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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — NASCAR will have a new champion this year as the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship will go on without Brad Keselowski.
The reigning champion failed to make the 12-driver Chase on Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, where an ill-timed caution contributed to his 17th-place finish.
The race was won by Carl Edwards, who darted past Paul Menard on a restart with three laps remaining. Kurt Busch finished second to make Furniture Row Racing the first single-car organization to make the Chase.
Ryan Newman was third, but it wasn’t enough to make the Chase. He had it in hand after passing Edwards for the lead with 10 laps to go. Then Clint Bowyer spun to bring out a caution, most of the field pitted, and Newman came off pit road in fifth for the last restart.
Kasey Kahne and Martin Truex claimed the two wild-card berths.
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Brad Keselowski won't defend his NASCAR Sprint Cup championship this year, but it won't be for a lack of trying.
Keselowski came into Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway as the ultimate longshot -- 15th in points and without a victory all year long -- but nearly pulled off a miracle run.
After qualifying third on Friday, Keselowski...
Brad Keselowski passed Brian Scott on a restart with 11 laps to go Friday night and pulled away after another restart with six laps remaining to go to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond.
Keselowski has five victories and a runner-up finish in his last six series starts.
Scott, seeking his first victory in 134 starts in the series, led the first 239 laps before Keselowski...
The numbers aren't exactly in Brad Keselowski's favor. He's 15th in points, winless on the season and at a track where he has never led a lap in the Sprint Cup Series.
It doesn't bode well for his last-gasp effort to grab one of the final spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field.
Should Keselowski come up short in Saturday night's race at Richmond...
Carl Edwards has struggled with restarts in the past at Richmond, but on Saturday night he nailed the final three-lap run to win the Federated Auto Parts 400.
The victory was the 21st career win for Edwards -- and his first since Phoenix in March, 23 races ago.
But more important, after a consistent yet understated run over the last seven months, Edwards' first Richmond win...
For those of you not glued to College Football games Saturday night, there was a NASCAR Sprint Cup race that took place at the Richmond International Speedway.
And that race, the last before the Race for the Chase ends and the Top 12 drivers go after the Sprint Cup title, was won by Carl Edwards, but ended with what many believe could be a conspiracy.
NASCAR will have a new champion this year as the Chase for the
Sprint Cup championship will go on without Brad Keselowski.
At Richmond International Raceway, the finish in the Federated Auto Parts 400 came down to "balls and strikes" on Saturday night.
As questionable as the timing of Clint Bowyer's spin on Lap 393, so was the final restart with three laps remaining in the race.
Technically, race leader Paul Menard should have crossed the start-finish line first - controlling the restart...
Kasey Kahne stated that he had a good practice yesterday.
"This is a good track for us," said Dale Earnhardt Jr.
"I think we have the car to do it," said Brad Keselowski on winning the race.
This race started off with Jeff Gordon leading laps as Kurt Busch was slowly dropping back down to only fourth place. Brad Keselowski though started to get hot...
Ross Chastain took the pole Saturday night for the NASCAR Truck Series race Sunday at Iowa Speedway, edging Erik Jones for the top spot.
Chastain had a lap at 137.147 mph in the No. 19 Ford owned by Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski on the 0.875-mile oval for his first pole in 36 series races.
Jones was second at 137.052, followed by James Buescher, Brendan Gaughan, Ty Dillon,...
The regular season is over and Carl Edwards leads the points prior to the reorder for the start of the Chase. He won Saturday night and took a one point lead over Jimmie Johnson. Clint Bowyer (-13), Kevin Harvick (-14), and Kyle Busch (-31) round out the top-5. When they[...]
RICHMOND, Va.–You can call Brad Keselowski the heartbreaker. Unlike the antagonist in the Rolling Stones’ hit song by that name, Keselowski broke Brian Scott’s heart with a 22–his No. 22 Ford Mustang, to be precise. Grabbing the lead for the first time after a restart on Lap 240, Keselowski subsequently[...]