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Apr 22
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J.D. Gibbs’ medical issues provide a rallying point for Joe Gibbs Racing teams

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane with president of Joe Gibbs Racing J. D. Gibbs after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Budweiser Duel 1 at Daytona International Speedway on February 20, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Tom Pennington / Getty Images) It would be a mistake to dismiss the recent success of Joe Gibbs Racing drivers as mere coincidence. In a star-crossed season for Toyota’s flagship organization, the medical issues confronting beloved team president J.D. Gibbs have become a rallying cry. JGR drivers have won two of the three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races since the March 25 announcement that Gibbs had begun treatment for symptoms affecting his speech and brain function. Gibbs’ condition will keep him away from the race track indefinitely. Four days after the announcement, Denny Hamlin reasserted his mastery at Martinsville. “J.D. is the one that gave me my start 10 years ago, and I can't be prouder to put Gibbs Racing back in Victory Lane,” Hamlin said after the race. ... FULL STORY »

Chase Elliott Solid In Richmond Sprint Cup Series Effort
By Chris Knight

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 »

Team Dover, led by Joey Logano, conquers Team Pocono and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in celebrity softball game

Dover International Speedway Logo Team Dover takes 2-1 edge in annual series Trenton, N.J. (April 22, 2015) – Race fans attending the third annual Dover International Speedway vs. Pocono Raceway celebrity softball game, featuring Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano, Todd Bodine and Darrell ... FULL STORY »

David Gilliland 2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview

2013 NSCS Driver David Gilliland - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images David Gilliland | No. 38 The Pete Store Ford "I think we can have a good race at Richmond. We learned some things at Phoenix that I think we can take with us to Richmond. It's a fun racetrack. It races ... FULL STORY »

Cole Whitt 2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview

2015 NSCS Driver Cole Whitt (Speed Stick) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Cole Whitt | No. 35 Front Row Motorsports Ford "Richmond is kind of in between Phoenix and Martinsville in the way you drive it. You don't brake as hard as you do at Martinsville. And at Phoenix you let the car ... FULL STORY »

Reed Sorenson 2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview

2015 NSCS Driver Reed Sorenson - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images Reed Sorenson | No. 34 Dockside Logistics Ford "It's a great opportunity to drive the 34 for Front Row Motorsports. It's never easy for teams to have to switch between drivers, but I feel like I can jump in the car ... FULL STORY »

Carl Edwards 2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview

2015 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards (Arris) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Carl Edwards / No. 19 ARRIS Toyota Preview Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway No. 19 ARRIS Toyota News and Notes: Edwards travels to Richmond International Raceway in Virginia where he has one Sprint Cup and three XFINITY Series wins. In 21 Sprint ... FULL STORY »

Greg Biffle 2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview

2015 NSCS Driver Greg Biffle on track at Daytona International Speedway in the No. 16 Ortho Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Greg Biffle – Richmond Advance Team: No. 16 Ortho Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Matt Puccia; @mpuccia16 Twitter: @16RFRCup, @gbiffle ADVANCE NOTES Biffle at Richmond    Biffle has 25 Sprint Cup Series starts at Richmond, earning two top-five and six top-10 finishes. One Year Ago at Richmond Biffle started ... FULL STORY »



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Joey Gase 2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 04.22.15
Joey Gase No.32 Donate Life Virginia/CorvetteParts.Net Ford Race Advance 61st Annual Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway News and Notes: Heading into Saturday Nights Toyota Owners 400, Gase will be making his first career NSCS start at "America's Premier Short Track". The 21 year old, Gase has a best NSCS finish ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Driver Denny Hamlin (FedEx Ground) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Denny Hamlin 2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 04.22.15
Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Ground Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing Race Info: Race: Toyota Owners 400 Date/Time: April 25/7:00 p.m. ET Distance: 400 laps/300 miles Track Length: 0.750-mile Track Shape: Oval Banking: 14 degrees 2014 Winner: Joey Logano Express Notes: Return to Roots:  Denny Hamlin will be joined by NASCAR regulars and local Virginia drivers in Thursday night’s Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown ...FULL STORY »
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Goodyear Racing 2015 Richmond Int’l Raceway NASCAR (April) Tire Fast Facts
no responses - Posted 04.22.15
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Race No. 9 -- Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Xfinity Series -- Race No. 8 – ToyotaCare 250 Richmond International Raceway (0.75-mile oval) – Richmond, Va. Fast Facts for April 24-25, 2015 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials Set limits: Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 11 sets for ...FULL STORY »
Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, 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: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Danica Patrick Ready to Continue Short-Track Success at Richmond
no responses - Posted 04.22.15
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (April 21, 2015) – Entering Saturday night’s Richmond 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, Danica Patrick and her No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) have enjoyed quite a bit of success on short tracks thus far in 2015. They scored ...FULL STORY »
US President Barack Obama (2nd-R) speaks while flanked by NASCAR Champion driver Kevin Harvick (R) Crew Chief Rodney Childers (2nd-L) and owner Tony Stewart (L) during an event to honor the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion on the south lawn of the White House April 21, 2015 in Washington, DC. Harvick drives the No. 4 Chevrolet for Stewart-Hass Racing in NASCARs Sprint Cup series. (Photo Credit: Mark Wilson / Getty Images)
President Obama honors Kevin Harvick at the White House
no responses - Posted 04.21.15
In what has become an annual tradition of recognizing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions, President Barack Obama honored 2014 title-winner Kevin Harvick and the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team at the White House Tuesday afternoon. Accompanied at the podium in front of the White House by Harvick, crew chief Rodney Childers ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr on track in the No. 88 Nationwide Insurance Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Grace Wyant Krenrich for Catchfence
Dale Earnhardt Jr 2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 04.21.15
No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS / Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driver: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hometown: Kannapolis, North Carolina Age: 40 Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina 2015 Season 6th in standings 8 starts 0 wins 0 pole positions 4 top-five finishes 5 top-10 finishes 37 laps led Career 549 starts 23 wins 13 pole positions 131 top-five finishes 229 top-10 finishes 7,884 laps led Richmond Career  31 starts 3 wins 1 pole position 9 top-five finishes 13 top-10 ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's Pro Services) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson 2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 04.21.15
No. 48 Lowe's ProServices Chevrolet SS / Jimmie Johnson Driver: Jimmie Johnson Hometown: El Cajon, California Age: 39 Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina 2015 Season 4th in standings 8 starts 2 wins 0 pole positions 4 top-five finishes 5 top-10 finishes 304 laps led Career 479 starts 72 wins 33 pole positions 197 top-five finishes 297 top-10 finishes 17,455 laps led Richmond Career  26 starts 3 wins 2 pole positions 5 top-five finishes 9 top-10 finishes 417 ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, Chase Elliott (NAPA) - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
Chase Elliott 2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 04.21.15
No. 25 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS / Chase Elliott Driver: Chase Elliott Hometown: Dawsonville, Georgia Age: 19 Resides: Dawsonville, Georgia ROUND NO. 2: Chase Elliott, at the age of 19 years old, will make his second career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start this Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway in the Hendrick Motorsports No. ...FULL STORY »


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