Richmond Raceway Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Noah Gragson’s dream of climbing the NASCAR ladder took another positive turn as Joe Gibbs Racing announced Thursday that he’ll run three consecutive Xfinity Series race, beginning in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway in Virginia April 20th. The Camping World Truck Series sophomore will also run at both Talladega Superspeedway and Dover International Speedway to complete his set of races in the No. 18 Switch Toyota Camry. “I’m fortunate and very honored to make my NASCAR Xfinity Series debut for Joe Gibbs Racing atRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer JGL Racing announced Thursday that 19-year-old Tony Mrakovich of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania will run two NASCAR Xfinity Series races in the No. 28 Extreme Energy Solutions Ford Mustang, beginning at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 April 14th. “(Bristol) is one of the toughest tracks on the circuit,” said Mrakovich. “Some of the sport’s most prestigious names have gone to Victory Lane here, so if you can have a good day at Bristol, you’ve accomplished quite a feat. I’m so thankful for Extreme Energy’s supportRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time since April 5, 2009, the famous No. 8 makes its return in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with Xfinity Series regular Daniel Hemric piloting a third Richard Childress Racing car for two races, beginning at Richmond Raceway for the annual Toyota Owners 400 on April 21st. The announcement took place Tuesday evening on FS1’s “NASCAR Race Hub,” where he unveiled the No. 8 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. In addition of making his Cup debut at the 0.75-mileRead More
June 5, 1958 – September 16, 2017 2001 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Champion 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion 48 NASCAR Modified Wins 10 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Wins Four-Time Thompson Speedway Track Champion Nine-Time Stafford Motor Speedway Track Champion How do you describe a competitor who made a career playing to the fans? Aggressive, controversial, dominant, fan favorite, hated, loved, successful, or victorious? Ted Christopher was all of that and much, much more. Christopher was one of the winningest drivers in the history of SK Modified competition. HeRead More
NASCAR Wire Service RICHMOND, Va. – A caution on Lap 397 of a scheduled 400 in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 turned what looked like a coronation for Martin Truex Jr. into an unexpected overtime victory for Kyle Larson, as the field of 16 drivers was set for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Truex, the regular season winner, had a comfortable lead over Larson when Derrike Cope brushed the outside wall with three laps left in regulation. Larson won the race off pit road after the lead-lap carsRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Heading into Saturday night’s regular season finale at Richmond, it was win or go home for the drivers sitting outside of the top-16 prior to the Federated Auto Parts 400. Ultimately, none of those drivers on the outside looking in were able to capitalize by the time the checkered flag flew and will head home without a shot at the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship and wondering what they could have done over the first 26 races to change their fortunes. Among theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway was the final chance for the 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contenders in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series to make the Playoffs. All five of the ROTY contenders have had previous experience at Richmond. Erik Jones was the best rookie for the fourth week in a row, narrowly beating out Daniel Suarez for sixth in the No. 77 SiriusXM Toyota Camry after running inside the top-five all night long. A missed shift on theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Like a strange scene out of a ‘B-Rated’ Comedy movie, Matt Kenseth’s Federated Auto Parts 400 ended because of an ambulance. Kenseth, who had been battling for a much-needed victory, came close to seeing his title chances evaporate after 257 laps. No one could have predicted the chain of events that would befall Kenseth’s No. 20 Hurricane Harvey Relief Toyota Camry. It started when Austin Dillon punted Danica Patrick entering turn one. Patrick went for a long, lazy spin that brought out a caution, however,Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Not only did Elliott Sadler notch another top-five finish at Richmond Raceway, but the JR Motorsports driver clinched the NASCAR Xfinity Series Regular Season Championship and 15 Playoff Points. Sadler ran inside the top-10 throughout much of the night. Sadler’s No. 1 OneMain Financial Chevrolet Camaro was competitive throughout the Virginia 529 College Savings 250. It wasn’t until the final stage of the race that Sadler finally cracked the top-five. He climbed as high as third, but had nothing for eventual race winner Brad Keselowski,Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer 24 races into the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, only four of the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars (Jeremy Clements, Justin Allgaier, Ryan Reed, and William Byron three times) have scored victories during the 2017 season. This weekend the NASCAR Xfinity Series travels to Richmond Raceway for the Virginia 529 College Savings 250, the 24th race of the season. Sadler continues to lead the Championship Point standings, despite not scoring a win. He leads with 91-points over his JR Motorsports teammate, Byron. Richmond also marks the debutRead More