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2014 Chase: More Rounds, Drivers And Intensity
Sunday, 7 Sep, 2014 – 13:14 | Comments Off
2014 Chase: More Rounds, Drivers And Intensity

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – Five of the 16 NASCAR drivers vying for the 2014 Sprint Cup championship already possess a total of 13 titles, but this year’s format could result in the most intense title run any of them have experienced.
“It’s going to be really, really intense,” said four-time NASCAR champion [...]

Hot Night At Richmond Takes Toll On Johnson
Sunday, 7 Sep, 2014 – 7:46 | Comments Off
Hot Night At Richmond Takes Toll On Johnson

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – Jimmie Johnson was treated for dehydration Saturday night after experiencing problems when he climbed from his car following the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Johnson, who finished eighth, began suffering severe cramps and lay down on pit road after climbing from his car. His crew [...]

Fence-Climbing Fan Arrested
Sunday, 7 Sep, 2014 – 7:39 | Comments Off
Fence-Climbing Fan Arrested

RICHMOND, Va. – A fan who caused the fourth caution period in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 after he climbed atop Richmond International Raceway’s fourth-turn catch fence was arrested by Henrico Police and charged with disorderly conduct and drunk in public, said RIR Communications Director Aimee Turner.
Turner didn’t have the person’s identity.
She said the [...]

Keselowski Wins Richmond; Chase Field Set
Saturday, 6 Sep, 2014 – 21:48 | Comments Off
Keselowski Wins Richmond; Chase Field Set

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Brad Keselowski dominated and won Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway, but the big news was which two drivers filled out the final two berths in the Chase playoff, which begins next weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.
Those two drivers would be Ryan Newman and Greg Biffle, who finished ninth and 19th [...]

‘Ruthless’ Racing On The Menu At Richmond
Saturday, 6 Sep, 2014 – 6:53 | Comments Off
‘Ruthless’ Racing On The Menu At Richmond

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – With only two Chase positions available heading into Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway, many drivers believe it will be a tough, pressure-packed event with some dicey moves possibly on the agenda.
Matt Kenseth, who’s winless this year in a series where victories now guarantee [...]

Keselowski Earns Pole In Richmond
Friday, 5 Sep, 2014 – 19:07 | Comments Off
Keselowski Earns Pole In Richmond

Brad Keselowski  won the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at .75-mile Richmond International Raceway with a lap in 21.234 seconds (126.351 mph) on Friday afternoon.
The pole was the fourth of 2014 for the Team Penske driver, his first at Richmond and the seventh of his career.
Jeff Gordon qualified second at 126.039 mph [...]

New Talladega Rule Not Unqualified Hit With Drivers
Friday, 5 Sep, 2014 – 19:03 | One Comment
New Talladega Rule Not Unqualified Hit With Drivers

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – NASCAR’s new qualifying procedure for Talladega drew mixed reviews from drivers during preparations for Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Matt Kenseth and Kyle Larson were among those who liked the shorter format, while Ryan Newman felt it was too much like racing.
Under the new [...]

Stewart’s NASCAR Return Features Highs, Lows
Sunday, 31 Aug, 2014 – 23:27 | Comments Off
Stewart’s NASCAR Return Features Highs, Lows

HAMPTON, Ga. – On the high banks of the Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night Tony Stewart showed flashes of the form that led him to three Sprint Cup championships. It was his first competition since the tragic sprint car race three weeks earlier where Kevin Ward, Jr. was killed.
But Stewart, who needed a victory to [...]

Kahne Wins Atlanta, Earns Berth In Chase
Sunday, 31 Aug, 2014 – 23:00 | Comments Off
Kahne Wins Atlanta, Earns Berth In Chase

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Kasey Kahne, with an assist from Kyle Busch and Paul Menard, won Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and locked himself into the upcoming Chase playoff.
The victory was Kahne’s first of the season and came with just two races to go before the start of the Chase.
“Yeah, man, it took a [...]

Harvick On Pole in Atlanta
Saturday, 30 Aug, 2014 – 6:42 | Comments Off
Harvick On Pole in Atlanta

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Kevin Harvick won the pole for Sunday night’s Oral-B USA 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a lap at 190.398 mph.
The pole was Harvick’s sixth of the season his  first pole at the 1.54-mile AMS quad-oval.
Brad Keselowski was second fastest in qualifying with a lap at 190.058 mph.
Rookie Kyle Larson (189.883 [...]