 Sprint Cup Champion is now locked into the Chase for the Championship. Despite all these factors, he...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

OnPitRoad.com Pick ‘Em Fantasy Results for ToyotaCare 250

Leading 248 of 250 laps, Denny Hamlin would dominate the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway for his first XFINITY victory of the season at his hometown track.     The Picks Jeffrey Breazeale, Tim Johnston, Marshall Gabell, Brooke Clarke and Ronald Costigan picked Chase Elliott, Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick. Elliott finished fifth, with Logano second and Harvick...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Joey Logano Earns Sprint Cup Pole In Richmond

Richmond, VA- When you have nothing to lose, sometimes that makes teams better. Joey Logano showed just that in Friday evening’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session from the Richmond International Raceway as Logano...
Via Race Review Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Fire erupts on Brendan Gaughan’s car, multiple crew members injured

Multiple pit crew members were injured when a fire erupted during a pit stop on the No. 62 car of Brendan Gaughan. Two members of Gaugh’s crew and another from the team of Eric McClure were taken to an area hospital after a fire engulfed the car of Gaughan. It is believed a spark from a lug nut triggered the fire. .@Brendan62's crew member Anthony O'Brien catches needed air...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Joey Logano Wins the Coors Light Pole for the Toyota Owners 400

RICHMOND, Va. — Joey Logano exited his car and looked to his team and exclaimed, “It turned!!” Having issues turning through the corners for the first two rounds, Logano shot out of nowhere to earn his third Coors Light Pole Award of 2015. The Toyota Owners 400 from Richmond International Raceway will go green Saturday night at 7:00 pm. Logano, the defending race winner, turned...
Via Rubbings Racing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ragan to take over No. 55 at Kansas, Erik Jones to drive No. 18

David Ragan will move over to the No. 55 Toyota at Michael Waltrip Racing beginning at the May 9 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas. Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 55 car at Talladega before turning over the seat to Ragan who has been driving the No. 18 Toyota Camry of Joe Gibbs Racing in place of an injured Kyle Busch. With Ragan’s departure to MWR, JGR will fill the...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Takeaways from the Food City 500 at Bristol

NASCAR has lost one of its most talented and respected pit road reporters, Steve Byrnes (credit: FOX Sports) Before I begin my takeaways from Sunday’s Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up 2 Cancer, I’d like to offer my thoughts and condolences to the family of longtime NASCAR on FOX reporter Steve Byrnes, for whom the race was named.  Byrnes passed away today...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

ST: Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown to Reach National Audience on NBCSN

April 23rd celebrity Late Model race expected to broadcast in May NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott joins celebrity lineup as Grand Marshal SOUTH BOSTON, VA (April 20, 2015) – The Denny Hamlin Foundation announced today that the eighth-annual Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown, presented by FedEx, has partnered with NBCSN to present the April 23rd celebrity Late Model charity race...
Via On Pit Road
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Has A New Treehouse And It’s Incredible

Putting on the finishing touches. @TheTreehouseMan pic.twitter.com/YXfjmRcxNE — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) April 20, 2015 Dale Earnhardt Jr. began construction on a tree house last year and it seems that the project is almost finished. Impressively, the treehouse should be usable no matter the weather or season. Earnhardt said it will be usable year-round. “It’ll Article...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Ryan Newman Hoping To End Winless Streak This Weekend at Richmond

Last weekend, Matt Kenseth ended his 51 race winless streak in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition at the Bristol Motor Speedway as he won last Sunday’s Food City 500. Now, this weekend Ryan Newman is...
Via Race Review Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Danica Patrick Struggles to Hit a Hand Stand But Who Cares?

She looks smoking hot trying so we don't mind watching her practice. This doesn't have a thing to do with her chosen sport of racing, but who cares? She's smoking hot and doping something I certainly couldn't do.Go ahead Danica. Do your thing girl. My struggles with handstands... 1,2,3,4...5, there ya go. Kinda. I have to remember to laugh when I fall! A video posted by Danica...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick sets female Sprint Cup record for top 10s

USA Today SportsDanica Patrick earned her sixth top-10 finish of her career Sunday at the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Thanks to some timely cautions and avoiding trouble at the end, Patrick finished in ninth-place, the sixth top-10 of her career, setting a record for top-10 finishes by a female in the series. Janet Guthrie had five top 10s in 33 career starts...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Bristol Motor Speedway, DEWshine and Old Crow Medicine Show

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been named the Sprint Cup Series Most Popular Driver for 12 straight years (2003-14). The 40-year-old son of racing royalty...
Via Athlon Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Previewing the Food City 500 at Bristol

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to the .533 mile Bristol Motor Speedway, also known as “Thunder Valley” this Sunday, as the sport’s heavyweights do battle in the Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer. Bristol’s spring race has a very special name this time around, honoring NASCAR on FOX reporter and fan favorite Steve Byrnes as he bravely fights...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo/Video: NASCAR Star Jeff Gordon Unveils Penn State-Branded Car In Happy Valley

On June 7, Jeff Gordon will race in the Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 at Pocono Raceway, and he will do it in a car that is sure to draw some cheers from the local Pennsylvania fans. Gordon was in State College today to unveil the car, which features Penn State branding. The moment has arrived! The No. 24 @AxaltaRacing/@penn_state Chevy SS @JeffGordonWeb will race @poconoraceway...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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