Toyota Owners 400 Tag

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 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
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service RICHMOND, Va. – Take a bow, Kyle Busch. The driver of the No. 18 Toyota got what he needed late in Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway—cautions and short runs in the final 40 laps—to win his third straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, matching Kevin Harvick’s feat from earlier in the season. Busch streaked away from the rest of the field on a series of late restarts, ultimately beating Chase Elliott to the checkered flag in overtime to record his fifthRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer William Byron had his sight of a career day in his young Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career, running as high as third in Saturday’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway. However, a commitment line violation diminished his opportunity of running with the leaders at the end, ultimately settling for a 12th place finish. “I sped on pit road and I guess I was just pushing the last segment there in the corner and we were a little bit too fast coming onto the straightaway,”Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer For the second week in a row, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver that wins the first two stages does not make the trip to victory lane. Joey Logano swept the first two stages, appearing to be the dominant car in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway. In a hectic run to the finish, Logano restarted just inside the top-10 in the second Overtime of the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series season. His No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion was caught in a three-wideRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer In a surprising move, Jamie McMurray took a swipe at Kyle Larson, his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate, under caution. Despite the on-track disagreement, Larson still managed to finish inside the top-10 in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway. With just over 30 laps to go, contact between Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman, and McMurray resulted in a chaotic chain of events. McMurray’s No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ended up with a soft left rear tire, while Newman’s No. 31 Chevrolet had a punctured radiator.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Saturday’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway will mark the debut of Daniel Hemric, and after one practice session Friday, he’s enjoying the opportunity of competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. During his press conference, Hemric described his performance at the 0.75-mile circuit as a transitional experience. “I thought I’d be a little more nervous than what I’ve felt. But, I think between getting in the Xfinity car and having time on the race track, and then just running straight over and gettingRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After a rain delayed race at Bristol Motor Speedway last weekend produced one of the best races of the season, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series packs up and heads to another short track, the third in the last four weeks, with Saturday night’s running of the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway. Following a three-year experiment of running the spring Richmond race on Sunday afternoon, this race will return to Saturday night under the lights this year following an uproar from the fans andRead More