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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Once again, additional changes were made on the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series calendar as one race is officially canceled while another will now host a doubleheader. Those tracks were Richmond Raceway and Road America respectively. Those announcements were confirmed Thursday as one of the most anticipating INDYCAR events of 2020 won’t happen as the June 26-27 race weekend at Richmond due to COVID-19. This is due in most part of the state of Virginia being extremely cautious of reopening as it just started Phase 1 ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer When the dust settled on NASCAR’s 2020 schedule realignment due to COVID-19 last Thursday, it became apparent that by having multiple races at both Darlington Raceway and Charlotte Motor Speedway, certain tracks will pay the unfortunate price. On Friday, NASCAR announced that three tracks will lose their dates in favor of having additional races at Darlington and Charlotte. Those were Sonoma Raceway, Chicagoland Speedway and Richmond Raceway, with the first two no longer having a race at their venue in 2020. The latter track maintained itsRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The man who began his racing career in iRacing does it again. William Byron scores his second straight eNASCAR iRacing Pro Series Invitational victory in Sunday’s Toyota Owners 150 at virtual Richmond Raceway, beating his season foe Timmy Hill after a strong restart in overtime. After what can be considered a very dark week for NASCAR due to Kyle Larson’s indefinite suspension, the race-extending 154-lap contest that was far better in race quality served everyone a reminder that the show must go on and that wasRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The inevitable is sealed. No NASCAR action through May 3rd due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic that’s severely impacted all businesses, sporting events and society around the world. NASCAR issued the following statement Monday afternoon: “The health and safety of our fans, industry and the communities in which we race is our most important priority, so in accordance with recent CDC guidance, NASCAR is currently postponing all race events through May 3rd, with plans to return racing in Martinsville. We appreciate the patience of our fansRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor The much maligned aerodynamic packages that were rolled out for the NASCAR Cup Series last year are getting a facelift heading into 2020 — at least on the short tracks and road courses. Last season, the aero packages were split between a 750 horsepower package that ran on oval tracks one-mile or shorter and road courses, along with a 550 horsepower package that ran the remainder of the schedule. The massive eight-inch spoiler and other aerodynamic devices had a negative effect on the racing atRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Richmond Raceway was the sight of the latest Aeroscreen test as the last two NTT IndyCar Series champions Josef Newgarden and Scott Dixon ran laps Tuesday in preparation for the series return to the 0.75-mile oval June 26-27, 2020. Dixon’s approach of running his second test with the Aeroscreen was no different his session a couple of weeks ago at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. During the noon conference, the five-time series champion said his No. 9 PNC Bank Honda ran fine this morning but changes are neededRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The highlight of the day for Chase Elliott was a third-place qualifying effort as he flew under the radar at Richmond Raceway. Much like Las Vegas one week ago, the Federated Auto Parts 400 was nearly identical to the Spring race at Richmond. With just three natural cautions, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Grid drivers had little chance move up the running order. Elliott’s No. 9 NAPA Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 started with track position, but ultimately couldn’t keep it. At the end ofRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway saw the first disqualification in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series since the policy was instated prior to the season. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Erik Jones earned the dubious honor after he finished fourth, part of an initial sweep by JGR of the top-four positions. The No. 20 Craftsman Toyota Camry is now credited with a 38th-place finish. Jones also loses his stage finishes, ninth and fourth. Post-race, Jones’ No. 20, along with the other Playoff Grid carsRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The underdog story of Ryan Newman continued as the Roush Fenway Racing driver recorded his best run of the season at Richmond Raceway. In the final stage of the Federated Auto Parts 400, Newman’s No. 6 Ford Performance / Wyndham Rewards Ford Mustang battled with Martin Truex, Jr, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, and Brad Keselowski. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff driver showed his muscle battling with the two dominant organizations of 2019. Newman briefly challenged Truex for second before slipping backward. As theRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service RICHMOND, Va. –Martin Truex Jr. overcame late adversity and continued to assert his mastery over the first round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Rallying from a spin off the bumper of Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s Ford, and passing Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch for the lead with 25 laps left, Truex led an 1-2-3 finish for JGR in Saturday night’s Federated Auto parts 400 at Richmond Raceway. In fact, the Gibbs cars were 1-2-3-4 at the finish, but a disqualification dueRead More