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Sep 04
Thursday

Circle Sport to Pay Tribute to Longtime Owner Donlavey at Richmond Sprint Cup Series Race

2014 NSCS No 90 Tribute to Junie Donlavey Chevrolet SS Stremme to Drive No. 90 Chevrolet in Saturday Night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 MOORESVILLE, N.C. (September 4, 2014) – As a special tribute to the late Junie Donlavey, Circle Sport will run the No. 90 this weekend at Richmond International Raceway with David Stremme behind the wheel. Donlavey, a Richmond native and NASCAR team owner for more than 50 years, was a mentor to Circle Sport team owner Joe Falk, and NASCAR granted Falk a request to change the 33 entry to the number 90 at RIR for Saturday night’s primetime Sprint Cup race. In addition to the one-time number change, Stremme will pilot a retro Truxmore-inspired livery made famous by Donlavey Racing during the 1970s and early ‘80s, which will ... FULL STORY »

2014 NNS Virginia529 College Savings 250 Final Practice Session Speeds

Ty Dillon (Photo Credit: Scott Halleran / Getty Images) NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Ty Dillon - with a lap speed of 118.603mph - was the quickest Thursday afternoon during the final (rain-shortened) Virginia529 College Savings 250 practice session at Richmond Int'l Raceway. Kyle Busch was ... FULL STORY »

2014 NNS Virginia529 College Savings 250 First Practice Session Speeds

2014 NNS Driver Chris Buescher - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images A trio of NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidates, took the top-3 positions in the first Virginia529 College Savings 250 practice session at Richmond Int'l Raceway on Thursday. Leading the rookie trio was Chris Buescher, with a lap ... FULL STORY »

Reed Sorenson 2014 NSCS Federated Auto Parts 400 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Reed Sorenson on track in the No. 36 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Elsa/Getty Images Event/Date: Federated Auto Parts 400 (September 6th, 2014) Track: Richmond International Raceway, VA Track Length: 0.75 miles Race Distance: 300 miles (400 laps) Tune in: ABC at 7:30pm Huntersville, NC (September 4, 2014) - Coming off another solid race weekend, Reed Sorenson and the No. ... FULL STORY »

Michael Annett 2014 NSCS Federated Auto Parts 400 Race Preview

2014 NSCS Driver Michael Annett on track in the No. 7 Pilot/Flying J Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images MOORESVILLE, N.C. (September 3, 2014) - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Michael Annett will climb aboard his No. 7 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet SS at Richmond International Raceway this weekend. Annett cites Richmond as one of his favorite racetracks, and for good ... FULL STORY »

Top 5 Things to Make a Memorable RIR Weekend

Richmond International Raceway Logo Things Every Fan Should Do While at America’s Premier Short Track We could probably name 50 activities to guarantee a memorable September 5 & 6 NASCAR race weekend atRichmond International Raceway, but we’re paring that list down to the Top 5 things every ... FULL STORY »

Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – Sept. 1 – 7, 2014

Toyota Racing Logo LOCKED AND READY:  This weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is the final race before this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup begins.  Camry drivers Kyle Busch (California) and Denny Hamlin (Talladega) have each won races this season ... FULL STORY »



2014 NSCS/Chip Ganassi Racing Drivers Jamie McMurray (McDonalds) abd Kyle Larson (Target) - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images
Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson 2014 NSCS Federated Auto Parts 400 Race Preview
Posted 09.03.14
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Advance Notes RACE SETUP  Race: Federated Auto Parts 400 – 400 laps/300 miles – #FederatedAutoParts400 Track: Richmond International Raceway (0.75-mile D-shaped oval) @RIRInsider Drivers: @jamiemcmurray, @KyleLarsonRacin Cars: No. 1 Cessna Chevrolet SS, No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS TV: Saturday Sept. 6, ABC (7:30 p.m. ET) Social: @CGRTeams #driveCessna #TeamTarget #TeamGanassi I BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT Tri-Hard: Chip ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Justin Allgaier (BRANDT) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Justin Allgaier 2014 NSCS Federated Auto Parts 400 Race Preview
Posted 09.03.14
Justin Allgaier No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet Richmond International Raceway Federated Auto Parts 400 | September 6, 2014 Short Trackin' At Night...Justin Allgaier will make his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start in the No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevy at Richmond International Raceway (RIR) this Saturday night. He finished 21st in ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Martin Truex Jr (Furniture Row) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images
The Stakes are High for Truex Jr. in Richmond
Posted 09.03.14
DENVER (Sept. 3, 2014) – For Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race is equivalent to the bottom of the ninth in baseball, the 18th hole in golf and sudden death in hockey. Yes, in order for Truex to make NASCAR’s Chase in his No. ...FULL STORY »
NSCS Driver Kyle Busch (M&M's) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Kyle Busch Above ‘Average’ at Richmond
Posted 09.03.14
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 3, 2014) – There are 23 tracks on the 36-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. And for most drivers and teams, there are some they look forward to competing on more than others. For Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) ...FULL STORY »
Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, prepares to drive during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 15, 2013 in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Danica Patrick Getting Rich in Richmond
Posted 09.03.14
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Sept. 3, 2014) – She came awfully close to a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series record. Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), finished sixth in Sunday night’s Oral-B USA 500 Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. She was fourth on the ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kurt Busch (Haas Automation) - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevenasky/Getty Images
Kurt Busch Keeping it Simple Heading into the Playoffs
Posted 09.03.14
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Sept. 3, 2014) – For Kurt Busch and the No. 41 Haas Automation Racing team, this is it. This is the race that has been circled on the calendar for months. Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway is the ...FULL STORY »
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It All Comes Down to This – Making the Chase
Posted 09.02.14
Chevrolet Drivers and Teams Poised to Make up Half the Chase Field DETROIT - (September 2, 2014) – Ten years ago NASCAR officials decided to make a radical change to how the season champion was decided – a Chase.  Like many other professional sports, NASCAR adopted a playoff type system, where the final ...FULL STORY »
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, left, talks with crew chief Jason Ratcliff in the garage area - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images
Matt Kenseth 2014 NSCS Federated Auto Parts 400 Race Preview
Posted 09.02.14
Matt Kenseth/No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes: JOE GIBBS RACING AT RICHMOND:  Joe Gibbs Racing has 96 Sprint Cup Series starts at Richmond International Raceway and has earned nine wins, 31 top-five, and 51 top-ten finishes.  The organization ...FULL STORY »
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 14, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Denny Hamlin 2014 NSCS Federated Auto Parts 400 Race Preview
Posted 09.02.14
RACE INFO: Event: Federated Auto Parts 400 Date/Time: Sept. 6/7:30 p.m. ET 2013 winner: Carl Edwards 2013 polesitter: Jeff Gordon Distance: 400 laps/300 miles Track Length: 0.750-mile Banking: 14 degrees Track Shape: Oval EXPRESS NOTES: Atlanta Recap: Denny Hamlin finished third in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, crossing the finish line behind winner Kasey Kahne and teammate Matt Kenseth after the second ‘green-white-checkered’ attempt ...FULL STORY »


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