Richmond Raceway Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After months of speculation, Richmond Raceway will make its return on the NTT IndyCar Series calendar for the first time since 2009. The schedule was officially announced at the Grand Prix of Portland Sunday as the 2020 tour will consists of 17 races with the addition of Richmond and the elimination of Pocono Raceway, reducing it to only one 500-mile race which is the 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge (May 24). FULL SCHEDULE: 2020 NTT IndyCar Series During Tuesday’s news conference at the 0.75-mile circuit,Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent DARLINGTON, S.C. – Months out of the racecar have left Dale Earnhardt, Jr. with mixed feelings before his only NASCAR Xfinity Series start of 2019. Aside from his start at Richmond Raceway last season, Earnhardt’s last start was at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2017. At Richmond last year, he led 96 laps on his way to a fourth-place finish. Earnhardt did run about 15 laps in a test session at Darlington Raceway earlier this year. In the first practice for the Sports Clips Haircuts VFW 200,Read More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced Wednesday some important new procedural changes for the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season, all designed to strengthen the quality of the race fields and add to the intensity of the racing on track. The updates come at a time the sanctioning body – along with the series sponsors, teams and the broadcast partners – have seen a tangible increase in interest level and excitement for the two series. There are strong fields filledRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent For the first time in his NASCAR career, Riley Herbst will pull double duty at Michigan International Speedway. Herbst will drive the No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Supra in the NASCAR Xfinity Series LTi Printing 250 and the No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Camry in the ARCA Menards Series VizCom 200 for Joe Gibbs Racing. The 20-year-old has two ARCA starts at the 2.0-mile track. He finished runner-up after leading seven laps in last year’s ARCA race at Michigan. “I can’t wait to get onRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Despite the speed of his No. 3 AAA Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was evident, Austin Dillon could only muster a top-10 finish at Richmond Raceway. Throughout the final run of the Toyota Owners 400, Dillon powered forward. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver picked off his competitors one by one. As other drivers, like Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch, lost the handle of their cars in the waning laps, Dillon made quick work of them. Dillon had one of the fastest cars on track, butRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service RICHMOND, Va. – Saturday night’s victory in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway was a first for Martin Truex Jr.—and more of the same for Joe Gibbs Racing. Truex won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on a short track in his 81st try and in the process picked up his first victory with joe Gibbs Racing since moving from now-defunct Furniture Row Racing between seasons. At the same time, Truex gave JGR its third straight victory in NASCAR’s top series andRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent A top-five finish at Richmond Raceway was more like a win for Ryan Sieg and his family-owned RSS Racing team. The NASCAR Xfinity Series veteran held his own in the No 39 Larry’s Hard Lemonade Chevrolet Camaro SS. Throughout the final run to the finish, Sieg battled with Tyler Reddick, Zane Smith, among other drivers from the ‘super teams’ of the series. Sieg, whose worst finish this season is 12th at Bristol, raced inside the top-10 throughout the race. When the checkered flag waved for theRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service RICHMOND, Va. – Cole Custer said on Friday afternoon that his No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing NASCAR Xfinity Series team might be ready to peak in time for the Playoffs. Clearly, Custer is ahead of schedule, after a convincing victory in Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway. After losing the lead to Austin Cindric on a restart with 26 laps left, Custer regained the top spot on Lap 231 of 250 and pulled away for his second victory of the season. In a raceRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service RICHMOND, Va. – Where the short tracks are concerned, Kevin Harvick and his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team appeared to have turned a corner. And on Friday afternoon at Richmond Raceway, Harvick got through the corners better than everyone else in winning the pole position for Saturday’s Toyota Owners 400 at the .75-mile track (7:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The Busch Pole Award was Harvick’s third at Richmond, his second of the season and the 27th of his career, settingRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Short track races have defined the last month of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule with two out of the last three being held on tracks less than a mile in length. This weekend, Richmond Raceway joins the short track party with Saturday night’s running of the Toyota Owners 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 trackRead More