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Apr 26
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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 run, McMurray hustled his way to the front, taking the lead momentarily on Lap 259, and then again on Lap 262 for three laps, before heading to pit road for a routine stop. When a caution flag flew shortly before the stops cycled through, McMurray found himself a beneficiary of the free pass, but having to climb from behind once again. The Joplin, Missouri native made his way back to second, but had to settle for fourth at the race’s ... FULL STORY »

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

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, ... 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 »

Ford Racing 2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Post-Race Recaps

Ford Racing Logo 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 ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Toyota Owners 400 Race Results & Point Standings

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 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 ... FULL STORY »

Handling Challenges Result In 33rd-Place Finish For Jimmy Weller In Richmond

Jimmy Weller, driver of the No. 90 MyVideoLibrary.com / Geneva-Liberty Steel Chevrolet pits during the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka / Getty Images) HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (April 25, 2015) - Jimmy Weller and the No. 90 MyVideoLibrary.com / Geneva-Liberty Steel Chevrolet Camaro team finished 33rd at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway on Saturday night. Competing in just his second NASCAR XFINITY Series race ... FULL STORY »



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Statement from Richard Childress Racing
Posted 04.26.15
Statement from Richard Childress Racing: "Following last night's pit road incident at Richmond International Raceway, Richard Childress Racing pit crew member (gas man) Josh Wittman of the No. 62 XFINITY Series team has been released from a Richmond, VA-based hospital after overnight observation. Thanks to quick action that was taken ...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
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 »
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #20 Hisense Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Milestones Gained And Lost In ToyotaCare 250
Posted 04.25.15
The most obvious milestone in Friday night’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race came when Denny Hamlin took the checkered flag to register Toyota’s 100th victory in the series. But there were other significant achievements beyond Hamlin’s dominating win. Rookie Daniel Suarez finished sixth, marking the first time in his career he had ...FULL STORY »
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Matt Kenseth Stays The Course
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
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 »
NASCAR Driver Mike Bliss - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Mike Bliss Finishes 23rd in the ToyotaCare 250
Posted 04.25.15
The 28th Annual ToyotaCare 250 seemed promising for Mike Bliss for last night's event under the lights at Richmond International Raceway. During the soul practice session on Thursday morning, Bliss had a powerful Camry and ended the 2+ hour stint ninth. Powering through two of three qualifying session, Bliss ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver Blake Koch - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Blake Koch finishes 24th in the ToyotaCare 250
Posted 04.25.15
Blake Koch and the No. 8 Promise Keepers Camry qualified 25th for the ToyotaCare 250 on Friday afternoon. Koch was comfortable in his Camry and was ready to get the 250-lap race underway. 25 laps into the race, Koch was running 23rd and by lap 39 was reporting that his ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver Blake Koch - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Cale Conley Finishes 25th in the ToyotaCare 250
Posted 04.25.15
The ToyotaCare 250 weekend was a frustrating one for Cale Conley and the No. 14 IAVA crew. The one-day show saw Conley qualify in the 30th position. As the 250-lap event got underway, Conley was able to advance position, quickly breaking into the Top 25. Unfortunately, tight handling conditions made ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver David Starr (Zachry) - Photo Credit: Lachian Cunningham/Getty Images
David Starr Finishes 29th in the ToyotaCare 250
Posted 04.25.15
David Starr qualified 33rd for Friday night's race, but started at the tail-end of the field due to adjustments made to the No. 44 Zachry Camry post-qualifying. By lap 23, Starr had worked his way to the 29th position. When the first caution came out, Starr reported that his Camry ...FULL STORY »


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