Apr 22

Clint Bowyer – Virginia is for Lovers

2014 NSCS No. 15 AAA Insurace Toyota Camry [caption id="attachment_188755" align="alignright" width="279"] `[/caption] CORNELIUS, N.C. — In 1969 the Virginia State Travel Service rolled out an ad campaign called “Virginia is for Lovers.” The simple slogan was created as a way to attract travelers to the state. But more than 40 years later its simple message still resonates today. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to the state’s capital this weekend for some racing under the lights at Richmond International Raceway. Clint Bowyer is one driver who loves the .75-mile D-shaped oval as evidenced by his two wins in May 2008 and September 2012. He also earned three top-five and nine top-10 finishes in 16 starts. Most impressively, the Michael Waltrip Racing driver does not have a DNF (did not ... FULL STORY »

Part-time anchorman Matt Kenseth hopes to BE story at Richmond
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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Ford, looks on in the garage area during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Preseason Thunder testing at Daytona International Speedway on January 10, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the time being, Matt Kenseth plans to keep his day job. But it's apparent that the former NASCAR Sprint Cup champion is as comfortable with a microphone in his hand as a steering wheel. Staying classy throughout a guest appearance at the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue, Kenseth did more than sign autographs and take photos with fans within eyeshot of the Capital dome. He handled a wide-ranging Q & A with aplomb, then tried his hand at news broadcasting, doing his best Ron Burgundy imitation at the media museum's Anchorman exhibit. "I'm a big Will Ferrell fan," said Kenseth, who also spent nearly a half hour in a talk show setting at the Newseum's Knight Theater, tackling the questions ... FULL STORY »

Kevin Harvick – In Bloom

2014 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (April 22, 2014) – Every year in late April across the United States, signs of spring begin to appear. The grass begins to grow, the weather becomes warmer, flowers and trees start to come into bloom and, for Kevin Harvick, ... FULL STORY »

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 2014 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Nationwide Insurance) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Toyota Owners 400 Advance Team: No. 17 Nationwide Insurance Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Mike Kelley Primary Chassis: RK- 877 – last ran at Phoenix- finished 18th Backup Chassis: RK-888 – last ran at Bristol – finished 2nd ADVANCE NOTES Stenhouse at Richmond o   Stenhouse has two career ... FULL STORY »

Brian Vickers 2014 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images CORNELIUS, N.C. —  The April 12 race at Darlington Raceway marked No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers’ 175th start in a Toyota. He led 30 laps at Darlington and looked to be ready to battle for victory, but a ... FULL STORY »

Greg Biffle 2014 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview

Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 Ford - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Greg Biffle – Richmond Advance Team: No. 16 3M Scotch Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Matt Puccia Primary Chassis: RK-885  Attempted Bristol – accident in practice Backup Chassis: RK-876  Last ran Phoenix – finished 17th ADVANCE NOTES Biffle at Richmond o   Biffle has 23 Sprint Cup career starts at Richmond, ... FULL STORY »

Knost on a Short-Track Mission

Daniel Knost, crew chief for the No. 41 Haas Automation team. - Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography for True Speed Communication KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (April 22, 2014) – Daniel Knost, rookie crew chief for 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kurt Busch and the No. 41 Haas Automation team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), is still learning each week, but he has reason ... FULL STORY »

Michael McDowell 2014 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Michael McDowell (Leavine Family Racing) - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images Leavine Family Racing Race Preview NASCAR Sprint Cup Series News and Notes Event: Toyota Owners 400 Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 Venue: Richmond International Raceway Leavine Family Racing's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series History at Richmond International Raceway ... Team owner Bob Leavine has two ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Driver Danica Patrick (GoDaddy) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
Danica Patrick Set to Present Second Annual “Best Campsite” Trophy at Talladega Superspeedway
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Talladega Boulevard’s Battle for the Coca-Cola Zero™ Tailgate Championship Continues in 2014 TALLADEGA, AL – The new Talladega Superspeedway tradition of the Coca-Cola Zero™ Tailgate Championship on the world famous Talladega Boulevard will continue during the Aaron’s Dream Weekend (May 2-4), and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick will again present the coveted winner’s trophy. Just ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Marcos Ambrose (Stanley) - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
Ambrose Preparing to “Race for a Miracle” Saturday Night
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STANLEY Racing to Donate $1 Million to Children's Miracle Network Through Ace Hardware Foundation if Ambrose Wins This Saturday night, Marcos Ambrose and the No.9 STANLEY Racing have a million reasons to win. If Ambrose earns his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory, Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) partner STANLEY will donate ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Aric Almirola (Smithfield) - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
Almirola, No. 43 Team Poised to Continue Short Track Success at Richmond
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Ready for Good Showing under the Lights at Smithfield Foods' Home Track Aric Almirola and the No. 43 Smithfield Foods team have proved they are a force to be reckoned with at short tracks this season. The team currently has an average finish of 8.6 at tracks one mile or less. ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Team Owner Richard Childress (L) and Driver Ryan Newman (R-Quicken Loans) - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Ryan Newman 2014 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview
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Ryan Newman No. 31 Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet This Week's Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS at Richmond International Raceway ... Ryan Newman will drive chassis No. 435 in Saturday night's Richmond 400. This No. 31 Chevrolet SScompeted in last month's 500-lap race at Martinsville Speedway where Newman started 16th and finished 20th because of a ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Paul Menard (CertainTeed/Menards) - Photo Credit:: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Paul Menard 2014 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview
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Paul Menard No. 27 CertainTeed/Menards Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet  This Week's CertainTeed/Menards Chevrolet at Richmond International Raceway ... Paul Menard will pilot chassis No. 448 in the Richmond 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night. This No. 27 Chevrolet SS has been used once before this season at Phoenix International Raceway. Menard to Date ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Austin Dillon (DOW) - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Austin Dillon 2014 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview
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Austin Dillon< No. 3 Dow Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet This Week's Dow Chevrolet at Richmond International Raceway ... Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 433 in the Richmond 400 at Richmond International Raceway. The Gil Martin-led team raced this chassis to a 20th-place finish with driver Kevin Harvick at New Hampshire Motor ...FULL STORY »
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Richard Childress Racing 2014 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview
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Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series News and Notes Event:        Richmond 400 Date:          Saturday, April 26, 2014 Location:   Richmond International Raceway Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history at Richmond International Raceway ... Richard Childress has nine NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories as a car owner at Richmond International Raceway - five with Dale Earnhardt, ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Drivers Greg Biffle (3M) & Matt Kenseth (Home Depot/Husky) - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Matt Kenseth 2014 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview
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Matt Kenseth/No. 20 Home Depot Husky Toyota Preview Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway  No. 20 Home Depot Husky Toyota News and Notes: JOE GIBBS RACING AT RICHMOND:  Joe Gibbs Racing has 93 Sprint Cup Series starts at Richmond International Raceway and has earned nine wins, 29 top-five, and 49 top-ten finishes.  The ...FULL STORY »

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