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Apr 26
Sunday

Chase Elliott Solid In Richmond Sprint Cup Series Effort

2015 NSCS Driver, Chase Elliott (NAPA) - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images RICHMOND -- Quietly, Chase Elliott had a solid performance in Sunday’s postponed Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. While the reigning NASCAR XFINITY Series champion contended for a top-10 finish late, the Dawsonville, Georgia native eventually settled for a respectable 16th-place finish in his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start of the season. The effort was a worthy recovery from his Sprint Cup Series debut at Martinsville Speedway last month where an early race accident resulted in a disappointing 38th-place finish. “I felt like we had a really solid day overall,” said Elliott, who finished fifth in Friday night’s XFINITY Series race. “I was a little disappointed though there at the end that I fell back and then couldn’t ... FULL STORY »

Kurt Busch dominates to win postponed race at Richmond, seals Chase berth
By Chris Knight

Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 26, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images RICHMOND, Va. – Suspension to redemption. After being suspended for three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races earlier this season after an alleged domestic violence incident, Kurt Busch won Sunday’s postponed Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway in a dominating performance, virtually locking up a spot in this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. "It’s an incredible feeling," said Busch, who was reinstated March 11 and granted a waiver into the Chase. "It’s a total team effort. And the way that everything came together, it just seemed like we were building, building and building towards a great finish like this. "I have this opportunity because of Gene Haas and everybody that’s a part of our family at Stewart-Haas. It’s an unbelievable feeling ... FULL STORY »

Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson rally for top-10 finishes at Richmond

Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Great Clips Chevrolet, goes through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images When practice concluded Friday at Richmond International Raceway, it appeared that Hendrick Motorsports teammates Kasey Kahne and Jimmie Johnson would be likely contenders for the Toyota Owners 400 pole, and possibly, the race win. Instead, both drivers found themselves having to ... FULL STORY »

Jamie McMurray energized with fourth-place Richmond finish

Jamie McMurray (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images) For a while, it appeared that the only car that could challenge Kurt Busch for the Toyota Owners 400 win was Jamie McMurray. McMurray started ninth in Sunday’s rain-postponed race, but as the event settled into a nearly 100-lap green flag ... FULL STORY »

2015 Talladega Superspeedway NASCAR & ARCA (May) Weekend Track Event Schedule

2015 GEICO 500 Logo TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY 2015 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES NASCAR XFINITY SERIES ARCA RACING SERIES presented by MENARDS EVENT SCHEDULE Thursday, April 30th 7:00 AM ARCA HAULERS ENTER 6:30 AM 3:00 PM ... FULL STORY »

Kurt Busch Scores His First Win of 2015 in Dominating Fashion

Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, celebrates with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 26, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images Chevrolet Sweeps Top Four Positions at Richmond and Seven of Top 10 RICHMOND, Va. – April 26, 2015 – Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS, led six times for a total of 291 laps to capture his first NASCAR ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Post-Race Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo ·  Matt Kenseth (seventh) was the top-finishing Camry driver in Sunday's Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Virginia's Richmond International Raceway. ·  Camry driver Clint Bowyer (ninth) also tallied a top-10 result on the 0.75-mile track in an ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Post-Race Recaps

Chevy Bowtie Symbol KURT BUSCH, NO. 41 HAAS AUTOMATION CHEVROLET SS – RACE WINNER WITH EVERYTHING YOU’VE BEEN THROUGH THIS YEAR, WHAT DOES THIS WIN MEAN? “It’s an incredible feeling. It’s a total team effort. And the way that everything came together just seemed like ... FULL STORY »



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Ford Racing 2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Post-Race Recaps
no responses - Posted 04.26.15
JOEY LOGANO, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion -- (Finished 5th) DID YOUR CAR CHANGE? DID THE RACE CHANGE? “We were good on the short run and then after about 10 to 12 laps we started losing speed and losing the center really, losing the turn. Those guys would start driving ...FULL STORY »
Kurt Busch(left), driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, and his crew chief Tony Gibson celebrate in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 26, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. - Photo Credit:: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Results & Point Standings
no responses - Posted 04.26.15
After rain postponed the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway (RIR) Saturday night, it was Kurt Busch taking control of the race and winning it during the day on Sunday. Busch, who led the most laps - 291 out of 400, received his first series win ...FULL STORY »
A detail view of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series logo as rain falls prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 25, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty
Rain pushes Richmond Cup Race To Sunday
no responses - Posted 04.25.15
Richmond, Va. -- Persistent rain forced postponement of Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. The race has been rescheduled to start Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern) live on FOX. NASCAR officials made the decision shortly before 6:00 p.m. Saturday. Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano won his second ...FULL STORY »
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Matt Kenseth Stays The Course
no responses - Posted 04.25.15
Since the introduction of the new elimination format for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup last year, many drivers have spoken about an early victory as the equivalent of a “Get out of jail free” card. With a win in the bank, teams can change their approaches and take risks ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, stands on top of a hauler prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
A tale of two baffled drivers: teammates Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne
no responses - Posted 04.25.15
RICHMOND, Va.— Call them mystified. Hendrick Motorsports teammates Kasey Kahne and Jimmie Johnson were baffled by their performances during Friday’s qualifying session for the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race scheduled for Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway (7 p.m. ET on FOX). Johnson fully expected a strong effort ...FULL STORY »
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Merger Talks?
no responses - Posted 04.25.15
Richmond – Chatter in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage this weekend has a potential merger between BK Racing and Tommy Baldwin Racing being considered, CATCHFENCE.com has learned. Both teams have struggled thus far at NASCAR’s top level this season, but the merger would combine resources, assets and personnel with ...FULL STORY »
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NASCAR Green Initiatives Break New Ground
no responses - Posted 04.25.15
Fans at Richmond International Raceway and at NASCAR home tracks across the country will see one predominant color this weekend—green, whether it’s on the “A” posts or race cars, pit boxes, hauler flags of NASCAR officials’ uniforms. This weekend marks the third anniversary of the NASCAR Race to Green initiative, ...FULL STORY »


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