Tim Richmond Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor Hendrick Motorsports’ sprawling campus sits in the shadows of Charlotte Motor Speedway, so it was only fitting that Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 was the place that the four-car juggernaut surpassed Petty Enterprises to be the winningest team in NASCAR Cup Series history. Petty Enterprises had been the gold standard in the Cup Series, with 268 wins over the course of a 50-year span from 1949 to 1999, including 10 championships, but the torch now passes to Hendrick Motorsports to be the standard bearer from now into theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent DARLINGTON, S.C. – In recent days, Hendrick Motorsports driver Alex Bowman has embraced Throwback Weekend at Darlington Raceway. Bowman, whose No. 88 Axalta Chevrolet Camaro SS will honor Hendrick alum Tim Richmond, recreated a famous photo of his favorite driver. With Richmond’s car in the background and a hat in place of the late driver’s helmet, Bowman wore a retro Axalta shirt and fact mustache to emulate the 13-time winner. Bowman joked that portraying Richmond has broken him out of his shell. “I begged forRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer NASCAR’s Throwback Weekend will feature many paint schemes that have not been seen in decades, including the one that Tyler Reddick will carry at Darlington Raceway. The NASCAR Xfinity Series driver’s No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro SS will throwback to Tim Richmond’s Old Milwaukee Beer No. 27 Pontiac Grand Prix owned by Raymond Beadle. Reddick has one previous start at ‘The Track too Tough to Tame.’ The then-Chip Ganassi Racing driver started 12th and finished 16th last year. The team did not participate in the throwback weekend festivitiesRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Last July at Pocono, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race that was postponed to Monday wound up getting shortened by fog, leading to Chris Buescher scoring his first career win in NASCAR’s premier division. Turns out that wasn’t the first time a race at Pocono has been shortened by fog and visibility issues. The first race shortened by fog came 31 years ago in the 1986 Summer 500 at Pocono, leading to not only a shortened race, but one of the closest finishes everRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads back to Pocono Raceway for the second time this season, it’s time once again for another edition of “Throwback Thursday Theater” as we take a look back at a race from Pocono’s past. In this week’s edition, we will take a look back at the 1987 Miller High Life 500, an emotional race for one team and driver in particular. After winning the 1986 season finale at Riverside International Raceway, Tim Richmond was at the top of theRead More