Richmond International Raceway Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer JGL Racing has been developing their “Young Guns” program for the past several seasons. For this program, they use their No. 24 Toyota Camry to showcase various drivers throughout the NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule. One of the drivers that can now add their name to this program is Dylan Lupton. Lupton joins Corey LaJoie, Drew Herring, Jeb Burton, and Scott Lagasse Jr. as drivers of JGL’s No. 24 Toyota Camry. Lupton’s first race for JGL Racing will be at Richmond International Raceway on April 29Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer With the 2017 NASCAR rulebook limiting the number of NASCAR Xfinity Series races that Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veterans with five or more years of experience can compete in, some teams, like Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), must sign additional drivers. For JGR, 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro East Series runner-up Kyle Benjamin is one of those drivers that has earned an opportunity due to the rule change. Benjamin, 19, will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in the No. 20 Toyota Camry later this monthRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor As 2016 comes to a close in just a few days, we’ll take this opportunity to look back at some of the best moments of the NASCAR season. This week, the NASCAR Xfinity Series is on the docket, so without further ado, here are the top five moments that stole the headlines in 2016. Daniel Suarez Captures Xfinity Series Championship at Homestead In the first year of the Chase in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the Championship Four came down to a battle between Joe GibbsRead More
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By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service RICHMOND, Va. – Denny Hamlin won a wild race at his home track, and the top four Chase hopefuls entering Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 all held serve at Richmond International Raceway in an event that ended in overtime after a record 16 cautions. Jamie McMurray locked up a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with a seventh-place finish, and Austin Dillon did likewise with a 13th-place run. Sunoco rookies Chase Elliott and Chris Buescher both weathered some tense momentsRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Entering Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway, winning was the only thing on Kasey Kahne’s mind. After 25 races, Kahne entered the race outside the Top 16 in points, without a win, and with only one more chance to qualify for the 2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Kahne’s hopes looked promising in Friday’s two practices, as he was fourth fastest in practice one, and 13th fastest in the second practice. Kahne ultimately qualified his No. 5 Farmers Insurance ChevroletRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Jamie McMurray is a veteran driver who has been in NASCAR long enough to see every Chase for the Sprint Cup take place in every varied format that it has had over the years. But up until last season, McMurray — winner of seven Cup Series races in his career — had never made it into NASCAR’s championship playoff series. Now a year later, McMurray is experiencing the fruits of making it into the Chase in consecutive seasons. McMurray was fast all week long atRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor On Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, none of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookies had a stellar night, but for two of them, they were able to survive the chaos to race their way into the 16 driver Chase for the Sprint Cup field when the checkered flag flew. The two rookies that were able to move on to the postseason were Chase Elliott and Chris Buescher, both of whom had a rough go of it during the 400 lap race, but were ableRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor When Tony Stewart announced his retirement before the 2016 season, he said that he didn’t want a parade of retirement gifts. He could go about accomplishing that feat a different way than he has over the last two races. At the pace he’s currently going, there will not be many drivers that are going to be missing Stewart when he retires at the end of the year. Last week in Darlington, Stewart was summoned to the NASCAR hauler after he wiped out Brian Scott while driving downRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor After qualifying a dismal 34th on Friday, Chase Elliott set sail on chasing his first-ever Chase berth in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night. By lap 90, Elliott had worked his way inside the top-15 when an anxious moment ensued. While Elliott was running three-wide with Ryan Newman and Jeff Gordon, Newman made contact with Gordon. The contact sent Gordon into Elliott, which then caused Elliott’s tire to cut down. Elliott would slam into the wall on lap 95,Read More