Richmond International Raceway Tag

By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor Heading into Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond, Ryan Blaney and the Wood Brothers Racing team had one final chance to try and win a race to move into the Chase, but for the No. 21 team, a place in the postseason was not to be after an early race crash that ended their hopes of competing for the championship. Blaney entered the night 69 points behind Jamie McMurray for the 16th and final Chase spot on points, so the only way thatRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway did not start well for Brennan Poole. In the only practice session before the race, Poole was 22nd fastest in his No. 48 DC Solar Chervolet Camaro. Qualifying was not any better for Poole. Poole was unable to advance out of the first round, and managed to only place his Chip Ganassi Racing car 31st on the starting grid. The race started off fast as Poole quickly began to work his way up throughRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service RICHMOND, Va. – With one ferociously fast pit stop, Kyle Busch erased a lackluster qualifying effort and cruised to victory in Friday night’s Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway. A master at getting on and off pit road in minimal time, Busch entered the pits in fourth place under the first caution of the race after a tap from J.J. Yeley sent Justin Marks spinning into the frontstretch grass on Lap 48. Busch was first off pit road—decisively—and at that point itRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor It had been a sub-par past five races by Erik Jones’ standards. In the five Xfinity Series events heading into Friday night’s Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond, Jones had recorded just two top-10 finishes and he had also finished outside the top-20 twice during that span. After three wins earlier in the season, many wondered if perhaps things were beginning to come unraveled for Jones and his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team. After an impressive second place finish at the 3/4-mile track in Virginia, allRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor It all comes down to this weekend for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie, Chris Buescher. Buescher, who won at Pocono a month ago after the race was shortened by fog, is looking to make his way into the Chase for the Sprint Cup in his first season of trying. If Buescher does indeed make it into the championship field after 400 laps of racing Saturday night in Richmond, he will likely have to perform a little better than he did in Friday’s qualifying session. Buescher wasn’tRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service RICHMOND, Va. – Don’t tell Denny Hamlin his first pole of the season isn’t significant. In the money round of Friday’s knockout qualifying session, the driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota toured .75-mile Richmond International Raceway in 22.069 seconds (122.344 mph) to earn the top starting spot for Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN), the final race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular season. “I thought for sure we had too many laps on ourRead More
SHOW #427 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. Update – We also recap Darlington, go over the Chase scenarios, Just Sayin’, Richmond Preview and more. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie DOWNLOAD HERE CREDITS: Hosts: Kerry Murphey & Toby Christie Executive Producer: Kerry Murphey Music: Russell Nash Audio Director Voice Over: Thomas Moog SUBSCRIBE FREE HERE RSS FEED RADIO STATIONS CLICK HERE SUBSCRIBE FROM iTUNES: Take us with you! Subscribe to our audio shows from iTunes, and they will automatically show up on your computer as soon as we post freshRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor After 500 miles around the historic Darlington Raceway last Sunday, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Richmond for the final regular season race that will set the 16 driver field for the Chase with Saturday night’s running of the Federated Auto Parts 400. Often described as the perfectly designed race track by drivers, the 0.75 mile track lends itself to not only short track characteristics of beating and banging, but also the characteristics of a larger track with the side by side racing thatRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Richmond International Raceway this weekend for the Federated Auto Parts 400, it’s time again to take a look back at a race from Richmond’s past in this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday Theater”. With the focus of the weekend being who will be in and who will be out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the race that we will focus on is the 2004 Chevy Rock and Roll 400, a race that featured one driverRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time the NASCAR Xfinity Series visited Richmond International Raceway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. took home the victory in an exciting finish, beating Ty Dillon by only 0.266 seconds. That race was also a Dash 4 Cash race that included heat races. This weekend’s race will not feature heat races. The last time a NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship contender won at Richmond was Chase Elliott in 2015. Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch are the only past winners in the field this weekend. Xfinity Series Chase 24Read More