Tag Archive: Richmond International Raceway

Apr 21

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Toyota Owners 400

There have been 115 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Richmond International Raceway

NASCAR logo A look at some of the top statistical performers at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia going into the Toyota Owners 400 on April 26.

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Sep 03

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Federated Auto Parts 400

There have been 114 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Richmond International Raceway

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A look at some of the top statistical performers at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia going into the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Sept 7. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Harvick wins Richmond on dramatic restart

Victory is first of year for No. 29 team; emotions run high after checkered flag

Kevin Harvick - photo © NASCAR via Getty ImagesKevin Harvick sped away on fresh tires to win Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 in a green-white-checkered finish at Richmond International Raceway, leaving a group of drivers with widely divergent emotions in his wake. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Statistical Advance: Analyzing Richmond International Raceway

There have been 113 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Richmond International Raceway

2008-09-05_025A look at some of the top statistical performers at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia going into the Toyota Owners 400 on April 27. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Sprint: Bowyer’s spin, cut tire helps him win at Richmond

Nationwide:  Harvick hammers home win 

The Chase 2012 - photo © Todd Warshaw -Getty Images2008-09-05_025Clint Bowyer wasn’t angry at the driver who spun him Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. He was thankful.  “Thank you, Juan Pablo!” the Michael Waltrip Racing driver boomed from Victory Lane. “If you’re still here, thank you Juan Pablo!” Assuming the lead on a late restart in Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway, Kevin Harvick ended a 30-race NASCAR Nationwide Series drought dating to the fall race at Richmond in 2010.

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Sep 04

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

Eight battle for chase berth with varying degrees of hope

NASCAR logoThat’s all that’s left for eight drivers battling for the final Chase Wild Card in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway, the 26th and last event in the Race to the Chase.

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Sep 04

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Federated Auto Parts 400

There have been 112 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Richmond since the track opened in 1953

NASCAR logoA look at some of the top statistical performers at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia going into the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Sept. 8.

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Jul 18

Kahne’s second victory dismantles ‘Wild Card’ logjam

Kasey Kahne’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway victory was significant on several levels

Kasey Kahne  portraitNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesKahne’s second win of the year puts him first in line for a Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ “Wild Card” berth although he’s not sure two victories will be enough to reach post-season play. “Two helps, but three would put you in a real good spot. We’re going to stay after it,” Kahne said during Sunday’s post-race media interview. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Busch springs to another victory at Richmond (+result)

 Just as surely as the azaleas bloom at Augusta National

Kyle Bush victoire RichmondNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesKyle Busch celebrates his birthday with a victory at Richmond International Raceway.  That has been the case for three years, at least, after Busch, who will turn 26 on Monday, won Saturday night’s Crown Royal Presents 400 at the .75-mile track. The victory was Busch’s second in the Sprint Cup Series this season and the 21st of his career. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Edwards continues strong run with Richmond pole (+results both Series)

For a man who didn’t believe in momentum
In Nationwide: Harvick held off Keselowski to win at Richmond

Carl Edwards continued to build toward the Chase for the Sprint Cup with a pole-winning run Friday at Richmond International Raceway. Edwards will start from the top spot in Saturday’s Air Guard 400, the final race before the Chase begins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. With a lap at 127.762 mph (21.133 seconds), Edwards edged Juan Montoya (127.455 mph) in winning his first pole at the three-quarters-mile short track. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Dixon wins Richmond as Penske falters

Scott Dixon headed a Target Chip Ganassi 1-2 in the SunTrust Indy Challenge at Richmond International Raceway

Dixon and Dario Franchitti made the most of early exits for both their Penske rivals. Dixon completed the 300 laps just three tenths ahead of Franchitti as another IndyCar Series race proved just how hard it has become to pass with the current spec of Dallara-Honda, but the Scot should have been first across the line, having been caught out by the timing of one of the race’s four accident-inspired cautions. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Our friend and contributor Marie-Claude is back from Virginia

Marie-Claude’s trip to Richmond International Raceway was perturbated by tropcal storm Hanna

Flagworld’s photographer Marie-Claude  Paré travelled to Virginia in support of Andrew Ranger and Patrick Carpentier who were both scheduled to race on Friday and Saturday.

(Click on picture to visit her photo album)

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Sep 03

No. 19 Best Buy Dodge looks for success at Richmond

Sadler grew up 40-minutes away from Richmond International Raceway

Elliott Sadler and the No. 19 Best Buy Dodge team might as well refer to Richmond International Raceway as its home away from home. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Patrick Carpentier Richmond International Raceway preview

No. 10 Valvoline Dodge Charger

Patrick Carpentier continued his quest toward winning rookie of the year after an 18th place run at California Speedway. The Quebec-native earned rookie of the race honors for the sixth time this season. He now sits third in the rookie standings. Read the rest of this entry »


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