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Apr 25
Saturday

Milestones Gained And Lost In ToyotaCare 250

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 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 posted back-to-back top-10 results. A week earlier at Bristol, Suarez had run a career-best second. Erik Jones, pressed into full-time participation in the XFINITY Series by an injury to Kyle Busch at Daytona, recorded his fifth straight top-five finish. During the stretch, Jones scored a breakthrough victory at Texas to go with a fifth at Phoenix, a third at Fontana and consecutive thirds at Bristol and Richmond. If Hamlin, Suarez and Jones ... FULL STORY »

Matt Kenseth Stays The Course

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, 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: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images 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 ... FULL STORY »

A tale of two baffled drivers: teammates Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne

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 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 ... FULL STORY »

Mike Bliss Finishes 23rd in the ToyotaCare 250

NASCAR Driver Mike Bliss - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images 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 ... FULL STORY »

Blake Koch finishes 24th in the ToyotaCare 250

2015 NXS Driver Blake Koch - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images 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 ... FULL STORY »

Cale Conley Finishes 25th in the ToyotaCare 250

2015 NXS Driver Blake Koch - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images 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 ... FULL STORY »

David Starr Finishes 29th in the ToyotaCare 250

2015 NXS Driver David Starr (Zachry) - Photo Credit: Lachian Cunningham/Getty Images 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 ... FULL STORY »



Elliott Sadler, driver of the #1 OneMain Financial Ford, gets in his car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images
Elliott Sadler Gambles with a Fuel Strategy and Finishes 16th
Posted 04.25.15
RICHMOND, VA (April 25, 2015) – Roush Fenway Racing’s Elliott Sadler finished in 16th-place during Friday night’s NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) race at Richmond International Raceway (RIR). Sadler qualified for the 250 lap event on Friday afternoon in a special green paint scheme and started the race from the ...FULL STORY »
Darrell Wallace Jr., No. 6 Bleacher Report Ford Mustang (Photo Credit:  Jeff Curry / Getty Images)
Darrell Wallace Jr. Finishes 12th at Richmond International Raceway
Posted 04.25.15
RICHMOND, Va. (April 25, 2015) – Roush Fenway Racing’s Bubba Wallace and the No. 6 Bleacher Report team battled a tight Ford Mustang in Friday night’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond International Raceway, ultimately finishing 12th. “My Mustang was okay,” said Wallace. “We got it the best on the ...FULL STORY »
2015 NASCAR Driver Chris Buescher - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Chris Buescher Finishes 20th Under the Lights in Richmond
Posted 04.25.15
RICHMOND, Va. (April 25, 2015) – Roush Fenway Racing’s Chris Buescher battled a tight-handling Roush Performance Ford Mustang in Friday night’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond International Raceway to earn a 20th-place finish. Qualifying on Friday afternoon netted the driver of the No. 60 Ford Mustang a 12th-place ...FULL STORY »
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NASCAR Green Initiatives Break New Ground
Posted 04.25.15
Fans at Richmond International Raceway and at NASCAR home tracks across the country will see one predominant color this weekend—green, whether it’s on the “A” posts or race cars, pit boxes, hauler flags of NASCAR officials’ uniforms. This weekend marks the third anniversary of the NASCAR Race to Green initiative, ...FULL STORY »
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NASCAR® and American Ethanol Celebrate Five Year Partnership
Posted 04.25.15
During NASCAR Race to Green™ Platform American Ethanol Paint Out Highlights Cleaner Burning E15 Richmond, VA — For five years and more than seven million miles, American Ethanol and NASCAR have worked together to increase horsepower and decrease greenhouse gas emissions in the sport by 20 percent with Sunoco ...FULL STORY »
Brian Scott, No. 2 Safeway / Reser's Chevrolet Camaro (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images)
Brian Scott Finishes Seventh at Richmond International Raceway
Posted 04.25.15
Brian Scott and the No. 2 Safeway / Reser's Chevrolet qualified for the Richmond 250 at Richmond International Raceway in the fifth position for the Friday night's NASCAR XFINITY Series feature. Early in the 250-lap event, Scott was battling loose conditions both in the entry and exit of the corners. ...FULL STORY »
Ty Dillon (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images)
Ty Dillon Cruises to Ninth-Place Finish at Richmond International Raceway, Extends Points Lead
Posted 04.25.15
Ty Dillon drove Richard Childress Racing's No. 3 Yuengling Light Lager Chevrolet Camaro to a ninth-place finish Friday evening, retaining the NASCAR XFINITY Series points lead and extending his lead to eight points. Dillon qualified 15th earlier in the afternoon and raced in-and-around the top 15 for the entire 250-lap ...FULL STORY »
Austin Dillon (Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn / Getty Images)
Austin Dillon Earns Hard Fought Eighth-Place Finish at Richmond International Raceway
Posted 04.25.15
Austin Dillon and the No. 33 Ruud Chevrolet team finished eighth at Richmond International Raceway on Friday night despite battling a tight-handling race car for the majority of the 250-lap event. Within the first five laps of the race, Dillon improved his position by six spots but soon reported a ...FULL STORY »
Daniel Suarez, driver of the #18 ARRIS Toyota, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive To Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Daniel Suárez Crosses Finish Line Sixth In ToyotaCare 250
Posted 04.25.15
Richmond International Raceway Is Scene Of Third Top-10 Finish Of 2015 Box Score Info: RACE: NASCAR XFNITY Series – ToyotaCare250 TRACK: Richmond International Raceway DRIVER: Daniel Suárez CAR: No. 18 ARRIS Toyota Camry START: 9th FINISH: 6th LAPS: 250 / 250 POINTS POSITION: 10th (53 points out of 1st) Post-Race Highlights: ...FULL STORY »


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