Denny Hamlin won a wild race at his home track, and the top four Chase hopefuls entering Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 all held serve at Richmond International Raceway in an event that ended in overtime after a record 16 cautions.
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Richmond International Raceway goes gold to honor Jeff Gordon and Support Childhood Cancer Awareness
“Jeff has had a tremendous impact on this sport”- Dennis Bickmeier
September is national Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and patients, families, researchers and charities, including the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation and Richmond International Raceway are rallying to bring awareness and raise funds for childhood cancer research, treatment, patient support and survivorship issues.
Last Call: Sense of urgency reaches boiling point at Richmond
A numbers game will play out under the lights at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night. There will be winners. And losers. With way more hopes popped than champagne bottles. But for the few who do earn a spot in this thrilling new playoff – the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – they know this: After a grueling 26-race regular season … they have earned it.
Victory is first of year for No. 29 team; emotions run high after checkered flag
Kevin 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.
Nationwide: Harvick hammers home win
Clint 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.
Kasey Kahne’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway victory was significant on several levels
Kahne’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.
Just as surely as the azaleas bloom at Augusta National
Kyle 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.
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.
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.
Marie-Claude’s trip to Richmond International Raceway was perturbated by tropcal storm Hanna
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