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Apr 24
Friday

2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Starting Lineup

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, stands on the grid during qualifying 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 Early Friday evening at Richmond International Raceway (RIR), NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver, Joey Logano - with a qualifying lap speed of 127.071 MPH - captured the pole for Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400. This was Logano's third series pole of the 2015 season, his 11th series career pole and his first series pole at RIR. Denny Hamlin will start on the outside pole in second with a qualifying lap speed of 126.796 MPH, and he will be followed by Kurt Busch (126.606 MPH) who starts third, AJ Allmendinger (126.570) fourth and reigning series champion, Kevin Harvick (126.428) starts fifth. Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Martin Truex Jr. (126.115 MPH) starting sixth, Brad Keselowski (126.027) seventh, Matt Kenseth (125.821) ... FULL STORY »

Rain May Postpone NASCAR Race in Richmond

During a rain delay crew members push the #17 Zest Ford in the garage area prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 19, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images NASCAR fans headed to Richmond, Virginia, for this week's race will face some rain as a storm moves in for the weekend. This rain could cause a rain delay, or even the postponement of Saturday night's NASCAR race with the green ... FULL STORY »

Report: David Ragan Headed To Michael Waltrip Racing

2015 NSCS Driver David Ragan - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images RICHMOND – David Ragan doesn’t appear to be heading back to Front Row (FRM) Motorsports anytime soon. Jim Utter of the Charlotte Observer reported Friday that the Unadilla, Georgia native will move from a substitution role at Joe Gibbs Racing ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Q&A with Joey Logano

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion, kicked off a sweep of Richmond a year ago for Team Penske with his victory at the spring race. Logano discussed being the defending race winner, his team’s prospects ... FULL STORY »

High-Powered Military Exercises and Captivating Musical Performances Highlight Spectacular Salute to the Troops Coca-Cola 600 Pre-Race Show

Troops from Fort Bragg unfurl a football field-sized American Flag during 2014 Coca-Cola 600 pre-race ceremonies. (CMS Photo/HHP) CONCORD, N.C. (April 24, 2015) – For decades, Charlotte Motor Speedway has paid tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces each Memorial Day Weekend with a captivating pre-race show before the drop of the green flag for theCoca-Cola 600. On May ... FULL STORY »

Mobil 1 Increase Support for NASCAR Race to Green Initiative

Tony "Smoke" Stewart and Mobil 1 Start 2015 NASCAR Race to Green Promoting sustainability and environmental awareness, Mobil 1 will begin providing lubricant and fuel-efficiency technology expertise to the NASCAR broadcast compound vehicles and power generators For the second consecutive season, Mobil 1 – who proudly serves as the Official Lubricant Technology Partner ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Final Practice Session Speeds

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 During the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Toyota Owner 400 practice session on Friday, it was Kasey Kahne - with a lap speed of 126.357 MPH- showing the fastest way around Richmond International Raceway (RIR). Greg Biffle, with a lap ... FULL STORY »



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Race to Green with Richmond International Raceway and NASCAR
Posted 04.24.15
Richmond International Raceway, NASCAR, and our sponsors are going green – and we mean literally. The best part of all is that you, the fans, can become part of the effort! The NASCAR Race to Green campaign showcases how we can all work together to reduce our carbon footprint. The campaign ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver, Brad Keselowski, on track in the No. 2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 First Practice Session Speeds
Posted 04.24.15
Brad Keselowski, with a lap speed of 126.086 MPH, was the fastest during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session early Friday afternoon for Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway (RIR). Dale Earnhardt Jr. was second fastest in the session with a lap speed of 125.593 ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Matt Kenseth (Dollar General) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Q&A with Matt Kenseth
Posted 04.24.15
MATT KENSETH, No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing How does it feel to come to Richmond after a win? "Yeah, it was good to get that win, obviously. It's been a long time, so that was I think great for everybody at JGR (Joe Gibbs Racing) and everybody on ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Kyle Larson (Target) - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Q&A with Kyle Larson
Posted 04.24.15
KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 TARGET CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Richmond International Raceway and discussed his outlook for this weekend at Richmond, the tire test he participated in a few weeks ago, getting his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win and many other topics.  TALK ABOUT COMING ...FULL STORY »
Ryan Newman, No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS for Richard Childress Racing (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images)
Final Appeal Set For Richard Childress Racing
Posted 04.24.15
RICHMOND – NASCAR confirmed Friday that Richard Childress Racing’s final appeal of penalties assessed to Ryan Newnan and his team will be heard on Wednesday, May 6 at 8:30 a.m. in Concord at the NASCAR R&D Center. RCR is appealing penalties it received after NASCAR said the Welcome, North Carolina-based ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Reed Sorenson - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Reed Sorenson Thankful For Richmond Opportunity With Front Row Motorsports
Posted 04.24.15
Richmond, Va. – Friends. That’s what Reed Sorenson credits allowing him to have the opportunity to drive the No. 34 Ford Fusion for Front Row Motorsports in Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. “I’m just really excited to get back in the car,” Sorenson ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Alex Bowman (Tommy Baldwin Racing) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Alex Bowman 2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Preview
Posted 04.24.15
Alex Bowman No. 7 DOC 360 Chevrolet Richmond International Raceway Toyota Owners 400| April 25, 2015 #ItsYourMove: This weekend the No.7 team has a new catchphrase, #ItsYourMove, as sponsor DOC 360 drives their philosophy of partnering with up-and-coming athletes chasing their dream. Alex Bowman is the epitome of the DOC 360 ...FULL STORY »
2015 Toyota Mirai Richmond International Raceway Pace Car - Photo Courtesy of Toyota Racing
Toyota Mirai Takes to the Track
Posted 04.23.15
Mirai will pace Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond. Mirai is first hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle to pace a NASCAR race RICHMOND, VA. (April 23, 2015) – Toyota today announced the 2016 Toyota Mirai, a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, will pace the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ...FULL STORY »
Michael Waltrip, driver of the #55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, produces a television segment on the grid prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Michael Waltrip to Drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine at Talladega
Posted 04.23.15
CORNELIUS, N.C. – Two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3. Waltrip, founder and co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, replaces 22-year-old Brett Moffitt who has driven MWR’s No. 55 since the ...FULL STORY »


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