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Four cars in top 10 in qualifying fail inspection, will start at rear

RICHMOND, Va. – The cars of Erik Jones, Chase Elliott,…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 13, 2019 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Cole Custer earns Richmond Xfinity win and $100,000 bonus

Custer pass Austin Cindric with 20 of 250 laps remaining and held on for the win in Friday night’s Toyota Care 250 at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, his second series victory in the past three races.…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 12, 2019 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Kevin Harvick tops Erik Jones for Richmond Cup pole

Harvick ended a streak of eight different pole winners to open the 2019 season by capturing the pole for Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond (Va.) Richmond.…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 12, 2019 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Weekend schedule for Richmond Raceway

NASCAR concludes its early short-track season this weekend with a visit to Richmond Raceway in Virginia.

Cup and Xfinity Series teams will be in action at the .750-mile track, with Xfinity holding a one-day show Friday.

Here is the weekend schedule with TV and radio info.

(All times are…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 11, 2019 at 10:21pm — No Comments

NASCAR alters Cup qualifying format for Richmond

All three rounds of Cup qualifying Friday at Richmond Raceway will be five minutes each, NASCAR told teams in a memo Thursday.

The change cuts the first round and second rounds from 10 minutes to five minutes each. The final round remains unchanged.

In the memo from Scott Miller, senior vice president of competition, the reason for the…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 11, 2019 at 11:42am — No Comments

NASCAR moves toward new sponsor model despite Monster’s offer

NASCAR is moving forward with a new multitiered approach to title sponsorship despite overtures from Monster Energy about returning for a fourth year as primary backer of its premier series.

A person with direct knowledge of the talks confirmed Monster’s interest to NBC Sports and said it’s probable there will be three tiers in 2020 to replace…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 8, 2019 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Busch brothers put on a show: Kyle wins Bristol, Kurt finishes second

It was the Busch Brothers Show Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway as younger brother Kyle won the Food City 500, while older sibling Kurt finished second.

It was Kyle Busch’s eighth career Cup win at the .533-mile…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 7, 2019 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Christopher Bell wins Bristol Xfinity race

Christopher Bell won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, leading the final 18 laps to score his second victory of the season.

Bell led 57 laps and beat …

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 6, 2019 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Chase Elliott captures Bristol pole position with track record

Chase Elliott won the pole position Friday for the Food City 500 with a track-record 131.713 mph lap at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Hendrick Motorsports teammate…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 5, 2019 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Darrell Waltrip to retire from FOX booth following 19-year run

Darrell Waltrip, who brought his folksy, outsized personality from the driver’s seat to a prodigious second career as a broadcaster, announced Thursday that this season will be his last for FOX Sports.

Waltrip’s final NASCAR race from the broadcast booth is scheduled for June 23 at Sonoma Raceway. The news, later confirmed by the network, was…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 4, 2019 at 4:09pm — No Comments

2020 sees Xfinity back at Martinsville, Trucks return to Richmond

The Xfinity Series will return to Martinsville Speedway in 2020 and the Gander Outdoors Truck Series will return to Richmond Raceway, NASCAR announced in revealing next year’s schedules for both series.

The announcements come a week after the…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 3, 2019 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Harrison Burton Joins JGR for Xfinity Races

Joe Gibbs Racing announced today that Harrison Burton will drive the No. 18 Dex Toyota Supra in eight NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2019.

Burton, 19, will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 6, and is scheduled to compete at Iowa Speedway (June 16), New Hampshire Speedway (July 20), Richmond International…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 1, 2019 at 5:31pm — No Comments

NASCAR might return to single-car qualifying on drafting tracks

After another controversial group qualifying session on a drafting-style track, NASCAR chief racing development officer Steve O’Donnell said a return to single-car qualifying is being considered.

“We’re going to look at every option, including the possibility of going to single-car qualifying,” O’Donnell said in his weekly Monday interview on…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on April 1, 2019 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Denny Hamlin overcomes penalties to win at Texas

Denny Hamlin rallied back from two pit road penalties then used pit strategy to take the lead late and held off Clint Bowyer to win Sunday’s O’Reilly 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Hamlin was penalized once for pitting and another…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on March 31, 2019 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Kyle Busch holds off Tyler Reddick to take Texas Xfinity win

Busch jumped to a big lead on a restart with nine of 200 laps remaining and held off Tyler Reddick to win Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on March 30, 2019 at 4:57pm — 1 Comment

Kyle Busch makes it 4-for-4 in Truck series with Texas win

It wasn’t an easy ride, but Busch held off a furious challenge from Stewart Friesen and hung on to win Friday night’s Vankor 350 at Texas Motor Speedway.…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on March 29, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Jimmie Johnson wins pole for Texas Cup race

Jimmie Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway, posting a top speed of 188.890 mph in the final round of qualifying Friday night.

It is his 36th career pole and his first since the July 2016 race at New…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on March 29, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Greg Biffle to make NASCAR return in June Truck Series race in Texas

Former Cup Series driver Greg Biffle will return to NASCAR in three months, competing for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the June 7 Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

To prepare for the race, Biffle will share Kyle Busch’s No. 51 Toyota during practice today at the 1.5-mile track.

Busch will drive the No. 51 for a…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on March 28, 2019 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Full NASCAR Texas spring weekend schedule

The schedule is subject to change. All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Thursday, March 28

4:05 p.m. - 4:55 p.m., Truck Series first practice (TV: None)

6:05 p.m. - 6:55 p.m., Truck Series final practice (TV: None)

Friday, March…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on March 28, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Joe Gibbs Racing renews partnership with Interstate Batteries

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C (March 28, 2019) – Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced today that it has renewed its on-going partnership with Interstate Batteries in a multi-year agreement that will extend the relationship beyond 30 years. As one of the longest running sponsorships in professional sports, Interstate Batteries will continue to serve as the official…

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Added by Eddie Lopes on March 28, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

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