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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...

Jeb Burton to drive for BK Racing at Richmond after all

Jeb Burton failed to qualify for Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway, but it turns out he will participate after all. BK Racing announced Saturday afternoon that Burton will drive the No. 23 BK Racing Toyota that was qualified on Friday by J.J. Yeley, who will return to that seat next weekend at Talladega Superspeedway...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Winning ways: Celebrating 20 years of Jeff Gordon triumphs

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Via Fox Sports
7 hours 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
16 hours 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
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Denny Hamlin wins Xfinity Series race at Richmond, full results for ToyotaCare 250

Denny Hamlin won Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race from Richmond International Raceway. The driver of the No. 20 Toyota Camry finished ahead of Joey Logano and Regan Smith to take the checkered flag at the 3/4-mile track. Beginning the race on the pole was Hamlin and no one had anything for him all night. he led all but two laps in cruising to the win. Richmond Xfinity...
Via Tireball.com
21 hours 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
22 hours 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
23 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Morgan Shepherd and Johanna Long Fail to Qualify for Toyota Cares 250

RICHMOND, Va. — Fan favorites Morgan Shepherd and Johanna Long failed to qualify for Friday night’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Toyota Cares 250 from Richmond International Raceway. Attempting to make his fourth race of the year, Shepherd was actually 35th fastest, but having to qualify on speed, he was unable to do so. He posted a lap time of 22.455 with a top speed of 120.240. The...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Veterans Sadler, Smith Hope to Fend Off XFINITY Series Young Guns in Hopes of another Talladega Superspeedway Winn-Dixie 300 Win

Since 1997, Elliott Sadler had always circled the races at Talladega Superspeedway on his calendar as ones he desperately wanted to win. He finally made his mark at NASCAR’s Most Competitive track a year ago, holding off an array of challengers to claim his first Talladega triumph. What’s next on his list? How about a repeat trip to Gatorade Victory Lane in the May 2, Winn-Dixie...

NSCS: MICHAEL WALTRIP TO DRIVE No. 55 AARON’S DREAM MACHINE AT TALLADEGA

CORNELIUS, N.C. – Two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3.   Waltrip, founder and co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, replaces 22-year-old Brett Moffitt who has driven MWR’s No. 55 since the March 22nd race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.  ...
Via On Pit Road
1 day 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
3 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
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

It Wasn’t a Good Handstand Day for Danica Patrick

Remember when we thought Danica Patrick was the queen of the yoga handstand? Well, that might not be the case — today, at least. Looks Like Danica Patrick is a Yoga Handstand Master Danica Patrick has yet to log a NASCAR win, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t Read More → Patrick took to Instagram to display a more humbling version of her handstand process, taking four...
Via Busted Coverage
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenseth Wins Rain-Soaked Food City 500

Matt Kenseth won from the pole in a race dominated by Mother Nature and NASCAR's Air Titan.
Via CLNS Radio
5 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Kyle Busch Speaks To Reports Giving Details Of Scary Crash At Daytona

Kyle Busch spoke to reporters today for the first time since his scary accident on Feb. 21st in the NASCAR X-Finity Series season opener at the Daytona International Speedway. Busch, lost control of his No. 54...
Via Race Review Online
10 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
10 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Takeaways from the Duck Commander 500 at Texas

Jimmie Johnson rolled in to Texas Motor Speedway on Friday as the 1.5 mile venue’s all-time wins leader, but the driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet had yet to take the checkered flag in the track’s spring event. That changed on Saturday night. Johnson earned his second win of the young 2015 season (and his fifth career victory at Texas) by outlasting Kevin Harvick and Dale...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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